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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


The Spectrum of Tradition and Modernism

David L. McMahan

in The Making of Buddhist Modernism

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195183276
eISBN:
9780199870882
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195183276.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter charts a variegated continuum between traditionalist and modernist Buddhists by providing five composite profiles of Buddhists: a British “Buddhist sympathizer,” a traditional Thai ... More


Flight from the Palace

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/9780195385823.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter details the departure of Gotama from the palace for a homeless life. Life in the palace became ugly and gloomy. One day an inhabitant of the heavens appeared before Gotama in the form of ... 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


Llasar and the Lake of the Cauldron

Patrick Sims‐Williams

in Irish Influence on Medieval Welsh Literature

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199588657
eISBN:
9780191595431
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199588657.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

This chapter offers an explanation of the story in Branwen about the giant Llasar bringing the cauldron of rebirth from a lake. Comparison is made with the folklore of Llyn Cwm‐llwch and Llyn y Fan ... More


Kafka, the Afterlife, and Transmigration of Souls

June O. Leavitt

in The Mystical Life of Franz Kafka: Theosophy, Cabala, and the Modern Spiritual Revival

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199827831
eISBN:
9780199919444
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199827831.003.0014
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Literature

A belief in spiritual destiny and the existence of the soul runs through Kafka’s dream chronicles. Similarly, a thematic treatment of the soul and its transmigrations figures in some of his fiction. ... More


Rome and the Isles: Ireland, England and the Rhetoric of Orthodoxy

Damian Bracken

in Anglo-Saxon/Irish Relations before the Vikings

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197264508
eISBN:
9780191734120
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264508.003.0004
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

This chapter examines the Roman influence on the religious orthodoxy in Ireland and England. It explains that the earliest writers presented the adoption of Christianity as a spiritual rebirth which ... More


Who Should Rule at Home?: Confronting the Elite in British New York City

Joyce D. Goodfriend

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780801451270
eISBN:
9781501708046
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801451270.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This book argues that the high-ranking gentlemen who figure so prominently in most accounts of New York City's evolution from 1664, when the English captured the small Dutch outpost of New Amsterdam, ... More


Heroes ānd Heroines

Christopher R. Fee and David A. Leeming

in Gods, Heroes, & Kings: The Battle for Mythic Britain

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195174038
eISBN:
9780199849864
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195174038.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

The archetypal hero pattern, or “monomyth,” is made up of a series of familiar elements that are associated with the lives of particular heroes—each of whom experiences at least several of these ... More


Rebirth and Christian Life

John Behr

in Asceticism and Anthropology in Irenaeus and Clement

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198270003
eISBN:
9780191683862
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198270003.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

The main themes of Paedagogus include the significance of rebirth and the childhood of the people of God and the divine paideia or character formation. Clement gives emphasis on baptism and two of ... More


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