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 Truth and Fact in Religious Narrative

Michael S. Kogan

in Opening the Covenant: A Jewish Theology of Christianity

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780195112597
eISBN:
9780199872275
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195112597.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter explores “true” claims of each of the faiths in religious narrative. It argues that the truth claims of each of the faiths to bear a revealed message can only be evaluated in terms of ... More


Belonging

Mary Ellen Konieczny

in The Spirit's Tether: Family, Work, and Religion among American Catholics

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199965779
eISBN:
9780199346059
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199965779.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Chapter 2, “Belonging,” examines the ongoing process of Catholic identity construction through the personal religious narratives told at Assumption and St. Brigitta in order to show how these ... More


“Forget Happiness! Give Me Suffering Instead”: Negotiating Gender and Asceticism in Vernacular Narrative

Antoinette Elizabeth DeNapoli

in Real Sadhus Sing to God: Gender, Asceticism, and Vernacular Religion in Rajasthan

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199940011
eISBN:
9780199388639
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199940011.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

Chapter 3 analyzes the vernacular religious narratives of female sadhus and their telling of local and/or regional hagiographical tales, particularly those concerned with mythic female bhakti saints, ... More


What Is It Like To Be Dead?: Near-Death Experiences, Christianity, and the Occult

Jens Schlieter

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780190888848
eISBN:
9780190888879
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190888848.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

This book offers a modern genealogy of “near-death experiences,” outlining the important functions of these experiences in the religious field of Western modernity. Emerging as autobiographical ... More


“Buddhism Enters China” in Early Medieval China

Robert Ford Campany

in Old Society, New Belief: Religious transformation of China and Rome, ca. 1st-6th Centuries

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
June 2017
ISBN:
9780190278359
eISBN:
9780190278373
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190278359.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Religions, World History: BCE to 500CE

Narratives are important platforms for religious thought and vehicles of religious persuasion. They are not merely “didactic,” and they do not just flesh out, secondarily, religious doctrines. The ... More


Christianity and Rome: A Study in Power Relationships

H. A. Drake

in Old Society, New Belief: Religious transformation of China and Rome, ca. 1st-6th Centuries

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
June 2017
ISBN:
9780190278359
eISBN:
9780190278373
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190278359.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Religions, World History: BCE to 500CE

While Constantine’s conversion to Christianity changed the deity, it did not change the ideology of the Roman empire. Before Constantine’s relationship with Christianity, there was no religious body ... More


The Mormons in Mexico, 1875–1901

Elisa Eastwood Pulido

in The Spiritual Evolution of Margarito Bautista: Mexican Mormon Evangelizer, Polygamist Dissident, and Utopian Founder, 1878-1961

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
June 2020
ISBN:
9780190942106
eISBN:
9780190942137
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190942106.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

This chapter summarizes the origins of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Mexico, from the 1875 journey of the first missionaries to Mexico to the 1887 establishment of polygamous ... More


The Oxford History of the Novel in English: Volume 6: The American Novel 1879-1940

Priscilla Wald and Michael A. Elliott (eds)

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780195385342
eISBN:
9780190252779
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780195385342.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

The period 1870–1940 saw the consolidation of the nation following the Civil War and the rise of the United States as a world power. The transformation of the novel during these years accompanied, ... More


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