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Spinoza’s Jewish Modernities

Daniel B. Schwartz

in The First Modern Jew: Spinoza and the History of an Image

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691142913
eISBN:
9781400842261
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691142913.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This introductory chapter considers why the hallmark of modern Jewish identity is its resistance to—and, at the same time, obsession with—definition. Like battles over national identity in the modern ... More


The Rise of the Sermon

Paul Bushkovitch

in Religion and Society in Russia: The Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195069464
eISBN:
9780199854615
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195069464.003.0008
Subject:
History, World Early Modern History

In the absence of contemporary texts or detailed descriptions of Zealot sermons, the sermons of Epifanii Slavinetskii and Simeon Polotskii provide the main body of known sermon material, and at the ... More


For-Profit Prophets: Christian Cultural Products and the Selling of Jesus

in Shaking the World for Jesus: Media and Conservative Evangelical Culture

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226326795
eISBN:
9780226326801
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226326801.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter highlights some of today's typical products—youth-targeted straight-to-video series that take secular media genres (the cartoon, the sitcom) and respin them to suit evangelical purposes. ... More


Hell in Contemporary Literature: Western Descent Narratives since 1945

Rachel Falconer

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748617630
eISBN:
9780748651733
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748617630.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

What does it mean when people use the word ‘Hell’ to convey the horror of an actual, personal or historical experience? This book explores the idea that modern, Western secular cultures have retained ... More


The X Club: Power and Authority in Victorian Science

Ruth Barton

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780226551616
eISBN:
9780226551753
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226551753.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This group biography of the X Club follows the nine members from their family and cultural roots, through their early friendships, to their intense lobbying campaigns in the 1860s, and on to their ... More


Curtain Call

Andrea Most

in Theatrical Liberalism: Jews and Popular Entertainment in America

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814708194
eISBN:
9780814707982
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814708194.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter argues that theatrical liberalism remains alive and well in America and that Jewish artists, writers, directors, and performers have given new life to popular culture forms by filling ... More


The WaVE project as a record of religious and social transformations in northern Europe

Anders Bäckström

in Religion and Welfare in Europe: Gendered and Minority Perspectives

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781447318972
eISBN:
9781447328957
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447318972.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Sociology of Religion

This chapter explores the idea of secularisation or religious change and the increasing visibility of religion in northern Europe. In the 20th century, the links between welfare and religion were ... More


Passing on the Faith: Transforming Traditions for the Next Generation of Jews, Christians, and Muslims

James L. Heft (ed.)

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823226474
eISBN:
9780823236640
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823226474.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

From the beginning, the Abrahamic faiths—Judaism, Christianity, and Islam—have stressed the importance of transmitting religious identity from one generation to the next. Today, that ... More


American Catholic Social Thought in the Twentieth Century

Christopher Shannon

in Roman Catholicism in the United States: A Thematic History

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780823282760
eISBN:
9780823286263
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823282760.003.0011
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter argues that the best early twentieth-century Catholic social thinkers engaged the broader culture but were never assimilated by it. Their sacramental imaginations and openness to ... More


An Aptitude for Excellence

John J. Piderit

in Sexual Morality: A Natural Law Approach to Intimate Relationships

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199793273
eISBN:
9780190258313
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199793273.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Theology

This chapter provides an overview of the book's main themes. This book is about a better way toward lasting intimacy. It seeks to highlight those aspects of a particular subculture that supports ... More


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