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Introduction

Nathan MacDonald

in Not Bread Alone: The Uses of Food in the Old Testament

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199546527
eISBN:
9780191720215
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199546527.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

With the exception of sacrifice and the food laws, the subject of food has been almost universally overlooked by Old Testament scholars. Yet food appears on almost every page of the Old Testament and ... More


The Invention of a Ritual

F. S. Naiden

in Smoke Signals for the Gods: Ancient Greek Sacrifice from the Archaic through Roman Periods

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199916405
eISBN:
9780199980277
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199916405.003.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Religions

This chapter reviews recent scholarship on Greek sacrifice, especially that of Burkert and the team of Vernant and Detienne, with their roots in the late nineteenth century, especially Robertson ... More


Ritual and Magic

David Chidester

in Empire of Religion: Imperialism and Comparative Religion

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780226117263
eISBN:
9780226117577
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226117577.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

Highlighting exchanges in ritual theory between imperial theorist James Frazer and Henri-Alexandre Junod, missionary to the Thonga in South Africa, this chapter contrasts imperial and colonial ... More


The History of Scholarship on Ancient Israelite Religion: A Brief Sketch

Theodore J. Lewis

in The Origin and Character of God: Ancient Israelite Religion through the Lens of Divinity

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
August 2020
ISBN:
9780190072544
eISBN:
9780190072575
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190072544.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

In order to study the broad topic of divinity, it is essential to survey the history of scholarship, especially to understand the foundation of views inherited by modern scholars. The Enlightenment ... More


James George Frazer

Timothy Larsen

in The Slain God: Anthropologists and the Christian Faith

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2014
ISBN:
9780199657872
eISBN:
9780191785573
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199657872.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion, Theology

James George Frazer (1854–1941) was the most famous British anthropologist of his day because of the phenomenal success of his The Golden Bough. Although raised a Christian, Frazer abandoned his ... More


Ritual and the Sacred: On the Anthropology of Ideal Formation

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/9780190933272.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Social Theory, Sociology of Religion

Émile Durkheim’s sociology of religion is presented in this chapter not as a functionalist analysis, but as an understanding of religion that sees it as anchored in collective corporeal practices. ... More


Root Issues

David L. Haberman

in People Trees: Worship of Trees in Northern India

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199929177
eISBN:
9780199332960
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199929177.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

This chapter introduces the questions and issues that shape this particular study. Within the overall framework of a consideration of the cultural construction of nature, it re-examines such concepts ... More


Ministers and Ministerial Training

Michael Ledger-Lomas

in The Oxford History of Protestant Dissenting Traditions, Volume III: The Nineteenth Century

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780199683710
eISBN:
9780191823923
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199683710.003.0021
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies, Theology

Ministerial training throughout the nineteenth century was dogged by persistent uncertainties about what Dissenters wanted ministers to do: were they to be preachers or scholars, settled pastors or ... More


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