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Children of Jesus and Mary: The Order of Christ Sophia

James Lewis and Nicholas Levine

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195378443
eISBN:
9780199869701
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195378443.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

The Order of Christ Sophia (OCS) is a small New Religion which, in the short span of eight years, has evoked intense controversy. An unusual synthesis of traditional Catholicism, esoteric cosmology, ... More


Retrospective

Nicholas P. Cushner

in Why Have You Come Here?: The Jesuits and the First Evangelization of Native America

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2006
ISBN:
9780195307566
eISBN:
9780199784936
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195307569.003.0011
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

What was the appeal to Christianity if Native Americans received spiritual security and emotional satisfaction from their own belief systems? In the light of varying degrees of success throughout the ... More


Introduction: America's New Religious Diversity

Paul D. Numrich

in The Faith Next Door: American Christians and Their New Religious Neighbors

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195386219
eISBN:
9780199866731
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195386219.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

The United States increasingly perceives itself as a multireligious society. The Introduction describes the changing American religious landscape and its implications for local Christians. Two major ... More


The Religion of Liberty

Maurizio Viroli

in As If God Existed: Religion and Liberty in the History of Italy

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691142357
eISBN:
9781400845514
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691142357.003.0021
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter considers the political writings of Benedetto Croce. As early as 1925, Croce outlined the characteristics of a religion of liberty opposing the fascist religion. In his “Manifesto degli ... More


Cosmic Dimensions: Pierre Teilhard de Chardin's Omega Point

Linda Sargent Wood

in A More Perfect Union: Holistic Worldviews and the Transformation of American Culture after World War II

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780195377743
eISBN:
9780199869404
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195377743.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter profiles the life and work of Jesuit priest and paleontologist Pierre Teilhard de Chardin. Born in France, the priest worked for much of his adult life as a scientist in China, including ... More


The Order of Christ Sophia and Traditional Protestant Churches

Scott L. Thumma

in Children of Jesus and Mary: The Order of Christ Sophia

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195378443
eISBN:
9780199869701
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195378443.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter compares the Order of Christ Sophia (OCS) and mainstream denominations via the Parish Profile Inventory developed by the Hartford Institute for Religion Research. Though it is clear that ... More


Latvia

Lavinia Stan and Lucian Turcescu

in Church, State, and Democracy in Expanding Europe

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780195337105
eISBN:
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195337105.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Although legislation expressly separates church and state, the Latvian authorities have unofficially distinguished new religions from the “traditional” Lutheran, Roman Catholic, Orthodox Christian, ... More


Joachim of Fiore

Warwick Gould and Marjorie Reeves

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199242306
eISBN:
9780191697081
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199242306.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity, Theology

In the twelfth century, Joachim of Fiore (c. 1132–1202) developed a powerful and original theology of history. In the twentieth century, particularly after World War Two, much interest was focused on ... More


Member Attitudes

Christine Johnson

in Children of Jesus and Mary: The Order of Christ Sophia

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195378443
eISBN:
9780199869701
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195378443.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter compares the attitudes of order members with the attitudes of members of another new religion, the Family International, building on the work of William Bainbridge's The Endtime Family. ... More


Shaktism and the Modern West Kundalini Vacations and Tantric Honeymoons

June McDaniel

in Offering Flowers, Feeding Skulls: Popular Goddess Worship in West Bengal

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195167900
eISBN:
9780199849970
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195167900.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

Shaktism as practiced in West Bengal has never really gained a major following in the West, but has migrated and been transformed in a variety of ways. Three major transformations of Hindu Shakta ... More


The Holy City of Mandarom: A Case of  Médiabolization

Susan J. Palmer

in The New Heretics of France: Minority Religions, la Republique, and the Government-Sponsored ''War on Sects''

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199735211
eISBN:
9780199918577
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199735211.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Aumisme (the official name of the religion practiced at Mandarom), is one of France's home-grown new religions. A true daughter of the République, it is striving to reconcile Gallic culture with the ... More


The Cult of Ecstasy: Meldings of East and West in a New Age of Tantra

Hugh B. Urban

in Tantra: Sex, Secrecy, Politics, and Power in the Study of Religion

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520230620
eISBN:
9780520936898
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520230620.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

Tantra has emerged as a “cult of ecstasy”: an ideal wedding of sexuality and spirituality that provides a much needed corrective to the prudish, repressive, modern West. In the process, it has also ... More


Joachim of Fiore in Eastern Europe

Gould Warwick and Reeves Marjorie

in Joachim of Fiore

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199242306
eISBN:
9780191697081
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199242306.003.0012
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity, Theology

in 1891, the Czech poet Jaroslav Vrchlický published a collection of poems, Fresky a gobeliny (Frescoes and Tapestries). In the second volume, called Medieval Legends, is a poem ... More


Out of the Spiritual Vacuum

Jolyon Baraka Thomas

in Faking Liberties: Religious Freedom in American-Occupied Japan

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780226618791
eISBN:
9780226618968
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226618968.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Scholars of religion eagerly took up the Occupation mandate to foster "a desire for religious freedom" in the Japanese populace. These efforts can be seen in three postwar concepts that have deeply ... More


New Religions

Marta Trzebiatowska and Steve Bruce

in Why are Women more Religious than Men?

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199608102
eISBN:
9780191744730
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199608102.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society, Religious Studies

This chapter is a brief review of the role played by women in a variety of eighteenth and nineteenth century new religions and in the post-1960s new religious movements. The first part discusses a ... More


Ethnic Church Meets Megachurch: Indian American Christianity in Motion

Prema A. Kurien

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781479804757
eISBN:
9781479845477
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479804757.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This book examines how a new paradigm of ethnicity and religion is shaping contemporary immigrant religious institutions and the intergenerational transmission of religion. While earlier European ... More


Faking Liberties: Religious Freedom in American-Occupied Japan

Jolyon Baraka Thomas

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780226618791
eISBN:
9780226618968
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226618968.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Americans occupying Japan at the close of World War II claimed to be bringing religious freedom to a country where it did not exist. They described Japan’s 1889 constitutional guarantee of religious ... More


Contradictory Directives and the Erotics of Re-membering: New World Spiritual Practices and Black Female Subjectivity in Beloved

Donna Aza Weir-Soley

in Eroticism, Spirituality, and Resistance in Black Women’s Writings

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813033778
eISBN:
9780813039008
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813033778.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

This chapter traces and substantiates Toni Morrison's use of African and African New World religions in Beloved through essays written by Morrison, an interview between Morrison scholars that ... More


Bridging Ambiguities

John Ashton

in Studying John: Approaches to the Fourth Gospel

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198269793
eISBN:
9780191683817
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198269793.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

This chapter explains the phrase Ab esse ad posse valet illation. Since Johannine Christianity merged from Judaism, it must have been possible for it do so in the form in which the Gospel shows it to ... More


The “Chief Objections”

J. L. Schellenberg

in Evolutionary Religion

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199673766
eISBN:
9780191757129
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199673766.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion, Philosophy of Science

Turning to a defence of evolutionary religion as this book conceives it, the present chapter seeks to answer a few basic objections that might otherwise distract when, in the book’s next and final ... More


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