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Introduction

Ellen M. Umansky

in From Christian Science to Jewish Science: Spiritual Healing and American Jews

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
April 2005
ISBN:
9780195044003
eISBN:
9780199835485
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195044002.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This introductory chapter presents the author’s explanation of the rationale behind this volume. Specifically, he sought to understand the growing Jewish attraction to Christian Science. He discusses ... More


Christian Science and American Jews

Ellen M. Umansky

in From Christian Science to Jewish Science: Spiritual Healing and American Jews

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
April 2005
ISBN:
9780195044003
eISBN:
9780199835485
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195044002.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter discusses the three main reasons why Jews are attracted to Christian Science: physical, social, and spiritual. Jews initially turned to Christian Science due to its promise of health, ... More


“Does the Science Kill a Patient Here and There?”: Christian Science, Healing, and the Law

Shawn Francis Peters

in When Prayer Fails: Faith Healing, Children, and the Law

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780195306354
eISBN:
9780199867714
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195306354.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter delineates the history of Christian Science and the beliefs and practices of its adherents as they relate to spiritual healing. After establishing the basic tenets of the faith, it ... More


From Christian Science to Jewish Science: Spiritual Healing and American Jews

Ellen M. Umansky

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
April 2005
ISBN:
9780195044003
eISBN:
9780199835485
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195044002.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This book examines the attraction of American Jews to Christian Science during the early 1900s, and the emergence of Jewish Science as a counter movement. It discusses the works of the major ... More


“The Pain Has No Right to Exist”: Contemporary Christian Scientists in the Courts

Shawn Francis Peters

in When Prayer Fails: Faith Healing, Children, and the Law

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780195306354
eISBN:
9780199867714
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195306354.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

The sociolegal issues raised by more contemporary prosecutions of Christian Scientists for neglect and manslaughter compose the bulk of this chapter. These cases pitted grieving parents who sincerely ... More


Alfred Geiger Moses, New Thought, and the Applied Psychology of Judaism

Ellen M. Umansky

in From Christian Science to Jewish Science: Spiritual Healing and American Jews

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
April 2005
ISBN:
9780195044003
eISBN:
9780199835485
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195044002.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

Reform rabbi Alfred Geiger Moses formulated and promulgated teachings he termed as “Jewish Science” to counter the growing influence of Christian Science in the American Jewish community. He used the ... More


Governmental Intervention in and Punishment for the Use of Spiritual Healing Methods

Catharine Cookson

in Regulating Religion: The Courts and the Free Exercise Clause

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195129441
eISBN:
9780199834105
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019512944X.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

The use of spiritual healing methods by parents to heal their children presents a hard free exercise case, and this chapter examines several of these key cases from the nineteenth and twentieth ... More


The Creation of a Movement

Ellen M. Umansky

in From Christian Science to Jewish Science: Spiritual Healing and American Jews

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
April 2005
ISBN:
9780195044003
eISBN:
9780199835485
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195044002.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

Morris Lichtenstein viewed Jewish Science as a means to turn American Jews away from Christian Science while revitalizing their spiritual lives. He assumed leadership of the Society of Applied ... More


“Pointless and Preventable”: An Overview of Religion-Based Medical Neglect of Children

Shawn Francis Peters

in When Prayer Fails: Faith Healing, Children, and the Law

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780195306354
eISBN:
9780199867714
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195306354.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter provides an overview of religion-based medical neglect of children, in which devout parents forego providing adequate medical care to their ailing sons and daughters because the ... More


High-Risk Religion: Informed Consent in Faith Healing, Serpent Handling, and Refusing Medical Treatment

Margaret Pabst Battin

in Ending Life: Ethics and the Way We Die

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195140279
eISBN:
9780199850280
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195140279.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

In some of the more colorful groups on the American religious spectrum, the religious faith of believers involves a willingness to take substantial physical risks — risks to health, physical ... More


Talking Back and Taking Flight

Cynthia Grant Tucker

in No Silent Witness: The Eliot Parsonage Women and Their Unitarian World

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780195390209
eISBN:
9780199866670
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195390209.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

By 1915, the half‐empty pews in the Portland church are a miniature of the big institutional picture. Efforts to bring in more men have had little effect, and many women have left for more empowering ... More


The Examples

Susan Starr Sered

in Priestess, Mother, Sacred Sister: Religions Dominated by Women

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195104677
eISBN:
9780199853267
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195104677.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

Women's religions are, from a cross-cultural perspective, anomalous. Most of the religions of the world are dominated by men. This chapter presents twelve examples of religions dominated by women. ... More


Introduction: Moscow's Celebrity Composer

Simon Morrison

in The People's Artist: Prokofiev's Soviet Years

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195181678
eISBN:
9780199870806
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195181678.003.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This introductory chapter describes Prokofiev's aesthetic outlook, notably the influence of Christian Science on his creativity. There ensues a discussion of his work with the Ballets Russes ... More


Women, Sacred Texts, and Religious Organization

Susan Starr Sered

in Priestess, Mother, Sacred Sister: Religions Dominated by Women

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195104677
eISBN:
9780199853267
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195104677.003.0013
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

This chapter looks at a few examples that illustrate the lack of centralization which characterizes women's religions. Among the Black Caribs no one tries to compel conformity in beliefs about the ... More


No Father in Heaven Androgyny and Polydeism

Susan Starr Sered

in Priestess, Mother, Sacred Sister: Religions Dominated by Women

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195104677
eISBN:
9780199853267
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195104677.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

Notions of the supernatural are what differentiate religious from secular belief systems. Given the importance that religious devotees accord their deities, this chapter looks at the gods and spirits ... More


THE INFERNAL FEMININE

Marion Elizabeth Rodgers

in Mencken: The American Iconoclast

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195072389
eISBN:
9780199787982
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195072389.003.0020
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

No one sensed the changes in Mencken more fully than his girlfriend, Marion Bloom, whose own traumatic experiences as a nurse in war-torn France pushed her towards Christian Science, and away from ... More


Epilogue: Separating the Ewes from the Rams; or, Seeing through a New Lens

Karin E. Gedge

in Without Benefit of Clergy: Women and the Pastoral Relationship in Nineteenth-Century American Culture

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780195130201
eISBN:
9780199835157
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195130200.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

Gedge asks scholars to reject the “feminization” paradigm for understanding women’s role in the nineteenth-century American Protestant church. In its stead, she proposes a “great” or masculine ... More


Religious Liberty

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/9780199543670.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter examines the limitations on freedom based on the Constitution of the United States. It follows that freedom of religion had long been regarded as the corner-stone of a free society. ... More


After the Monkey Trial: Evangelical Scientists and a New Creationism

Christopher M. Rios

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780823256679
eISBN:
9780823261383
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823256679.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

Over the past generation, considerable historical attention has been given to evangelical Christians who attacked modern evolutionary theories. This book, by contrast, sheds light on the ... More


The Social Contexts of Women's Religions: Gender Disjunction, Matrifocality, and a Critique of Deprivation Theory

Susan Starr Sered

in Priestess, Mother, Sacred Sister: Religions Dominated by Women

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195104677
eISBN:
9780199853267
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195104677.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

Just as there is no one historical scenario that explains why women's religions occur, there is no single cultural configuration in which we find all the women's religions, nor a single cultural ... More


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