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Toward a Generous Orthodoxy: Prospects for Hans Frei's Postliberal Theology

Jason A. Springs

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780195395044
eISBN:
9780199866243
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Discontinued
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195395044.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Theology

Toward a Generous Orthodoxy provides a refined exposition of Hans Frei's christologically motivated engagement with Ludwig Wittgenstein, Clifford Geertz, Erich Auerbach, his use of ... More


Local Knowledge, Local History: Geertz and Beyond

Lynn Hunt

in The New Cultural History

Published in print:
1989
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520064287
eISBN:
9780520908925
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520064287.003.0004
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Theory and Practice

This chapter presents an account of Clifford Geertz and his “interpretation of cultures.” It turns to Marshall Sahlins and his Historical Metaphors and Mythical Realities. It also suggests that a ... More


Conclusions

Michael Ostling

in Between the Devil and the Host: Imagining Witchcraft in Early Modern Poland

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199587902
eISBN:
9780191731228
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199587902.003.0013
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History, Social History

This conclusion reviews the themes of the book, in particular its notion of ‘imagining witchcraft’. Drawing on the work of Jonathan Z. Smith, it claims that witchcraft, like religion, is a ... More


Between Barth and Wittgenstein

Jason A. Springs

in Toward a Generous Orthodoxy: Prospects for Hans Frei's Postliberal Theology

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780195395044
eISBN:
9780199866243
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Discontinued
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195395044.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Theology

This chapter explicates this trajectory of Frei's thinking over the course of his career. It challenges the prevailing belief that Frei's theology divides neatly into two distinct periods-the earlier ... More


The New Cultural History

Lynn Hunt (ed.)

Published in print:
1989
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520064287
eISBN:
9780520908925
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520064287.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Theory and Practice

Across the humanities and the social sciences, disciplinary boundaries have come into question as scholars have acknowledged their common preoccupations with cultural phenomena ranging from rituals ... More


Theodicy as Navigation: Toward a Theoretical Paradigm

Mark S. M. Scott

in Journey Back to God: Origen on the Problem of Evil

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199841141
eISBN:
9780199949809
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199841141.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

The first chapter establishes the theoretical direction of the study. It argues that theodicy, at its core, consists of the production and protection of meaning in the face of evil. Building on the ... More


Meaning and Power

Stephen S. Bush

in Visions of Religion: Experience, Meaning, and Power

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2014
ISBN:
9780199387403
eISBN:
9780199387427
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199387403.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter demonstrates that meaning and power are co-implicated: one cannot be studied without the other. Clifford Geertz’s work on meaning and interpretation is valuable, but Geertz does not ... More


The Accompaniment: Assembling the Contemporary

Paul Rabinow

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226701691
eISBN:
9780226701714
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226701714.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Theory and Practice

In this culmination of his search for anthropological concepts and practices appropriate to the twenty-first century, the author contends that to make sense of the contemporary, anthropologists must ... More


Chicken or Glass: Between Clifford Geertz and Paul Hyman

Paul Rabinow

in The Accompaniment: Assembling the Contemporary

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226701691
eISBN:
9780226701714
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226701714.003.0003
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Theory and Practice

This chapter discusses the importance to the anthropologist of the command of language. Speaking “the language,” Clifford Geertz held, was the ethical and epistemological diacritic of the discipline. ... More


The Mithraic Mysteries as Symbol System: I. Introduction and Comparisons

ROGER BECK

in The Religion of the Mithras Cult in the Roman Empire: Mysteries of the Unconquered Sun

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199216130
eISBN:
9780191712128
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199216130.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Religions

This chapter discusses Mithraism as a symbol system in the manner of the symbolist anthropologists, particularly Clifford Geertz. Comparisons are made between Mithraic culture and the culture of the ... More


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