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 Why This Book?: Autobiographical Reflections

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/9780195188264.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter explains the author's motives for writing this book, which originated in his being raised as an Orthodox Jew, to which he was deeply committed from early childhood until adulthood. He ... More


Hidden Heretics: Jewish Doubt in the Digital Age

Ayala Fader

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780691169903
eISBN:
9780691201481
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691169903.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

What would you do if you questioned your religious faith, but revealing that would cause you to lose your family and the only way of life you had ever known? This book tells the fascinating, often ... More


Endings and Beginnings

Ayala Fader

in Hidden Heretics: Jewish Doubt in the Digital Age

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780691169903
eISBN:
9780691201481
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691169903.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter looks into double lifers that were part of the loud heretical counterpublic that contributed to the contemporary ultra-Orthodox crisis. It reviews ongoing struggles in order to ... More


Introduction: A Troubled Relationship with Truth

Nicholas H. A. Evans

in Far from the Caliph’s Gaze: Being Ahmadi Muslim in the Holy City of Qadian

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781501715686
eISBN:
9781501715716
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501715686.003.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Middle Eastern Cultural Anthropology

This introductory chapter provides an overview of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community. This organization—which is spread across two hundred countries—claims to have “tens of millions” of followers and ... More


Conclusion: The Problem with Proof

Nicholas H. A. Evans

in Far from the Caliph's Gaze: Being Ahmadi Muslim in the Holy City of Qadian

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781501715686
eISBN:
9781501715716
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501715686.003.0007
Subject:
Anthropology, Middle Eastern Cultural Anthropology

This concluding chapter presents the idea that Ahmadis' worries over manifesting and demonstrating truth often give rise to what can be described as counterfeit proofs, which simultaneously prove and ... More


Far from the Caliph's Gaze: Being Ahmadi Muslim in the Holy City of Qadian

Nicholas H. A. Evans

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781501715686
eISBN:
9781501715716
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501715686.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Middle Eastern Cultural Anthropology

How do you prove that you're Muslim? This is not a question that most believers ever have to ask themselves, and yet for members of India's Ahmadiyya Muslim Community, it poses an existential ... More


Wilfred Owen

Guy Cuthbertson

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780300153002
eISBN:
9780300198553
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300153002.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

One of Britain’s best-known and most loved poets, Wilfred Owen (1893–1918) was killed at age 25 on one of the last days of the First World War, having acted heroically as soldier and officer despite ... More


Coming of Age

Elesha J. Coffman

in Margaret Mead: A Twentieth-Century Faith

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
December 2020
ISBN:
9780198834939
eISBN:
9780191872815
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198834939.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

In 1925, Mead traveled to Samoa for the fieldwork that would become her first and still most famous book. She sought to discover whether adolescence was always marked by “storm and stress,” ... More


Northman: John Hewitt (1907-87): An Irish writer, his world, and his times

W. J. McCormack

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780198739821
eISBN:
9780191802799
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198739821.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This biography of the influential Irish poet and gallery curator moves from his origins in non-conformist Belfast through his local education, early efforts at writing, the left-wing politics of the ... More


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