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Kerala Christian Sainthood: Collisions of Culture and Worldview in South India

Corinne G. Dempsey

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195130287
eISBN:
9780199834136
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195130286.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Kerala Christian Sainthood is an ethnography‐based study that celebrates the multivocal function of saints. Drawing on pilgrim anecdotes, shrine practices, official hagiographies, and regional ... More


Performance and Penance: The Cristo and Christian Evangelization in New Spain

Jennifer Scheper Hughes

in Biography of a Mexican Crucifix: Lived Religion and Local Faith from the Conquest to the Present

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195367065
eISBN:
9780199867370
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195367065.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Church History

In the sixteenth century, the Spanish missionary friar, Antonio Roa, employed the Cristo Aparecido as an instrument for the conversion and evangelization of the indigenous Christians of Morelos, ... More


Me, St. George, and Other Foreigners

Corinne G. Dempsey

in Kerala Christian Sainthood: Collisions of Culture and Worldview in South India

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195130287
eISBN:
9780199834136
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195130286.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Begins by questioning imperialist misconceptions that overestimate the ability of colonial powers to suppress indigenous cultures. Rather than viewing Kerala's Christian traditions as passive ... More


Tribe, Diaspora, and Sainthood in Indo-Afghan History

Nile Green

in Making Space: Sufis and Settlers in Early Modern India

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198077961
eISBN:
9780199080991
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198077961.003.0017
Subject:
History, Indian History

This chapter examines the migration of large numbers of Afghans into India/Pakistan during the medieval and early modern periods. By drawing on a large number of Persian histories of the Afghans ... More


Migrant Sufis and Sacred Space

Nile Green

in Making Space: Sufis and Settlers in Early Modern India

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198077961
eISBN:
9780199080991
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198077961.003.0019
Subject:
History, Indian History

This chapter surveys the widespread phenomenon of the migrant Sufi saint in South Asian history. It examines how non-Indian origins were important to the success of Sufis and how these holy migrants ... More


Crossing Borders: Expansion in Senegal and Beyond

Rüdiger Seesemann

in The Divine Flood: Ibrahim Niasse and the Roots of a Twentieth-Century Sufi Revival

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780195384321
eISBN:
9780199897421
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195384321.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This chapter highlights the social and economic context in which Niasse's community emerged and grew. It engages with competing discourses about Niasse, which either promote him as the supreme saint ... More


“The Supreme Saint of His Time”: A Prophecy Fulfilled

Rüdiger Seesemann

in The Divine Flood: Ibrahim Niasse and the Roots of a Twentieth-Century Sufi Revival

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780195384321
eISBN:
9780199897421
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195384321.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This chapter traces the stages in Niasse's emergence as a Muslim saint, to the point where he came to be regarded by many West Africans as the ghawth or supreme saint of his time. It submits the ... More


Ānandamayī Mā as Saint

Lisa Lassell Hallstrom

in Mother of Bliss: Anandamayi Ma (1896–1982)

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195116489
eISBN:
9780199851621
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195116489.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

Westerners have come to know Ānandamayī Mā as a saint because of Paramahamsa Yogananda's Autobiography of a Yogi, which is why some Westerners had wanted to seek her darshan in India. In spite of how ... More


Saints and Miracles in Church Policy

Paul Bushkovitch

in Religion and Society in Russia: The Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195069464
eISBN:
9780199854615
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195069464.003.0005
Subject:
History, World Early Modern History

This chapter argues that the century after about 1550 was marked not only by silence or an ossified official religious culture, but by the explosion of miracle cults. These cults were not merely part ... More


Certain Sainthood: Canonization and the Origins of Papal Infallibility in the Medieval Church

Donald S. Prudlo

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801454035
eISBN:
9781501701535
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801454035.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

The doctrine of papal infallibility is a central tenet of Roman Catholicism, and yet it is frequently misunderstood by Catholics and non-Catholics alike. Much of the present-day theological ... More


A Female Martyr Cult in the Nile Delta: Dimyana and the Forty Virgins

Febe Armanios

in Coptic Christianity in Ottoman Egypt

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199744848
eISBN:
9780199894963
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199744848.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

The third chapter examines the popularity of a supposedly ancient female martyr, St. Dimyana, whose cult, according to seventeenth and eighteenth century sources, was centered on springtime ... More


The Friends of God

Josef W. Meri

in The Cult of Saints among Muslims and Jews in Medieval Syria

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199250783
eISBN:
9780191697968
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199250783.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Islam, Judaism

This chapter discusses the saint, the doctrine of sainthood in Islam, and the absence of doctrine in Judaism. It examines the sanctity of persons as embodied in historical and biographical accounts ... More


Conclusion

Josef W. Meri

in The Cult of Saints among Muslims and Jews in Medieval Syria

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199250783
eISBN:
9780191697968
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199250783.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Islam, Judaism

This chapter reexamines the centrality of the cult of saints in Islamic and Jewish traditions in the light of recent research concerning popular and high culture. Neither the traditional dichotomy of ... More


Introduction

Patricia Appelbaum

in St. Francis of America: How a Thirteenth-Century Friar Became America's Most Popular Saint

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781469623740
eISBN:
9781469624990
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469623740.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

The introduction begins by describing Francis's popularity, the many different images of him, and the ways interpretations have changed over time. It then lays out the two main arguments of the ... More


Epilogue

Patricia Appelbaum

in St. Francis of America: How a Thirteenth-Century Friar Became America's Most Popular Saint

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781469623740
eISBN:
9781469624990
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469623740.003.0011
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

The epilogue begins with a brief summary of developments since 2000, noting especially the accession of Pope Francis. Then, after reviewing the argument and content of the book, it turns to larger ... More


The Festival of Pīrs: Popular Islam and Shared Devotion in South India

Afsar Mohammad

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199997589
eISBN:
9780199346448
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199997589.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This book is about a popular manifestation of Islamic devotion that embraces a pluralist setting, keeping itself in a dynamic dialogue with non–Muslim practices. With evidence from various public ... More


Introduction

M. Cecilia Gaposchkin and Sean L. Field (eds)

in The Sanctity of Louis IX: Early Lives of Saint Louis by Geoffrey of Beaulieu and William of Chartres

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801451379
eISBN:
9780801469145
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801451379.003.0001
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

This introductory chapter is a historiographical look into the life, work, and eventual canonization of Louis IX. Born in 1214 within a decade that had seen a rapid growth of the prestige and power ... More


Teaching About Women, Gender, and American Catholicism

JAMES T. FISHER and MARGARET M. MCGUINNESS

in The Catholic Studies Reader

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780823234103
eISBN:
9780823240906
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823234103.003.0011
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter reveals how an undergraduate course on the history of American Catholic women provides students with an array of new perspectives from which to view women's experience in the Catholic ... More


Making Saints in Modern China

David Ownby, Vincent Goossaert, and Ji Zhe (eds)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
December 2016
ISBN:
9780190494568
eISBN:
9780190494582
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190494568.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

Making Saints in Modern China offers a new perspective on the history of religion in modern and contemporary China by focusing on the profiles of religious leaders from the early twentieth century ... More


“Hark, Hark, the Dogs Do Bark …”: The Assault on Mendicant Holiness (1234–60)

Donald S. Prudlo

in Certain Sainthood: Canonization and the Origins of Papal Infallibility in the Medieval Church

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801454035
eISBN:
9781501701535
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801454035.003.0005
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

This chapter examines how the mendicant orders that began to receive the honors of canonization caused opposition to saints within the church to sometimes break out into the open. By the middle of ... More


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