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The Pragmatic Role of Religious Studies

Amanda Porterfield

in The Transformation of American Religion: The Story of a Late-Twentieth-Century Awakening

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195131376
eISBN:
9780199834570
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195131371.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

The academic study of religion in colleges and universities played an indirect but important role in the development of spirituality. Courses in religious studies proliferated in the context of the ... More


Understanding the Nature of Our Offense: A Dialogue on the Twenty-First-Century Study of Religion for Use in the Classroom

Brian K. Pennington

in Teaching Religion and Violence

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780195372427
eISBN:
9780199949618
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195372427.003.0013
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

In this dialogue between two scholars caught up in a wave of late twentieth-century attacks on the academic study of religion by offended religious communities, the authors lay out their respective ... More


Introduction

M.K. Raghavendra

in Seduced by the Familiar: Narration and Meaning in Indian Popular Cinema

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195696547
eISBN:
9780199080281
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195696547.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

Indian popular cinema is marked by many transformations. It has been subjected to the ‘constants’ found within the beliefs and worldview of the people of the Indian society and to the ‘variables’ ... More


Introduction: The Editors

Christopher Hood, Desmond King, and Gillian Peele

in Forging a Discipline: A Critical Assessment of Oxford's Development of the Study of Politics and International Relations in Comparative Perspective

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780199682218
eISBN:
9780191762741
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199682218.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

The study of politics has emerged as a recognized academic discipline from the fields of philosophy, history, jurisprudence, and economics over the last hundred years. This book asks: what sort of ... More


What Are “Abrahamic Religions”?

Aaron W. Hughes

in Abrahamic Religions: On the Uses and Abuses of History

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199934645
eISBN:
9780199980666
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199934645.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

Recent years have seen the rise of an ecumenical discourse that posits Abraham as the progenitor of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam and thus as the role model for subsequent interfaith coexistence. ... More


Conclusion: “say something american if you dare”

Joshua L. Miller

in Accented America: The Cultural Politics of Multilingual Modernism

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780195336993
eISBN:
9780199893997
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195336993.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This book's aim has been to relate part of one eventful segment of the longer history of U.S. language politics: the years between 1898 and 1945. The study has been predominantly concerned with ... More


Towards convergence: academic studies and the student performer

Celia Duffy and Joe Harrop

in Musicians in the Making: Pathways to Creative Performance

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
December 2017
ISBN:
9780199346677
eISBN:
9780199346707
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199346677.003.0020
Subject:
Music, Psychology of Music

This chapter concerns the interrelationship between music history and analysis—so-called academic studies—and musical performance, and it considers how such studies might affect or influence the ... More


“Islamic Apologetics” and Islamic Studies

Majid Daneshgar

in Studying the Qur'an in the Muslim Academy

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780190067540
eISBN:
9780190067571
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190067540.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This chapter highlights the notion of “Islamic Apologetics” in the Muslim academy and Islamic studies in Western academia. The goal of the chapter is to prepare readers to see how topics discussed in ... More


Conclusion: What Can be Learned from the Oxford Politics Story?: Christopher Hood, Desmond King, and Gillian Peele

The Editors

in Forging a Discipline: A Critical Assessment of Oxford's Development of the Study of Politics and International Relations in Comparative Perspective

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780199682218
eISBN:
9780191762741
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199682218.003.0014
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This concluding chapter starts by looking back at the three reasons presented at the beginning of the book for supposing that the distinctive features of Oxford may have provided a challenging ... More


Why Philosophy Matters for the Study of Religion—and Vice Versa

Thomas A. Lewis

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780198744740
eISBN:
9780191805998
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198744740.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion, Religious Studies

Philosophy of religion today is characterized by a lacuna: little recent work has engaged with or contributed to broader developments in the academic study of religion. The result has been ... More


“I Wanted to Study Something That Couldn't Be Used”

Thomas Söderqvist

in Science as Autobiography: The Troubled Life of Niels Jern

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300094411
eISBN:
9780300128710
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300094411.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Technology and Society

This chapter focuses on the time when Niels Jerne had been working at Elders & Fyffes for more than three years. He got along well with his colleagues and had received a promotion. Looking back, he ... More


Introduction: Mind the Gap: Or, Philosophy of Religion and Religious Studies

Thomas A. Lewis

in Why Philosophy Matters for the Study of Religion—and Vice Versa

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780198744740
eISBN:
9780191805998
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198744740.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion, Religious Studies

The Introduction identifies the recent lack of exchange between philosophy of religion and the broader field of religious studies. To engage this gap, it suggests a notion of philosophy of religion ... More


Fantasies of the New Class

Stephen Schryer

in Fantasies of the New Class: Ideologies of Professionalism in Post-World War II American Fiction

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231157575
eISBN:
9780231527477
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231157575.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This introductory chapter examines the idea that qualified professionals will tame free-market capitalism, forcing it to submit to expert guidance. Such an idea encapsulates the dominant ideology of ... More


The Origin of the Two Programmes

Johannes Zachhuber

in Theology as Science in Nineteenth-Century Germany: From F.C. Baur to Ernst Troeltsch

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199641918
eISBN:
9780191752490
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199641918.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Theology, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter traces the origins of Baur’s ‘idealist’ model. Scholarship normally sees him as a theological Hegelian, but it is argued in this chapter that he is less indebted for his general ... More


Summary and Conclusions

Thomas R. Blanton, IV

in A Spiritual Economy

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780300220407
eISBN:
9780300225143
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300220407.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

This chapter summarizes the previous chapters and notes that Paul’s letters shift the temporal framing of the classic formulation do ut des, “I give so that you might give.” Paul’s reformulation was ... More


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