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Conclusion

Richard J. Goodrich

in Contextualizing Cassian: Aristocrats, Asceticism, and Reformation in Fifth-Century Gaul

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199213139
eISBN:
9780191695841
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199213139.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

This chapter reflects on the significance and the lessons of Cassian's work. It provides the answer to the question of why Cassian put such an effort into his strategies to win a hearing for his ... More


Ugly and Wasted

David Brown

in God and Grace of Body: Sacrament in Ordinary

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780199231829
eISBN:
9780191716218
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199231829.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Theology

This chapter explores the aspects of Christian attitudes toward the body that non-believers usually find most difficult — the exaltation of the body as ‘ugly and wasted’. Most of the chapter is ... More


Folk Shaktism Life with the Goddess

June McDaniel

in Offering Flowers, Feeding Skulls: Popular Goddess Worship in West Bengal

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195167900
eISBN:
9780199849970
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195167900.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

This chapter discusses folk and tribal Shaktism. Topics covered include concepts of goddess among the Adivasis (those who first lived on the land) and in folk Hinduism; possession and asceticism in ... More


Craving Completion: Sufism, Subjectivity, and Gender before Ibn Arabī

Saʿdiyya Shaikh

in Sufi Narratives of Intimacy: Ibn 'Arab?, Gender, and Sexuality

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807835333
eISBN:
9781469601939
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807869864_shaikh.5
Subject:
Religion, Islam

Notions of the self, the spiritual path, and the nature of the God–human relationship are core concerns in Sufism. This chapter provides a historical and thematic map of Sufism as it relates to the ... More


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