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Afterword:: Teaching the Religion behind the Veil

Emilie M. Townes

in Teaching African American Religions

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2006
ISBN:
9780195167979
eISBN:
9780199784981
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019516797X.003.0016
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

This concluding chapter presents a synthesis of the chapters presented in this volume. It also discusses the subject of African American religious studies.


Disciplinary Perspectives on New Religious Movements: Views from the Humanities and Social Sciences

John A. Saliba

in Teaching New Religious Movements

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195177299
eISBN:
9780199785537
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195177299.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter examines the methods and theories proposed by four major disciplines to understand the presence of new religious movements in the West. It first describes the psychological approach, ... More


Teaching Death and Dying

Christopher M Moreman

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195335224
eISBN:
9780199868810
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195335224.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

The academic study of death rose to prominence during the 1960s. Courses on some aspect of death and dying can now be found at most institutions of higher learning. However, these courses tend to ... More


Teaching Undergraduate Research in Religious Studies

Bernadette McNary-Zak and Rebecca Todd Peters

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199732869
eISBN:
9780199918522
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199732869.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

This book offers an introduction to the philosophy and practice of Undergraduate Research in Religious Studies and takes up several significant and ongoing questions related to it. It provides an ... More


Teaching Ritual

Catherine Bell (ed.)

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2007
ISBN:
9780195176452
eISBN:
9780199785308
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195176452.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Many teachers share an interest in bringing a better appreciation of ritual into their religious studies classes, but are uncertain how to do it. Religious studies faculty know how to teach texts, ... More


Confucianism as a World Religion: The Legitimation of a New Paradigm

Anna Sun

in Confucianism as a World Religion: Contested Histories and Contemporary Realities

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691155579
eISBN:
9781400846085
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691155579.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

This chapter presents an overview of how Confucianism has been classified as a world religion in both popular and academic texts over the past century, suggesting that this classification has had a ... More


Taking Religion Seriously in Public Universities

Warren A. Nord

in The American University in a Postsecular Age: Religion and the Academy

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195323443
eISBN:
9780199869145
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195323443.003.0013
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Nord argues that the study of religion is necessary if students are to understand either the religious or the secular dimensions of the world in which they live and concludes that taking religion ... More


 Teaching the Cognitive Approach

Theodore Vial

in Teaching Ritual

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2007
ISBN:
9780195176452
eISBN:
9780199785308
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195176452.003.0014
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

The cognitive science of religion — relatively new and exciting to some and irritating and controversial to others in equal measure — is only now gaining recognition as a scholarly subject within ... More


Teaching African American Religions

Carolyn M. Jones and Theodore Louis Trost (eds)

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2006
ISBN:
9780195167979
eISBN:
9780199784981
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019516797X.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

The variety and complexity of its traditions make African American religion one of the most difficult topics in religious studies to understand. The sheer scope of the subject is daunting to anyone ... More


The Pragmatic Role of Religious Studies

Amanda Porterfield

in The Transformation of American Religion: The Story of a Late-Twentieth-Century Awakening

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195131376
eISBN:
9780199834570
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195131371.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

The academic study of religion in colleges and universities played an indirect but important role in the development of spirituality. Courses in religious studies proliferated in the context of the ... More


Colonial Legacies: Some Concluding Thoughts

Brian K. Pennington

in Was Hinduism Invented?: Britons, Indians, and the Colonial Construction of Religion

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
July 2005
ISBN:
9780195166552
eISBN:
9780199835690
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195166558.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

This final chapter makes the case for the retention of certain received categories and approaches in the study of Hindu traditions in response to the recent critiques of several western scholars who ... More


 Ritual from Five Angles: A Tool for Teaching

Andrew Strathern and Pamela J. Stewart

in Teaching Ritual

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2007
ISBN:
9780195176452
eISBN:
9780199785308
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195176452.003.0012
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Since its inception in 1987, The Journal of Ritual Studies, has published many seminal articles on the definition, recognition, and interpretation of ritual practices. The journal's approach has been ... More


Theological and religious studies at the founding of the British academy

Ernest Nicholson

in A Century of Theological and Religious Studies in Britain, 1902-2002

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197263051
eISBN:
9780191734090
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197263051.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

This introductory chapter discusses theological and religious studies at the founding of the British Academy. The first section focuses on the rise of critical methods in British theology during the ... More


Introduction

Reid L. Neilson and Terryl L. Givens

in Joseph Smith, Jr.: Reappraisals After Two Centuries

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195369786
eISBN:
9780199871292
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195369786.003.001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

As scholars of the American religious past and present continue to move away from the consensus model, in which the upstart Latter-day Saint tradition had no real fit, and embrace conflict, contact, ... More


 Methodology 1: The Critical Study of Religion

Timothy Fitzgerald

in Discourse on Civility and Barbarity

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780195300093
eISBN:
9780199868636
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195300093.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Literature

This chapter reviews some of the current and recent literature produced in religious studies departments and delineates the present book in relation to them. It shows how the construction of ... More


Durkheim Sings: Teaching the “New” Durkheim on Religion

Ivan Strenski

in Teaching Durkheim

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
February 2006
ISBN:
9780195165272
eISBN:
9780199784554
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195165276.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

The publication in 1974 of Steven Lukes's Emile Durkheim: His Life and Work, brought a new Durkheim into focus. A new generation of historical reappraisal and study was initiated into the life and ... More


 The Field Trip and Its Role in Teaching Ritual

David Pinault

in Teaching Ritual

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2007
ISBN:
9780195176452
eISBN:
9780199785308
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195176452.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter describes the author's efforts to navigate naïve students through the rich diversity of religion in Silicon Valley, while enabling them to encounter the real people behind the exotic ... More


Introduction: Teaching Religion and Film

Gregory J. Watkins

in Teaching Religion and Film

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195335989
eISBN:
9780199868940
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195335989.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

After discussing the need for a volume of this kind, this chapter introduces the collection of articles in this book by explaining the organization of the volume into its four parts: basic approaches ... More


 What Should a Course on Death and Dying Accomplish? “Death Education” in an Undergraduate Religion Course

Lucy Bregman

in Teaching Death and Dying

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195335224
eISBN:
9780199868810
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195335224.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter juxtaposes the enterprises of “death education” and “religious studies,” to show how these are normally defined with very different aims in mind. Death education centers upon one's own ... More


Introduction

Catherine Bell

in Teaching Ritual

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2007
ISBN:
9780195176452
eISBN:
9780199785308
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195176452.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This introductory chapter begins with a discussion of ritual and the contexts in which it is being taught. The coherence of the chapters written by contributors is noted. An overview of these ... More


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