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Religious Interpretation

Kent Greenawalt

in Legal Interpretation: Perspectives from Other Disciplines and Private Texts

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199756131
eISBN:
9780199855292
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199756131.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

This chapter examines how religious texts are interpreted. It begins by briefly exploring two related topics that are also relevant for ordinary law: Firstly, what counts as authoritative or ... More


Teaching Ritual

Catherine Bell (ed.)

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2007
ISBN:
9780195176452
eISBN:
9780199785308
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195176452.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Many teachers share an interest in bringing a better appreciation of ritual into their religious studies classes, but are uncertain how to do it. Religious studies faculty know how to teach texts, ... More


Entangled Voices: Genre and the Religious Construction of the Self

Frederick J. Ruf

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195102635
eISBN:
9780199853458
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195102635.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Literature

This book aims to bring about an understanding of how the concepts of “voice” and “genre” function in texts, especially religious texts. To this end, it joins literary theorists in the discussion ... More


Introduction

Veena Das

in Structure and Cognition: Aspects of Hindu Caste and Ritual

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198077404
eISBN:
9780199081172
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198077404.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Theory

This introductory chapter discusses Hindu caste and ritual. It examines the religious texts in Sanskrit, which serve as relevant sources of information on Indian society. It takes a look at ... More


The Language of the Physicians who Produce Spiritual Texts

Joseph Ziegler

in Medicine and Religion c.1300: The Case of Arnau de Vilanova

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198207269
eISBN:
9780191677595
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198207269.003.0002
Subject:
History, European Medieval History, History of Religion

This chapter deals with the use of religious language in medical texts and with the use of medical language in religious texts. It asks whether the ... More


Working with Texts

Lynn Huber and Robin Rinehart

in Teaching Undergraduate Research in Religious Studies

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199732869
eISBN:
9780199918522
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199732869.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

Undergraduate Research in the discipline that makes use of the textual studies model provides study of the construction, comparison, and close analysis of religious texts. This chapter describes the ... More


Tradition and the Formation of the Talmud

Moulie Vidas

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691154862
eISBN:
9781400850471
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691154862.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This book offers a new perspective on perhaps the most important religious text of the Jewish tradition. It is widely recognized that the creators of the Talmud innovatively interpreted and changed ... More


Reading Religious Texts: An Exploratory Study of Types of Meaning

Nasr Hamid Abu Zayd

in Critique of Religious Discourse

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780300207125
eISBN:
9780300231458
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300207125.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This chapter considers the problematic aspects of reading the religious texts themselves. It aims to help provide guidelines for the old and yet continuing polemical controversy on the part of those ... More


Nahua and Maya Catholicisms: Texts and Religion in Colonial Central Mexico and Yucatan

Mark Christensen

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780804785280
eISBN:
9780804787314
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804785280.001.0001
Subject:
History, Latin American History

This book examines ecclesiastical texts written in Nahuatl and Yucatec Maya to illustrate their role in conveying and reflecting various Catholic messages—and thus Catholicisms—throughout colonial ... More


The Path of Clarification

Gregory Starrett

in Putting Islam to Work: Education, Politics, and Religious Transformation in Egypt

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520209268
eISBN:
9780520919303
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520209268.003.0005
Subject:
Anthropology, Middle Eastern Cultural Anthropology

This chapter reviews several processes that change the Islamic tradition, not only by molding it into a new format, but also by folding the child's experience of daily life into his understanding of ... More


Critique of Religious Discourse

Nasr Hamid Abu Zayd

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780300207125
eISBN:
9780300231458
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300207125.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Islam

First published in Arabic in 1994, this book's controversial approach argued that conventional fundamentalist interpretations of the Quran and other Islamic religious texts are ahistorical and ... More


Introduction

Nagappa K. Gowda

in The Bhagavadgita in the Nationalist Discourse

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198072065
eISBN:
9780199080748
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198072065.003.0009
Subject:
History, History of Ideas

The introduction discusses the importance of the Bhagavadgita in the nationalist discourse in India. No religious text has been as frequently invoked or as passionately deployed by Indian ... More


Toward a Better Understanding of the Ritual of the Hours of the Night (Stundenritual)

Kenneth Griffin

in Tombs of the South Asasif Necropolis: New Discoveries and Research 2012-2014

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9789774167249
eISBN:
9781617976780
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774167249.003.0007
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

This chapter focuses on the Ritual of the Hours of the Night in the First Pillared Hall of the tomb of Karakhamun. The Ritual of the Hours of the Day and Night is one of a series of religious texts ... More


Faithful Narratives: Historians, Religion, and the Challenge of Objectivity

Andrea Sterk and Nina Caputo (eds)

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801451829
eISBN:
9780801471056
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801451829.001.0001
Subject:
History, Historiography

Historians of religion face complex interpretive issues when examining religious texts, practices, and experiences. This book presents the work of twelve eminent scholars whose research has ... More


The Intersecting Worlds of Religious and Secular Marriage

Perry Dane

in Law and Religion: Current Legal Issues 2001 Volume 4

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780199246601
eISBN:
9780191697616
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199246601.003.0021
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

This chapter examines the legal encounter between the religious and the secular institutions of marriage. It considers two official texts — one civil and one religious — that figure in the current ... More


Introduction: The Challenge of Religion in History

Andrea Sterk and Nina Caputo

in Faithful Narratives: Historians, Religion, and the Challenge of Objectivity

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801451829
eISBN:
9780801471056
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801451829.003.0001
Subject:
History, Historiography

This introductory chapter explains the importance of examining the work of twelve scholars, whose research about religious traditions and communities have exemplified strategies for overcoming the ... More


Nahua and Maya Catholicisms

Mark Z. Christensen

in Nahua and Maya Catholicisms: Texts and Religion in Colonial Central Mexico and Yucatan

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780804785280
eISBN:
9780804787314
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804785280.003.0010
Subject:
History, Latin American History

This section summarizes the general contributions of each chapter. It exposes the role of native-language religious texts in diversifying the Catholic message intended for Nahuas and Mayas. Moreover, ... More


From Jeremiad to Jihad: "Religion, Violence, and America"

John D. Carlson and Jonathan H. Ebel (eds)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780520271654
eISBN:
9780520951532
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520271654.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Violence has been a central feature of America's history, culture, and place in the world. It has taken many forms: from state-sponsored uses of force such as war or law enforcement, to revolution, ... More


Texts of the Torniscile and the Adjacent Walls in the Tomb of Karabasken[i]

Miguel Ángel Molinero Polo

in Tombs of the South Asasif Necropolis: New Discoveries and Research 2012-2014

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9789774167249
eISBN:
9781617976780
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774167249.003.0010
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

This chapter discusses the texts of the Tornische and the adjacent walls in the tomb of Karabasken. Until the recent archaeological excavations by the South Asasif Conservation Project, the only ... More


Tales of the Neighborhood: Jewish Narrative Dialogues in Late Antiquity

Galit Hasan-Rokem

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520234536
eISBN:
9780520928947
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520234536.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This book shows that religion is shaped not only in the halls of theological disputation and institutions of divine study, but also in ordinary events of everyday life. The book argues that common ... More


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