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 Truth and Fact in Religious Narrative

Michael S. Kogan

in Opening the Covenant: A Jewish Theology of Christianity

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780195112597
eISBN:
9780199872275
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195112597.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter explores “true” claims of each of the faiths in religious narrative. It argues that the truth claims of each of the faiths to bear a revealed message can only be evaluated in terms of ... More


Black Muslim Religion in the Nation of Islam, 1960–1975

Edward E. Curtis IV

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780807830543
eISBN:
9781469606088
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807877449_curtis
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

Elijah Muhammad's Nation of Islam came to America's attention in the 1960s and 1970s as a radical separatist African American social and political group, but the movement was also a religious one. ... More


Belonging

Mary Ellen Konieczny

in The Spirit's Tether: Family, Work, and Religion among American Catholics

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199965779
eISBN:
9780199346059
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199965779.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Chapter 2, “Belonging,” examines the ongoing process of Catholic identity construction through the personal religious narratives told at Assumption and St. Brigitta in order to show how these ... More


“Forget Happiness! Give Me Suffering Instead”: Negotiating Gender and Asceticism in Vernacular Narrative

Antoinette Elizabeth DeNapoli

in Real Sadhus Sing to God: Gender, Asceticism, and Vernacular Religion in Rajasthan

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199940011
eISBN:
9780199388639
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199940011.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

Chapter 3 analyzes the vernacular religious narratives of female sadhus and their telling of local and/or regional hagiographical tales, particularly those concerned with mythic female bhakti saints, ... More


The invention of the self

Rhodri Hayward

in Resisting History: Religious Transcendence and the Invention of the Unconscious

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719074141
eISBN:
9781781700778
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719074141.003.0001
Subject:
History, History of Religion

This chapter describes the conflict between the opposed visions of the relationship between history and identity. It argues that it was the appearance of new forms of religious narrative and ... More


Conclusion: From Local Ritual to Literature of Canonization

Mark R. E. Meulenbeld

in Demonic Warfare: Daoism, Territorial Networks, and the History of a Ming Novel

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824838447
eISBN:
9780824869458
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824838447.003.0006
Subject:
History, Asian History

This book has historicized the continuum that exists between vernacular rituals for the deployment of martial spirits and the late Ming vernacular novel Canonization of the Gods. In this continuum, ... More


“Buddhism Enters China” in Early Medieval China

Robert Ford Campany

in Old Society, New Belief: Religious transformation of China and Rome, ca. 1st-6th Centuries

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
June 2017
ISBN:
9780190278359
eISBN:
9780190278373
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190278359.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Religions, World History: BCE to 500CE

Narratives are important platforms for religious thought and vehicles of religious persuasion. They are not merely “didactic,” and they do not just flesh out, secondarily, religious doctrines. The ... More


Christianity and Rome: A Study in Power Relationships

H. A. Drake

in Old Society, New Belief: Religious transformation of China and Rome, ca. 1st-6th Centuries

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
June 2017
ISBN:
9780190278359
eISBN:
9780190278373
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190278359.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Religions, World History: BCE to 500CE

While Constantine’s conversion to Christianity changed the deity, it did not change the ideology of the Roman empire. Before Constantine’s relationship with Christianity, there was no religious body ... More


The Oxford History of the Novel in English: Volume 6: The American Novel 1879-1940

Priscilla Wald and Michael A. Elliott (eds)

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780195385342
eISBN:
9780190252779
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780195385342.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

The period 1870–1940 saw the consolidation of the nation following the Civil War and the rise of the United States as a world power. The transformation of the novel during these years accompanied, ... More


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