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“I, Nephi, Wrote This Record”: The Book of Mormon as Ancient History, Part 2—The Search for a Rational Belief

Terryl L. Givens

in By the Hand of Mormon: The American Scripture that Launched a New World Religion

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195138184
eISBN:
9780199834211
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019513818X.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Mormon Scholar Hugh Nibley ushered in a new era of Book of Mormon studies that emphasized congruencies between the record and the world of the Middle East. Focus shifted to textual, linguistic, and ... More


Criminal Law and “Culture”

Claes Lernestedt

in Criminal Law and Cultural Diversity

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
June 2014
ISBN:
9780199676590
eISBN:
9780191756023
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199676590.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter argues that while both forward- and backward-looking considerations operate within the criminal law, the latter should have considerable weight in the rules for ascribing responsibility. ... More


Community, Culture, and Criminalization

Nicola Lacey

in Criminal Law and Cultural Diversity

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
June 2014
ISBN:
9780199676590
eISBN:
9780191756023
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199676590.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

In examining the merits of including cultural evidence as a tool for determining individual blameworthiness, it is useful to consider how the criminal law treats other mitigating factors that affect ... More


The Palaeolithic Context

Dilip K. Chakrabarti

in India an Archaeological History: Palaeolithic Beginnings to Early Historic Foundations

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780198064121
eISBN:
9780199080519
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198064121.003.0002
Subject:
History, Indian History

This chapter begins with a brief research review of the palaeolithic context to offer a generalized academic perspective of the various types of research which have been conducted in this field. For ... More


Family Matters: Is There Room for “Culture” in the Courtroom?

Ayelet Shachar

in Criminal Law and Cultural Diversity

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
June 2014
ISBN:
9780199676590
eISBN:
9780191756023
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199676590.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Critics of the cultural defense argue that assessing the significance of someone’s “culture” is beyond the capacity of courts, and will lead to arbitrary results. This chapter examines family law to ... More


War as a Cultural Timeout: The Gallery and Shifting Boundaries of Male Belonging

John Ibson

in The Mourning After: Loss and Longing among Midcentury American Men

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780226576541
eISBN:
9780226576718
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226576718.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gender Studies

This chapter and the next one link details of one author’s life, especially his work’s content and its audience, to broad themes in midcentury America, especially themes regarding male relationships ... More


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