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Joseph Smith and Nineteenth-Century Mormon Mappings of Asian Religions

Reid L. Neilson

in Joseph Smith, Jr.: Reappraisals After Two Centuries

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195369786
eISBN:
9780199871292
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195369786.003.014
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter turns to the subject of what Joseph Smith himself had to say about Mormonism's relationship to other religions, and ways of accommodating religious pluralism. It further traces the ... More


Introduction

Jane Naomi Iwamura

in Virtual Orientalism: Asian Religions and American Popular Culture

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199738601
eISBN:
9780199894604
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199738601.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

As an entrée to the book, this chapter lays out the theoretical framework of the analysis, including the concepts of Virtual Orientalism and the icon of the Oriental Monk. Early visual constructions ... More


Virtual Orientalism: Asian Religions and American Popular Culture

Jane Iwamura

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199738601
eISBN:
9780199894604
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199738601.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Saffron-robed monks and long-haired gurus have become familiar characters on the American popular culture scene. This book examines the contemporary fascination with Eastern spirituality and provides ... More


Introduction: Hindu Female Gurus in Historical and Philosophical Context

Karen Pechilis

in The Graceful Guru: Hindu Female Gurus in India and the United States

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195145380
eISBN:
9780199849963
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195145380.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

The Graceful Guru, signifies the female gurus' participation in a very established category of Hindu religious leadership—and in the modalities of continuity and change in Hindu ... More


Conclusion

John R. Hinnells

in Zoroastrians in Britain: The Ratanbai Katrak Lectures: University of Oxford 1985

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198261933
eISBN:
9780191682247
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198261933.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, World Religions, Religious Studies

This chapter brings together the strands of this study. It is divided into five sections. The first section provides an overview of the Zoroastrians in Britain. The second asks to what extent, and in ... More


Asian American Religions

Timothy Tseng

in The Columbia Guide to Religion in American History

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231140201
eISBN:
9780231530781
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231140201.003.0013
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter surveys the history of Asian American religions. The study of Asian American religions centers on the religious expressions of Asian Americans themselves. Transplanted Asian religious ... More


South Asian Religions in the United States: New Contexts and Configurations

Karen Leonard

in New Cosmopolitanisms: South Asians in the US

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804752800
eISBN:
9780804767842
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804752800.003.0004
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This chapter looks at South Asian groups in the United States such as Hindu, Muslim, Christian, Sikh, Buddhist, and Zoroastrian, who practice in historical and traditional ways, and contrasts them ... More


To Celebrate Positive Psychology and Extend Its Horizons

Gordon Bermant, Charu Talwar, and Paul Rozin

in Designing Positive Psychology: Taking Stock and Moving Forward

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780195373585
eISBN:
9780199893263
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195373585.003.0029
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology, Health Psychology

This chapter makes three basic points. First, it presents three interrelated goals for wholesome living, based largely on South and East Asian religions and cultures, which stand in some contrast to ... More


From Consensus to Struggle: Pluralism and the Body Politic in Contemporary America

Charles H. Lippy

in Gods in America: Religious Pluralism in the United States

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199931903
eISBN:
9780199345779
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199931903.003.0013
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Since the mid-twentieth century, the relationship between religion and the body politic in the United States as crafted by both religious and political leaders has moved through four stages. ... More


Nature and the Way: Asian Thought

Fred Dallmayr

in Return to Nature?: An Ecological Counterhistory

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780813134338
eISBN:
9780813135953
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813134338.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

Much of the thought that characterized the countercurrent of modern Western philosophy were similar to Asian philosophical and religious traditions. Asian traditions emphasize holistic ideals and an ... More


Introduction

Arthur Versluis

in American Gurus: From Transcendentalism to New Age Religion

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199368136
eISBN:
9780190201951
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199368136.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

Introduces major themes of book, including Platonism, history of mysticism, and Asian religions in the West.


Dharma and South Asian Spirituality

Alf Hiltebeitel

in Dharma

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824834661
eISBN:
9780824870713
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824834661.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This introductory chapter discusses dharma as a South Asian spirituality. In the global marketplace of ideas, dharma has come to denote South Asian spirituality as a marker of identity, ... More


The Impact of Religious Pluralism on American Women

R. Marie Griffith

in Gods in America: Religious Pluralism in the United States

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199931903
eISBN:
9780199345779
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199931903.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

The literature investigating the impact of religious pluralism on American women is scanty, and any projected conclusions are at this point partial and preliminary. The evidence does show that ... More


Conclusion

in Ambiguous Bodies: Reading the Grotesque in Japanese Setsuwa Tales

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804759755
eISBN:
9780804771061
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804759755.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter sums up the key findings of this study on the grotesque in setsuwa tales, which, it suggests, embodies the tensions between individuals and groups competing for power as well as between ... More


On the Counterculture

Arthur Versluis

in American Gurus: From Transcendentalism to New Age Religion

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199368136
eISBN:
9780190201951
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199368136.003.0013
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

Discusses 1960s religion, hippie religion, Asian religions in America; discusses the history of the counterculture and its religious significances.


'Siva's Saints: The Origins of Devotion in Kannada according to Harihara's Raga.lega.lu

Gil Ben-Herut

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
November 2018
ISBN:
9780190878849
eISBN:
9780190878870
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190878849.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

The Vīraśaiva tradition, which developed over the last eight centuries in the Kannada-speaking region of the Deccan plateau in India, holds a unique place in Hindu society. Its members do not adhere ... More


Preaching in the Global South

Jason A. Carter

in The Oxford History of Protestant Dissenting Traditions, Volume V: The Twentieth Century: Themes and Variations in a Global Context

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
November 2018
ISBN:
9780198702252
eISBN:
9780191838934
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198702252.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Theology

This chapter describes the importance of indigenous and indigenizing preachers in various parts of the Majority World for the emergence of global Christianity. Indigenous preachers, raised in the ... More


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