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Coming to Terms

Philip Jenkins

in The Next Christendom: The Coming of Global Christianity

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195146165
eISBN:
9780199834341
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195146166.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter discusses the impact of demographic change (Southern population growth and Northern population decline) on the form of Christianity that is likely to be practiced in the future and ... More


Music, Religion, and Power: Qawwali as Empowering Disempowerment

Rokus De Groot

in Powers: Religion as a Social and Spiritual Force

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823231560
eISBN:
9780823235537
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823231560.003.0015
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

This chapter examines various forms of qawwali, paying special attention to changes in concepts of spiritual disempowerment and the transmission of spiritual power, the ... More


England's Samuel: Wordsworth as Spiritual Power

Stephen Gill

in Wordsworth and the Victorians

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198119654
eISBN:
9780191671180
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198119654.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

In a sonnet entitled Poets are Nature’s Priests the anti-slavery campaigner Thomas Pringle likened Wordsworth to Samuel. Just as Israel, misled by Phineas and Hophni, mocked its priests and profaned ... More


Savior Goddesses in the Mystery Religions and Gnosticism

Rosemary Radford Ruether

in Goddesses and the Divine Feminine: A Western Religious History

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520231467
eISBN:
9780520940413
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520231467.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

This chapter looks at how goddesses and female symbols of the divine functioned in two major movements that sought religious salvation in the context of Greco-Roman society: the mystery religions and ... More


Challenges to the Papacy

Stuart Elden

in The Birth of Territory

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780226202563
eISBN:
9780226041285
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226041285.003.0007
Subject:
History, History of Ideas

This chapter looks at challenges to the power of the Papacy in the late Middle Ages. It begins with a discussion of the dispute between Pope Boniface VIII and King Philip the Fair of France. This was ... More


I’s Got the Blues: Malochia, Magic, and the Descent into Madness in The Bluest Eye

K. Zauditu-Selassie

in African Spiritual Traditions in the Novels of Toni Morrison

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813033280
eISBN:
9780813039060
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813033280.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

This chapter examines African cosmologies and the nature of spiritual power and beliefs, alongside axiological ideas of beauty and value in Toni Morrison's first novel The Bluest Eye. In this novel, ... More


The Pope's Two Swords

Stuart Elden

in The Birth of Territory

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780226202563
eISBN:
9780226041285
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226041285.003.0006
Subject:
History, History of Ideas

This chapter looks at the later Middle Ages. It provides a reading of the organic idea of the body politic in the work of John of Salisbury. It examines the idea of the ‘two swords’, where the Pope ... More


Sufi Traditions and Hindu-Muslim Interactions

Raziuddin Aquil

in Sufism, Culture, and Politics: Afghans and Islam in Medieval North India

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195685121
eISBN:
9780199081325
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195685121.003.0007
Subject:
History, Indian History

This chapter considers the significance of miracles in Sufi fraternities of the Afghan period which was a significant source of their authority. It looks at the authoritative collection of the ... More


Persuasion and Power

Manduhai Buyandelger

in Tragic Spirits: Shamanism, Memory, and Gender in Contemporary Mongolia

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780226086552
eISBN:
9780226013091
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226013091.003.0007
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

In Chapter 6 the author explores conventional and creative strategies for success by male shamans. Unlike female shamans who constantly push against the larger system, male shamans are gainfully ... More


Addicted to Christ: Remaking Men in Puerto Rican Pentecostal Drug Ministries

Helena Hansen

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780520298033
eISBN:
9780520970168
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520298033.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Latin American Cultural Anthropology

How are spiritual power and self-transformation cultivated in street ministries? This book provides an in-depth analysis of Pentecostal ministries in Puerto Rico that were founded and run by ... More


Holy Bishops in Late Antiquity: The Nature of Christian Leadership in an Age of Transition

Claudia Rapp

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520242968
eISBN:
9780520931411
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520242968.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Religions

Between the years 300 and 600, Christianity experienced a momentous change from persecuted cult to state religion. One of the consequences of this shift was the evolution of the role of the bishop—as ... More


Prophets and visionaries, possessed and exorcists – all religious impostors?

Tobias B. Hug

in Impostures in Early Modern England: Representations and Perceptions of Fraudulent Identities

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719079849
eISBN:
9781781702413
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719079849.003.0005
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This chapter highlights the prevalence of religious imposture in early modern England, including prophets, visionaries and exorcists. It suggests that the occurrence of religious individuals who ... More


Intolerance toward “New” Religionsin the Twentieth Century

John Corrigan and Lynn S. Neal

in Religious Intolerance in America: A Documentary History

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807833896
eISBN:
9781469604091
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807895955_corrigan.11
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

This chapter describes language as a powerful weapon in the war waged against minority religious groups. Just as the Springfield residents in the “Joy of Sect” episode of The Simpsons consistently ... More


Disaster Prevention as an Issue in Environmental Ethics

Takahashi Takao

in Japanese Environmental Philosophy

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
June 2017
ISBN:
9780190456320
eISBN:
9780190456351
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190456320.003.0014
Subject:
Philosophy, General

While the Great East Japan Earthquake in 2011 gave Japan the opportunity to reconsider the basic relationships between humans and nature, the scale of this disaster was not limited to Japan. It may ... More


Heralds of Renewal

Raymond William Baker

in One Islam, Many Muslim Worlds: Spirituality, Identity, and Resistance across the Islamic World

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780199846474
eISBN:
9780190230784
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199846474.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Islam

During the repressive decades of the 1950s and 1960s, the oases created by the nurturing subterranean springs of Islam provided refuge for the faith and kept alive the prospects of renewal. In the ... More


Kotodama: An Essay on Kotodama: Words and “Things”

Ōmori Shōzō

in Japan's Frames of Meaning: A Hermeneutics Reader

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824834609
eISBN:
9780824870546
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824834609.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter explores how, in many ethnicities, words possess a spiritual power—a power by which people believed things could be called into life. This spiritual power was not just limited to the ... More


Plottings

Herman Ooms

in Imperial Politics and Symbolics in Ancient Japan: The Tenmu Dynasty, 650-800

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824832353
eISBN:
9780824869281
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824832353.003.0008
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter discusses the internal political and ritual struggles of the Tenmu dynasty. In power struggles, usually around questions of succession, plotters engaged in black magic, witchcraft, and ... More


Undiscovered Selves

in The Age of Immunology: Conceiving A Future in an Alienating World

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226568126
eISBN:
9780226568140
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226568140.003.0008
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

Despite early optimism about the role of self and nonself in understanding the nature of organic tolerance, the fundamental paradigm on which classical immunology stands or falls has yet to ... More


Watauinaiwa

Roger Wagner and Andrew Briggs

in The Penultimate Curiosity: How Science Swims in the Slipstream of Ultimate Questions

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780198747956
eISBN:
9780191810909
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198747956.003.0003
Subject:
Physics, History of Physics

This chapter focuses on the connections between primitive rock art and the spiritual world. It asks: When, where, and how did this investing of the physical world with a spiritual dimension first ... More


But is it Art? Past and Present Approaches to Celtic Art

Duncan Garrow and Chris Gosden

in Technologies of Enchantment?: Exploring Celtic Art: 400 BC to AD 100

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199548064
eISBN:
9780191804373
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199548064.003.0002
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter describes previous work on Celtic art from the nineteenth century through to the present day. It differentiates the book's approach from most scholars of the past, the key to which is ... More


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