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Beyond Idols: The Shape of a Secular Society

Richard K. Fenn

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195143690
eISBN:
9780199834174
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195143698.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Explores the possibilities for a secular society. Such a society is radically open to its environment, to a wide range of opportunities and dangers, and it is therefore agnostic about the boundaries ... More


 The Iron Rod and the Liahona: Authority and Radical Freedom

Terryl C. Givens

in People of Paradox: A History of Mormon Culture

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195167115
eISBN:
9780199785599
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195167115.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

The Mormon church is authoritarian, hierarchical, and rigid. Priesthood correlation and obedience are watchwords. Politics and individualism can collide. The Prophet is absolute spiritual leader. ... More


 Touching the Transcendent: Rethinking Religious Experience in the Sociological Study of Religion

Courtney J. Bender

in Everyday Religion: Observing Modern Religious Lives

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2007
ISBN:
9780195305418
eISBN:
9780199785094
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195305418.003.0012
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter reintroduces religious experience as a key theme and trope within contemporary religion. Taking a woman’s gripping out-of-body experience (during which she meets Jesus) as a starting ... More


Individual and Society: Claims and Responsibilities

Abdulaziz Sachedina

in Islam and the Challenge of Human Rights

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195388428
eISBN:
9780199866755
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195388428.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society, Islam

This chapter takes up the question of group rights, which is one of the four areas of contemporary international controversy over internationally recognized human rights. The concept of human rights ... More


Idols, Idolatry, and Unnecessary Suffering

Richard K. Fenn

in Beyond Idols: The Shape of a Secular Society

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195143690
eISBN:
9780199834174
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195143698.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Secularization weakens the fascist potential of any social system and undermines the claims of world religions to represent universal forms of obligation. In such a context, a religionless ... More


Heroes, Charismatic Figures, and Celebrities as Cultural Idols

Richard K. Fenn

in Beyond Idols: The Shape of a Secular Society

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195143690
eISBN:
9780199834174
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195143698.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Civil religion uses public religiosity, national holidays, and public education to guard against deviant and autonomous expressions of individualism. Civil religion seeks to co‐opt the heroes and ... More


Brotherhoods, Sisterhoods, and Secularization: Creativity, Secularity, and the Creation of Space for the Present Generation

Richard K. Fenn

in Beyond Idols: The Shape of a Secular Society

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195143690
eISBN:
9780199834174
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195143698.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Radical brotherhoods have been particularly subversive of patriarchal authority because they remain more open than the church or the state to a wide range of possibilities contained in both the past ... More


Everyday Religion as Lived

Meredith B. McGuire

in Lived Religion: Faith and Practice in Everyday Life

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195172621
eISBN:
9780199851942
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195172621.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter explains the coverage of this book, which is about religion and spirituality as experienced and expressed by ordinary people in the context of their everyday lives. This book uses the ... More


Rights and Freedoms

Roger Trigg

in Religion in Public Life: Must Faith Be Privatized?

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199543670
eISBN:
9780191701313
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199543670.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion, Religion and Society

The first section of the chapter examines the foundation of many charters of rights, including the European Convention on Human Rights. The universality suggests a metaphysical view encompassing all ... More


Identity

Stephen Backhouse

in Kierkegaard's Critique of Christian Nationalism

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199604722
eISBN:
9780191729324
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199604722.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society, Philosophy of Religion

The chapter looks at personhood and identity formation. It considers both the accusation (Adorno, Lukács and others) that Kierkegaard has no sense of society, as well as the counter‐arguments ... More


The American Soul Rush: Esalen and the Rise of Spiritual Privilege

Marion Goldman

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814732878
eISBN:
9780814733387
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814732878.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Yoga, humanistic psychology, meditation, holistic healing: these practices are commonplace today, yet before the early 1960s they were atypical options for most people outside of the upper class or ... More


Introduction

William D. Romanowski

in Reforming Hollywood: How American Protestants Fought for Freedom at the Movies

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780195387841
eISBN:
9780199950188
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195387841.003.0000
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This introduction outlines the book’s central themes and also counters misinterpretations of the role of Protestants in film history. While Protestants are routinely dismissed collectively as ardent ... More


Grounding the Theoretical Account

Jonathan Brant

in Paul Tillich and the Possibility of Revelation through Film

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199639342
eISBN:
9780191738098
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199639342.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society, Theology

This chapter presents the results of analysis of the data generated by the qualitative research, especially the long, semi-structured interviews. In the first section of the chapter, the approach to ... More


The Mormon Quest for Glory: The Religious World of the Latter-Day Saints

Melvyn Hammarberg

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199737628
eISBN:
9780199332472
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199737628.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

The Mormon Quest for Glory breaks new ground in Mormon studies by examining The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints primarily through the lens of anthropology rather than church ... More


Divination and Its Discontents

Michael D. Swartz

in The Signifying Creator: Nontextual Sources of Meaning in Ancient Judaism

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814740934
eISBN:
9780814723784
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814740934.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter focuses on divination traditions in ancient Judaism, as well as how some of the ancient rabbis dealt with those traditions and what these implied about the word and divine will. These ... More


The African Concept of Community and Individual in the Context of the Market

Paul Appiah Himin Asante

in Distant Markets, Distant Harms: Economic Complicity and Christian Ethics

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199370993
eISBN:
9780199374212
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199370993.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society, Religious Studies

This chapter examines African notions of individual and community to shed light from a different culture on the question of moral responsibility for the harms that markets cause to distant others. ... More


The Political Ethics of Evangelicals

in Evangelicals and American Foreign Policy

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199987634
eISBN:
9780199367818
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199987634.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Although Evangelicals emphasize spiritual development over political action and personal morality over public policy, they nevertheless have a distinct approach to social and political engagement. ... More


Fermanagh Churches Forum

Gladys Ganiel

in Transforming Post-Catholic Ireland: Religious Practice in Late Modernity

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2016
ISBN:
9780198745785
eISBN:
9780191808203
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198745785.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies, Religion and Society

This chapter presents the findings from a case study of Fermanagh Churches Forum (FCF), which was established to promote better inter-church relations, Christian unity, and reconciliation. It ... More


Ballyboden Parish Pastoral Council

Gladys Ganiel

in Transforming Post-Catholic Ireland: Religious Practice in Late Modernity

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2016
ISBN:
9780198745785
eISBN:
9780191808203
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198745785.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies, Religion and Society

This chapter presents the findings from a case study of the Parish Pastoral Council (PPC) in Ballyboden, Dublin. It includes a history of the parish and its PPC, and explains how the PPC is an ... More


Slí Eile (Magis Ireland)

Gladys Ganiel

in Transforming Post-Catholic Ireland: Religious Practice in Late Modernity

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2016
ISBN:
9780198745785
eISBN:
9780191808203
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198745785.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies, Religion and Society

This chapter presents the findings from a case study of Slí Eile (Magis Ireland), a Jesuit ministry for young adults. It includes a history of Slí Eile, and explains how it is an expression of ... More


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