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Composition and Design

Nigel Saul

in English Church Monuments in the Middle Ages: History and Representation

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199215980
eISBN:
9780191710001
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199215980.003.0007
Subject:
History, History of Religion

Funerary monuments in the Middle Ages were conceived as producers of meaning, indeed, of multiple meanings. The main influences on design were the monument's twin functions as a spur to intercession ... More


Visualizing Christ Our Redeemer, Man Our Brother

Kymberly N. Pinder

in Painting the Gospel: Black Public Art and Religion in Chicago

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252039928
eISBN:
9780252098086
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252039928.003.0001
Subject:
Art, Visual Culture

This book explores the visualization of religious imagery in public art for African Americans in Chicago between 1904 and the present. It examines a number of case studies of black churches whose ... More


“Jogona's Great Treasure”: Narrative, Lyric, and Dramatic Intelligibility

Frederick J. Ruf

in Entangled Voices: Genre and the Religious Construction of the Self

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195102635
eISBN:
9780199853458
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195102635.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Literature

In Out of Africa, Isak Dinesen tells a story that is instructive for the evaluation of the basic genres. After a shooting accident in which a boy is killed, Dinesen takes a testimony from the child's ... More


Religious Frames of Mind

Jolyon Baraka Thomas

in Drawing on Tradition: Manga, Anime, and Religion in Contemporary Japan

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824835897
eISBN:
9780824871499
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824835897.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This introductory chapter provides an overview of the book's main themes. This book recasts manga and anime as vehicles for the dissemination and adulteration of existing religious vocabulary and ... More


Collecting Ethnē in Aphrodisias and Acts 2:5–13

Christopher Stroup

in The Christians Who Became Jews: Acts of the Apostles and Ethnicity in the Roman City

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780300247893
eISBN:
9780300252187
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300247893.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

This chapter focuses on the production of Jewish identity and difference in Acts 2:5–13. Acts 2:5–13 strategically combines multiple ways of being Jewish in a single passage, thereby emphasizing that ... More


Concluding Remarks

Pamela D. Winfield

in Icons and Iconoclasm in Japanese Buddhism: Kukai and Dogen on the Art of Enlightenment

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199753581
eISBN:
9780199332519
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199753581.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

Chapter Five: Concluding Remarks directly addresses the opening questions to this comparative study and tentatively offers new directions in the study of icons and iconoclasm ... More


Saints and Shrines

Joseph Bergin

in Church, Society, and Religious Change in France, 1580-1730

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300150988
eISBN:
9780300161069
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300150988.003.0011
Subject:
History, History of Religion

This chapter contends that it remains far easier to make general statements about the pervasiveness of things religious than either to apprehend them at close quarters or to grasp their meaning for ... More


Religion in the Taliban Narratives

Mona Kanwal Sheikh

in Guardians of God: Inside the Religious Mind of the Pakistani Taliban

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780199468249
eISBN:
9780199087341
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199468249.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter examines the written, audio, and video communications of the Taliban movement and contains a systematic analysis of the different ways in which religion is represented in the Taliban ... More


A Composite Countenance: The Divine Face as Mixed Metaphor in Jewish Mysticism

Ellen Haskell

in Religion, Language, and the Human Mind

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780190636647
eISBN:
9780190636678
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190636647.003.0007
Subject:
Linguistics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics

The thirteenth-century Spanish Jewish mystical classic Sefer ha-Zohar is known for its elaborate divine imagery. This chapter explains how the Zohar invests the traditional anthropomorphic metaphor ... More


Epilogue

Steven A. Epstein

in The Talents of Jacopo da Varagine: A Genoese Mind in Medieval Europe

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9781501700507
eISBN:
9781501703614
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501700507.003.0007
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

This chapter summarizes Jacopo de Varagine's late habits of thought by examining the Marian Sermons—a collection of 161 model exegetical sermons of varying lengths. His “late style” is a return to ... More


The Experimental Philosophy

Roger Wagner and Andrew Briggs

in The Penultimate Curiosity: How Science Swims in the Slipstream of Ultimate Questions

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780198747956
eISBN:
9780191810909
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198747956.003.0029
Subject:
Physics, History of Physics

This chapter focusses on the new Reformation in Europe, which involved the physical removal of all imagery from churches. These actions were not merely justified as obedience to the Second ... More


From Kama to Karma: The Resurgence of Puritanism in Contemporary India 1

Wendy Doniger

in On Hinduism

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199360079
eISBN:
9780199377923
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199360079.003.0028
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

This chapter examines the resurgence of Puritanism in contemporary India, first by discussing erotic religious imagery in the context of Hinduism and the early history of Hindu eroticism and ... More


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