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‘Behold the Man whose Name is “The Branch”’ (cf. Zech. 6.12): Ben Roden and the Emergence of Branch Davidianism

Kenneth G. C. Newport

in The Branch Davidians of Waco: The History and Beliefs of an Apocalyptic Sect

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199245741
eISBN:
9780191697494
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199245741.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

By March 1962, the Davidian Seventh-day Adventists appeared to be facing their downfall and as such, what happened serves as an example of the resilience that can be experienced by religious ... More


The Yoga of Sex: Tantra, Kama Sutra, and Other Exotic Imports from the Mysterious Orient

Hugh B. Urban

in Magia Sexualis: Sex, Magic, and Liberation in Modern Western Esotericism

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520247765
eISBN:
9780520932883
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520247765.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

This chapter examines the impact of Indian traditions such as Hindu and Buddhist Tantra and the Kama Sutra on sexual magic in the West. It explains that although Tantra was typically singled out as ... More


Individual Transformation in Religious Commitment and Meaning

Michele Dillon and Paul Wink

in In the Course of a Lifetime: Tracing Religious Belief, Practice, and Change

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520249004
eISBN:
9780520940031
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520249004.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

This chapter assesses change in individual levels of religiousness—discovering who increased or decreased in religiousness during their adult years. A sample study of some individuals that is highly ... More


Penthos: The Gift of Tears

Douglas E. Christie

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

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199812325
eISBN:
9780199979745
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199812325.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

This chapter addresses the following question: What does it mean to open oneself to grief, to consider it as a critical part of the work of coming to know and care for the natural world. It begins by ... More


Sacrificial Cults as ‘the Mysterious Centre of Every Religion’: A Girardian Assessment of Aby Warburg’s Theory of Religion

Wolfgang Palaver

in Sacrifice and Modern Thought

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199659289
eISBN:
9780191764752
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199659289.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter discusses the question of sacrifice in regard to its broader political implications concerning pacifism, violence, and peace. A first part summarizes the modern abolishment of sacrifice ... More


. Experience and Personal Transformation

Robert C. Fuller

in Wonder: From Emotion to Spirituality

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807829950
eISBN:
9781469605593
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807889909_fuller.12
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

This chapter explores how wonder-filled experiences transform the way we perceive and think about the world. More specifically, it describes how certain experiences might elicit wonder and bring ... 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


Holy Cross Benedictine Monastery

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/9780198745785.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies, Religion and Society

This chapter presents the findings from a case study of Holy Cross Benedictine Monastery in Rostrevor. It describes how Holy Cross became the first Benedictine monastery to be established on the ... More


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