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Funerals

Ralph Houlbrooke

in Death, Religion, and the Family in England, 1480–1750

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198208761
eISBN:
9780191678134
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198208761.003.0010
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History, Social History

This chapter discusses funeral rites between the 15th and 18th centuries. The rites which followed death served many different purposes, including the ... More


Funeral Sermons

Ralph Houlbrooke

in Death, Religion, and the Family in England, 1480–1750

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198208761
eISBN:
9780191678134
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198208761.003.0011
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History, Social History

This chapter discusses funeral sermons between the 15th and 18th centuries. Before the Reformation, a sermon might be delivered at a mass preceding the ... More


Death

Owen Chadwick

in The Early Reformation on the Continent

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198269021
eISBN:
9780191600470
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198269021.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Church History

It has been claimed that the reformation began as an argument about death and the fear of death, as shown, in particular, by the question of the existence of purgatory. The doctrine of purgatory and ... More


The Protection of Doctrine and Worship

Norman Doe

in Law and Religion in Europe: A Comparative Introduction

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199604005
eISBN:
9780191729331
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199604005.003.0007
Subject:
Law, EU Law, Comparative Law

Doctrine and worship are of central importance to most religious faiths. This chapter examines crimes against religious belief and doctrine — the offence of blasphemy (including its abolition in many ... More


Organ Donation and Cosmetic Enhancement

Abdulaziz Sachedina

in Islamic Biomedical Ethics Principles and Application

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195378504
eISBN:
9780199869688
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195378504.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Islam

The chapter deals with the sanctity and integrity of the human body after death. Anatomical dissection and postmortem examinations are a routine part of medical education and diagnostic techniques ... More


It Is a Long Journey to a Ritual

David G. Blumenkrantz

in Coming of Age the RITE Way: Youth and Community Development through Rites of Passage

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
June 2016
ISBN:
9780190297336
eISBN:
9780190297367
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190297336.003.0009
Subject:
Social Work, Communities and Organizations

This chapter provides another case study of a ritual as an example of the general principles and structure of myth, ritual, and rites of passage. The famed educator and ritual-maker Malidoma Patrice ... More


In the Realm of the Dead: Filial Piety and Ancestral Worship

Anh Q. Tran

in Gods, Heroes, and Ancestors: An Interreligious Encounter in Eighteenth-Century Vietnam

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780190677602
eISBN:
9780190677633
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190677602.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

Chapter 4 deals with the afterlife and the cult of the dead, according to both Confucian and Vietnamese folk Buddhist practices. It begins with an overview of traditional Vietnamese anthropology and ... More


The Life of Antony: Embracing Death on the Ascent to God

Jonathan L. Zecher

in The Role of Death in the Ladder of Divine Ascent and the Greek Ascetic Tradition

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780198724940
eISBN:
9780191792458
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198724940.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies, Theology

This chapter examines Athanasius of Alexandria’s Life of Antony, a text of enormous importance for later monastic literature. The chapter argues that a meditation on death as both judgment and ... More


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