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 Does Tantric Ritual Empower Women?: Renunciation and Domesticity among Female Bengali Tantrikas

June McDaniel

in Women's Lives, Women's Rituals in the Hindu Tradition

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2007
ISBN:
9780195177060
eISBN:
9780199785438
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195177060.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

This chapter explores the ritual practices of women active in tantric traditions in West Bengal. These female tantrikas tend to reject the traditional domestic values associated with women's ... More


Conclusion

Richard J. Goodrich

in Contextualizing Cassian: Aristocrats, Asceticism, and Reformation in Fifth-Century Gaul

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199213139
eISBN:
9780191695841
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199213139.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

This chapter reflects on the significance and the lessons of Cassian's work. It provides the answer to the question of why Cassian put such an effort into his strategies to win a hearing for his ... More


“Along Democratic and Peace‐Loving Lines”: Yoshida Presents His Draft

Ray A. Moore and Donald L. Robinson

in Partners for Democracy: Crafting the New Japanese State Under MacArthur

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195151169
eISBN:
9780199833917
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019515116X.003.0014
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization

Opens with the brief speech by Prime Minister Yoshida Shigeru to the lower house of the Diet that invited the Diet's examination of the government's draft revision. It sets forth the preliminary ... More


“Sincere and Steady Efforts”: Denouement

Ray A. Moore and Donald L. Robinson

in Partners for Democracy: Crafting the New Japanese State Under MacArthur

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195151169
eISBN:
9780199833917
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019515116X.003.0020
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization

Recounts the climax in the House of Representatives over constitutional revision. (In Japan's new democratic dispensation, the popularly elected lower house had controlling power.) Ch. 18 tells how ... More


“Last Service to the Fatherland”: The House of Peers Addresses Constitutional Revision

Ray A. Moore and Donald L. Robinson

in Partners for Democracy: Crafting the New Japanese State Under MacArthur

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195151169
eISBN:
9780199833917
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019515116X.003.0021
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization

Having passed the lower house, the proposed revision came next before the House of Peers. The aristocratic upper house would exist no longer under the new constitution, yet its approval was critical ... More


Jains and Satīmātā Discourse

M. Whitney Kelting

in Heroic Wives Rituals, Stories and the Virtues of Jain Wifehood

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195389647
eISBN:
9780199866434
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195389647.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

In chapter 5, the focus is on the narrative and rituals associated with the sati Rajul, who is rejected on her wedding day when her fiancé Nemi (the twenty‐second Jina) renounces. Rajul decides to ... More


Embodying Wifehood

M. Whitney Kelting

in Heroic Wives Rituals, Stories and the Virtues of Jain Wifehood

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195389647
eISBN:
9780199866434
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195389647.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

Chapter 6 discusses the process by which young unmarried Jain women reconstitute themselves as wives through the embodiment of Jain satis—in particular Candanbala—and the adoption of the body ... More


“Mother-City of All Evils”: Sexuality and Holiness in the Acts of Judah Thomas

Naomi Koltun-Fromm

in Hermeneutics of Holiness: Ancient Jewish and Christian Notions of Sexuality and Religious Community

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199736485
eISBN:
9780199866427
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199736485.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies, Religion and Society

This chapter focuses on the earliest of Syriac Christian writings, the Acts of Judah Thomas, that make a link between holiness and sexual renunciation, and which advocate total sexual renunciation as ... More


Wedding Garments and Holy Yokes: Celibacy and Holiness in Aphrahat, the Persian Sage

Naomi Koltun-Fromm

in Hermeneutics of Holiness: Ancient Jewish and Christian Notions of Sexuality and Religious Community

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199736485
eISBN:
9780199866427
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199736485.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies, Religion and Society

This chapter focuses on the fourth-century Syriac Christian writer Aphrahat, known as the “Persian Sage” and his construct of holiness and celibacy. Aphrahat, who administered to the small ... More


Rejecting the Illusion of Permanence

Karen C. Lang

in Four Illusions: Candrakirti's Advice to Travelers on the Bodhisattva Path

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195151138
eISBN:
9780199870448
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195151135.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

Chapter 6 attacks the mistaken apprehension of impermanent things as permanent by pointing out the impermanence of the human body. The first half of the chapter concentrates on the need for ... More


The Ideology of the Path to Liberation

John E. Cort

in Jains in the World: Religious Values and Ideology in India

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195132342
eISBN:
9780199834112
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195132343.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Outlines the normative Jain ideology of the path to liberation from suffering and rebirth. This path is described as consisting of correct faith, correct knowledge, and correct conduct: faith in, ... More


The Life and Cult of Sr. Alphonsa: A Celebration of Complexity and Paradox

Corinne G. Dempsey

in Kerala Christian Sainthood: Collisions of Culture and Worldview in South India

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195130287
eISBN:
9780199834136
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195130286.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Explores prominent themes in Alphonsa's hagiography as a means to compare Christian and Hindu perspectives and practices of female asceticism. While Christian and Hindu traditions have much in common ... More


‘The bliss of what?’: Bishop's Crusoe

Peter Robinson

in Twentieth Century Poetry: Selves and Situations

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199273256
eISBN:
9780191706370
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199273256.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter continues the argument of the previous one by applying the discoveries made to one of Bishop's most sustained poems about her art: Crusoe in England. Melanie Klein's theories of attack ... More


New Ostpolitik—Whose Legacy?

Julia von Dannenberg

in The Foundations of Ostpolitik: The Making of the Moscow Treaty between West Germany and the USSR

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199228195
eISBN:
9780191711367
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199228195.003.0003
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter addresses the question of whether the pre-1969 renunciation-of-force policy was indeed an indispensable precondition for the conclusion of the Moscow Treaty or merely an insignificant ... More


‘Unpacking the Box’: The Making of the Moscow Treaty in the Domestic and International Contexts

Julia von Dannenberg

in The Foundations of Ostpolitik: The Making of the Moscow Treaty between West Germany and the USSR

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199228195
eISBN:
9780191711367
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199228195.003.0004
Subject:
History, European Modern History

The renunciation-of-force policy for which the Foreign Ministry prepared under Brandt's lead was implemented, and a treaty with Moscow concluded, only nine months after the formation of the new ... More


Introduction Intimations of the Good Life

T. N. Madan

in The Hindu Householder: The T.N. Madan Omnibus

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198069409
eISBN:
9780199080038
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198069409.003.0014
Subject:
Sociology, Sociology of Religion

This introductory chapter sets out the focus of the book—the householder, and his affirmation of a disciplined this-worldly life as the good life. Hindu society is best known by caste, its most ... More


Asceticism and Eroticism

T. N. Madan

in The Hindu Householder: The T.N. Madan Omnibus

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198069409
eISBN:
9780199080038
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198069409.003.0017
Subject:
Sociology, Sociology of Religion

This chapter develops further the notion of the tension of the two extremes of asceticism and eroticism which the life of the householder seeks to overcome. This is, of course, one of the fundamental ... More


The Ascetic Impulse

Maria Antonaccio

in A Philosophy to Live By: Engaging Iris Murdoch

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199855575
eISBN:
9780199933198
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199855575.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter treats the tension between puritanical and anti-puritanical currents in Murdoch’s thought, and hence the two sides of askesis as a formation discipline. Taking as a starting point Peter ... More


Making the gift

Hyland Richard

in Gifts: A Study in Comparative Law

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195343366
eISBN:
9780199867776
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195343366.003.0006
Subject:
Law, Comparative Law

> From the point of view of the private law, there is little conceptual unity to the practice of gift giving other than the sense of concern it may provoke. As a result, two thousand years of ... More


Āśrama

Arvind Sharma

in Modern Hindu Thought: An Introduction

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195676389
eISBN:
9780199081974
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195676389.003.0020
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

According to the doctrine of āśrama dharma in modern Hinduism, there are four āśramas or stages in life: brahmacarya or a period of studentship, grhastha or the stage of a householder, vānapraslha or ... More


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