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Knowledge

Paul L. Heck

in Islamic Political Thought: An Introduction

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691164823
eISBN:
9781400866427
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691164823.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This chapter analyzes the concept of religious knowledge. Knowledge informs us about the reality of existence, providing guidance for decision making. In Islam, such knowledge, based in scripture ... More


Critical History and the Supernatural

C. Stephen Evans

in The Historical Christ and the Jesus of Faith: The Incarnational Narrative as History

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198263975
eISBN:
9780191600579
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019826397X.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Theology

A variation on the epistemological objection to special acts of God (miracles) investigated in the previous chapter is the claim that such acts cannot be recognized by anyone who is committed to ... More


`Ethos' and the Oxford Movement: At the Heart of Tractarianism

James Pereiro

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199230297
eISBN:
9780191710650
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199230297.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Church History

This book is a study of a fundamental and neglected aspect of the Oxford Movement. The term ethos appears often in the writings of the Oxford men, especially in their correspondence, and the concept ... More


Introduction

James Pereiro

in `Ethos' and the Oxford Movement: At the Heart of Tractarianism

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199230297
eISBN:
9780191710650
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199230297.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Church History

This Introduction outlines the purpose of the book, namely to study a very important but neglected aspect of the Oxford Movement. The student of the Oxford Movement is very familiar with the concept ... More


Six Major Religious Types

Christian Smith

in Souls in Transition: The Religious Lives of Emerging Adults in America

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195371796
eISBN:
9780199870899
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195371796.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter lays out a typology of emerging adult religious approaches into which most American emerging adults seem to fit. It identifies a limited number of religious types — defined by their ... More


The Limits of Science

Jr. Henry E. Kyburg

in Science & Reason

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195062533
eISBN:
9780199853038
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195062533.003.0017
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

It has been manifested over the past few centuries that science provides superbly powerful tools and methods for modifying the natural world. Many people would agree that it has also offered ... More


The Spirit and the Letter: Monastic Education in a Romanian Orthodox Convent

Chris Hann and Hermann Goltz

in Eastern Christians in Anthropological Perspective

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520260559
eISBN:
9780520945920
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520260559.003.0006
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Religion

This chapter examines how religious knowledge is produced and transmitted in the context of Orthodox monastic lives in contemporary Romania. It considers the use, by novices and those who train them, ... More


The Politics of Religious Change on the Upper Guinea Coast: Iconoclasm Done and Undone

Ramon Sarro

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748635153
eISBN:
9780748653003
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748635153.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, African Studies

This book offers an in-depth analysis of an iconoclastic religious movement initiated by a Muslim preacher among coastal Baga farmers in the French colonial period. With an ethnographic approach that ... More


Muhammad-Baqir al-Sadr: The Search for New Foundations

John Walbridge

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/9780195137996.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This chapter focuses not on Baqir al-Sadr as scholar of fiqh and usul al-fiqh, but on Baqir al-Sadr the philosopher. Khomeini was also a philosopher, yet Khomeini's influence in this domain has not ... More


Exorcising Demons in Post-Soviet Ukraine: A Monastic Community and Its Imagistic Practice

Chris Hann and Hermann Goltz

in Eastern Christians in Anthropological Perspective

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520260559
eISBN:
9780520945920
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520260559.003.0007
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Religion

This chapter explores the making and unmaking of a monastic community in post-Soviet Ukraine. The postsocialist revival of religion occurred within a ferment of unrest that saw the splintering and ... More


Religious Knowledge versus Religious Understanding

Kyle Scott

in New Models of Religious Understanding

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
December 2017
ISBN:
9780198796732
eISBN:
9780191837968
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198796732.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

In religious epistemology there is a significant amount of focus on religious knowledge, but much less attention has been paid to religious understanding. This is unfortunate. It is unfortunate not ... More


The Islamic University of Medina since 1961: The Politics of Religious Mission and the Making of a Modern Salafi Pedagogy<sup>1</sup>

Mike Farquhar

in Shaping Global Islamic Discourses: The Role of al-Azhar, al-Medina and al-Mustafa

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780748696857
eISBN:
9781474412247
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748696857.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This chapter offers an analysis of how the Islamic University of Medina (IUM) was from its very inception meant to function as a Saudi state-backed Salafi missionary project with global reach. The ... More


‘Baptizing…and Teaching’: Ritual and Religious Knowledge

Risto Uro

in Ritual and Christian Beginnings

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780199661176
eISBN:
9780191793455
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199661176.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies, Religious Studies

Chapter Six highlights the role of ritual in generating and conveying religious knowledge. This perspective is unfolded in the context of three kinds of knowledge related to ritual: embodied, common ... More


Religious Societies for Distributing Books

Isabel Rivers

in Vanity Fair and the Celestial City: Dissenting, Methodist, and Evangelical Literary Culture in England 1720-1800

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
August 2018
ISBN:
9780198269960
eISBN:
9780191851209
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198269960.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Literature, History of Christianity

This chapter traces the beginning and development of tract publication and distribution from the later seventeenth through to the early nineteenth centuries, with accounts in chronological order of ... More


Fear and Fortune: Spirit Worlds and Emerging Economies in the Mongolian Gold Rush

Mette M. High

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781501707544
eISBN:
9781501708121
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501707544.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

Mongolia over the last decade has seen a substantial and ongoing gold rush. The wide-spread mining of gold looks at first glance to be a blessing for a desperately poor and largely pastoralist ... More


Religion Taught and Learned

Joseph Bergin

in Church, Society, and Religious Change in France, 1580-1730

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300150988
eISBN:
9780300161069
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300150988.003.0013
Subject:
History, History of Religion

This chapter considers some of the major ways in which the French church met the challenge of educating its members. Although the discussion falls under headings such as preaching, missions, ... More


Inadvertent offence: when ‘a little knowledge is a dangerous thing’

Maree Gruppetta

in Religion, spirituality and the social sciences: Challenging marginalisation

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847420411
eISBN:
9781447303190
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847420411.003.0015
Subject:
Sociology, Sociology of Religion

This chapter reflects on the lived results of working within a disciplinary tradition that marginalises religious knowledge. It also discusses the ways researchers and practitioners can inadvertently ... More


Delusions of Knowledge Concerning God’s Existence: A Skeptical Look at Religious Experience

Keith DeRose

in Knowledge, Belief, and God: New Insights in Religious Epistemology

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
March 2018
ISBN:
9780198798705
eISBN:
9780191848469
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198798705.003.0015
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

The author suspects that hardly anyone, if anyone at all, knows whether God exists. In this chapter he explains, and to some extent defends, this suspicion. His focus is limited to exploring what ... More


‘EcoZen’, or ‘a heaven in a wild flower’: from Gary Snyder to Nick Drake

Laurence Coupe

in Beat Sound, Beat Vision: The Beat Spirit and Popular Song

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719071126
eISBN:
9781781702079
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719071126.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter introduces Gary Snyder, who has had the reputation of being a serious, committed Buddhist. His poetry imparts religious knowledge and spiritual insight, and his dedication to Zen has ... More


Going Wild

David Chidester

in Wild Religion: Tracking the Sacred in South Africa

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780520273078
eISBN:
9780520951570
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520273078.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

This introductory chapter provides an overview of the diverse religions of South Africa. The country is a multireligious place, home to a variety of religious traditions—indigenous African, Muslim, ... More


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