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Encountering the Human

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/9780231147521.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter presents how the humanistic study of religion deviates from the modern academic template of disinterested inquiry. Humanistic inquiry involves disciplines of experimentation in which ... More


Cultural Studies Between Heaven and Earth: Beyond the Puritan Pedagogy of The Scarlet Letter

JAMES T. FISHER and MARGARET M. MCGUINNESS

in The Catholic Studies Reader

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780823234103
eISBN:
9780823240906
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823234103.003.0017
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter suggests that vestiges of a Catholic imagination may be discerned in classic works of American literature authored by Protestants, and in particular, the most canonical novel of all, ... More


Learning from Shortcomings, Moving Forward with New Methods

Daniel Maria Klimek

in Medjugorje and the Supernatural: Science, Mysticism, and Extraordinary Religious Experience

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
April 2019
ISBN:
9780190679200
eISBN:
9780190879983
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190679200.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity, Philosophy of Religion

The chapter considers the ideological biases that have formed in academic culture against taking mystical experiences and similar phenomena seriously. An in-depth analysis of Ann Taves’s ... More


Becoming Catholic: Education, Evangelization, and Conversion

Matthew J. Cressler

in Authentically Black and Truly Catholic: The Rise of Black Catholicism in the Great Migration

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781479841325
eISBN:
9781479815425
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479841325.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter argues that in order to fully understand why African Americans converted to Catholicism, it is important to avoid functionalist answers that attempt to reduce conversion to a choice on ... More


Had There Been a Papist: hawthorne’s the scarlet letter

Thomas J. Ferraro

in Transgression and Redemption in American Fiction

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
December 2020
ISBN:
9780198863052
eISBN:
9780191895586
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198863052.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This opening chapter revisits Hawthorne’s foundational The Scarlet Letter to initiate a proto-Catholic mode of inquiry and to leverage a renegade Catholic sense of divinity already at work within the ... More


Divination and the ‘Real Presence’ of the Divine in Ancient Greece

Michael A. Flower

in Ancient Divination and Experience

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
November 2019
ISBN:
9780198844549
eISBN:
9780191880032
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198844549.003.0009
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Religions, European History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter applies Robert Orsi’s concepts of ‘real presence’ and ‘abundant history’ to the study of ancient Greek religion, using divination as a case study. It proposes that we should take real ... More


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