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Minds and Gods: The Cognitive Foundations of Religion

Todd Tremlin

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
February 2006
ISBN:
9780195305340
eISBN:
9780199784721
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195305345.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

This book provides an introduction to the cognitive science of religion, a new discipline of study that explains the origins and persistence of religious ideas and behavior on the basis of evolved ... More


Benjamin Jowett and the Christian Religion

Peter Hinchliff

Published in print:
1987
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198266884
eISBN:
9780191683091
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198266884.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Church History

The conventional picture of Benjamin Jowett (1817–93) is of the outstanding educator, the famous master of Balliol College, Oxford, whose pupils were extremely influential in the public life of ... More


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

S. C. Williams

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198207696
eISBN:
9780191677786
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198207696.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, History of Religion

This book challenges the domination of the institutional church as the overriding concern of 19th-century religious history by taking as its starting point the nature and expression of religious ... More


Liberal Protestant Decline

Mark Chaves

in American Religion: Contemporary Trends

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691146850
eISBN:
9781400839957
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691146850.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter examines the decline in Liberal Protestant denominations in recent decades. This is one of the best known religious trends of the last several decades, but it often is misunderstood. ... More


Religion

M.N. Srinivas

in The Remembered Village

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198077459
eISBN:
9780199081165
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198077459.003.0010
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

This chapter provides general remarks on religion in Rampura. The villagers propitiated a wide variety of deities from the high gods and goddesses of all-India Hinduism in their various ... More


After Cloven Tongues of Fire: Protestant Liberalism in Modern American History

David A. Hollinger

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691158426
eISBN:
9781400845996
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691158426.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

The role of liberalized, ecumenical Protestantism in American history has too often been obscured by the more flamboyant and orthodox versions of the faith that oppose evolution, embrace narrow ... More


Baqir al-Sadr's Quest for the Marjaʿiya

Talib Aziz

in The Most Learned of the Shiʿa: The Institution of the Marjaʿ Taqlid

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195137996
eISBN:
9780199849055
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195137996.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This chapter looks at the political/religious legacy of Baqir al-Sadr based on a careful study of his writings and on interviews with his colleagues and close associates. Baqir al-Sadr wanted ... More


Explaining the Stickiness: State-Madrasa Engagement in South Asia

Masooda Bano

in The Rational Believer: Choices and Decisions in the Madrasas of Pakistan

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801450440
eISBN:
9780801463860
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801450440.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This chapter explores the factors contributing to the stability of religious ideas. It describes how South Asian 'ulama have resisted pressures for the reinterpretation of core Islamic precepts. It ... More


A Midmost Nation: Yaghnik Driss

Lawrence Rosen

in Two Arabs, A Berber, and A Jew: Entangled Lives in Morocco

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780226317342
eISBN:
9780226317519
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226317519.003.0002
Subject:
Anthropology, Middle Eastern Cultural Anthropology

Yaghnik Driss is deeply immersed in his Islamic faith. A schoolteacher and occasional prayer leader he approaches his religion with originality and humor, with an extraordinary sense of its daily ... More


‘Ilm and the Individual: Religious Education and Religious Ideas in Pakistan

Matthew J. Nelson

in Being Muslim in South Asia: Diversity and Daily Life

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
June 2014
ISBN:
9780198092063
eISBN:
9780199082872
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198092063.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Comparative and Historical Sociology

Scholars with an interest in the formation of religious ideas in Pakistan—including, especially, ideas about the management of sectarian and doctrinal difference—often stress the role of educational ... More


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