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Religious Belief and Popular Culture

S. C. Williams

in Religious Belief and Popular Culture in Southwark c.1880–1939

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198207696
eISBN:
9780191677786
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198207696.003.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, History of Religion

Popular religion is defined as a generally shared understanding of religious meaning including both folk beliefs as well as formal and officially sanctioned practices and ideas, operating within a ... More


Narrative Spaces in the Representation and Understanding of Evolution

Camillia Matuk and David Uttal

in Evolution Challenges: Integrating Research and Practice in Teaching and Learning about Evolution

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199730421
eISBN:
9780199949557
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199730421.003.0006
Subject:
Psychology, Developmental Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

Experts familiar with both their content and representational system use cladograms to reason about species’ phylogenies. But for novices, these diagrams rather tend to cue folk narrative beliefs of ... More


Mojo Workin': The Old African American Hoodoo System

Katrina Hazzard-Donald

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037290
eISBN:
9780252094460
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037290.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This book explores African Americans' experience and practice of the herbal, healing folk belief tradition known as Hoodoo. Working against conventional scholarship, the book argues that Hoodoo ... More


Sectarian Researchers and the Funeral Problem

Mark Michael Rowe

in Bonds of the Dead: Temples, Burial, and the Transformation of Contemporary Japanese Buddhism

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226730134
eISBN:
9780226730165
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226730165.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter situates temple priests in institutional networks and investigates a more conceptual, but equally critical, aspect of the funeral problem: the changing interpretation and unclear role of ... More


Through the opaque veil: the Gothic and death in Russian realism

Katherine Bowers

in The Gothic and Death

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781784992699
eISBN:
9781526124050
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781784992699.003.0012
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

This chapter examines nineteenth-century Russian writers who drew on the Gothic in order to explore the experience of death, existential terror, and the possibility of an afterlife within the bounds ... More


Friendly Yetis

Daniel Capper

in Learning Love from a Tiger: Religious Experiences with Nature

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780520290419
eISBN:
9780520964600
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520290419.003.0006
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Religion

This chapter illustrates a picture of a sacred human–animal hybrid in the form of the legendary yeti. Setting aside questions regarding the material existence of yetis, examining Tibetan folk beliefs ... More


Compatibilism

Daniel Z. Korman

in Objects: Nothing out of the Ordinary

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780198732532
eISBN:
9780191796760
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198732532.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Permissive and eliminative views are widely held to be entirely compatible with ordinary beliefs and intuitions about which objects there are. Those who think so will think that arguments from ... More


The Weasel-Rescuer Is a Complicated Character

Maurizio Bettini

in Women & Weasels: Mythologies of Birth in Ancient Greece and Rome

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780226044743
eISBN:
9780226039961
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226039961.003.0012
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter focuses on the ancient beliefs and folklore about the weasel. It shows the extraordinary quantity of unusual habits associated with the weasel, its symbolic meanings and connotations, ... More


Varieties of Orthodoxy

Nancy Shields Kollmann

in The Russian Empire 1450-1801

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780199280513
eISBN:
9780191822803
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199280513.003.0014
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History, Cultural History

This chapter examines Russian Orthodoxy as a spiritual system and how that system is embodied in the Church’s focus on contemplative prayer in the liturgy, in icons and in the interior decoration of ... More


The Last Empire

Terry Rugeley

in The River People in Flood Time: The Civil Wars in Tabasco, Spoiler of Empires

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780804791526
eISBN:
9780804793124
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804791526.003.0003
Subject:
History, Latin American History

This chapter reviews the history of colonial Tabasco. It studies cities and towns, slavery, piracy, militias, diet, medical practices, entertainment, and folk beliefs. The chapter then reconstructs ... More


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