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The Life and Afterlife of St. Elizabeth of Hungary: Testimony from her Canonization Hearings

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199732586
eISBN:
9780199894895
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199732586.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This book is a study and translation of the testimony given by witnesses at the canonization hearings of St. Elizabeth of Hungary, who died in 1231 at age 24 in Marburg, Germany. In January 1233 and ... More


Imperial Cults and the Apocalypse of John: Reading Revelation in the Ruins

Steven J. Friesen

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195131536
eISBN:
9780199834198
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195131533.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

Examines the relationship between imperial cults and the Book of Revelation, focusing especially on the Roman province of Asia during the early Empire. The main argument is that Revelation and ... More


Songs of Ecstasy: Tantric and Devotional Songs from Colonial Bengal

Hugh B. Urban

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195139013
eISBN:
9780199871674
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195139011.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This book is a companion volume to the author's The Economics of Ecstasy: Tantra, Secrecy, and Power in Colonial Bengal, but while The Economics of Ecstasy engages the theoretical issues of secrecy ... More


Charting the Information Field: Cult‐Watching Groups and the Construction of Images of New Religious Movements

Eileen Barker

in Teaching New Religious Movements

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195177299
eISBN:
9780199785537
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195177299.003.0015
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter presents an exercise in the practical application of the sociology of knowledge, the key question being the variety of often-conflicting descriptions that are publicly available on the ... More


New Religious Movements, Countermovements, Moral Panics, and the Media

James T. Richardson and Massimo Introvigne

in Teaching New Religious Movements

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195177299
eISBN:
9780199785537
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195177299.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter examines the development of New Religious Movements (NRMs) in the West, as well as countermovements that were designed to exert control over such movements. Such opposing movements ... More


The Dynamics of Movement Membership: Joining and Leaving New Religious Movements

Stuart A. Wright

in Teaching New Religious Movements

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195177299
eISBN:
9780199785537
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195177299.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter examines two dimensions of conversion/affiliation: the cultural and social structural factors affecting NRM growth; and conversion processes and models. The second section explores the ... More


The Origins of the Mithraic Mysteries: Cosmology and Salvation in the Ancient World

David Ulansey

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195067880
eISBN:
9780199853328
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195067880.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion in the Ancient World

This book argues that the Roman cult of Mithras did not originate in Persia, as previously thought. Instead, the author suggests that the cult was triggered by the reaction of a group of Tarsian ... More


Aniconism in Greek Antiquity

Milette Gaifman

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199645787
eISBN:
9780191741623
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199645787.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical, History of Art: pre-history, BCE to 500CE, ancient and classical, Byzantine

This book explores a phenomenon known as aniconism — the absence of figural images of gods in Greek practiced religion and the adoption of aniconic monuments, namely objects such as pillars and ... More


 Introducing Possession

Emma Cohen

in The Mind Possessed: The Cognition of Spirit Possession in an Afro-Brazilian Religious Tradition

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195323351
eISBN:
9780199785575
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195323351.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

The reader is introduced to possession, and many of the key “why” questions that the book addresses, through the description of a possession healing ceremony and to the principal ethnographic focus ... More


The Kingdom of Matthias

Paul E. Johnson and Sean Wilentz

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780195098358
eISBN:
9780199854134
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195098358.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

In the autumn of 1834, New York City was awash with rumors of a strange religious cult operating nearby, centered around a mysterious, self-styled prophet named Matthias. It was said that Matthias ... More


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