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Al-Iskandarī’s Image of the Shādhilī Ṭarīqa

Nathan Hofer

in The Popularisation of Sufism in Ayyubid and Mamluk Egypt, 1173-1325

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780748694211
eISBN:
9781474416115
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748694211.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Islam

In the previous chapter I argued that Ibn ʿA†āʾ Allāh al-Iskandarī’s Hagiographical image of al-Shādhilī and al-Mursī precipitated the institutionalisation of a collective Shādhilī identity linked to ... More


The Lay Saint: Charity and Charismatic Authority in Medieval Italy, 1150-1350

Mary Harvey Doyno

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781501740206
eISBN:
9781501740213
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501740206.001.0001
Subject:
History, World Medieval History

This book investigates the phenomenon of saintly cults that formed around pious merchants, artisans, midwives, domestic servants, and others in the medieval communes of northern and central Italy. ... More


The Migration of a Muslim Ritual

Nile Green

in Making Space: Sufis and Settlers in Early Modern India

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198077961
eISBN:
9780199080991
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198077961.003.0014
Subject:
History, Indian History

This chapter examines the migration of the Islamic ritual of the ‘saintly wedding’ or ‘urs from medieval Iran into India. Arriving in India from Iran in the middle ages, ‘urs rituals are still ... More


Charles Gordon, Imperial Saint

Edward Berenson

in Heroes of Empire: Five Charismatic Men and the Conquest of Africa

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520234277
eISBN:
9780520947191
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520234277.003.0004
Subject:
History, European Modern History

The announcement of Charles George “Chinese” Gordon's death produced an outpouring of public grief unlike anything in recent memory. The Gordon campaign revealed the newfound power of the press. ... More


Saints and the Heterological Historian

Peter Ochs

in Saintly Influence: Edith Wyschogrod and the Possibilities of Philosophy of Religion

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823230877
eISBN:
9780823235612
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823230877.003.0013
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter explores “the chain of identities” that link author, reader, teacher, and student in Wyschogrod's work as a “saintly pedagogy” for imagining the proximity of ... More


Postmodern Saintliness: Ecstasy and Altruism

Edith Wyschogrod

in Crossover Queries: Dwelling with Negatives, Embodying Philosophy's Others

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823226061
eISBN:
9780823235148
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823226061.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter focuses on postmodernism as a revolt against modes of rationality that make foundational claims, that is, as an attack upon what Jean-François Lyotard calls ... More


The Uncertainty Principle

Mark C. Taylor

in Saintly Influence: Edith Wyschogrod and the Possibilities of Philosophy of Religion

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823230877
eISBN:
9780823235612
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823230877.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter outlines the issues that animate Wyschogrod's writings as a whole. It contends that Wyschogrod developed an account of “saintly influence” that is unable to ... More


Tribute to Derrida

Amy Hollywood

in Saintly Influence: Edith Wyschogrod and the Possibilities of Philosophy of Religion

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823230877
eISBN:
9780823235612
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823230877.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter raises the concern that some of the practices we think perform saintly influence may be repressive. Thinking through the intersection of Jacques Derrida's, ... More


Prologue: The Rise of Capetian Sanctity and the Reign of Louis IX

Sean L. Field

in Courting Sanctity: Holy Women and the Capetians

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781501736193
eISBN:
9781501736209
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501736193.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

The prologue to part one explains the rise of Capetian power and rise of Capetian claims to form a saintly bloodline by the time of Philip II’s reign around 1200, and introduces members of the French ... More


Sainthood in the Making: The Madmen of Ü and Tsang in Public

David M. DiValerio

in The Holy Madmen of Tibet

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780199391202
eISBN:
9780199391233
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199391202.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter explores the effects the Madmen of Ü and Tsang’s adoption of their distinctive lifestyle had on their standing in the eyes of the broader Tibetan public of their day, with special ... More


Measures, Miracles, and Representations

William M. Gorvine

in Envisioning a Tibetan Luminary: The Life of a Modern Bönpo Saint

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
December 2018
ISBN:
9780199362349
eISBN:
9780190914547
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199362349.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

Chapter 5 takes up critical issues that both reflected and shaped the larger Bön community of which Tenpé Gyaltsen is a part, and for whom he primarily writes. The author considers how the ... More


Deification and Asceticism: Pavel Florensky, The Pillar and Ground of the Truth (1914)

Ruth Coates

in Deification in Russian Religious Thought: Between the Revolutions, 1905-1917

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
October 2019
ISBN:
9780198836230
eISBN:
9780191873515
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198836230.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Chapter 6 analyses Pavel Florensky’s The Pillar and Ground of the Truth (1914) in the context of Florensky’s still recent conversion to Christianity and of the tradition of contemplative mysticism ... More


Neo-Aristotelian Supererogation

Rebecca Stangl

in Neither Heroes nor Saints: Ordinary Virtue, Extraordinary Virtue, and Self-Cultivation

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780197508459
eISBN:
9780197508466
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197508459.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

This chapter develops and defends the following neo-Aristotelian account of supererogation: An action is supererogatory iff it is overall virtuous and either (1) the omission of an overall virtuous ... More


Johannes Hass (c.1476–1544): History Writing and Divine Intervention in the Early Reformation

Martin Christ

in Biographies of a Reformation: Religious Change and Confessional Coexistence in Upper Lusatia, 1520-1635

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780198868156
eISBN:
9780191904684
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198868156.003.0003
Subject:
History, European Medieval History, History of Religion

The councillor and chronicler Johannes Hass (c.1476–1544) illustrates how a Catholic perceived early Reformation changes. Hass was not the last proponent of a traditional kind of Catholicism in ... More


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