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The Eternal Deferral

Jonathan Z. Smith

in Hermeneutics, Politics, and the History of Religions: The Contested Legacies of Joachim Wach and Mircea Eliade

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195394337
eISBN:
9780199777358
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195394337.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Theology

This chapter poses the question of whether or not the “companion volume” that Eliade promised in Patterns in Comparative Religions can be identified with “the awkward, multi-volume, unfinished ... More


The Gnostic New Age: How a Countercultural Spirituality Revolutionized Religion from Antiquity to Today

April D. DeConick

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780231170765
eISBN:
9780231542043
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231170765.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Gnosticism is a countercultural spirituality that forever changed the practice of Christianity. Before it emerged in the second century, passage to the afterlife required obedience to God and king. ... More


The Order of Nature

Seyyed Hossein Nasr

in Religion & The Order of Nature: The 1994 Cadbury Lectures at the University of Birmingham

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195108231
eISBN:
9780199853441
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195108231.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Islam

The Greek word for order, cosmos, is used to refer to the totality of external reality which is perceptible, while naturalistic philosophers identify with reality as such and religions and religious ... More


Tragic Spirits: Shamanism, Memory, and Gender in Contemporary Mongolia

Manduhai Buyandelger

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780226086552
eISBN:
9780226013091
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226013091.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

When state socialism collapsed in Mongolia and the chaos of neoliberal “shock therapy” took hold, like most other herders throughout the country, the ethnic nomadic Buryats were left without means of ... More


Possession Play: On Cinema, Reenactment, and Trance in the Cologne Tribes

Anja Dreschke

in Trance Mediums and New Media: Spirit Possession in the Age of Technical Reproduction

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780823253807
eISBN:
9780823260966
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823253807.003.0013
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

The Cologne Tribes are an association of around 80 clubs from Cologne whose members re-enact the lifeworlds of ‘foreign’ cultures and/or ancient epochs as a leisure time activity. The chapter ... More


The Religious Life of Ethnic Minority Communities

Philip L. Wickeri and Yik-fai Tam

in Chinese Religious Life

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199731398
eISBN:
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199731398.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter discusses the wide range of religious beliefs and practices among the minority communities of China. It begins by considering the problematic nature of ethnic categorizations in China ... More


The First Story: My Creation Myth

David G. Blumenkrantz

in Coming of Age the RITE Way: Youth and Community Development through Rites of Passage

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
June 2016
ISBN:
9780190297336
eISBN:
9780190297367
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190297336.003.0003
Subject:
Social Work, Communities and Organizations

This chapter presents the first of two case studies. It offers a detailed narrative of a vision quest, which is one part of an initiatory process. Set in the one million acres of the Cranberry ... More


Transition and Transformation: Buddhist Women of Buryatia

Karma Lekshe Tsomo

in Buddhism in Mongolian History, Culture, and Society

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780199958641
eISBN:
9780190206819
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199958641.003.0014
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

The disbanding of the Soviet Union in 1990 opened the door for the revival of Buddhism throughout the Buddhist republics of Buryatia, Kalmykia, and Tuva. The attempt to restore a religious tradition ... More


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