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Zen Masters

Steven Heine and Dale Wright (eds)

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195367645
eISBN:
9780199777181
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195367645.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

Zen Masters contains ten articles by prominent scholars about the most significant “product” of the Zen tradition—the life and teachings of the masters or patriarchs who have made this ... More


Conclusion: Ordinary Lives, Extraordinary Circumstances

Rosanna Hertz

in Single by Chance, Mothers by Choice: How Women are Choosing Parenthood without Marriage and Creating the New American Family

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780195179903
eISBN:
9780199944118
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195179903.003.0102
Subject:
Sociology, Marriage and the Family

This chapter concludes Part II of this book. While American society has reached a new marital low point and has begun the reconstruction of family life, it has not seen the demise of the master ... More


Denying Divinity: Apophasis in the Patristic Christian and Soto Zen Buddhist Traditions

J. P. Williams

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198269991
eISBN:
9780191683855
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198269991.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Theology, World Religions

The classical texts of Christianity and Zen Buddhism contain resources with potent appeal to contemporary spirituality. The ‘apophatic’, or ‘negative’, may offer a means to integrate the conservation ... More


Book I

Bridget Morris

in The Revelations of St. Birgitta of Sweden: Volume I: Liber Caelestis, Books I–III

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2006
ISBN:
9780195166446
eISBN:
9780199785049
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195166442.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter presents a modern English translation of Book I of the Revelationes of St. Birgitta of Sweden. The Book contains revelations that were all received and recorded in Sweden during the ... More


The European Guilds

Sheilagh Ogilvie

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780691137544
eISBN:
9780691185101
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691137544.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

Guilds ruled many crafts and trades from the Middle Ages to the Industrial Revolution, and have always attracted debate and controversy. They were sometimes viewed as efficient institutions that ... More


 Evolution of the DNA World and the Chance Events That Accompanied It: More about Complexity

Paul F. Lurquin and Linda Stone

in Evolution and Religious Creation Myths: How Scientists Respond

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195315387
eISBN:
9780199785674
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195315387.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

First life-forms appeared at least as early as 3.5 billion years ago in the form of prokaryotes. Some of these species developed oxygenic photosynthesis, which resulted in the presence of oxygen gas ... More


The Theory of Open Quantum Systems

Heinz-Peter Breuer and Francesco Petruccione

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199213900
eISBN:
9780191706349
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199213900.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, Theoretical, Computational, and Statistical Physics

This book treats the central physical concepts and mathematical techniques used to investigate the dynamics of open quantum systems. To provide a self-contained presentation, the text begins with a ... More


Ranking US Public Affairs Educational Programmes: Searching for Quality, Finding Equilibrium

H. George Frederickson and Edmund C. Stazyk

in Paradoxes of Modernization: Unintended Consequences of Public Policy Reform

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199573547
eISBN:
9780191722677
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199573547.003.0004
Subject:
Business and Management, Public Management, Organization Studies

Approximately every three years US News and World Report publishes its rankings of master's degree programmes in public affairs. As part of its ‘America's best graduate schools’ series, the most ... More


 Chan Rituals of the Abbots' Ascending the Dharma Hall to Preach

Mario Poceski

in Zen Ritual: Studies of Zen Theory in Practice

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780195304671
eISBN:
9780199866861
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195304671.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

Chapter 2 describes a ritual tradition that clearly goes back to the beginnings of Zen. These ritual occasions, sometimes daily and at other times less frequent, brought the entire assembly of monks ... More


Facing the Peril of Disintegration

Tony K. Stewart

in The Final Word: The Caitanya Caritamrita and the Grammar of Religious Tradition

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195392722
eISBN:
9780199777327
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195392722.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

Kṛṣṇa Caitanya (1476–1533) sent eight devotees to Vraja to standardize his unique theology and ritual, but the project, led by Rūpa Gosvāmī, took more than half a century. In the interim, Vaiṣṇava ... More


The Legacy of the Caitanya Caritāmṛta: Four Examples in the Grammar of Mimicry

Tony K. Stewart

in The Final Word: The Caitanya Caritamrita and the Grammar of Religious Tradition

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195392722
eISBN:
9780199777327
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195392722.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

Subsequent authors perpetuated the Gauḍīya tradition mimicking the Caitanya caritāmṛta. Narahari Cakravartī’s Bhaktiratnākara most successfully emulated its rhetoric, writing his generation’s history ... More


STORYING LIFE: STORYING LIFE: THE DEVELOPMENT OF IDENTITY

William L Randall and A. Elizabeth McKim

in Reading Our Lives: The poetics of growing old

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780195306873
eISBN:
9780199894062
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195306873.003.0003
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology, Developmental Psychology

This chapter continues laying the conceptual groundwork for the rest of the book, where the focus is on aging, by discussing the formation of the self in explicitly narrative terms. The concept of ... More


TRANSCENDING OUR STORIES: TRANSCENDING OUR STORIES: THE POETICS OF SPIRITUAL AGING

William L Randall and A. Elizabeth McKim

in Reading Our Lives: The poetics of growing old

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780195306873
eISBN:
9780199894062
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195306873.003.0010
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology, Developmental Psychology

This chapter argues that spiritual aging is ultimately a narrative endeavor. After considering the relationship between spirituality and wisdom, aging, and religion, it proposes that spirituality has ... More


Philagathus: Godly Living

CHRISTOPHER HAIGH

in The Plain Man's Pathways to Heaven: Kinds of Christianity in Post-Reformation England, 1570–1640

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199216505
eISBN:
9780191711947
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199216505.003.0006
Subject:
History, Social History, History of Ideas

This chapter focuses on godly living. Theologus advises those who wish to follow Christ to ‘Keep company with the godly, and avoid the society of the wicked’. This was the conventional counsel of ... More


On Technique

Dean Speer

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780813034386
eISBN:
9780813046280
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813034386.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Dance

This book provides a look into the careers and teaching philosophies of eighteen of the world's most respected ballet masters, principals, and artistic directors. The author sat down with prominent ... More


Stochastic Modeling and Analysis

Richard M. Murray

in Biomolecular Feedback Systems

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691161532
eISBN:
9781400850501
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691161532.003.0004
Subject:
Biology, Biochemistry / Molecular Biology

This chapter explores stochastic behavior in biomolecular systems. It does so by first building on the preliminary discussion of stochastic modeling laid out in Chapter 2. The chapter reviews methods ... More


Conclusion

Yoel H. Kahn

in The Three Blessings: Boundaries, Censorship, and Identity in Jewish Liturgy

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780195373295
eISBN:
9780199893294
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195373295.003.0011
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

The continuous thread which links the diverse history of this liturgical text is the ongoing desire to establish authenticity. Within their respective cultural-religious systems, the Hellenistic and ... More


Selves and Others

George Pattison

in God and Being: An Enquiry

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199588688
eISBN:
9780191723339
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199588688.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Theology

Hegel's dialectic of masters and slaves shows how the question of Being becomes entangled in the conflicts of self-conscious agents. Hegel resolves such conflicts in the course of history and speaks ... More


Surveying Mountain Landscapes

Steven Heine

in Opening a Mountain: Koans of the Zen Masters

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195135862
eISBN:
9780199834297
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195135865.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This section contains koan cases that focus on the role of mountains and spirits encountered by Zen masters. It treats four topics, including the early Northern and Ox Head schools for which ... More


Reform and the Widening Muslim Sphere, 1800–1890

Michael Laffan

in The Makings of Indonesian Islam: Orientalism and the Narration of a Sufi Past

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691145303
eISBN:
9781400839995
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691145303.003.0003
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter discusses the rise, largely in the nineteenth century, of a new form of populist authority that expanded the scope of Islamic activity beyond the reach of ever more marginalized courts. ... More


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