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 Shamanism Goes Global: Mircea Eliade and Carlos Castaneda

Andrei A. Znamenski

in The Beauty of the Primitive: Shamanism and Western Imagination

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195172317
eISBN:
9780199785759
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195172317.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

The increased attention given to shamanism in humanities studies and in popular culture since the 1960s is usually associated with two names: Mircea Eliade and Carlos Castaneda. Eliade, a ... More


Modern Western Esoteric Currents in the Work of Mircea Eliade: The Extent and Limits of Their Presence

Antoine Faivre

in Hermeneutics, Politics, and the History of Religions: The Contested Legacies of Joachim Wach and Mircea Eliade

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195394337
eISBN:
9780199777358
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195394337.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Theology

This chapter examines the place in Eliade’s historical and fictional works of a variety of currents: Christian Kabbalah, Neo-Alexandrian hermetism, Renaissance “magic,” “spiritual” alchemy, ... More


Hermeneutics, Politics, and the History of Religions: The Contested Legacies of Joachim Wach and Mircea Eliade

Christian Wedemeyer and Wendy Doniger (eds)

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195394337
eISBN:
9780199777358
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195394337.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Theology

This book brings together an international group of leading scholars of religion to reflect in concert on the lives, works, and legacies of two of the twentieth century’s most influential historians ... More


 Prophecy and Sociology of Religion

Niels Christian Hvidt

in Christian Prophecy: The Post-Biblical Tradition

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2007
ISBN:
9780195314472
eISBN:
9780199785346
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195314472.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Theology

The reality and truth of divine revelation is realized most of all in the lived faith of the church. It is here that prophecy has played its most significant role. Prophets are not called mainly to ... More


Storytracking: Texts, Stories, and Histories in Central Australia

Sam D. Gill

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195115871
eISBN:
9780199853427
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195115871.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

This work takes a narrative technique (known as “storytracking”) practiced by Australian aboriginal people and applies it to the academic study of their culture. The book's purpose is to get as close ... More


Storytracking the Academic Study of Religion

Sam D. Gill

in Storytracking: Texts, Stories, and Histories in Central Australia

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195115871
eISBN:
9780199853427
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195115871.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

This section is devoted on the clarification of the roles of storytracking in the so-called Arrernte examples and in the conceptualization of the theories and methods relevant to the educational ... More


The Geopolitics of the European Spirit in Post‐Secular Romania

Daniel Barbu

in European Stories: Intellectual Debates on Europe in National Contexts

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199594627
eISBN:
9780191595738
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199594627.003.0013
Subject:
Political Science, European Union, Political Theory

Daniel Barbu deconstructs the transformations undergone by the language and enactment of consent to European integration by Romanian academia and public intellectuals. Drawing on the works of two ... More


Religion for the Age of Darkness: Tantra and the History of Religions in the Twentieth Century

Hugh B. Urban

in Tantra: Sex, Secrecy, Politics, and Power in the Study of Religion

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520230620
eISBN:
9780520936898
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520230620.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

This chapter looks at the “revalorized” place of Tantra—and perhaps even Tantro-centrism—in the work of twentieth-century historians of religions, such as Mircea Eliade, Heinrich Zimmer, and Julius ... More


Hermeneutics, Comparison, Context, and Difference

Carl Olson

in The Allure of Decadent Thinking: Religious Studies and the Challenge of Postmodernism

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199959839
eISBN:
9780199315970
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199959839.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

Using the methods of Mircea Eliade, Jonathan Z. Smith, and Wendy Doniger as representative of the history of religions approach to the study of religion, the chapter compares these figures to ... More


The Pragmatic Role of Religious Studies

Amanda Porterfield

in The Transformation of American Religion: The Story of a Late-Twentieth-Century Awakening

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195131376
eISBN:
9780199834570
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195131371.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

The academic study of religion in colleges and universities played an indirect but important role in the development of spirituality. Courses in religious studies proliferated in the context of the ... More


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


The Problematic Nature of Representational Thinking

Carl Olson

in The Allure of Decadent Thinking: Religious Studies and the Challenge of Postmodernism

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199959839
eISBN:
9780199315970
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199959839.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

The rationale of postmodern thinkers for attacking and subverting the representational mode of thinking is examined in this chapter, which looks at the theory of religion and method of Mircea Eliade ... More


Eliade, Cioran, Ionesco: The Treason of the Intellectuals

Joseph Frank

in Responses to Modernity: Essays in the Politics of Culture

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780823239252
eISBN:
9780823239290
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823239252.003.0014
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

In the aftermath of World War II, there was a great influx of refugees into the United States, three of whom were Mircea Eliade, E. M. Cioran, and Eugène Ionesco. Eliade, the much-admired historian ... More


From Experience to Meaning

Stephen S. Bush

in Visions of Religion: Experience, Meaning, and Power

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2014
ISBN:
9780199387403
eISBN:
9780199387427
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199387403.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter recounts the twentieth-century shift in the study of religion from experiential theories of religion to interpretive ones. The key assumptions of the experiential vision, as found in the ... More


Holiness and Judaism

Alan L. Mittleman

in Does Judaism Condone Violence?: Holiness and Ethics in the Jewish Tradition

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780691174235
eISBN:
9780691184326
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691174235.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter reconstructs the meanings of holiness from representative texts of the Jewish tradition. The discussion is anchored on two claims. First, biblical thought does not divide the world into ... More


Automatic Theologies Surrealism and the Politics of Equality

Kate Khatib

in Political Theologies: Public Religions in a Post-Secular World

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823226443
eISBN:
9780823237043
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823226443.003.0032
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

This chapter explores the question of whether there is a place for theology in the post-secular age. It focuses on 20th-century surrealism in the context of Mircea ... More


Religion and Incongruity

Tyler Roberts

in Encountering Religion: Responsibility and Criticism After Secularism

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231147521
eISBN:
9780231535496
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231147521.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter looks at Mircea Eliade's argument that a “religionist” approach to religion is irreducible to social or biological factors and so must be explained on its own terms, as a manifestation ... More


Power and Theory

Carl Olson

in Indian Asceticism: Power, Violence, and Play

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780190225315
eISBN:
9780190225346
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190225315.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, World Religions, Religious Studies

The previous chapters enable a reader to see how violence, the demonic, language, and forms of play are all intertwined with power and contribute to a broader understanding of the nature of power and ... More


The Meaning OF Gurbani: A Focus on Hermeneutic Techniques

Pashaura Singh

in The Guru Granth Sahib: Canon, Meaning and Authority

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195663341
eISBN:
9780199080694
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195663341.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Sikhism

This chapter examines the different approaches adopted by various schools of interpretation within the Sikh tradition and how an interpretation of a text relates to the issues of its epoch. It ... More


Tantra in the West

André Padoux

in The Hindu Tantric World: An Overview

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780226423937
eISBN:
9780226424125
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226424125.003.0012
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

This chapter provides an overview of Tantra in contemporary West. The presence of Tantra in the West is interesting because it is one of the aspects of the relationship between the West and a largely ... More


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