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The Mandaeans: Ancient Texts and Modern People

Jorunn Jacobsen Buckley

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195153859
eISBN:
9780199834051
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195153855.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion in the Ancient World

The Mandaeans are a Gnostic sect that arose in the Middle East around the same time as Christianity. Although it is one of the few religious traditions that can legitimately claim a 2000‐year ... More


 Historicizing Race: Albert J. Raboteau, Religious History, and the Ambiguities of Blackness

J. Kameron Carter

in Race: A Theological Account

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780195152791
eISBN:
9780199870578
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195152791.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Theology

Here this chapter engages the work of Albert Raboteau, the elder statesman of contemporary African American religious history, particularly his early work, Slave Religion (1978). The ambiguity of ... More


Holy War, Holy Peace: How Religion Can Bring Peace to the Middle East

Marc Gopin

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195146509
eISBN:
9780199834235
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195146506.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

In 1993, when Yasser Arafat and Yitzhak Rabin sealed the Oslo peace agreement, it was heralded as the beginning of a new era in the Middle East peace process. Instead, violence on both sides has ... More


The Making of Sikh Scripture

Gurinder Singh Mann

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195130249
eISBN:
9780199834433
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195130243.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Sikhism

At present numbering twenty million adherents and spread the world over, the Sikhs represent a monotheistic tradition founded by Guru Nanak (1469–1539) in the Punjab, a region that served as a ... More


Tribal Talk:: African Ancestral Spirituality as a Resource for Wholeness

Will “Esuyemi” Coleman

in Teaching African American Religions

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2006
ISBN:
9780195167979
eISBN:
9780199784981
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019516797X.003.0011
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

This chapter discusses the text, Tribal Talk. Topics covered include Black theology, the use of broken English in the narrative, hermeneutics, African-derived religions in the Americas, and ... More


Religious Belief and Popular Culture in Southwark c.1880–1939

S. C. Williams

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198207696
eISBN:
9780191677786
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198207696.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, History of Religion

This book challenges the domination of the institutional church as the overriding concern of 19th-century religious history by taking as its starting point the nature and expression of religious ... More


Mission and Conversion: Proselytizing in the Religious History of the Roman Empire

Martin Goodman

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198263876
eISBN:
9780191682674
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198263876.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion in the Ancient World, Judaism

This book tackles a central problem of Jewish and comparative religious history: proselytization and the origins of mission in the Early Church. Why did some individuals in the first four centuries ... More


Afterword: Religion and the Politics of Identity

Robert Wuthnow

in Rough Country: How Texas Became America's Most Powerful Bible-Belt State

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691159898
eISBN:
9781400852116
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691159898.003.0014
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter begins by briefly reviewing the two standard approaches to religion often regarded as the most widely discussed alternative perspectives on the relationship between religion and society: ... More


Introduction

Mark S. Smith

in The Origins of Biblical Monotheism: Israel's Polytheistic Background and the Ugaritic Texts

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195134803
eISBN:
9780199834655
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019513480X.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

The first part of this introduction discusses the scope of the study presented in the book, starting by examining the different approaches to divinity that may be taken--regarding it as distinct from ... More


The Restoration: A Political and Religious History of England and Wales, 1658–1667

Ronald Hutton

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198203926
eISBN:
9780191676048
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198203926.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History, History of Religion

The years 1658–67 form one of the most vital and eventful periods in English history, witnessing the Plague, the Great Fire of London, the naval wars against the Dutch, and, above all, the ... More


The Historical Christ and the Jesus of Faith: The Incarnational Narrative as History

C. Stephen Evans

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198263975
eISBN:
9780191600579
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019826397X.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Theology

The story of Jesus of Nazareth, as recounted in the New Testament (incarnational narrative), has always been understood by the Church to be historically true. It is an account of the life, death, and ... More


Aryan Origins and Modern Nationalist Discourse

Edwin Bryant

in The Quest for the Origins of Vedic Culture: The Indo-Aryan Migration Debate

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195137774
eISBN:
9780199834044
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195137779.003.0014
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

This final chapter discusses some of the more modern ideological underpinnings of the Indo-Aryan origin debate in India as different forces compete over the construction of national identity. Other ... More


The Maṇimēkalai's Community of Readers and Listeners

Anne E. Monius

in Imagining a Place for Buddhism: Literary Culture and Religious Community in Tamil-Speaking South India

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195139990
eISBN:
9780199834501
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195139992.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

The nature of the Maṇimēkalai's textual or reading community is considered through an examination of the narrative as a literary work produced in the context of a diverse and multilingual South ... More


Revolution

Owen Chadwick

in The Popes and European Revolution

Published in print:
1980
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198269199
eISBN:
9780191600487
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198269196.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Church History

Starts with the overthrow of the Catholic Church in France in the French Revolution—one of the most momentous events of modern history. It goes on to discuss the Revolution in Italy, the Roman ... More


The Vīracōḻiyam: Language, Literary Theory, and Religious Community

Anne E. Monius

in Imagining a Place for Buddhism: Literary Culture and Religious Community in Tamil-Speaking South India

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195139990
eISBN:
9780199834501
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195139992.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapters and the next turn to the eleventh‐century Vīracōliyam and its commentary, both of which construct a technology or theoretical vision of a multilingual literary culture that is claimed ... More


Introduction

Hugh McLeod

in The Religious Crisis of the 1960s

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780199298259
eISBN:
9780191711619
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199298259.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This introductory chapter begins with a discussion of the changes that occurred in the religions history of the Western world during the ‘long 1960s’, a period which lasted from 1958 to 1974. Four ... More


The Office of the Pope

Owen Chadwick

in The Popes and European Revolution

Published in print:
1980
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198269199
eISBN:
9780191600487
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198269196.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Church History

An account is given of the position of the office of the Pope in the Catholic Church in Europe in the eighteenth century, before the Enlightenment. The following aspects and popes are covered: ... More


The Popes and European Revolution

Owen Chadwick

Published in print:
1980
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198269199
eISBN:
9780191600487
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198269196.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Church History

The effects of the European Revolution of 1789 to 1815 are described on the papacy and the Catholic Church of the ancient regime compared with that of the early nineteenth century. The book shows how ... More


The Religion of the People

Owen Chadwick

in The Popes and European Revolution

Published in print:
1980
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198269199
eISBN:
9780191600487
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198269196.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Church History

An account is given of the slow reforming changes that occurred in the Catholic Church in Europe in the eighteenth century, before the Enlightenment. The Church of that time still mingled magic with ... More


Introduction

Anne E. Monius

in Imagining a Place for Buddhism: Literary Culture and Religious Community in Tamil-Speaking South India

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195139990
eISBN:
9780199834501
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195139992.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

The modern religious landscape of Tamil‐speaking South India is dominated by the Hindu tradition, but as this introduction to the book explains, non‐Hindu religious communities played a significant ... More


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