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Religious Criticism

Steven J. Friesen

in Imperial Cults and the Apocalypse of John: Reading Revelation in the Ruins

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195131536
eISBN:
9780199834198
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195131533.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

Lays out a theoretical orientation that allows Friesen to compare the evidence for the imperial cult institutions of mainstream society with a visionary religious text like Revelation, which was ... More


Digital Objects and Ontologies

Bernard Stiegler

in On the Existence of Digital Objects

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780816698905
eISBN:
9781452954349
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816698905.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

Chapter 2 starts by setting up two oppositions: 1) ontologies vs Ontology, and 2) semantics vs syntax. It surveys different notions of ontologies and objects in computation as well as in philosophy, ... More


Maps of Nothing in Particular: Religion as a Cross-cultural Taxon

William E. Arnal and Russell T. McCutcheon

in The Sacred Is the Profane: The Political Nature of "Religion"

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199757114
eISBN:
9780199979530
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199757114.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter explores more recent work in the field of religious studies in which the question of defining religion is again addressed and in which the modern parameters of the category of religion ... More


The Nature of Faith

Richard Swinburne

in Faith and Reason

Published in print:
1984
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198247258
eISBN:
9780191598531
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198247257.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

Analyses three different accounts of faith. On Aquinas’ account, faith is simply belief, though for Aquinas, the religious virtue is not faith in itself, but ‘faith formed by charity’. For Luther, ... More


Modes of (Non-)Religiosity and Unbelief

Johannes Quack

in Disenchanting India: Organized Rationalism and Criticism of Religion in India

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199812608
eISBN:
9780199919406
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199812608.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

This theoretical chapter builds upon the argument of Ulrich Berner that it is often more fruitful to heuristically structure religious fields not just along the lines of religion, but by ... More


Crystallization of a Religious Tradition: The Sikh Panth

Pashaura Singh

in Life and Work of Guru Arjan

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195679212
eISBN:
9780199080687
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195679212.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Sikhism

Wilfred Cantwell Smith argues that it is somehow incorrect to refer to Guru Nanak as ‘the founder of Sikhism’. This chapter shows that the pattern of development and consolidation of the Sikh Panth ... More


Scriptures and Histories

Jonathan Z. Smith and Christopher I. Lehrich

in On Teaching Religion: Essays by Jonathan Z. Smith

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199944293
eISBN:
9780190258375
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199944293.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter presents Jonathan Z. Smith's account of his appreciation for the work of Wilfred Cantwell Smith. He reflects on W. C. Smith's article “The Study of Religion and the Study of the Bible” ... More


Longing and Gender: A Response to Holly Hillgardner and Tracy Sayuki Tiemeier

Amir Hussain

in Comparing Faithfully: Insights for Systematic Theological Reflection

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780823274666
eISBN:
9780823274710
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823274666.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Theology

This chapter is a response by Muslim theologia, Amir Hussain to the work of Holly Hillgardner and Tracy Sayuki Tiemeier. It takes the connections between the Christian and Indic traditions discussed ... More


Liminality: Living on Borders

Patrick Ryan

in Christian Lives Given to the Study of Islam

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780823243198
eISBN:
9780823243235
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823243198.003.0018
Subject:
Religion, Islam

“Every night my mind drifts back to West Africa” – the testimony of Ryan, the American Jesuit, whose life was lived “on the borders” between Nigeria, Ghana, The Gambia, and the USA, especially his ... More


Latin Apologists and Roman Culture

Mark Edwards

in Religions of the Constantinian Empire

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780199687725
eISBN:
9780191815034
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199687725.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

Chapter 2 presents the Latin apologists of this period as complementary figures to Eusebius, challenging Rome from her own traditions rather than foreign sources and taking positions which are more ... More


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