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Abuse in New Religious Movements: Challenges for the Sociology of Religion

Janet Jacobs

in Teaching New Religious Movements

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195177299
eISBN:
9780199785537
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195177299.003.0011
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter provides an overview of the study of abuse in new religious movements. Drawing on the literature on patriarchal charismatic movements, the chapter explores the dynamics of physical and ... More


The Charisma of Office

Stuart Clark

in Thinking with Demons: The Idea of Witchcraft in Early Modern Europe

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198208082
eISBN:
9780191677915
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198208082.003.0039
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History, Social History

Political sociology's most famous analysis of the grounds on which the exercise of authority might be validly defended was offered by Max Weber. He distinguished three forms of legitimate domination ... More


Introduction

Anna von der Goltz

in Hindenburg: Power, Myth, and the Rise of the Nazis

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199570324
eISBN:
9780191722240
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199570324.003.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This introductory chapter outlines the thrust of the book and provides the reader with a theoretical background. The author surveys the historiography of Hindenburg's career and his role in German ... More


Hindenburg: Power, Myth, and the Rise of the Nazis

Anna von der Goltz

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199570324
eISBN:
9780191722240
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199570324.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History

Hindenburg: Power, Myth, and the Rise of the Nazis investigates the various political and cultural manifestations of the myth surrounding German Chief of Staff and Reich President Paul ... More


Body Politics: Rethinking the Body of Christ

Yonatan Moss

in Incorruptible Bodies: Christology, Society, and Authority in Late Antiquity

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780520289994
eISBN:
9780520964341
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520289994.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

This chapter examines the ecclesiological foundations of the theological debate between Severus of Antioch and the separatist elements within the anti-Chalcedonian camp over the incorruptibility of ... More


Family

Deidre Helen Crumbley

in Saved and Sanctified: The Rise of a Storefront Church in Great Migration Philadelphia

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780813039848
eISBN:
9780813043791
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813039848.003.0005
Subject:
History, History of Religion

This chapter explores the notion of “family” that pervades the institutional organization of The Church, with special attention to the role of kinship and spiritual adoption in community formation ... More


Conclusion

Anna von der Goltz

in Hindenburg: Power, Myth, and the Rise of the Nazis

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199570324
eISBN:
9780191722240
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199570324.003.0011
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This concluding chapter highlights common threads between chapters. It argues that Hindenburg's appeal was not limited by class, regional, or religious constraints. Hindenburg-worship differed ... More


How Law Grows Up in a Group

Laurence Claus

in Law’s Evolution and Human Understanding

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199735099
eISBN:
9780199950478
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199735099.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law, Legal Profession and Ethics

Law lets us live with people we do not know. Law is the way a growing group uses a group language to fulfill its members' need to interact with unknown people. Law tells us what people are likely to ... More


Denouement

Janja A. Lalich

in Bounded Choice: True Believers and Charismatic Cults

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520231948
eISBN:
9780520937512
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520231948.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

This chapter highlights an incident that represents a major turning point in the life of the cult group Heaven's Gate. Nettles fell ill sometime in the early 1980s, a fact that was kept from most ... More


‘Sometimes I Feel Like I’m His Dog’: Gendered Power and the Ethics of Charismatic Authority

Anna Bull

in Class, Control, and Classical Music

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
July 2019
ISBN:
9780190844356
eISBN:
9780190844387
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190844356.003.0006
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

In a close analysis of rehearsal processes in the youth choir and two youth orchestras in this study, this chapter describes in detail the gendered interaction between conductor and musicians. The ... More


Introduction

Michael Hope

in Power, Politics, and Tradition in the Mongol Empire and the Ilkhanate of Iran

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2016
ISBN:
9780198768593
eISBN:
9780191821981
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198768593.003.0001
Subject:
History, World Early Modern History, Political History

This chapter introduces the core themes and contention of the book. It is broken down into two sections which discuss the book’s content and methodology: the sources consulted in the book, and the ... More


Explaining the Murder-Suicides of the Order of the Solar Temple: A Survey of Hypotheses

Henrik Bogdan

in Violence and New Religious Movements

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199735631
eISBN:
9780199894512
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199735631.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

The Order of the Solar Temple caught the attention of the public in October 1994, when fifty-three of its members in Switzerland and Quebec were murdered or committed suicide. When these tragic ... More


“Misbehaving Women”: The Agency of Activism

Susan C. Pearce, Elizabeth J. Clifford, and Reena Tandon

in Immigration and Women: Understanding the American Experience

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814767382
eISBN:
9780814768266
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814767382.003.0009
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

This chapter singles out the work of several immigrant women activists in the realms of politics, society, and culture. Through thick descriptions of their activities to bring about structural ... More


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