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The Law School, the Faith Community, and the Professing of Law

Sanford Levinson

in Constitutional Faith

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691152400
eISBN:
9781400839872
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691152400.003.0006
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

The previous chapters traced some of the implications of treating law as a quasi-religious system. This chapter develops another aspect of the religious analogy through the self-conscious examination ... More


The Nature of Syncretism in the Kālacakratantra

Vesna A. Wallace

in The Inner Kalacakratantra: A Buddhist Tantric View of the Individual

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195122114
eISBN:
9780199834808
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195122119.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

The Kālacakratantra has a prominent, syncretistic character, although close examination of the tantra and its commentarial literature shows that the Kālacakra tradition has preserved a distinctively ... More


The Importance of Being “Ernest”

Robert N. McCauley

in Creating Consilience: Integrating the Sciences and the Humanities

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199794393
eISBN:
9780199919338
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199794393.003.0015
Subject:
Philosophy, General, Philosophy of Science

Human beings' evolved machinery for representing actions constitutes the cognitive infrastructure for representing religious rituals. By arousing participants, special agent rituals enhance ... More


Religious Reactions in Post-Revolutionary French Literature: Chateaubriand, Constant, Mme de Staël, Joseph de Maistre

Richard Fargher

in Religious Change in Europe 1650–1914: Essays for John McManners

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198205968
eISBN:
9780191676871
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198205968.003.0013
Subject:
History, European Modern History, History of Religion

This chapter discusses the varied religious reactions in the French literature after the French Revolution. Mme de Stael incarnated the ardours, ambitions, intellectual ferment, suffering, and ... More


Of a particular Providence and of a future State

Stephen Buckle

in Hume's Enlightenment Tract: The Unity and Purpose of An Enquiry concerning Human Understanding

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199271146
eISBN:
9780191699498
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199271146.003.0014
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

The explicit subject of this section is the prospect of those special future rewards and punishments, beyond the ordinary rewards and punishments to be expected in the common course of life, that are ... More


Postcolonial Politics and Personal Laws: Colonial Legal Legacies and the Indian State

Rina Verma Williams

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195680140
eISBN:
9780199081721
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195680140.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Family Law

This book explores the postcolonial state in India in a longitudinal perspective. It concentrates on the religious legal system of personal laws in India. These laws are a prime example of continuity ... More


Eric Williams vs. Frank Tannenbaum: On Slave Laws, Slavery Systems, and Subsequent Race Relations

Anthony P. Maingot

in Race, Ideology, and the Decline of Caribbean Marxism

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780813061061
eISBN:
9780813051345
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813061061.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

Williams and Tannenbaum clashed during the first-held meeting on Caribbean studies, and chapter 2 revisits that debate. Williams argues that differences in the way slaves were treated throughout the ... More


Extending Evolutionary Accounts of Religion beyond the Mind: Religions as Adaptive Systems

Benjamin Grant Purzycki, Omar Sultan Haque, and Richard Sosis

in Evolution, Religion, and Cognitive Science: Critical and Constructive Essays

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199688081
eISBN:
9780191767722
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199688081.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies, Religion and Society

Current cognitive approaches to religion maintain that religion evolved as a by-product of cognitive mechanisms that were naturally selected for functions unrelated to religion. In the present ... More


Religious Conflict in Brazil: Protestants, Catholics, and the Rise of Religious Pluralism in the Early Twentieth Century

Erika Helgen

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780300243352
eISBN:
9780300252163
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300243352.001.0001
Subject:
History, Latin American History

This innovative study explores the transition in Brazil from a hegemonically Catholic society to a religiously pluralistic society. The book shows that the rise of religious pluralism was fraught ... More


13: Postmodernity and Beyond

Menski Werner

in Hindu Law: Beyond Tradition and Modernity

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195699210
eISBN:
9780199080298
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195699210.003.0013
Subject:
Law, Family Law

This chapter discusses the concluding analyses in different sections. The author argues that dismissing Hindu law as a traditional religious system of suppression with no relevance to the ... More


Introduction Taladu quo!(It is still 12!)

Michael J. Zogry

in Anetso, the Cherokee Ball Game: At the Center of Ceremony and Identity

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807833605
eISBN:
9781469603940
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807898208_zogry.4
Subject:
Society and Culture, Native American Studies

This book discusses the constellation of ceremonial activities that constitute the Cherokee anetso complex, including the proper Cherokee linguistic terminology. It notes that anetso, like several ... More


The Religion of Conservative Christians: A Return to the Reformation?

in The Truth about Conservative Christians: What They Think and What They Believe

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226306629
eISBN:
9780226306759
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226306759.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter analyzes survey data to organize a sketch of Conservative Christianity as a religious system. It concludes that the Conservatives and Afro–American Protestants both embrace a systematic ... More


Anetso, the Cherokee Ball Game: At the Center of Ceremony and Identity

Michael J. Zogry

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807833605
eISBN:
9781469603940
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807898208_zogry
Subject:
Society and Culture, Native American Studies

Anetso, a centuries-old Cherokee ball game still played today, is a vigorous, sometimes violent activity that rewards speed, strength, and agility. At the same time, it is the focus of several linked ... More


The Jeje Pantheon and Its Transformations

Luis Nicolau Parés

in The Formation of Candomblé: Vodun History and Ritual in Brazil

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9781469610924
eISBN:
9781469612638
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469610924.003.0007
Subject:
History, Latin American History

This chapter examines the religious system of the Jeje-Mahi terreiros of Salvador and Cachoeira, beginning with the spiritual entities or voduns, and the internal dynamic of the “pantheons” into ... More


“Has this thing appeared again tonight?”: Deus Ex Machina and Other Theatrical Interventions of the Supernatural

Freddie Rokem

in Things: Religion and the Question of Materiality

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780823239450
eISBN:
9780823239498
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823239450.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

The appearance of the supernatural on the theatrical stage as well as on the movie screen, in particular through a deus ex machina, but also in the form of ghosts or dybbuks, is still, even after the ... More


Can Another Religion Be Seen as the Other?

Stanisław Krajewski

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/9781906764098.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

This chapter assesses whether it is possible to relate to another religious system as a true Other, or whether one can do so only to a person who subscribes to a different religion. One way of using ... More


Hindu Law: Beyond Tradition and Modernity

Werner Menski

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195699210
eISBN:
9780199080298
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195699210.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Family Law

This book presents a study on a postmodernist analysis of classical Hindu law, which has become neglected due to the modernist assumptions about the increasing irrelevance of ‘religious’ legal ... More


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