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The Disorderly Dead: Ghosts and their Meanings in Reformation England

PETER MARSHALL

in Beliefs and the Dead in Reformation England

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198207733
eISBN:
9780191716812
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198207733.003.0007
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This chapter sifts a mass of scattered evidence to elucidate official and popular belief about ghosts. Protestant authorities denounced belief in ghosts as a superstitious by-product of belief in ... More


Appropriating the Calendar

Maureen Perkins

in Visions of the Future: Almanacs, Time, and Cultural Change 1775-1870

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198121787
eISBN:
9780191671302
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198121787.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature, 18th-century Literature

The dominance of Newtonian time's regularity had very great implications for the marginalization of popular beliefs during the nineteenth century. By the end of the nineteenth century, the calendar, ... More


Idées and Mentalités: The case of the catholic reform movement in France

Robin Briggs

in Communities of Belief: Cultural and Social Tensions in Early Modern France

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198206033
eISBN:
9780191676932
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198206033.003.0010
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

The multiple impulses which were working to transform the Catholic Church in France should offer a notably good prospect for investigating the connections and contrasts between idées and mentalités. ... More


Communities of Belief: Cultural and Social Tensions in Early Modern France

Robin Briggs

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198206033
eISBN:
9780191676932
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198206033.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

This book is about attitudes and behaviour in early modern France, dealing particularly with the conflicts related to social and intellectual change, and with the tensions between the elite and the ... More


Popular Beliefs about Worship in Multiracial Churches

Gerardo Marti

in Worship across the Racial Divide: Religious Music and the Multiracial Congregation

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780195392975
eISBN:
9780199932917
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195392975.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Devout Christians share a conviction of the transformational force of worship and that this powerful force is able to accomplish racial unity. But even when Christians confidently agree that unity in ... More


Mulids of Cairo: Sufi Guilds, Popular Celebrations, and the ‘roller-coaster Landscape’ of the Resignified City

Anna Madoeuf

in Cairo Cosmopolitan: Politics, Culture, and Urban Space in the New Globalized Middle East

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789774162893
eISBN:
9781617970269
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774162893.003.0018
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter offers a reading of ways in which public space in Cairo is created, or at least expressively resignified, during the special circumstances created by festivals or mulids. These events ... More


Intelligently Designed: How Creationists Built the Campaign against Evolution

Edward Caudill

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252038013
eISBN:
9780252095306
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252038013.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

Tracing the growth of creationism in America as a political movement, this book explains why the particularly American phenomenon of antievolution has succeeded as a popular belief. Conceptualizing ... More


Trials and Tribulations

Jan Machielsen

in Martin Delrio: Demonology and Scholarship in the Counter-Reformation

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780197265802
eISBN:
9780191772009
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197265802.003.0011
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

The previous chapter explored some of the unique features of the Disquisitiones that help to explain its unusual longevity compared to its rivals. The present chapter studies two very different ... More


The Oxford History of Hinduism: The Goddess

Mandakranta Bose (ed.)

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
July 2018
ISBN:
9780198767022
eISBN:
9780191821226
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198767022.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism, World Religions

The central purpose of the book is the critical exposition of the Hindu idea of the divine feminine, or Devī, conceived as a singularity expressed in many forms. With the theological principles ... More


The intra-individual effects of crying

Ad Vingerhoets

in Why Only Humans Weep: Unravelling the mysteries of tears

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780198570240
eISBN:
9780191744723
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198570240.003.0006
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology, Evolutionary Psychology

This chapter The notion that crying brings relief is probably one of the most widespread and popular ideas about crying. But what is the scientific status of this statement? This chapter clarifies ... More


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