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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


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