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Planet of the Durkheimians, Where Community, Authority, and Sacredness Are Foundations of Morality

Jonathan Haidt and Jesse Graham

in Social and Psychological Bases of Ideology and System Justification

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195320916
eISBN:
9780199869541
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195320916.003.015
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

Most academic efforts to understand morality and ideology come from theorists who limit the domain of morality to issues related to harm and fairness. For such theorists, conservative beliefs are ... More


Religion and the Resacralization of Nature

Seyyed Hossein Nasr

in Religion & The Order of Nature: The 1994 Cadbury Lectures at the University of Birmingham

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195108231
eISBN:
9780199853441
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195108231.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Islam

One solution to the current environmental crisis is to resacralize nature, not by man who has no power to bestow the quality of sacredness upon anything, but through the remembrance of what nature is ... More


A Christian Theological Account of Human Worth

David P. Gushee

in Understanding Human Dignity

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780197265642
eISBN:
9780191760389
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197265642.003.0015
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration

This chapter argues that biblical revelation served as the most important source, at least in European civilization, for the still critically important moral claim that each human life carries ... More


A long and beyond the Nile

Peter Mitchell

in The Donkey in Human History: An Archaeological Perspective

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780198749233
eISBN:
9780191916984
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198749233.003.0009
Subject:
Archaeology, Zooarchaeology

If, as Herodotus stated, Egypt is the gift of the Nile, then it is a gift delivered largely by donkeys. Donkeys appear in the archaeological record of Egypt earlier ... More


The Ancient Near East

Peter Mitchell

in The Donkey in Human History: An Archaeological Perspective

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780198749233
eISBN:
9780191916984
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198749233.003.0010
Subject:
Archaeology, Zooarchaeology

The donkey was domesticated from the African wild ass in Northeast Africa some 7–6,000 years ago. This chapter looks at what happened when donkeys turned right and ... More


Is Anything Sacred?: Christian Humanism and Christian Nihilism

Don Cupitt

in Is Nothing Sacred?: The Non-Realist Philosophy of Religion: Selected Essays

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823222032
eISBN:
9780823235322
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823222032.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter suggests that a product of Christianity is the secularism of the modern world and this is indeed a religious phenomenon. The chapter describes that there is a universal sacredness in our ... More


Can Commodities be Sacred?: Material Religion in Seoul and Hanoi

Laurel Kendall

in Handbook of Religion and the Asian City: Aspiration and Urbanization in the Twenty-First Century

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780520281226
eISBN:
9780520961081
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520281226.003.0020
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter examines material religion in Seoul and Hanoi by focusing on the production and circulation of sacred goods and services in the two Asian cities. In particular, it considers how notions ... More


The Hindu Religious Tradition: Secularism as Pluralism

T. N. Madan

in Modern Myths, Locked Minds: Secularism and Fundamentalism in India

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780198065104
eISBN:
9780199080182
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198065104.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Sociology of Religion

Two problems arise when exploring the ideologies of secularism and fundamentalism as defined in this book in the context of the Hindu religious tradition. First, it has been asserted by historians ... More


Moralization and Demoralization in Jewish Ethics

Leon Roth

in Is There a Jewish Philosophy?: Rethinking Fundamentals

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781874774556
eISBN:
9781800340824
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781874774556.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter takes a look at certain instances of ‘deflation’, or even ‘debasement’, in Jewish ethics. These instances cut very deep. Each pair of readings involves a contrary moral attitude; and it ... More


Desert Religion

Clinton Bailey

in Bedouin Culture in the Bible

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780300121827
eISBN:
9780300245639
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300121827.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

Although almost all Bedouin have followed Islam since early in its history, those who remained nomadic in the deserts of the Middle East found the religion barely accessible to them as an ongoing ... More


Walter Benjamin

Carlo Salzani

in Agamben's Philosophical Lineage

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781474423632
eISBN:
9781474438520
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474423632.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

In a 1985 interview with Adriano Sofri, Agamben says of his encounter with Benjamin: I read him for the first time in the 1960s, in the Italian translation of the Angelus Novus edited by Renato ... More


Catholic Christianity

Cardinal Karl Lehmann

in Secularization and the World Religions

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846311871
eISBN:
9781846315671
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846315671.003
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter is concerned with the understanding of the institution of the Church within Catholic Christianity. First, it discusses the sacredness of Church and its Catholic nature. It then describes ... More


Weather Reports: Discourse and Musical Cognition

Per Aage Brandt

in Speaking of Music: Addressing the Sonorous

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780823251384
eISBN:
9780823253029
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823251384.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

When music is experienced, and especially when it is felt as important to the subject and as beautiful, the subject's critical – descriptive and evaluative – discourse regularly uses references to ... More


The Dying

Charles B. Strozier

in Until the Fires Stopped Burning: 9/11 and New York City in the Words and Experiences of Survivors and Witnesses

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231158985
eISBN:
9780231529921
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231158985.003.0005
Subject:
History, World Modern History

This chapter reflects on the form of the dying on 9/11 based on the personal experiences of witnesses and survivors. The dying on 9/11 came in strange and mysterious forms. It was not about whole ... More


Introduction

Hugh M. Thomas

in The Secular Clergy in England, 1066–1216

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2014
ISBN:
9780198702566
eISBN:
9780191772269
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198702566.003.0001
Subject:
History, History of Religion

This chapter introduces the main goals of the book: (1) to rectify the neglect of the secular clergy in current historiography; (2) to show just how important the secular clergy were within medieval ... More


The Sacred and Power: Collective Self-Sacralization and Ways of Overcoming It

Hans Joas

in The Power of the Sacred: An Alternative to the Narrative of Disenchantment

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
March 2021
ISBN:
9780190933272
eISBN:
9780190933302
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190933272.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Social Theory, Sociology of Religion

This chapter presents the outlines of an alternative to Max Weber’s narrative of disenchantment. It does so first by setting out a theory of the dynamics of sacralization in summary form. Second, ... More


Conclusion: Trouble in the Pack

Kathy Rudy

in Loving Animals: Toward a New Animal Advocacy

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816674688
eISBN:
9781452947433
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816674688.003.0007
Subject:
Society and Culture, Ethical Issues and Debates

This book has used narratives to argue for the critical importance of “being with” animals in a way that is based on affect, and now concludes with one more true and heartfelt story that illustrates ... More


Suryaniness

Tala Jarjour

in Sense and Sadness: Syriac Chant in Aleppo

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780190635251
eISBN:
9780190635299
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190635251.003.0005
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

This chapter, and the next two, considers foundational notions in value perception and construction. The chapters form a sequence, about three closely entwined components of value: identity, ... More


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