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Promoting Institutional Support

Mark Gstohl

in Teaching Undergraduate Research in Religious Studies

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199732869
eISBN:
9780199918522
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199732869.003.0011
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

This chapter treats relevant support structures for student and faculty engaged in Undergraduate Research, including the department, the institution, and the academy. It offers a cross-sectional ... More


Exploring Archival Material

Paul O. Myhre

in Teaching Undergraduate Research in Religious Studies

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199732869
eISBN:
9780199918522
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199732869.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

The archival model of Undergraduate Research in the discipline focuses on the categorization and classification of information obtained in manuscript and document collections. In particular, it ... More


British Zoroastrians Approaching the Third Millennium: The Community and the Religion

John R. Hinnells

in Zoroastrians in Britain: The Ratanbai Katrak Lectures: University of Oxford 1985

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198261933
eISBN:
9780191682247
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198261933.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, World Religions, Religious Studies

This chapter examines how the diversity within the Zoroastrian community was reflected within its religious life as it approached the third millennium. It is based on three main resources: a survey ... More


Between the Wars: Peace, Play, and Protest

Patricia Appelbaum

in St. Francis of America: How a Thirteenth-Century Friar Became America's Most Popular Saint

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781469623740
eISBN:
9781469624990
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469623740.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

Chapter 3 focuses on two significant developments of the interwar period: first, a move toward imaginative ways of interpreting Francis, with themes of foolishness, irony, and reversal; and second, ... More


Living Voices

Patricia Appelbaum

in St. Francis of America: How a Thirteenth-Century Friar Became America's Most Popular Saint

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781469623740
eISBN:
9781469624990
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469623740.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

The author conducted a qualitative survey of contemporary Americans about their relationships to St. Francis, asking about memories, knowledge, practices, feelings, and spiritual sensibilities. This ... More


Moving from Nature to God

Jonathan B. Edelmann

in Hindu Theology and Biology: The Bhagavata Purana and Contemporary Theory

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199641543
eISBN:
9780191732232
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199641543.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism, Religious Studies

Also returning to the conflict (discussed in 3) between the epistemologies of this Hindu theology and modern science, this chapter examines important figures in Western modern and contemporary ... More


Conclusion

Michael Como

in Weaving and Binding: Immigrant Gods and Female Immortals in Ancient Japan

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824829575
eISBN:
9780824870560
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824829575.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

This concluding chapter summarizes key themes and presents some final thoughts. The book examined several key moments in the formation of the Japanese Buddhist tradition, the Japanese royal cult, and ... More


Visions of Religion: Experience, Meaning, and Power

Stephen S. Bush

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2014
ISBN:
9780199387403
eISBN:
9780199387427
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199387403.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies, Philosophy of Religion

Three understandings of the nature of religion—religion as experience, symbolic meaning, and power—have dominated scholarly discussions, in succession, for the past hundred years. Proponents of each ... More


The Blue Sapphire of the Mind: Notes for a Contemplative Ecology

Douglas E. Christie

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199812325
eISBN:
9780199979745
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199812325.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

The fourth-century writer Evagrius of Pontus likens the experience of contemplation to dwelling in a kind of place. “When the mind has put off the old self and shall put on the one born of grace,” ... More


We Have a Religion: The 1920s Pueblo Indian Dance Controversy and American Religious Freedom

Tisa Wenger

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780807832622
eISBN:
9781469605869
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807894217_wenger
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

For Native Americans, religious freedom has been an elusive goal. From nineteenth-century bans on indigenous ceremonial practices to twenty-first-century legal battles over sacred lands, peyote use, ... More


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