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Metanoia

Murray A. Rae

in Kierkegaard's Vision of the Incarnation: By Faith Transformed

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198269403
eISBN:
9780191683633
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198269403.003.0015
Subject:
Religion, Theology

This chapter discusses redemption and Christian conversion. In this chapter, the different strands of Christian conversion are discussed through Kierkegaardian categories of sin, the individual ... More


Learning the Truth

Murray A. Rae

in Kierkegaard's Vision of the Incarnation: By Faith Transformed

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198269403
eISBN:
9780191683633
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198269403.003.0014
Subject:
Religion, Theology

Christianity contends that the Truth is learned neither by speculation, nor imagination, nor by historical investigation but rather by the virtue of the condition given by God. Receipt of this ... More


Of Faith and Commitment: Christian Conversion in Muslim Java

Robert W. Hefner

in Conversion to Christianity: Historical and Anthropological Perspectives on a Great Transformation

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520078352
eISBN:
9780520912564
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520078352.003.0004
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Religion

This chapter explores the history of East Javanese conversion, striving to determine why people converted in some areas but not in others. It also investigates more closely the forces promoting the ... More


The Modern Spirit of Asia: The Spiritual and the Secular in China and India

Peter van der Veer

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691128146
eISBN:
9781400848553
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691128146.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This book challenges the notion that modernity in China and India are derivative imitations of the West, arguing that these societies have transformed their ancient traditions in unique and ... More


Turning Miscegenation into Tragicomedy (Or Not): Robert Greene’s Orlando Furioso

Jane Hwang Degenhardt

in Islamic Conversion and Christian Resistance on the Early Modern Stage

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748640843
eISBN:
9780748651597
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748640843.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This chapter discusses genre as an alternative to assessing the racial and gendered stakes of Christian-Muslim conversion. It studies what happens when a romance plot is forced into a tragicomic ... More


Accidental Pilgrims: Modernity, Migration, and Christian Conversion among Contemporary Taiwanese Americans

Carolyn Chen

in Encountering Modernity: Christianity in East Asia and Asian America

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824839475
eISBN:
9780824869731
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824839475.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

This chapter examines the development of Christianity among contemporary Taiwanese Americans and relates it to both the large-scale twentieth-century political, economic, and social transformations ... More


Christian conversion and reflections on the supernatural

Miles Hollingworth

in Saint Augustine of Hippo: An Intellectual Biography

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199861590
eISBN:
9780199345441
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199861590.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

Augustine’s conversion to Christ has up to now been treated as a manifesto-change by scholars. In other words: he must have believed something before then started to believe something different ... More


The Past Acquired, Revived, and Ransacked

Marina Belozerskaya

in Medusa’s Gaze: The Extraordinary Journey of the Tazza Farnese

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199739318
eISBN:
9780199979356
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199739318.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, History of Art: pre-history, BCE to 500CE, ancient and classical, Byzantine

The Tazza was likely brought to Constantinople by Constantine the Great. This chapter discusses the founding of his new capital, his transfer there of artworks from across the Greco-Roman world, and ... More


The Special Relationship and the Rule of Law

Jedidiah J. Kroncke

in The Futility of Law and Development: China and the Dangers of Exporting American Law

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780190233525
eISBN:
9780190233549
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190233525.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Chapter 7 traces the intensification of America’s interest in China’s legal and political development during the 1930s and 1940s alongside the continued secularization of legal export work. The ... More


How Central European Jewish Women Confronted Modernity

Harriet Pass Freidenreich

in Women and Judaism: New Insights and Scholarship

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814732182
eISBN:
9780814733110
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814732182.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter examines the lives of Jewish women in Central Europe during the first decades of the 20th century. In the transition from traditional Jewish society to modernity, Orthodox observances ... More


Public Writing I: “to Feel Interest in Our Welfare”

Phillip H. Round

in Removable Type: Histories of the Book in Indian Country, 1663-1880

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807833902
eISBN:
9781469606347
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807899472_round.9
Subject:
Society and Culture, Native American Studies

This chapter examines the creation of discursive spaces that the author refers to as “Indian publics.” It is argued here that the circulation of books and manuscripts went hand in hand with a ... More


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