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Maimonides’ Treatment of Christianity and its Normative Implications

David Novak

in Jewish Theology and World Religions

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781906764098
eISBN:
9781800340190
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781906764098.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

This chapter discusses Maimonides' treatment of Christianity. Since Maimonides is the most theological of all the halakhists and the one most interested in the ideas that underlie religious praxis, ... More


The Buddha Side: Gender, Power, and Buddhist Practice in Vietnam

Alexander Soucy

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824835989
eISBN:
9780824871567
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824835989.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

The most common description of the supernatural landscape in Vietnam makes a distinction between Buddhist and non-Buddhist “sides.” The “Buddha side” (ben phat) is the focus of this investigation ... More


Women, the Recited Qur'an, and Islamic Music in Indonesia

Anne Rasmussen

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520255487
eISBN:
9780520947429
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520255487.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

This book takes readers to the heart of religious musical praxis in Indonesia, home to the largest Muslim population in the world. The author explores a rich public soundscape, where women recite the ... More


Contestation and Compliance: Retrieving Women's 'Agency' from Puranic Traditions

Jaya Tyagi

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2014
ISBN:
9780199451821
eISBN:
9780199084593
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199451821.001.0001
Subject:
History, Social History

This book looks into the representations of women in early textual traditions in order to trace the complex manner in which Puranic conceptualizations relating to women and their participation in ... More


Esotericism and Tradition

Moshe Halbertal

in Nahmanides: Law and Mysticism

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780300140910
eISBN:
9780300257014
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300140910.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

This chapter clarifies how Nahmanides understands the esoteric medium itself, a medium that wrought profound changes to the meaning of Judaism in the Middle Ages. It talks about the esoteric side of ... More


Macro- and Microsociological Explanations for Differences between Countries

Detlef Pollack and Gergely Rosta

in Religion and Modernity: An International Comparison

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
December 2017
ISBN:
9780198801665
eISBN:
9780191840302
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198801665.003.0019
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

After the individual case studies presented in the previous chapters, the book now investigates whether the results of the individual case analyses can be generalized, which depends on whether they ... More


Death, Sin, Law, and Redemption

Moshe Halbertal

in Nahmanides: Law and Mysticism

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780300140910
eISBN:
9780300257014
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300140910.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

This chapter explores the existential foundations of Nahmanides's worldview. It analyzes the primary elements of the human condition: death, sin, and redemption. It talks also about Nahmanides's view ... More


The Reasons for the Commandments

Moshe Halbertal

in Nahmanides: Law and Mysticism

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780300140910
eISBN:
9780300257014
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300140910.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

This chapter analyzes the meaning of halakhah and religious praxis as a signal indicator of the originality, profundity, and influence of a particular mode of thinking in the history of Jewish ... More


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