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Abrahamic ReligionsOn the Uses and Abuses of History

Abrahamic Religions: On the Uses and Abuses of History

Aaron W. Hughes

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199934645
eISBN:
9780199980666
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199934645.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

Recent years have witnessed the emergence of a virtual cottage industry in all things “Abrahamic.” Directly proportionate to the rise of religious exclusivism, perhaps best epitomized by the attacks ... More

Across God's FrontiersCatholic Sisters in the American West, 1850-1920

Across God's Frontiers: Catholic Sisters in the American West, 1850-1920

Anne M. Butler

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780807835654
eISBN:
9781469601618
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807837542_butler
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

Roman Catholic sisters first traveled to the American West as providers of social services, education, and medical assistance. This book traces the ways in which sisters challenged and reconfigured ... More

Aesthetics and Analysis in Writing on ReligionModern Fascinations

Aesthetics and Analysis in Writing on Religion: Modern Fascinations

Daniel Gold

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520236134
eISBN:
9780520929517
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520236134.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

This book addresses a fundamental dilemma in religious studies. Exploring the tension between humanistic and social scientific approaches to thinking and writing about religion, the author develops a ... More

After the Monkey TrialEvangelical Scientists and a New Creationism

After the Monkey Trial: Evangelical Scientists and a New Creationism

Christopher M. Rios

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780823256679
eISBN:
9780823261383
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823256679.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

Over the past generation, considerable historical attention has been given to evangelical Christians who attacked modern evolutionary theories. This book, by contrast, sheds light on the ... More

Aliens and Strangers?The Struggle for Coherence in the Everyday Lives of Evangelicals

Aliens and Strangers?: The Struggle for Coherence in the Everyday Lives of Evangelicals

Anna Strhan

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780198724469
eISBN:
9780191792090
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198724469.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies, Religion and Society

In this work of qualitative sociology, Anna Strhan offers an in-depth study of the everyday lives of members of a conservative evangelical Anglican church in London. ‘St John’s’ is a vibrant church, ... More

American GurusFrom Transcendentalism to New Age Religion

American Gurus: From Transcendentalism to New Age Religion

Arthur Versluis

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199368136
eISBN:
9780190201951
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199368136.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

By the early twenty-first century, a phenomenon that once was inconceivable had become nearly commonplace in American society: the American public spiritual teacher who does not belong to, or at ... More

American Universities and the Birth of Modern Mormonism, 1867-1940 

American Universities and the Birth of Modern Mormonism, 1867-1940 

Thomas W. Simpson

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781469628639
eISBN:
9781469628653
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469628639.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

In the closing decades of the nineteenth century, college-age Latter-day Saints began undertaking a remarkable intellectual pilgrimage to the nation's elite universities, including Harvard, Columbia, ... More

Balthasar on the Spiritual SensesPerceiving Splendour

Balthasar on the Spiritual Senses: Perceiving Splendour

Mark McInroy

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780199689002
eISBN:
9780191768095
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199689002.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Theology, Religious Studies

In this study, Mark McInroy argues that the ‘spiritual senses’ play a crucial yet previously unappreciated role in the theological aesthetics of Hans Urs von Balthasar. The doctrine of the spiritual ... More

The Believing PrimateScientific, Philosophical, and Theological Reflections on the Origin of Religion

The Believing Primate: Scientific, Philosophical, and Theological Reflections on the Origin of Religion

Jeffrey Schloss and Michael Murray (eds)

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199557028
eISBN:
9780191701719
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199557028.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies, Philosophy of Religion

Over the last two decades, scientific accounts of religion have received a great deal of scholarly and popular attention both because of their intrinsic interest and because they are widely viewed as ... More

Beyond the Secular West

Beyond the Secular West

Akeel Bilgrami (ed.)

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780231170802
eISBN:
9780231541015
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231170802.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

What is the character of secularism in countries that were not pervaded by Christianity, such as China, India, and the nations of the Middle East? To what extent is the secular an imposition of ... More

Biblical Interpretation and MethodEssays in Honour of John Barton

Biblical Interpretation and Method: Essays in Honour of John Barton

Katharine J. Dell and Paul M. Joyce (eds)

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199645534
eISBN:
9780191755842
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199645534.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies, Religious Studies

Since the rise of critical biblical study in the nineteenth century, there has been a revolution in the way that we interpret the Bible and in the methods we employ to facilitate our reading. ... More

Bill Bright & Campus Crusade for ChristThe Renewal of Evangelicalism in Postwar America

Bill Bright & Campus Crusade for Christ: The Renewal of Evangelicalism in Postwar America

John G. Turner

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807831854
eISBN:
9781469604756
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807889107_turner
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

Founded as a local college ministry in 1951, Campus Crusade for Christ has become one of the world's largest evangelical organizations, today boasting an annual budget of more than $500 million. ... More

Black MagicReligion and the African American Conjuring Tradition

Black Magic: Religion and the African American Conjuring Tradition

Yvonne Chireau

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520209879
eISBN:
9780520940277
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520209879.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

This book looks at the origins, meaning, and uses of Conjure—the African American tradition of healing and harming that evolved from African, European, and American elements—from the slavery period ... More

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

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

Blood and BeliefThe Circulation of a Symbol between Jews and Christians

Blood and Belief: The Circulation of a Symbol between Jews and Christians

David Biale

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520253049
eISBN:
9780520934238
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520253049.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

Blood contains extraordinary symbolic power in both Judaism and Christianity — as the blood of sacrifice, of Jesus, of the Jewish martyrs, of menstruation, and more. Yet, though they share the same ... More

The Blue Sapphire of the MindNotes for a Contemplative Ecology

The Blue Sapphire of the Mind: Notes for a Contemplative Ecology

Douglas E. Christie

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199812325
eISBN:
9780199979745
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199812325.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

The fourth-century writer Evagrius of Pontus likens the experience of contemplation to dwelling in a kind of place. “When the mind has put off the old self and shall put on the one born of grace,” ... More

Bones of ContentionAnimals and Religion in Contemporary Japan

Bones of Contention: Animals and Religion in Contemporary Japan

Barbara R. Ambros

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824836269
eISBN:
9780824871512
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824836269.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

Since the 1990s the Japanese pet industry has grown to a trillion-yen business and estimates place the number of pets above the number of children under the age of fifteen. There are between 6,000 to ... More

Born AgainEvangelicalism in Korea

Born Again: Evangelicalism in Korea

Timothy S. Lee

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824833756
eISBN:
9780824870799
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824833756.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

Known as Asia's “evangelical superpower,” South Korea today has some of the largest and most dynamic churches in the world and is second only to the United States in the number of missionaries it ... More

Born Again BodiesFlesh and Spirit in American Christianity

Born Again Bodies: Flesh and Spirit in American Christianity

R. Marie Griffith

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520217539
eISBN:
9780520938113
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520217539.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

“Fat People Don't Go to Heaven!” screamed a headline in the tabloid Globe in November 2000. The story recounted the success of the Weigh Down Workshop, the nation's largest Christian diet corporation ... More

Bounded ChoiceTrue Believers and Charismatic Cults

Bounded Choice: True Believers and Charismatic Cults

Janja Lalich

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520231948
eISBN:
9780520937512
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520231948.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

Heaven's Gate, a secretive group of celibate “monks” awaiting pickup by a UFO, captured intense public attention in 1997 when its members committed collective suicide. As a way of understanding such ... More

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