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The Invention of Religion

William T. Cavanaugh

in The Myth of Religious Violence: Secular Ideology and the Roots of Modern Conflict

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195385045
eISBN:
9780199869763
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195385045.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society, World Religions

This chapter provides a genealogy of the concept of religion in the West, a genealogy of the concept in colonial contexts outside the West, and an analysis of substantivist and functionalist theories ... More


Christianity and World Religions

Peter C. Hodgson

in Hegel and Christian Theology: A Reading of the Lectures on the Philosophy of Religion

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
April 2005
ISBN:
9780199273614
eISBN:
9780191602443
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199273618.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

The second and longest part of the lectures treats religions other than Christianity under the theme of ‘determinate religion’. It is a topic in which Hegel evinced a growing fascination, but he ... More


Holiness and Ministry: A Biblical Theology of Ordination

Thomas B Dozeman

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780195367331
eISBN:
9780199867417
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195367331.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Church History

This book is an initial response to the call of the World Council of Churches for renewed theological reflection on the biblical roots of ordination to strengthen the vocational identity of the ... More


The Master-Interpreter: Notes on the German Career of Joachim Wach (1922–1935 )

Steven M. Wasserstrom

in Hermeneutics, Politics, and the History of Religions: The Contested Legacies of Joachim Wach and Mircea Eliade

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195394337
eISBN:
9780199777358
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195394337.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Theology

This article examines the life and works of Joachim Wach (1898–1955) during his career in Germany (1922–35). Aspects examined include his homosocial participation in youth movements (Jugendbewegung) ... More


Southeast Europe and the Idea of the History of Religions in Mircea Eliade

Florin Turcanu and Nicolas Meylan

in Hermeneutics, Politics, and the History of Religions: The Contested Legacies of Joachim Wach and Mircea Eliade

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195394337
eISBN:
9780199777358
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195394337.003.0011
Subject:
Religion, Theology

This article discusses the place of southeast Europe in the crystallization of Mircea Eliade’s conception of the history of religions. Since the mid-1930s, Eliade regarded the Balkans as a region of ... More


Hermeneutics, Politics, and the History of Religions: The Contested Legacies of Joachim Wach and Mircea Eliade

Christian Wedemeyer and Wendy Doniger (eds)

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195394337
eISBN:
9780199777358
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195394337.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Theology

This book brings together an international group of leading scholars of religion to reflect in concert on the lives, works, and legacies of two of the twentieth century’s most influential historians ... More


After the Naming Explosion: Joachim Wach’s Unfinished Project

Gregory D. Alles

in Hermeneutics, Politics, and the History of Religions: The Contested Legacies of Joachim Wach and Mircea Eliade

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195394337
eISBN:
9780199777358
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195394337.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Theology

This chapter discusses Joachim Wach’s efforts in formulating typologies within the study of religions. It argues that these efforts fail not because of their ethnocentric character—although they are ... More


Wach, Radhakrishnan, and Relativism

Charles S. Preston

in Hermeneutics, Politics, and the History of Religions: The Contested Legacies of Joachim Wach and Mircea Eliade

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195394337
eISBN:
9780199777358
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195394337.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Theology

This chapter concerns itself with the debate between Joachim Wach and Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan over the issue of relativism. It provides a critical assessment of the significance of this engagement ... More


Fascist Scholars, Fascist Scholarship: The Quest for Ur-Fascism and the Study of Religion

Elaine Fisher

in Hermeneutics, Politics, and the History of Religions: The Contested Legacies of Joachim Wach and Mircea Eliade

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195394337
eISBN:
9780199777358
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195394337.003.0012
Subject:
Religion, Theology

In recent decades, a fair amount of controversy has been generated surrounding both Mircea Eliade’s youthful political association and his academic methodology. One particular trend in recent ... More


Colonial Legacies: Some Concluding Thoughts

Brian K. Pennington

in Was Hinduism Invented?: Britons, Indians, and the Colonial Construction of Religion

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
July 2005
ISBN:
9780195166552
eISBN:
9780199835690
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195166558.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

This final chapter makes the case for the retention of certain received categories and approaches in the study of Hindu traditions in response to the recent critiques of several western scholars who ... More


The Historical Method in Debate

Mark D. Chapman

in Ernst Troeltsch and Liberal Theology: Religion and Cultural Synthesis in Wilhelmine Germany

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199246427
eISBN:
9780191697593
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199246427.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Theology, History of Christianity

This chapter analyses German Protestant theologian Ernst Troeltsch's early studies concerning the connection between history and religion and his role in the formulation of a systematic theology of ... More


Teaching Durkheim

Terry F. Godlove (ed.)

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
February 2006
ISBN:
9780195165272
eISBN:
9780199784554
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195165276.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Emile Durkheim's work on religion occupies a central place in religious studies classrooms today. Durkheim is widely taught, in the social sciences and in phenomenology and history of religions. This ... More


Introduction

Brian K. Pennington

in Was Hinduism Invented?: Britons, Indians, and the Colonial Construction of Religion

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
July 2005
ISBN:
9780195166552
eISBN:
9780199835690
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195166558.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

Between 1789 and 1832, Great Britain created a comprehensive portrait of Hinduism that exhibited it as a coherent system of beliefs and practices operating by means of clear, regular, and often ... More


Hume's Lucretian Mission: Is It Self-Refuting?

Paul Russell

in The Riddle of Hume's Treatise: Skepticism, Naturalism, and Irreligion

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195110333
eISBN:
9780199872084
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195110333.003.0020
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

Whatever the merits of the irreligious interpretation of the Treatise, it may be argued that there remain significant puzzles and problems relating to the coherence of Hume's aim to discredit and ... More


 Introduction

Thomas B. Dozeman

in Holiness and Ministry: A Biblical Theology of Ordination

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780195367331
eISBN:
9780199867417
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195367331.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Church History

This overview states the two general goals of the book: (1) to construct a biblical theology of ordination that is embedded in broad reflection on the nature of holiness in biblical literature and ... More


Modern Western Esoteric Currents in the Work of Mircea Eliade: The Extent and Limits of Their Presence

Antoine Faivre

in Hermeneutics, Politics, and the History of Religions: The Contested Legacies of Joachim Wach and Mircea Eliade

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195394337
eISBN:
9780199777358
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195394337.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Theology

This chapter examines the place in Eliade’s historical and fictional works of a variety of currents: Christian Kabbalah, Neo-Alexandrian hermetism, Renaissance “magic,” “spiritual” alchemy, ... More


The New Profile of Discussion About the Bible

James Barr

in History and Ideology in the Old Testament: Biblical Studies at the End of a Millennium

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198269878
eISBN:
9780191600401
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198269870.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

The ‘historical‐critical method’ perceived as basic to modern scholarship has come to be seen as outmoded and should be replaced by a more ‘literary’, more ‘sociological’, or more ‘ideological’, a ... More


Flaubert's Tentation: Remapping Nineteenth-Century French Histories of Religion and Science

Mary Orr

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199258581
eISBN:
9780191718083
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199258581.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, World Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This book studies in English of Flaubert's least well‐known masterpiece, the final version of his Tentation de saint Antoine (1874). Thanks to Foucault, the work has the reputation of being an arcane ... More


Introduction

William J. Wainwright

in The Oxford Handbook of Philosophy of Religion

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
April 2005
ISBN:
9780195138092
eISBN:
9780199835348
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195138090.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

The introduction offers a brief account of the history and nature of philosophy of religion with particular attention to the complex developments of the past 400 years. Diverse (and sometimes ... More


The End of the Idealist Programme

Johannes Zachhuber

in Theology as Science in Nineteenth-Century Germany: From F.C. Baur to Ernst Troeltsch

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199641918
eISBN:
9780191752490
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199641918.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Theology, Philosophy of Religion

The final chapter of the book argues that this major theological synthesis was strained from the beginning and that Ritschl’s own later development as well as the work of some of his most influential ... More


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