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Virtue

Mandy Sadan

in Being and Becoming Kachin: Histories Beyond the State in the Borderworlds of Burma

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780197265550
eISBN:
9780191760341
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197265550.003.0009
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter considers the impact of conversion to Christianity among the Kachin peoples of Burma and the role that conflict has had in promoting Christianity as a principal ideological foundation ... More


Religious Transformation in South Asia: The Meanings of Conversion in Colonial Punjab

Christopher Harding

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199548224
eISBN:
9780191720697
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199548224.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History, History of Religion

This book investigates mass conversion movements towards Christianity in late colonial India, examining the internal dynamics of conversion and Christian community-building in the region of Punjab. ... More


Joining (and Leaving) a Muslim Minority

Jack Tannous

in The Making of the Medieval Middle East

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780691179094
eISBN:
9780691184166
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691179094.003.0012
Subject:
History, History of Religion

This chapter focuses on the most consequential kind of Christian–Muslim interaction: conversion. It considers legitimate and illegitimate reasons for converting from one religion to another. For some ... More


‘Edward Semper Augustus’: E. A. Freeman on Rome, the Papacy, and the Unity of History1

Colm Ó Siochrú

in Making History: Edward Augustus Freeman and Victorian Cultural Politics

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780197265871
eISBN:
9780191772030
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197265871.003.0003
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This essay explores E. A. Freeman’s conception of the ‘unity of history’. Often presented in ‘Whiggish’ and secular terms, as the development of Roman imperialism into Teutonic liberty and ... More


Epilogue: Feathers and Crosses

Linford D. Fisher

in The Indian Great Awakening: Religion and the Shaping of Native Cultures in Early America

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199740048
eISBN:
9780199949892
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199740048.003.0009
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This epilogue considers the ways in which ideas about religion and conversion play out in present-day Native communities in southern New England. By looking at the present-day Indian churches at ... More


Clerics

Anne Haour

in Rulers, Warriors, Traders, Clerics: The Central Sahel and the North Sea, 800-1500

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197264119
eISBN:
9780191734694
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264119.003.0006
Subject:
History, World Medieval History

This chapter examines the similarities in the means by which new monotheistic religions, Christianity and Islam, came to override previous religious beliefs in the central Sahel and north-west ... More


Introduction

Christopher Harding

in Religious Transformation in South Asia: The Meanings of Conversion in Colonial Punjab

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199548224
eISBN:
9780191720697
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199548224.003.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History, History of Religion

This chapter introduces the major questions and problems which the book seeks to tackle, placing them in historical and historiographical context. Following an overview of the conversion movements in ... More


Rehearsal in Algeria

Sarah A. Curtis

in Civilizing Habits: Women Missionaries and the Revival of French Empire

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780195394184
eISBN:
9780199866595
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195394184.003.0005
Subject:
History, World Modern History, History of Religion

This chapter opens part II by introducing Emilie de Vialar, a noblewoman who founded her own active religious order, the Soeurs de St‐Joseph de l'Apparition (SSJA) in 1830. Within two years, she had ... More


Hostages in the Early Middle Ages: Communication, Conversion, and Structures of Alliance

Adam J. Kosto

in Hostages in the Middle Ages

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199651702
eISBN:
9780191741999
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199651702.003.0003
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

This chapter surveys hostageship in the early Middle Ages. It shows how, in the context of the break-up of Carolingian hegemony, the symbolic and communicative aspects of hostageship were as if not ... More


Christian Imperialism: Converting the World in the Early American Republic

Emily Conroy-Krutz

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801453533
eISBN:
9781501701047
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801453533.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

In 1812, eight American missionaries, under the direction of the recently formed American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions, sailed from the United States to South Asia. The reason for the ... More


Hannah More: The First Victorian

Anne Stott

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199274888
eISBN:
9780191714962
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199274888.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

Hannah More was a public figure at a time when the ideology of separate spheres relegated women to the private and the domestic. She was a friend of many notable writers, artists, and intellectuals ... More


The Secular State and Religious Conflict *

S.N. Balagangadhara

in Reconceptualizing India Studies

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198082965
eISBN:
9780199081936
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198082965.003.0009
Subject:
History, Historiography

This chapter develops an alternative perspective on the issue of secularism in India. Contemporary India confronts acute problems of religious pluralism, which pose fundamental challenges to the ... More


Christianity, Mass Society, and Cold War, 1945–72

Robert Tobin

in The Minority Voice: Hubert Butler and Southern Irish Protestantism, 1900-1991

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199641567
eISBN:
9780191738418
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199641567.003.0005
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter focuses on Butler's writings after the Second World War and his efforts to confront the impact of totalitarian thought on Western society. It offers close readings of some of his most ... More


Monk and Abbot

H. E. J. COWDREY

in Lanfranc: Scholar, Monk, Archbishop

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199259601
eISBN:
9780191717406
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199259601.003.0002
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History

This chapter discusses Lanfranc's entry into the monastic order as a fundamental conversion of life, his life as monk, and his years as prior of Bec. There is no positive reason to doubt that ... More


Martyrs, Patriots, Frenchmen

J. P. DAUGHTON

in An Empire Divided: Religion, Republicanism, and the Making of French Colonialism, 1880-1914

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195305302
eISBN:
9780199866991
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195305302.003.0009
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter looks at popular missionary journals, political pamphlets, and works of mission history from the 1890s to 1914. It traces how conflicts between Catholics and anticlerical critics drove ... More


An Idea of Religion: Identity, difference, and comparison in the gurbilās

Anne Murphy

in Punjab Reconsidered: History, Culture, and Practice

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198078012
eISBN:
9780199080984
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198078012.003.0028
Subject:
History, Indian History

This chapter explores one exemplary portrayal of the death of the ninth guru of the Sikh tradition, Guru Tegh Bahadur, in the mid- to late-eighteenth century account of the life of the tenth guru, ... More


Brave Converts in the Arya Samaj: The Case Of Dharm Pal

C.S. Adcock

in Punjab Reconsidered: History, Culture, and Practice

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198078012
eISBN:
9780199080984
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198078012.003.0044
Subject:
History, Indian History

The Arya Samaj has long been distinguished among nineteenth century reform organizations as forerunner of Hindu nationalist politics and exemplar of Hindu religious intolerance. Arya Samaj practices ... More


The Great Change

Anne Stott

in Wilberforce: Family and Friends

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199699391
eISBN:
9780191739132
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199699391.003.0003
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter describes how William Wilberforce became a Member of Parliament first for Hull and then, in the election of 1784 the Pittite Member for Yorkshire. It deals with his religious conversion ... More


Zhaoqing

R. Po‐chia Hsia

in A Jesuit in the Forbidden City: Matteo Ricci 1552-1610

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199592258
eISBN:
9780191595622
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199592258.003.0004
Subject:
History, Asian History, History of Religion

Covering the years 1583 to 1587, this chapter chronicles the earliest years of the Jesuit Mission in China. The success of Ruggieri and Ricci depended entirely on the good will of the mandarins, with ... More


Defining Boundaries in al-Andalus: Muslims, Christians, and Jews in Islamic Iberia

Janina M. Safran

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801451836
eISBN:
9780801468018
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801451836.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

Al-Andalus, the Arabic name for the medieval Islamic state in Iberia, endured for over 750 years following the Arab and Berber conquest of Hispania in 711. While the popular perception of al-Andalus ... More


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