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Storytracking: Texts, Stories, and Histories in Central Australia

Sam D. Gill

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195115871
eISBN:
9780199853427
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195115871.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

This work takes a narrative technique (known as “storytracking”) practiced by Australian aboriginal people and applies it to the academic study of their culture. The book's purpose is to get as close ... More


 Introduction: An Ornament for Jewels

Steven P. Hopkins

in An Ornament for Jewels: Love Poems For The Lord of Gods, by Venkatesa

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780195326390
eISBN:
9780199870455
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195326390.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

A thematic introduction to the life and work of Venkatesha (Vedantadesika), with a focus on Venkatesha's sacred biographies and poetry in Sanskrit, Tamil, and Maharashtri Prakrit connected to the ... More


 Conclusion

Arieh Bruce Saposnik

in Becoming Hebrew: The Creation of a Jewish National Culture in Ottoman Palestine

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195331219
eISBN:
9780199868100
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195331219.003.0012
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

The concluding chapter revisits the process that led, within little more than a decade, from a sense of impending “national death” to the emergence of a budding national entity. Aimed at a thorough ... More


The Making of Oriental Religion

Peter van der Veer

in The Modern Spirit of Asia: The Spiritual and the Secular in China and India

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691128146
eISBN:
9781400848553
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691128146.003.0003
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This chapter explores the making of oriental religion. It analyzes the emerging field of oriental studies and comparative religion, especially the project of Sacred Books of the East, headed by ... More


The Tragic Tale of Claire Ferchaud and the Great War

Raymond Jonas

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520242975
eISBN:
9780520938281
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520242975.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This is the moving and improbable story of Claire Ferchaud, a young French shepherdess who had visions of Jesus and gained national fame as a modern-day Joan of Arc at the height of World War I. ... More


France and the Cult of the Sacred Heart: An Epic Tale for Modern Times

Raymond Jonas

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520221369
eISBN:
9780520924017
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520221369.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This book tells the little-known story of the Sacré-Coeur, or Sacred Heart. The highest point in Paris and a celebrated tourist destination, the white-domed basilica of Sacré-Coeur on Montmartre is a ... More


St. Francis and Lady Poverty

Kenneth Baxter Wolf

in The Poverty of Riches: St. Francis of Assisi Reconsidered

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195158083
eISBN:
9780199834877
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195158083.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

Francis's fascination with poverty as a spiritual discipline is nowhere better illustrated than in the allegory, the Sacred Commerce of St. Francis and Lady Poverty, which appears to have been ... More


Zion’s City 1780–1789

Anne Stott

in Hannah More: The First Victorian

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199274888
eISBN:
9780191714962
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199274888.003.0004
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter deals with Hannah More's religious conversion, which is seen as part of the wider story of the 18th century Evangelical revival. The preachers who most influenced her were Thomas Scott ... More


Coda: Universal Breath

Lisa Siraganian

in Modernism’s Other Work: The Art Object’s Political Life

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199796557
eISBN:
9780199932542
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199796557.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

The coda extends Olson’s and Baraka’s theories of breath and bodily incorporation from the previous chapter to quite different forms of contemporary writing, ranging from Native American Leslie ... More


Migrant Hearts

Valentina Napolitano

in Migrant Hearts and the Atlantic Return: Transnationalism and the Roman Catholic Church

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780823267484
eISBN:
9780823272365
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823267484.003.0005
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Religion

This chapter—through the analyses of ritual celebrations such as Latin American Mission’s pilgrimage to the Sanctuary of the Divino Amore (outside Rome), as well as the devotional presence of the ... More


Sacred Space Is Alive and Well and Living in Japan

Heine Steven

in Sacred High City, Sacred Low City: A Tale of Religious Sites in Two Tokyo Neighborhoods

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780195386202
eISBN:
9780199918362
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195386202.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter offers a critical analysis of the role of sacred space in relation to secular Tokyo in order to better understand the significance of the fundamental contradiction concerning practice ... More


Particularity and Discernment

Richard Parish

in Catholic Particularity in Seventeenth-Century French Writing: 'Christianity is Strange'

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199596669
eISBN:
9780191729126
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199596669.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Church History

The preceding chapter introduced but did not fully address a central issue in the Christian experience, namely that of the assessment of what is claimed to be direct inspiration from God. This ... More


Song Loves the Masses: Herder on Music and Nationalism

Johann Gottfried Herder and Philip V. Bohlman

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780520234949
eISBN:
9780520966444
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520234949.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

Had Johann Gottfried Herder (1744–1803) written a book on music, it would have been Song Loves the Masses. One of the great polymaths of modern intellectual history, Herder wrote influential ... More


Kabuki's Forgotten War: 1931-1945

James R. Brandon

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824832001
eISBN:
9780824869137
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824832001.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

According to a myth constructed after Japan's surrender to the Allied Forces in 1945, kabuki was a pure, classical art form with no real place in modern Japanese society. This book calls this view ... More


The Qur'an and God's Prophets

Barbara Freyer Stowasser

in Women in the Qur'an, Traditions, and Interpretation

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195111484
eISBN:
9780199853397
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195111484.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Islam

The Qur'an, the God's Word revealed to the Prophet Muhammad, teaches believers the doctrine of its own nature. First, the Arabic Qur'an is truly and literally God's Word as revealed verbatim (word ... More


The First Last Man? Thomas Burnet and the Revolution in Time

Fiona J. Stafford

in The Last of the Race: The Growth of a Myth from Milton to Darwin

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198112228
eISBN:
9780191670718
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198112228.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature, Mythology and Folklore

This chapter examines Thomas Burnet's The Sacred Theory of the Earth, an influential account of the earth's history based on the text of the Bible, published in the seventeenth century. In The Sacred ... More


Gods in Greek Inscriptions: Some Methodological Questions

Jan N. Bremmer and Andrew Erskine

in The Gods of Ancient Greece: Identities and Transformations

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748637980
eISBN:
9780748670758
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748637980.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Religions

Fritz Graf explores the ways in which epigraphy contributes to our understanding of Greek divinities. He focuses on the corpora of inscriptions from two cities in particular, Priene in Asia Minor and ... More


Irbmangkara

Sam D. Gill

in Storytracking: Texts, Stories, and Histories in Central Australia

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195115871
eISBN:
9780199853427
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195115871.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

Close to the old station of Hermannsburg lie the four-mile running waters (as the European-Australians call it) of Irbmangkara, which provide irrigation to nearby plantation, drinking water, ... More


Storytracking the Academic Study of Religion

Sam D. Gill

in Storytracking: Texts, Stories, and Histories in Central Australia

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195115871
eISBN:
9780199853427
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195115871.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

This section is devoted on the clarification of the roles of storytracking in the so-called Arrernte examples and in the conceptualization of the theories and methods relevant to the educational ... More


Downhome Gospel: African American Spiritual Activism in Wiregrass Country

Jerrilyn McGregory

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604737820
eISBN:
9781604737837
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604737820.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American

This book explores sacred music and spiritual activism in a little-known region of the South, the Wiregrass Country of Georgia, Alabama, and North Florida. It examines African American sacred music ... More


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