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Disciplinary Perspectives on New Religious Movements: Views from the Humanities and Social Sciences

John A. Saliba

in Teaching New Religious Movements

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195177299
eISBN:
9780199785537
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195177299.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter examines the methods and theories proposed by four major disciplines to understand the presence of new religious movements in the West. It first describes the psychological approach, ... More


Political religion: secularity and the study of religion in global civil society

John D'Arcy May

in Religion, spirituality and the social sciences: Challenging marginalisation

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847420411
eISBN:
9781447303190
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847420411.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Sociology of Religion

The place of religion within the civil society has always been a contested issue. Some contend that religion should be separated from the mechanisms of the society while some argue that religion is ... More


Engaging Radical Alterity: Theological Pluralism, Interreligious Dialogue, and Encountering “Reality”

Louis Komjathy

in Teaching Interreligious Encounters

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
August 2017
ISBN:
9780190677565
eISBN:
9780190677596
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190677565.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies, World Religions

As someone located in Daoist Studies and Religious Studies without formal theological training, I have developed my own pedagogical approach to teaching Comparative Theology and the theologies of ... More


Religion, Place, and Mountaintop Removal

Joseph D. Witt

in Religion and Resistance in Appalachia: Faith and the Fight Against Mountaintop Removal Coal Mining

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780813168128
eISBN:
9780813168753
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813168128.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter examines the historical development of anti-mountaintop removal activism in Appalachia in the early twenty-first century. The chapter first examines how twenty-first-century groups such ... More


Conclusion

Amanda J. Baugh

in God and the Green Divide: Religious Environmentalism in Black and White

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780520291164
eISBN:
9780520965003
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520291164.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

The conclusion reiterates the book’s main argument, that that environmental innovations in American religions have developed for reasons that expand far beyond direct expressions of religious ... More


The Shadow of God

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/9780226403533.003.0005
Subject:
History, History of Religion

“The Shadow of God,” highlights a crucially important dialectical movement. It shows how a putative opposition between religion and science, combined with fears of despiritualization and mourning for ... More


Afterword

Randall Styers

in Melania: Early Christianity Through the Life of One Family

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780520292086
eISBN:
9780520965638
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520292086.003.0017
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

This essay delineates the impact of gender studies, theories of religion, and hagiography on fields of patristics and the history of Christianity more broadly, with a particular focus on 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


Conclusion: Assessing the Hole at the Beginning of It All

Alan Cole

in Fathering Your Father: The Zen of Fabrication in Tang Buddhism

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520254848
eISBN:
9780520943643
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520254848.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter explores more general questions that have come out of this investigation regarding the form and function of Chan genealogies that have been slowly generated and thickened. It assesses ... More


Rethinking Jewish Philosophy: Beyond Particularism and Universalism

Aaron W. Hughes

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199356812
eISBN:
9780199358199
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199356812.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism, Philosophy of Religion

The term “Jewish philosophy” is, in many ways, a paradox. Is it theology or is it philosophy? Is it a philosophical way of understanding Judaism, or a Jewish way of understanding philosophy? Does it ... More


From Modernity to Sustainability

James Miller

in China's Green Religion: Daoism and the Quest for a Sustainable Future

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780231175869
eISBN:
9780231544535
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231175869.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

Modernity tends to frame religion as private spirituality and nature as objective materiality, each divorced from the other. Sinological scholarship on Daoism has tended to work within this framework ... More


The Revival of Magick: Aleister Crowley

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/9780226403533.003.0007
Subject:
History, History of Religion

This chapter turns to the infamous British magician Aleister Crowley, who overlapped with Frazer at Trinity College, Cambridge. This chapter shows that Crowley drew on the very text in which Frazer ... More


The Future of Sainthood

Elizabeth A. Castelli

in Melania: Early Christianity Through the Life of One Family

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780520292086
eISBN:
9780520965638
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520292086.003.0016
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

One way of thinking about the last decades of scholarship on late ancient Christianity is to notice the effort to disentangle the historiographical project from the theological one. This effort has ... More


Introduction

A. David Napier

in Making Things Better: A Workbook on Ritual, Cultural Values, and Environmental Behavior

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199969357
eISBN:
9780199346097
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199969357.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Where global priorities have suppressed the veracity of experiential differences, the field of religious studies has returned repeatedly to acknowledge them. Though many contemporary anthropologists ... More


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