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God of Justice: Ritual Healing and Social Justice in the Central Himalayas

William S Sax

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195335866
eISBN:
9780199868919
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195335866.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Theology

This book deals with ritual healing in the Central Himalayas of north India. It focuses on the cult of Bhairav, a local deity who is associated with the lowest castes, the so-called Dalits, who are ... More


The Church as Cultural Exorcist

Harvey Cox

in The Secular City: Secularization and Urbanization in Theological Perspective

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691158853
eISBN:
9781400848850
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691158853.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter looks at the contemporary extension of exorcism in the ministry of the church in the secular city. Men must be called away from their fascination with other worlds—astrological, ... More


Huju: Traditional Opera in Modern Shanghai

Jonathan P. J. Stock

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197262733
eISBN:
9780191734502
Item type:
book
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197262733.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

China has over three hundred distinct styles of music drama, from exorcism theatre to farce, historical romance, and shadow puppetry. This study considers one of the newer operatic forms. Established ... More


Families and Their Ghosts

William S. Sax

in God of Justice: Ritual Healing and Social Justice in the Central Himalayas

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195335866
eISBN:
9780199868919
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195335866.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Theology

A truism of ethnology is that death rituals and related practices are oriented more toward the living than the dead; that they seek to re-organize social relationships that have been damaged by the ... More


“We Need to Change the Statute”: The Promise (and Limits) of Statutory Reform

Shawn Francis Peters

in When Prayer Fails: Faith Healing, Children, and the Law

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780195306354
eISBN:
9780199867714
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195306354.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter entails a discussion of how lawmakers in several states – including Colorado, Massachusetts, and Oregon – have reacted to prominent cases of religion-based medical neglect by attempting ... More


Intimations of Evil?

Phillip Wiebe

in God and Other Spirits: Intimations of Transcendence in Christian Experience

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
April 2005
ISBN:
9780195140125
eISBN:
9780199835492
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195140125.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

In this chapter the evidence is examined from biblical history, the Ante-Nicene Church, the medieval world, and from contemporary experience in apparent support of the phenomena of demonic possession ... More


Coming to Terms

Philip Jenkins

in The Next Christendom: The Coming of Global Christianity

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195146165
eISBN:
9780199834341
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195146166.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter discusses the impact of demographic change (Southern population growth and Northern population decline) on the form of Christianity that is likely to be practiced in the future and ... More


The Window Opens in Mannarkat: A Vision of Mary in a Syrian Christian Church of Kerala

Paul Younger

in Playing Host to Deity: Festival Religion in the South Indian Tradition

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195140446
eISBN:
9780199834907
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195140443.003.0011
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

The well‐known festival of the Jacobite Syrian Church in Mannarkat in the center of Kerala is clear evidence that festival activity was part of the religious system for all South Indians. This Syrian ... More


Can Śivaṉ Be “Re‐Formed”?: The Changing Festival Patterns in the Village of Murukapuḻa

Paul Younger

in Playing Host to Deity: Festival Religion in the South Indian Tradition

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195140446
eISBN:
9780199834907
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195140443.003.0012
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Murukapula is a modestly sized village in the south of Kerala which looks out onto the backwaters leading to the sea and has a huge Roman Catholic church for its large population of fishermen. The ... More


Dance and Trance in a New World: A Māriyammaṉ Festival in Guyana

Paul Younger

in Playing Host to Deity: Festival Religion in the South Indian Tradition

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195140446
eISBN:
9780199834907
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195140443.003.0013
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

The most thorough recreation of the South Indian tradition of worship anywhere in the diaspora took place in Guyana when large numbers of indentured laborers were taken there in the middle of the ... More


Global Pentecostal and Charismatic Healing

Candy Gunther Brown

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780195393408
eISBN:
9780199894390
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195393408.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

This book explains why Pentecostal and Charismatic Christianity is a rapidly growing global phenomenon. Although often caricatured and reduced to speaking in tongues (glossolalia), prosperity, or ... More


Reenchanted: Divine Healing in Korean Protestantism

Sean C. Kim

in Global Pentecostal and Charismatic Healing

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780195393408
eISBN:
9780199894390
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195393408.003.0014
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

The growth of pentecostalism in South Korea since the 1950s, fueled largely by divine healing practices, is symbolized by the Yoido Full Gospel Church, the world’s largest Christian congregation, ... More


Miracle Healing and Exorcism in South Indian Pentecostalism

Michael Bergunder

in Global Pentecostal and Charismatic Healing

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780195393408
eISBN:
9780199894390
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195393408.003.0015
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

This chapter argues that missionary success of the South Indian pentecostal movement in church planting is largely attributable to claims of miracle healing and exorcism, practices that exhibit ... More


Mother Was an Exorcist

Phil Zuckerman

in Faith No More: Why People Reject Religion

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199740017
eISBN:
9780199918690
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199740017.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Based on extensive in-depth interviews, this chapter presents life-story portraits of two apostates, Robert and Ed. Both raised in a strong, Evangelical, fundamentalist Christian home, these two ... More


O, that ‘Oh’ is the Devill: Glover and Harsnett

Steven Connor

in Dumbstruck: A Cultural History of Ventriloquism

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198184331
eISBN:
9780191674204
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198184331.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

If the emerging Protestant sensibility will put a new premium on the essential relationship between the individual person and its voice, it will nevertheless also be vital to affirm that the voice is ... More


Psychological and Symbolical Theories of Magic

Ariel Glucklich

in The End of Magic

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195108798
eISBN:
9780199853434
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195108798.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Illness is a cultural concept that travels poorly across boundaries. Even simple notions such as moodiness and depression, not to mention complex ideas like schizophrenia or paranoia, are bonded to ... More


The Insider's View

Ariel Glucklich

in The End of Magic

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195108798
eISBN:
9780199853434
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195108798.003.0012
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Freed and Freed recently published an immense study of ghosts in Northern India. Their work, and similar projects in other areas of the world, draws on ethnography, medical anthropology, historical ... More


Animal Magic

Ariel Glucklich

in The End of Magic

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195108798
eISBN:
9780199853434
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195108798.003.0015
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

No clear demarcation line separates humans from animals in Banaras, either in theory or in practice. Just as Americans speak English with little reflection on rules of grammar, so Banarsis interact ... More


Jesus: Exorcist and Healer

Amanda Porterfield

in Healing in the History of Christianity

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195157185
eISBN:
9780199850389
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195157185.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

Exorcism and healing are among the most prominent of all the miraculous acts ascribed to Jesus Christ in the New Testament gospels. There are seventy-two accounts of exorcisms and healings, ten of ... More


The Practice of Magic in Healing

Michael W. Dols and Diana E. Immisch

in Majnūn: The Madman in Medieval Islamic Society

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198202219
eISBN:
9780191675218
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198202219.003.0011
Subject:
History, World Medieval History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter reflects on the use of Islamic magic in therapeutic healing. Historical instances of Muslim exorcism substantiate the theoretical discussions of magic. There are, however, no exorcisms ... More


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