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 Maps and Myths in the Matsya Purana

Ariel Glucklich

in The Footsteps of Vishnu: A Historical Introduction to Hinduism

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195314052
eISBN:
9780199871766
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195314052.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

This chapter looks at the vast mythological texts called Puranas, with a special focus on the Matsya Purana. The vast cosmological periods (yugas) and the maps of the universe contained in these ... More


Science and Religion in Constructive Engagement

Michael J. Murray

in Analytic Theology: New Essays in the Philosophy of Theology

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199203567
eISBN:
9780191708190
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199203567.003.0012
Subject:
Religion, Theology, Philosophy of Religion

In recent years theologians have worked harder to incorporate the deliverances of science into their theological systems. Most of them are keen to avoid Galileo-Affair-style collision courses with ... More


Pseudo-Creation of the Big Bang

Adolf Grünbaum

in Collected Works, Volume I: Scientific Rationality, the Human Condition, and 20th Century Cosmologies

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199989928
eISBN:
9780199346356
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199989928.003.0011
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

Chapter finally considers the scientific credentials of the Big Bang model as compared to competing cosmological theories.


Islam, Christianity and the Realms of the Miraculous: A Comparative Exploration

Ian Richard Netton

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780748699063
eISBN:
9781474460248
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748699063.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

What is a miracle? Who believes in their possibility? What is the historical context within which they emerge?These and related questions have vexed, puzzled and, indeed, enthused scholars and ... More


Gravitational Waves: Volume 2: Astrophysics and Cosmology

Michele Maggiore

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780198570899
eISBN:
9780191817182
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198570899.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, Particle Physics / Astrophysics / Cosmology

A comprehensive and detailed account of the physics of gravitational waves and their role in astrophysics and cosmology. The part on astrophysical sources of gravitational waves includes chapters on ... More


Harmonia and ṛtá

Aditi Chaturvedi

in Universe and Inner Self in Early Indian and Early Greek Thought

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781474410991
eISBN:
9781474426695
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474410991.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

Greek harmonia and Sanskrit rta, both meaning cosmological principles of order, both derive from an Indo-European root meaning to fit or arrange. The similarity of harmonia and rta is explored in ... More


Developing the Dead: Mediumship and Selfhood in Cuban Espiritismo

Diana Espirito Santo

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780813060781
eISBN:
9780813050850
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813060781.001.0001
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

Developing the Dead is the first in-depth ethnographic exploration of the highly diffused and influential practices of contemporary Cuban creole espiritismo. Based on extensive fieldwork among ... More


The Place of the Other in Temple Art

Maurizio Peleggi

in Monastery, Monument, Museum: Sites and Artifacts of Thai Cultural Memory

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780824866068
eISBN:
9780824876913
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824866068.003.0004
Subject:
History, Asian History

Chapter 3 examines the “Othering” of Europeans (farang) and Indian/Middle Easterners (khaek) in temple murals and illuminated manuscripts as a reflection of two divergent sources of knowledge: the ... More


Introduction

Matthew P. Canepa

in Iranian Expanse: Transforming Royal Identity through Architecture, Landscape, and the Built Environment, 550 BCE-642 CE

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780520290037
eISBN:
9780520964365
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520290037.003.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Asian and Middle Eastern History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter explores Iranian cosmology, its changing relationship to the geography of Western, Central and South Asia, and the diverse range of dynasties, kingdoms and empires that engaged or laid ... More


Academic and Popular Geography: Global Connections, Environmentalist Style

Rebecca Walsh

in The Geopoetics of Modernism

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780813060514
eISBN:
9780813050683
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813060514.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter charts the shift from the cosmological geography of mid- to late nineteenth century geographers Alexander von Humboldt and Mary Somerville to the rise of environmental determinism in the ... More


Material Mobility Versus Concentric Cosmology in the Sukkah: The House of the Wandering Jew or a Ubiquitous Temple?

Galit Hasan-Rokem

in Things: Religion and the Question of Materiality

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780823239450
eISBN:
9780823239498
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823239450.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter discusses the meaning of the Jewish Sukkah as it has continually transformed in history: a temporary booth erected during the week long holiday of Sukkoth. For a week every year, it is ... More


On Causality and Law in Lucretius and Contemporary Cosmology

David Webb

in Contemporary Encounters with Ancient Metaphysics

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781474412094
eISBN:
9781474434966
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474412094.003.0014
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

David Webb’s “On Causality and Law in Lucretius and Contemporary Cosmology” argues that the laws of physics, rather than being immutable, must instead be subordinate to and coordinated by local ... More


The Self-Becoming of the World and the Incompleteness of Being

Frank Chouraqui

in Ambiguity and the Absolute: Nietzsche and Merleau-Ponty on the Question of Truth

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780823254118
eISBN:
9780823261116
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823254118.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter traces the consequences of the earlier two as they structure Nietzsche’s mature thinking about cosmology. Nietzsche’s final position on the matter, famously expressed in the thought of ... More


The Cosmology of the Eucharist

George Theokritoff

in Toward an Ecology of Transfiguration: Orthodox Christian Perspectives on Environment, Nature, and Creation

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780823251445
eISBN:
9780823252909
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823251445.003.0011
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter approaches Cosmology from a new perspective, drawing on what we know of the workings of the Cosmos. It starts by asking the seemingly simple questions: what is bread? What is wine? It ... More


No Thing in Common

James D. Lilley

in Common Things: Romance and the Aesthetics of Belonging in Atlantic Modernity

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780823255153
eISBN:
9780823261062
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823255153.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

Chapter 5 shows how Walpole and Poe refuse to imagine community as a simple collection of common things. They instead practice a philosophy of “uniquity” that values and collects the singular for its ... More


‘The Toy Theatre’: Uncovering the Story of the Urth Cycle1

Peter Wright

in Attending Daedalus: Gene Wolfe, Artifice and the Reader

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780853238188
eISBN:
9781846312618
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780853238188.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

In this chapter, the hitherto undiscovered story of The Urth Cycle is revealed. Breaking with all current thinking on The Book of the New Sun and The Urth of the New Sun, the chapter argues that The ... More


The Lure of Whitehead

Nicholas Gaskill and A. J. Nocek (eds)

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816679959
eISBN:
9781452948393
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816679959.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, General

The Lure of Whitehead addresses the sudden interest, across a range of disciplines, in Alfred North Whitehead’s speculative philosophy. Among its fifteen contributions are essays on metaphysics, ... More


Conclusion: Five Challenges for IR and ir

Milja Kurki

in International Relations in a Relational Universe

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
March 2020
ISBN:
9780198850885
eISBN:
9780191885723
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198850885.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter summarizes the aims and conclusions of the work. In addition, this concluding chapter sets out five ‘light’ challenges, and related propositions, for development of IR theory, ... More


Rituals of Affliction: An Invitation to Sobriety

Bardwell L. Smith

in Narratives of Sorrow and Dignity: Japanese Women, Pregnancy Loss, and Modern Rituals of Grieving

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199942138
eISBN:
9780199345915
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199942138.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Locates human experiences of pain, suffering, and death on a wider screen. Because issues involving ancestors and rituals surrounding death are ordinarily couched in cosmological language that rarely ... More


Whitehead’s Curse?

James Williams

in The Lure of Whitehead

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816679959
eISBN:
9781452948393
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816679959.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, General

James Williams’s “Whitehead’s Curse?” reads Whitehead’s educational writings against the backdrop of the accounts of time and the event developed in his metaphysics. Williams also discusses how ... More


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