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American Universities and the Birth of Modern Mormonism, 1867-1940 

Thomas W. Simpson

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781469628639
eISBN:
9781469628653
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469628639.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

In the closing decades of the nineteenth century, college-age Latter-day Saints began undertaking a remarkable intellectual pilgrimage to the nation's elite universities, including Harvard, Columbia, ... More


Deus in Machina: Religion, Technology, and the Things in Between

Jeremy Stolow (ed.)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780823249800
eISBN:
9780823252480
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823249800.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Drawing upon a wide range of historical and ethnographic examples, this book approaches the study of religion and technology from an interdisciplinary perspective, synthesizing recent work in the ... More


The Ticket to the Soviet Soul: Soviet Atheism as Worldview

Victoria Smolkin

in A Sacred Space Is Never Empty: A History of Soviet Atheism

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780691174273
eISBN:
9781400890101
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691174273.003.0005
Subject:
History, Russian and Former Soviet Union History

This chapter examines how the Soviet Communist Party tried to boost the political legitimacy of its ideological project to build Communism and produce an atheist society by addressing the people's ... More


Cognition and Representation

ROGER BECK

in The Religion of the Mithras Cult in the Roman Empire: Mysteries of the Unconquered Sun

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199216130
eISBN:
9780191712128
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199216130.003.0007
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Religions

This chapter explains how the Cognitive Science of Religion can serve as a powerful new method for exploring the making of representations in a religion and the cognitive processes by which an ... More


Methods

Arie L. Molendijk

in Friedrich Max Müller and the Sacred Books of the East

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780198784234
eISBN:
9780191826832
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198784234.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, World Religions, Hinduism

Chapter 4, ‘Methods’, concerns methodological issues. Key to the paradigm shift in the study of culture in the nineteenth century is the idea of comparison. The chapter demonstrates that Max Müller’s ... More


Ritual and Christian Beginnings

Risto Uro

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780199661176
eISBN:
9780191793455
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199661176.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies, Religious Studies

The rise of early Christianity has been examined from a myriad of perspectives, but until recently ritual has been a neglected topic. This book argues that ritual theory is indispensable for the ... More


Introduction

Jason Ā. Josephson-Storm

in The Myth of Disenchantment: Magic, Modernity, and the Birth of the Human Sciences

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780226403229
eISBN:
9780226403533
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226403533.003.0001
Subject:
History, History of Religion

The introduction notes that throughout the academy there continues to be an ongoing investment in the modernization thesis, which is alternately celebrated or condemned. Fortunately, two small groups ... More


Ritual, Culture, and the Human Mind: A Socio-cognitive Approach

Risto Uro

in Ritual and Christian Beginnings

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780199661176
eISBN:
9780191793455
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199661176.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies, Religious Studies

This chapter introduces the reader to the Cognitive Science of Religion (CSR), especially to those aspects of this new field that are relevant for a deeper understanding of the cognitive theories ... More


Anti-intellectualism Rejected and Reborn, 1920–1940

Thomas W. Simpson

in American Universities and the Birth of Modern Mormonism, 1867-1940 

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781469628639
eISBN:
9781469628653
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469628639.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

Mormon intellectual life suffered acutely in the wake of turmoil at Brigham Young University in 1911, but less than a decade later, major changes in church leadership and educational policy would ... More


Cognitive Science and the New Testament: A New Approach to Early Christian Research

István Czachesz

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780198779865
eISBN:
9780191825880
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198779865.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies, Religious Studies

This monograph makes a case for a cognitive turn in New Testament Studies, both surveying relevant developments in the Cognitive Science of Religion and digging into the field of cognitive and ... More


Piety, Pioneers, and Patriots: The First American Observatories

Alexander MacDonald

in The Long Space Age: The Economic Origins of Space Exploration from Colonial America to the Cold War

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780300219326
eISBN:
9780300227888
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300219326.003.0002
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

In the earliest period of American history, astronomy and the exploration of the heavens was considered a hallmark of intellectual development and a noble endeavor for the colonial elite. In the wake ... More


American Catholics and the Church of Tomorrow: Building Churches for the Future, 1925-1975

Catherine R. Osborne

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780226561028
eISBN:
9780226561165
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226561165.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Religion

This book asks why 20th century American Catholics stopped building churches that looked back to the middles ages, and began building churches that for the present and the future. It argues that ... More


A Cognitive Turn

István Czachesz

in Cognitive Science and the New Testament: A New Approach to Early Christian Research

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780198779865
eISBN:
9780191825880
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198779865.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies, Religious Studies

This chapter provides an introduction to the field of cognitive science and outlines the program of a cognitive turn in New Testament Studies. The chapter explains the background and significance of ... More


Introduction: Religion, Technology, and the Things in Between

Jeremy Stolow

in Deus in Machina: Religion, Technology, and the Things in Between

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780823249800
eISBN:
9780823252480
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823249800.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This introductory chapter situates the book in relation to existing frameworks for the study of religion and technology across various disciplines and arenas of discussion. The introduction begins ... More


Evolution and Its Discontents, 1896–1920

Thomas W. Simpson

in American Universities and the Birth of Modern Mormonism, 1867-1940 

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781469628639
eISBN:
9781469628653
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469628639.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

After Utah attained its statehood, Mormons inhabited altered landscapes of anxiety and ambition. Despite experiencing meaningful new forms of acceptance and freedom, they still felt the sting of ... More


Introduction

Risto Uro

in Ritual and Christian Beginnings

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780199661176
eISBN:
9780191793455
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199661176.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies, Religious Studies

The Introduction explains the rationale of the book. From the viewpoint of the history of religion, the failure of early Christian scholars to include ritual in the story of Christian origins is ... More


Anthropomorphism and Apophaticism

Wesley J. Wildman

in In Our Own Image: Anthropomorphism, Apophaticism, and Ultimacy

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
December 2017
ISBN:
9780198815990
eISBN:
9780191853524
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198815990.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

To appreciate the risks and benefits of anthropomorphism, it is important (1) to appreciate the genius and limitations of human cognition, (2) to compare ultimacy models to see what difference ... More


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