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 Acquiring and Protecting Unreasonable Beliefs

Solomon Schimmel

in The Tenacity of Unreasonable Beliefs: Fundamentalism and the Fear of Truth

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780195188264
eISBN:
9780199870509
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195188264.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter examines how people acquire religious beliefs and protect them even when they are irrational. It integrates insights from psychology (Festinger on cognitive dissonance; Hinde on the ... More


Rethinking Religious Identity, Commitment, and Hybridity

Meredith B. McGuire

in Lived Religion: Faith and Practice in Everyday Life

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195172621
eISBN:
9780199851942
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195172621.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter challenges the Western image of a religion as a unitary, organizationally defined and relatively stable set of collective beliefs and practices. The result of interviews about individual ... More


The Diversity of Religious Commitment

Robert Audi

in Rationality and Religious Commitment

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199609574
eISBN:
9780191731822
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199609574.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter explores some of the many facets of religious commitment. That commitment is not a matter of faith alone, but has volitional and other attitudinal elements. The commitment may be very ... More


Public and Private Forms of Religious Commitment among Byzantine Women

Judith Herrin

in Unrivalled Influence: Women and Empire in Byzantium

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691153216
eISBN:
9781400845217
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691153216.003.0006
Subject:
History, World Medieval History

This chapter examines the development of the different forms of religious commitment expressed by women who lived in the Byzantine Empire between the sixth and eleventh centuries AD—a development ... More


Religion Ethics

Mike W. Martin

in Meaningful Work: Rethinking Professional Ethics

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195133257
eISBN:
9780199848706
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195133257.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

At a time when all professions are under intense public scrutiny, mentioning religion and professional ethics together might bring to mind a series of well-publicized scandals, from tax evasion to ... More


Conclusion

Lisa Kemmerer

in Animals and World Religions

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199790678
eISBN:
9780199919178
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199790678.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

The conclusion reiterates the intent, focus, and parameters of the book, and revisits the distinction between animal welfare and animal liberation. The conclusion offers two formal arguments based on ... More


Six Major Religious Types

Christian Smith

in Souls in Transition: The Religious Lives of Emerging Adults in America

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195371796
eISBN:
9780199870899
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195371796.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter lays out a typology of emerging adult religious approaches into which most American emerging adults seem to fit. It identifies a limited number of religious types — defined by their ... More


The Traditionalist: Affirming the Boundary between Religion and the Media

Lynn Schofield Clark

in From Angels to Aliens: Teenagers, the Media, and the Supernatural

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195300239
eISBN:
9780199850525
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195300239.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter examines the experiences of Traditionalist American teenagers and their parents in order to determine how the separation from the media influences teen interpretations of the ... More


Constitutional agnosticism and the free exercise of religion

Paul Horwitz

in The Agnostic Age: Law, Religion, and the Constitution

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199737727
eISBN:
9780199895267
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199737727.003.0006
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This chapter focuses on the Free Exercise Clause of the First Amendment, as the Supreme Court moves away from the use of the legal regime to a more integrated scheme of observing justice to encompass ... More


Justification, Knowledge, and Reasonableness

Robert Audi

in Rationality and Religious Commitment

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199609574
eISBN:
9780191731822
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199609574.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter distinguishes rationality from justification and connects both with reasonableness and knowledge. It also explores rationality and other normative notions in the aesthetic realm, which ... More


Internal Challenges to the Rationality of Religious Commitment

Robert Audi

in Rationality and Religious Commitment

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199609574
eISBN:
9780191731822
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199609574.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter explores the nature and implications of the most important properties commonly attributed to God in the theology of the Abrahamic religions, Judaism, Christianity, and Islam: especially ... More


Religious Orientations

Robert Wuthnow

in Christianity in the Twenty-First Century: Reflections on the Challenges Ahead

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195096514
eISBN:
9780199853380
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195096514.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

A century ago, the question of religious belief would have been relatively simple to address in at least one respect: belief was indeed the salient question, and what people believed could largely be ... More


Religion

Wilfrid R. Prest

in The Rise of the Barristers: A Social History of the English Bar 1590-1640

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198202585
eISBN:
9780191675423
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198202585.003.0007
Subject:
History, Social History

This chapter examines the religious commitment of barristers and common lawyers in early modern England. Many historians have noted links between common lawyers and radical Protestants, including ... More


Introduction: Making Sense of American Religion

Darren E. Sherkat

in Changing Faith: The Dynamics and Consequences of Americans' Shifting Religious Identities

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814741269
eISBN:
9780814741283
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814741269.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This book explores the dynamics and consequences of changes in religious identification in the United States since the early 1970s. Drawing on empirical data from large-scale national studies, it ... More


Saints Afloat? Religion in the Fleet

Bernard Capp

in Cromwell's Navy: The Fleet and the English Revolution 1648–1660

Published in print:
1989
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198201151
eISBN:
9780191674822
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198201151.003.0009
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This chapter describes religion in the navy, focusing on the growth of Puritans among the officer corps. Many of the leaders of the new officer corps created after 1649 were men of strong and radical ... More


Unpalatable Conclusions and Deliberative Vertigo

John Pittard

in Disagreement, Deference, and Religious Commitment

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
October 2019
ISBN:
9780190051815
eISBN:
9780190051846
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190051815.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Philosophy of Religion

Some claim that maintaining robust commitment to one’s favored religious outlook is likely to be compatible with following strong conciliationism even if strong conciliationism rules out having ... More


Xerxes: A Persian Life

Richard Stoneman

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780300180077
eISBN:
9780300216042
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300180077.001.0001
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

Xerxes, Great King of the Persian Empire from 486–465 B.C., has gone down in history as an angry tyrant full of insane ambition. The stand of Leonidas and the 300 against his army at Thermopylae is a ... More


The Church and the Alehouse

Paul Griffiths

in Youth and Authority: Formative Experiences in England 1560–1640

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198204756
eISBN:
9780191676390
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198204756.003.0005
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History, Social History

This chapter examines the religious commitment and recreation of youth in Tudor and Stuart England. It explores the issues of peer association, formative experiences, conformity and opposition from a ... More


Individual Transformation in Religious Commitment and Meaning

Michele Dillon and Paul Wink

in In the Course of a Lifetime: Tracing Religious Belief, Practice, and Change

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520249004
eISBN:
9780520940031
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520249004.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

This chapter assesses change in individual levels of religiousness—discovering who increased or decreased in religiousness during their adult years. A sample study of some individuals that is highly ... More


Becoming a Jesuit

Peter McDonough and Eugene C. Bianchi

in Passionate Uncertainty: Inside the American Jesuits

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520230552
eISBN:
9780520930773
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520230552.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

The factors that drew men to the priesthood in the 1930s and 1940s, when vocations to religious life were numerous, differed from the tradeoffs that brought subsequent cohorts on board. In the days ... More


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