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Judeo-Christian Experience of the Holy

Phillip Wiebe

in God and Other Spirits: Intimations of Transcendence in Christian Experience

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
April 2005
ISBN:
9780195140125
eISBN:
9780199835492
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195140125.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

An overview of phenomena in Judaeo-Christian history deemed to involve holy beings is undertaken with a view to uncovering the methodological, epistemological, and ontological questions these ... More


Measuring Light

Sönke Johnsen

in The Optics of Life: A Biologist's Guide to Light in Nature

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691139906
eISBN:
9781400840663
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691139906.003.0009
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

This chapter discusses light measurement. Conversions between different integrated measurements such as lux and photosynthetically active radiation (PAR) can be done if one knows the spectrum of the ... More


Units and Geometry

Sönke Johnsen

in The Optics of Life: A Biologist's Guide to Light in Nature

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691139906
eISBN:
9781400840663
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691139906.003.0002
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

This chapter explores units and geometry in light measurement. For biologists not working on humans, it comes down to a few simple rules: use photons not watts; use wavelength not frequency, but be ... More


Rhapsody in Green

Murray Pomerance

in Cinema, If You Please: The Memory of Taste, the Taste of Memory

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781474428682
eISBN:
9781474460057
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474428682.003.0007
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter examines the presence of the color green in several films, notably Call Me by Your Name (2017) and The Boy with Green Hair (1948), to suggest how, of all colors, green has a ... More


Did Camara Lie? Two African Classics Between Canonicity and Oblivion

Christopher L. Miller

in Impostors: Literary Hoaxes and Cultural Authenticity

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780226590950
eISBN:
9780226591148
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226591148.003.0017
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This section analyzes questions about the authorship of two famous Francophone African novels published under the name Camara Laye: L’Enfant noir (The African Child) and Le Regard du roi (The ... More


Bodhisattva with a Female Body: Wu Zhao and Devi Jingguang

N. Harry Rothschild

in Emperor Wu Zhao and Her Pantheon of Devis, Divinities, and Dynastic Mothers

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231169387
eISBN:
9780231539180
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231169387.003.0012
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter examines the efforts of propagandists to illustrate how Wu Zhao was the avatar of Buddhist devi Jingguang (Sanskrit: Vimalaprabhā). In a sutra that reached China in the sixth century, ... More


Basic Solar and Planetary Properties

Kelly Chance and Randall V. Martin

in Spectroscopy and Radiative Transfer of Planetary Atmospheres

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780199662104
eISBN:
9780191748370
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199662104.003.0001
Subject:
Physics, Geophysics, Atmospheric and Environmental Physics

Basic properties of the Sun, the Earth and its atmosphere, other solar system atmospheres, and extrasolar planetary atmospheres are introduced here to provide background and context for the detailed ... More


The Radiant Mind: Zhu Xi and the Chan Doctrine of Tathāgatagarbha

John Jorgensen

in The Buddhist Roots of Zhu Xi's Philosophical Thought

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
June 2018
ISBN:
9780190878559
eISBN:
9780190878580
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190878559.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter identifies and highlights aspects of Buddhist thought that Zhu Xi appropriated and adapted to bolster and develop his philosophy of mind. The author argues that even though Zhu Xi ... More


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