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C.S. Lewis Then and Now

Wesley A. Kort

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195143423
eISBN:
9780199834389
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195143426.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Literature

The argument of this book is that a primary goal in the work of C. S. Lewis is to articulate a Christian worldview. Lewis based this project on his positive view of culture, nature, and human ... More


The Moral Imagination: The Art and Soul of Building Peace

John Paul Lederach

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
April 2005
ISBN:
9780195174540
eISBN:
9780199835409
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195174542.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This book poses the question, “How do we transcend the cycles of violence that bewitch our human community while still living in them?” Peacebuilding, in the view of this book, is both a learned ... More


 Dōgen's View of Earth, Space, and Time Seen in Mahāyāna Context

Taigen Dan Leighton

in Visions of Awakening Space and Time: D=ogen and the Lotus Sutra

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2007
ISBN:
9780195320930
eISBN:
9780199785360
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195320930.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter discusses Mahāyāna imagery concerning earth and space, and their confluence and related Buddhist backgrounds on temporality, and how these may have served as a wider context for Dōgen's ... More


Conclusion: Science and Beyond

Karl Giberson and Mariano Artigas

in Oracles of Science: Celebrity Scientists versus God and Religion

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2007
ISBN:
9780195310726
eISBN:
9780199785179
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195310726.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

The oracles of science: Carl Sagan, Stephen Weinberg, Richard Dawkins, Stephen Hawking, Edward O. Wilson, and Stephen Jay Gould make connections between science and culture, and they particularly ... More


To Change the World: The Irony, Tragedy, and Possibility of Christianity Today

James Davison Hunter

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199730803
eISBN:
9780199777082
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199730803.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

The call to make the world a better place is inherent in the Christian belief and practice. But why have efforts to change the world by Christians so often failed or gone tragically awry? And how ... More


Culture: The Common View

James Davison Hunter

in To Change the World: The Irony, Tragedy, and Possibility of Christianity Today

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199730803
eISBN:
9780199777082
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199730803.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

The “common view” is that culture is made up of the accumulation of values held by the majority of people and the choices made on the basis of those values. If a culture is good, it is because the ... More


 Modernity, Religion, and Moral Worldviews

James K. Wellman Jr.

in Evangelical vs. Liberal: The Clash of Christian Cultures in the Pacific Northwest

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780195300116
eISBN:
9780199868742
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195300116.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Peter Berger has argued that modernity marginalizes religion to the private sphere, thus creating a secularization of culture. Later he reneged, suggesting that religion can survive without a “sacred ... More


Creating Worldviews: Metaphor, Ideology and Language

James W. Underhill

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748643158
eISBN:
9780748651566
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748643158.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, English Language

Encouraging readers to reflect upon language and the role metaphor plays in patterning ideas and thought, this book first offers a critical introduction to metaphor theory as it has emerged over the ... More


Humboldt, Worldview and Language

James Underhill

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748638420
eISBN:
9780748671809
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748638420.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Theoretical Linguistics

This book investigates the vigorous and inspiring linguistic philosophy of Wilhelm von Humboldt. Many English-speaking authors speak of a ‘Humboldtian tradition’ and associate Humboldt's name with ... More


Worldview (Weltanschauung or Weltansicht)

W. Underhill James

in Humboldt, Worldview and Language

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748638420
eISBN:
9780748671809
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748638420.003.0007
Subject:
Linguistics, Theoretical Linguistics

This short chapter introduces Wilhelm von Humboldt's concept of worldview. It considers the way the terms Weltbegriff and Weltanschauung were used by Humboldt's predecessor, Kant, and the way those ... More


The Ethos of Rastafari: Structure, Ideology, and Ritual

Ennis Barrington Edmonds

in Rastafari: From Outcasts to Culture Bearers

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195133769
eISBN:
9780199834167
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195133765.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

The continued existence of social movements usually depends on the development of hierarchical institutional structures. Rastafari, however, is characterized by an ethos rather than institutional ... More


Culture

Wesley A. Kort

in C.S. Lewis Then and Now

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195143423
eISBN:
9780199834389
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195143426.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Literature

Culture mediates relations between Christian principles, beliefs or norms, and reality. Tied closely to language, culture is crucial to the work of relating Christianity to reality. Since cultures ... More


“Devices of the Devil”: The Book of Mormon as Cultural Product or Sacred Fiction

Terryl L. Givens

in By the Hand of Mormon: The American Scripture that Launched a New World Religion

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195138184
eISBN:
9780199834211
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019513818X.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Critics and cultural historians have proposed a variety of explanations for the Book of Mormon's origin. Outright fabrication, automatic writing, and plagiarism of either Solomon Spaulding or Ethan ... More


Radical Religious Speech: The Ingredients of a Binary World View

Sara Savage and Jose Liht

in Extreme Speech and Democracy

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199548781
eISBN:
9780191720673
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199548781.003.0025
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration

This chapter outlines key ingredients of Islamist radical religious speech and the social psychological needs to which they appeal, particularly among second and third generation young Muslims living ... More


Audience‐Specific Apologetics

John G. Stackhouse

in Humble Apologetics: Defending the Faith Today

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195138078
eISBN:
9780199834679
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195138074.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Theology

One's apologetic approach ought to be matched appropriately to the audience one is addressing – the sort of audience it is, and particularly its openness to the Christian message. While recognizing ... More


Dynamic Ideas and Faded Model Images

Paul U. Unschuld

in What Is Medicine?: Western and Eastern Approaches to Healing

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520257658
eISBN:
9780520944701
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520257658.003.0030
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

The new medicines in both Greece and China took their model images from their creators' living environments. This new medicine had an idea of the body, but the model image for it was not the body ... More


Arabian Interlude

Paul U. Unschuld

in What Is Medicine?: Western and Eastern Approaches to Healing

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520257658
eISBN:
9780520944701
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520257658.003.0042
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

Arabian authors incorporated the knowledge of Greco-Roman antiquity, organized it, and added a few of their own thoughts. The view of the organism they found in new medicine had no counterpart in ... More


In Defense of “Christian Activism”: The Case of Allan Boesak

Boitumelo Senokoane

in Contesting Post-Racialism: Conflicted Churches in the United States and South Africa

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781628462005
eISBN:
9781626745094
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781628462005.003.0011
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

The chapter argues that ‘Christian Activism’ is love in the service of justice and that the Christian Gospel includes proclamation to the nations about obedience to God. When considering the depth ... More


Seekers and Setting

Diana G. Tumminia

in When Prophecy Never Fails: Myth and Reality in a Flying-Saucer Group

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
July 2005
ISBN:
9780195176759
eISBN:
9780199835720
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195176758.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

The author describes the setting, entry into the field, and the difficulty of writing an ethnography about a group with an unusual worldview. She meets members, who are called students, and the ... More


Culture, Christianity, and Witchcraft in a West African Context

Todd M. Vanden Berg

in The Changing Face of Christianity: Africa, the West, and the World

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2005
ISBN:
9780195177282
eISBN:
9780199835812
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195177282.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter describes the changing terms upon which the Longuda people of northeast Nigeria engage their beliefs about witchcraft. Lutheran and other forms of Christianity have wide influence in ... More


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