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Radical Religious Speech: The Ingredients of a Binary World View

Sara Savage and Jose Liht

in Extreme Speech and Democracy

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199548781
eISBN:
9780191720673
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199548781.003.0025
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration

This chapter outlines key ingredients of Islamist radical religious speech and the social psychological needs to which they appeal, particularly among second and third generation young Muslims living ... More


 Standing on the Word: Pentecostal Theologies

Ogbu Kalu

in African Pentecostalism: An Introduction

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195340006
eISBN:
9780199867073
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195340006.003.0017
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

This chapter begins with a discussion of the relationship between African Pentecostalism and fundamentalism. It then discusses prosperity theology, prosperity in African imagination and theology, ... More


Hook-Swinging in South India: Negotiating The Subaltern Space Within a Colonial Society

Ulrike Schröder

in Negotiating Rites

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199812295
eISBN:
9780199919390
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199812295.003.0011
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter deals with the Indian ritual of Hook-swinging as an example for the negotiation of ritual space in the colonial society of South India during the 19th century and after. “Ritual” is ... More


A License to Touch: Cosmetology as a Divine Calling

Lanita Jacobs-Huey

in From the Kitchen to the Parlor: Language and Becoming in African American Women's Hair Care

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195304169
eISBN:
9780199866939
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195304169.003.03
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

Based on findings from a two-year study of a non-profit organization called Cosmetologists for Christ (CFC), this chapter shows how African American Christian cosmetologists use religious discourse ... More


. Does Philosophy of Religion Rest on a Mistake?

Michael C. Banner

in The Justification of Science and the Rationality of Religious Belief

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198240198
eISBN:
9780191680113
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198240198.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion, Philosophy of Science

This chapter discusses and expounds on an expressive understanding of religious discourse. A number of examples of how certain ‘beliefs’ may be construed as expressions of value are stated in the ... More


The Oxford Handbook of Philosophy of Religion

William J. Wainwright (ed.)

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
April 2005
ISBN:
9780195138092
eISBN:
9780199835348
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195138090.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

The philosophy of religion as a distinct discipline is an innovation of the last 200 years, but its central topics—the existence and nature of the divine, humankind’s relation to it, the nature of ... More


Will Religious Discourse about Reproductive Genetic Technologies Limit Debate?

John H. Evans

in Contested Reproduction: Genetic Technologies, Religion, and Public Debate

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226222653
eISBN:
9780226222707
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226222707.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Science, Technology and Environment

Scholars have long been concerned that specifically religious discourse in the public sphere would have a particularly negative impact on willingness to deliberate. This concern is reflected in ... More


The Culture of Sectarianism: Community, History, and Violence in Nineteenth-Century Ottoman Lebanon

Ussama Makdisi

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520218451
eISBN:
9780520922792
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520218451.001.0001
Subject:
History, Middle East History

Focusing on Ottoman Lebanon, this book shows how sectarianism was a manifestation of modernity that transcended the physical boundaries of a particular country. It challenges those who have viewed ... More


Coptic Christianity in Ottoman Egypt

Febe Armanios

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199744848
eISBN:
9780199894963
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199744848.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This book explores Coptic religious life in Ottoman Egypt (1517–1798), focusing closely on manuscripts from Coptic archives. Ottoman Copts frequently turned to religious discourses, practices, and ... More


The Formation of Religious Leaders and Impact of Enlightened Imams1

Baqer S. Alnajjar

in Arab Human Development in the Twenty-first Century: The Primacy of Empowerment

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9789774166587
eISBN:
9781617975912
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774166587.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy

Given the importance of religion in social interaction and identity formation in the Middle East as whole, this chapter explores several questions in the area of Arab religious devotion and religious ... More


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