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Cultures of Devotion: Folk Saints of Spanish America

Frank Graziano

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2007
ISBN:
9780195171303
eISBN:
9780199785193
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195171303.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This book presents an interpretive overview of folk saint devotions in the Spanish-speaking Americas. The chapters are dedicated to folk saints from Argentina, Mexico, and Peru: Difunta Correa, ... More


Tübingen 1788–1793: The Church Visible and Invisible

H. S. Harris

in Hegel's Development

Published in print:
1971
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198243588
eISBN:
9780191680700
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198243588.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This chapter details Hegel's activities from 1788 to 1793. While he was at Tübingen, Hegel provided an accurate and precise account of his motives from 1788 onwards. His attitude toward the study of ... More


Cognition and Religious Systems

Todd Tremlin

in Minds and Gods: The Cognitive Foundations of Religion

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
February 2006
ISBN:
9780195305340
eISBN:
9780199784721
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195305345.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

Religious people and their religions are not always harmonized. Scholars have long noted two faces of religious practice, one corresponding to an “official” set of beliefs and ... More


Frankfurt-Jena 1798–1802: The ‘Way Back to Intervention in the Life of Men’

H. S. Harris

in Hegel's Development

Published in print:
1971
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198243588
eISBN:
9780191680700
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198243588.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This chapter details Hegel's activities from 1798 to 1802. It covers his views on the ideal of a folk-religion, his first political studies, the genesis of the Verfassungsschrift, and the composition ... More


Gods of the Common People: Folk Religion and Superstition

Steve Bruce

in British Gods: Religion in Modern Britain

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780198854111
eISBN:
9780191888465
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198854111.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

It is sometimes argued that, despite abandoning formal organizations, the British remain religious. Beyond churches, sects, and denominations, there is supposedly a deep reservoir of folk religion ... More


Hong Kong and Taiwan: A Science-Friendly Christianity and Folk Religion

Elaine Howard Ecklund, David R. Johnson, Brandon Vaidyanathan, Kirstin R. W. Matthews, Steven W. Lewis, Robert A. Thomson, and Di Di

in Secularity and Science: What Scientists Around the World Really Think About Religion

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
July 2019
ISBN:
9780190926755
eISBN:
9780190926786
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190926755.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

The idea of science and religion in conflict does not pervade Taiwan and Hong Kong as it often does in the West. Instead, there is often free expression of religion within the workplace. Scientists ... More


Beneath the Bible Belt

John Hayes

in Hard, Hard Religion: Interracial Faith in the Poor South

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781469635323
eISBN:
9781469635330
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469635323.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter sets the stage by suggesting the presence of a hidden regional religious culture beneath the familiar “Bible Belt”. It explains why Southern historians and religious studies scholars ... More


A Definition of Religion for the Social-Scientific Study of Religion

Fenggang Yang

in Religion in China: Survival and Revival under Communist Rule

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199735655
eISBN:
9780199918591
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199735655.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Chapter Two presents a definition of religion combined with a classification scheme, which is needed for the political economic approach in the social scientific study of religion that examines ... More


Minor Practices

Kalpana Ram

in Fertile Disorder: Spirit Possession and Its Provocation of the Modern

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824836306
eISBN:
9780824871307
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824836306.003.0003
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter examines spirit possession as a minor practice in Tamil Nadu as well as the specific Tamil regional traditions of rationalism. In particular, it considers how modern discourses have ... More


Korean Spirituality

Don Baker

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824832339
eISBN:
9780824869373
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824832339.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

Korea has one of the most dynamic and diverse religious cultures of any nation on earth. Koreans are highly religious, yet no single religious community enjoys dominance. Buddhists share the Korean ... More


The Spiritual Gaze in Korea

Don Baker

in Korean Spirituality

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824832339
eISBN:
9780824869373
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824832339.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

This chapter shows what defines “Korean spirituality.” This spirituality is evident when Koreans continue to pursue ways to overcome the limitations of existence as an individual, despite their ... More


The Red, Black, and Gray Markets of Religion

Fenggang Yang

in Religion in China: Survival and Revival under Communist Rule

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199735655
eISBN:
9780199918591
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199735655.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Chapter Five articulates the “triple-market model” of religion in China: there is a red market of religion that comprises legal religious organizations, believers, and activities, a black market of ... More


Spirit Cults in Yan’an: Surrogate Rural Subjectivity in the Urbanizing Rural

Ka-ming Wu

in Reinventing Chinese Tradition: The Cultural Politics of Late Socialism

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252039881
eISBN:
9780252097997
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252039881.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter examines the public secrecy and popularity of spirit cults in Yan'an in the context of the urbanization of the rural area. It first provides an overview of folk popular religion and ... More


The Goddess Plugged In: Pritam Bhartwan and the Commodification of Possession Rituals

Stefan Fiol

in Recasting Folk in the Himalayas: Indian Music, Media, and Social Mobility

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780252041204
eISBN:
9780252099786
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252041204.003.0007
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

Jagar rituals have long been stigmatized as a type of folk religion because they involve animal sacrifice, corporeal possession, and the participation of low-status divinities and social groups. In ... More


Urban Processions: Colonial Decline and Revival as Heritage in Postcolonial Hong Kong

Joseph Bosco

in Handbook of Religion and the Asian City: Aspiration and Urbanization in the Twenty-First Century

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780520281226
eISBN:
9780520961081
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520281226.003.0006
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter examines four religious processions in urban Hong Kong: two celebrate the birthday of the deity Tam Kung and the other two are fire dragon processions. It begins with an overview of Hong ... More


Rationality and Spirit Cult

Georges B. J. Dreyfus

in The Sound of Two Hands Clapping: The Education of a Tibetan Buddhist Monk

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520232594
eISBN:
9780520928244
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520232594.003.0014
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter considers the conception of rationality that Tibetan scholasticism presupposes, particularly in its relation to some of the practices associated with folk religion. This brief heuristic ... More


Institutionalizing Soviet Islam, 1944‒1958

Eren Tasar

in Soviet and Muslim: The Institutionalization of Islam in Central Asia, 1943-1991

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
November 2017
ISBN:
9780190652104
eISBN:
9780190652135
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190652104.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This chapter focuses on the Council for the Affairs of Religious Cults (CARC), created by Stalin in 1944 in order to supervise all officially recognized religions in the USSR with the exception of ... More


Ritual Texts Dedicated to the White Old Man with Examples from the Classical Mongolian and Oirat (Clear Script) Textual Corpora

Ágnes Birtalan

in Sources of Mongolian Buddhism

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
February 2020
ISBN:
9780190900694
eISBN:
9780190900724
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190900694.003.0013
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism, World Religions

This chapter examines some examples from the ritual text corpora written in “Classical Mongolian” and in Oirat “Clear Script,” dedicated to the veneration of the Mongolian nature deity, the White Old ... More


Contemporary Spirituality

Steve Bruce

in Secularization: In Defence of an Unfashionable Theory

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199654123
eISBN:
9780191806605
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199654123.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Theology

This chapter examines whether alternative, contemporary, or holistic spirituality refutes the secularisation paradigm's basic premise that the decline in religion is a consequence of subtle but ... More


Shattered assumptions: a tale of two traumas

Brendan Geary

in From prosperity to austerity: A socio-cultural critique of the Celtic Tiger and its aftermath

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780719091674
eISBN:
9781781707197
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719091674.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, European Union

The demise of the Celtic Tiger has shattered a set of assumptions regarding the identity of the ‘New Ireland’, and this chapter explores how the Child Sexual Abuse crisis has had a similar shattering ... More


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