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Prayer Cloths: Remnants of the Holy Ghost and the Texture of Faith

Anderson Blanton

in Hittin' the Prayer Bones: Materiality of Spirit in the Pentecostal South

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781469623979
eISBN:
9781469623993
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469623979.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

This chapter describes the remarkable metamorphosis of a mere rag into a sacred cloth receptacle for the healing and apotropaic power of the Holy Ghost. Tracking the circulation of anointed fragments ... More


Ghostly Encounters: Spirits, Memory, and the Holy Ghost

MAYRA RIVERA

in Planetary Loves: Spivak, Postcoloniality, and Theology

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823233250
eISBN:
9780823240487
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823233250.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter reimagines the Holy Ghost in its relation to memories of suppressed pasts as well as unrealized possibilities, inspired by Spivak's discussions of history, ... More


Sacramental Ordinances—Salvific

Terryl L. Givens

in Feeding the Flock: The Foundations of Mormon Thought: Church and Praxis

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
June 2017
ISBN:
9780199794935
eISBN:
9780190657864
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199794935.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Church History

Mormons do not have formal categories or enumeration of sacraments, but five are essential for salvation and are thus administered for the living and the dead: baptism, conferral of Holy Ghost, ... More


Holy Ghost

Terryl L. Givens

in Wrestling the Angel: The Foundations of Mormon Thought: Cosmos, God, Humanity

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2014
ISBN:
9780199794928
eISBN:
9780199378432
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199794928.003.0015
Subject:
Religion, Church History

The Holy Ghost is the least theologized member of the godhead in both Christian theology and Mormon thought. Still, the Holy Ghost performs indispensable functions, including serving as the vehicle ... More


How to Be Holy

Brian Davies

in The Thought of Thomas Aquinas

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198267539
eISBN:
9780191600500
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198267533.003.0013
Subject:
Religion, Theology

This chapter begins to connect what Thomas Aquinas says about people in general with his teaching on the Trinity – his position being that the Trinity makes us divine since God, who is the Father, ... More


Rogationtide and Pentecost

Ronald Hutton

in The Stations of the Sun: A History of the Ritual Year in Britain

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198205708
eISBN:
9780191676758
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198205708.003.0026
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History, British and Irish Early Modern History

By the year 305, the Catholic Church in the western Roman empire had started to celebrate an annual commemoration of Pentecost, the inspiration of Christ's apostles by the Holy Ghost. Before the end ... More


Appalachian Radio Prayers: The Prosthesis of the Holy Ghost and the Drive to Tactility

Anderson Blanton

in Radio Fields: Anthropology and Wireless Sound in the 21st Century

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814771679
eISBN:
9780814769935
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814771679.003.0011
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This chapter examines the unanticipated centrality of tactile experience within what is often asummed to be an exclusively auditory phenomenon: listening to prayer over the radio. Focusing on ... More


Choose the Right

Melvyn Hammarberg

in The Mormon Quest for Glory: The Religious World of the Latter-Day Saints

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199737628
eISBN:
9780199332472
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199737628.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

The younger Primary classes encompass children in the age-groups from four through seven years and have as their central theme the making of “right choices.” This Primary class level is symbolized by ... More


The Unforgivable Sin: An Interpretation of Albert Camus' The Fall⋆

in From Vienna to Chicago and Back: Essays on Intellectual History and Political Thought in Europe and America

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226776361
eISBN:
9780226776385
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226776385.003.0016
Subject:
History, History of Ideas

This chapter presents a discussion on Albert Camus' The Fall. The Fall is the story of the corrosion of a man's mind. Camus' understanding of laughter recalls Charles Baudelaire's reflections on its ... More


Some Aspects of Popularizing Mysticism in Late Medieval England

Wolfgang Riehle

in The Secret Within: Hermits, Recluses, and Spiritual Outsiders in Medieval England

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801451096
eISBN:
9780801470936
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801451096.003.0011
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

This chapter examines some aspects of popularizing mysticism in England during the late medieval period. It begins with a discussion of the allegory The Abbey of the Holy Ghost, which tackles the ... More


The Godhead

Terryl L. Givens

in Wrestling the Angel: The Foundations of Mormon Thought: Cosmos, God, Humanity

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2014
ISBN:
9780199794928
eISBN:
9780199378432
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199794928.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Church History

Trinitarian thought is the most nonnegotiable part of Christian theology, and the one where Mormonism radically departs from orthodoxy. Mormons expanded the “Unity in Trinity” to three physically ... More


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