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Muslim Rebels: Kharijites and the Politics of Extremism in Egypt

Jeffrey T. Kenney

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2006
ISBN:
9780195131697
eISBN:
9780199785001
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019513169X.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Islam

The Kharijites were a splinter group that broke away from the main forces of Islam during the formative medieval period, purportedly refusing arbitration and committing bloody outrages against their ... More


 Common Sense, the Manifest Image, and Immaterialism

John Russell Roberts

in A Metaphysics for the Mob: The Philosophy of George Berkeley

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2007
ISBN:
9780195313932
eISBN:
9780199871926
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195313932.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

With an interpretation of Berkeley's view of spirits in hand, this chapter turns to the task of situating that view of spirits within his overall positive metaphysics and defending the connection it ... More


Justification by Verification: The Scientific Challenge to the Moral Authority of Christianity in Modern America

David A. Hollinger

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

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691158426
eISBN:
9781400845996
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691158426.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

Historians have observed that Victorian, Edwardian, and Progressive intellectuals embraced science with “religious” zeal. This chapter details the distinctly Protestant style and tone of that zeal. A ... More


Embodied Eye: Religious Visual Culture and the Social Life of Feeling

David Morgan

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780520272224
eISBN:
9780520952140
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520272224.001.0001
Subject:
Art, Visual Culture

This book builds on the author’s previous groundbreaking work to offer this new, systematically integrated theory of the study of religion as visual culture. Providing key tools for scholars across ... More


The Controversy Over Images at the Time of the Reformation

Heiko A. Oberman

in The Two Reformations: The Journey from the Last Days to the New World

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300098686
eISBN:
9780300130348
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300098686.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter discusses the controversies revolving around the adoration for religious images and icons during the time of the Reformation. Desiderius Erasmus and John Colet, two renowned figures in ... More


Genealogical Forgery and Continuity of Christian Worship

Antonio Urquízar-Herrera

in Admiration and Awe: Morisco Buildings and Identity Negotiations in Early Modern Spanish Historiography

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780198797456
eISBN:
9780191838811
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198797456.003.0009
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History, Historiography

Chapter 8 provides a general analysis of how mythical foundational links worked in the religious appropriation of Islamic buildings. The chapter opens with the exploration of the stories that related ... More


House, Lot, and Saints

in The Life Within: Local Indigenous Society in Mexico's Toluca Valley, 1650–1800

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804781374
eISBN:
9780804784993
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804781374.003.0002
Subject:
History, Latin American History

The indigenous household is made up of three parts: the buildings, the land on which they stand, and the saints, or religious images, inside. The three elements constitute distinct and yet deeply ... More


Santería's Rituals: Locus, Form, and Paraphernalia

Mercedes Cros Sandoval

in Worldview, the Orichas, and Santería: Africa to Cuba and Beyond

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813030203
eISBN:
9780813039565
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813030203.003.0007
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

This chapter discusses the different rituals of Santería and some of the components of the religion, such as temples, sacrifices, and religious images. It is noted that despite adverse circumstances, ... More


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