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Healthy Love

Mike W. Martin

in From Morality to Mental Health: Virtue and Vice in a Therapeutic Culture

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2006
ISBN:
9780195304718
eISBN:
9780199786572
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195304713.003.0015
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter begins by illustrating how love can simultaneously involve sickness and immorality, using examples of jealousy, unrequited love, and sadomasochism. It then outlines a virtue-oriented ... More


The Sacred in the Modern World: A Cultural Sociological Approach

Gordon Lynch

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199557011
eISBN:
9780191738210
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199557011.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

The central aim of this book is to provide a theoretical framework for using the concept of the sacred as a tool for social and cultural analysis. It differentiates between ontological theories of ... More


After Durkheim: The Development of a Cultural Sociology of the Sacred

Gordon Lynch

in The Sacred in the Modern World: A Cultural Sociological Approach

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199557011
eISBN:
9780191738210
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199557011.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter considers further theoretical contributions made by the work of Edward Shils, Robert Bellah, and Jeffrey Alexander. This clarifies a series of key points, notably the historical ... More


Transcendence as Reflexive Sacredness: The “Axial Age” as a Turning Point in Religious History

Hans Joas

in The Power of the Sacred: An Alternative to the Narrative of Disenchantment

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
March 2021
ISBN:
9780190933272
eISBN:
9780190933302
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190933272.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Social Theory, Sociology of Religion

This chapter provides a comprehensive overview of the debate on the so-called Axial Age. It presents the major contributors from Karl Jaspers on, but also the predecessors in the 18th and 19th ... More


Civic Engagement

Douglas Jacobsen and Rhonda Hustedt Jacobsen

in No Longer Invisible: Religion in University Education

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199844739
eISBN:
9780199950331
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199844739.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

What values and practices—religious or secular—shape civic engagement? Most colleges and universities aim for their students to become involved citizens, but this process becomes a fraught ... More


Reviving the Civil Religious Tradition

Philip S. Gorski

in Religion and Progressive Activism: New Stories About Faith and Politics

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781479854769
eISBN:
9781479834457
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479854769.003.0013
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Philip S. Gorski’s chapter provides historical context for progressive religious groups’ use of civil religious rhetoric. Through an analysis of Barack Obama’s efforts to resurrect the civil ... More


Religion as Alternative Reality

Mark Juergensmeyer

in God at War: A Meditation on Religion and Warfare

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780190079178
eISBN:
9780190079208
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190079178.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Chapter 3 explores the notion that, like war, religion is an imagined alternative reality. The chapter begins with the remarkable success of the Left Behind novels, Evangelical Protestant novels that ... More


Reviving Sheila: Listening to the Call of Multiple Religious Belonging

Katherine (Trina) Janiec Jones

in Hearing Vocation Differently: Meaning, Purpose, and Identity in the Multi-Faith Academy

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
December 2018
ISBN:
9780190888671
eISBN:
9780190888701
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190888671.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

This chapter observes that many undergraduates find themselves drawn to more than one religious tradition, philosophical perspective, or lifestance. Indeed, the concept of “multiple religious ... More


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