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Fasting, Saubhāgya, and Jain Satī Narratives

M. Whitney Kelting

in Heroic Wives Rituals, Stories and the Virtues of Jain Wifehood

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195389647
eISBN:
9780199866434
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195389647.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

This chapter addresses the ways that Jain women, like Hindu women, locate their well‐being in their status as auspicious wives with living husbands (saubhagya) and the rituals they perform to protect ... More


Karma or Grace?

Stephen T. Davis

in Christian Philosophical Theology

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2006
ISBN:
9780199284597
eISBN:
9780191603778
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199284598.003.0012
Subject:
Religion, Theology

This chapter defines two abstract systems of salvation called Karma and Grace. It then asks the question: On philosophical grounds alone, which is superior? Five criticisms that defenders of Karma ... More


Doing Public Management the Fatalist Way?

Christopher Hood

in The Art of the State: Culture, Rhetoric, and Public Management

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198297659
eISBN:
9780191599484
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198297653.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

In the four chapters of Part II, public management ideas that loosely correspond to each of the four polar world views identified by cultural theory are discussed; here the cultural‐theory framework ... More


CONTEXTUALIZING COMPLEXITY, II: INDIA'S DOMINANT RELIGIOUS TRADITIONS: SANĀTANA‐DHARMA AND DAR‐UL‐ISLAM

Robert Eric Frykenberg

in Christianity in India: From Beginnings to the Present

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780198263777
eISBN:
9780191714191
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198263777.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Church History

This chapter explores the contexts of classical religious traditions within which the impact of European Christendom occurred. Topics discussed include dharma and karma, Al Hind, and Dar-ul-Islam.


A Womb with a View: The Buddha’s Final Fetal Experience

Vanessa R. Sasson

in Imagining the Fetus: The Unborn in Myth, Religion, and Culture

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195380040
eISBN:
9780199869077
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195380040.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society, World Religions

The Buddha’s fetal life was as extraordinary as the rest of his hagiography. He sat ablaze with light in a jeweled palace inside his mother’s womb. He was bathed by deities. He delivered teachings to ... More


Tibetan Buddhist Narratives of the Forces of Creation

Frances Garrett

in Imagining the Fetus: The Unborn in Myth, Religion, and Culture

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195380040
eISBN:
9780199869077
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195380040.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society, World Religions

This chapter examines different models of fetal growth in premodern religious and medical Tibetan embryological narratives, which describe causal forces such as karma, the natural elements, the ... More


 Life After Death: An Overview of Contemporary Beliefs for Teachers

Paul Badham

in Teaching Death and Dying

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195335224
eISBN:
9780199868810
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195335224.003.0021
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter was originally written as a guide for teachers in Britain responsible for teaching Philosophy of Religion to Advanced Level Students. The “A” Level examination is taken at age 18 in ... More


Buddhist Supernatural Agents

Ilkka Pyysiäinen

in Supernatural Agents: Why We Believe in Souls, Gods, and Buddhas

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195380026
eISBN:
9780199869046
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195380026.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

In the Buddhist tradition, buddhas are regarded as omniscient in the sense that everything is directly reflected in the mind of a buddha. In certain “Hindu” schools, the ideas of karma and rebirth ... More


The Cosmological Structure

Hans H. Penner

in Rediscovering the Buddha: Legends of the Buddha and Their Interpretation

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195385823
eISBN:
9780199870073
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195385823.003.0018
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

There are three basic differences between Buddhist and monotheistic cosmologies: (1) No beginning, no end; (2) God and thus theology are irrelevant; and (3) the doctrine of karma. This chapter ... More


The Legends as Rites of Passage

Hans H. Penner

in Rediscovering the Buddha: Legends of the Buddha and Their Interpretation

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195385823
eISBN:
9780199870073
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195385823.003.0019
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter continues the interpretation and analysis started in Chapter 18 of the legends as “rites of passage.” The distinguishing character of the legends as such a rite in Buddhism is ... More


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