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Religious Reading: The Place of Reading in the Practice of Religion

Paul J. Griffiths

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195125771
eISBN:
9780199853335
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195125771.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Literature

What social conditions and intellectual practices are necessary in order for religious cultures to flourish? This book finds the answer in “religious reading” — the kind of reading in which a ... More


 Virtually Boundless?: Youth Negotiating Tradition in Cyberspace

Mia Lövheim

in Everyday Religion: Observing Modern Religious Lives

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2007
ISBN:
9780195305418
eISBN:
9780199785094
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195305418.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Sweden is often categorized as one of the most secularized and postmodern countries in the world. The Internet has been described as the “epitome” of transformations of traditional religion in late ... More


Pedagogy for Religion: Missionary Education and the Fashioning of Hindus and Muslims in Bengal

Parna Sengupta

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520268296
eISBN:
9780520950412
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520268296.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

Offering a new approach to the study of religion and empire, this book challenges a widespread myth of modernity—that Western rule has had a secularizing effect on the non-West—by looking closely at ... More


Dialogues between Faith and Reason: The Death and Return of God in Modern German Thought

John H. Smith

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801449277
eISBN:
9780801463273
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801449277.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This book traces a major line in the history of theology and the philosophy of religion down the “slippery slope” of secularization. At the same time, it points to the persistence of a tradition that ... More


Nation and Covenant: The Contribution of Ancient Israel to Modern Nationalism: Elie Kedourie Memorial Lecture

Anthony D. Smith

in Proceedings of the British Academy, Volume 151, 2006 Lectures

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197264249
eISBN:
9780191734045
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264249.003.0008
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This lecture provides of ancient Israel that were revealed in the Hebrew Bible. It looks at some of the main themes and goals of modern nationalism. One section is devoted to suggesting possible ... More


One God, No Ancestors, in a World Renewed

Mary Douglas

in Jacob's Tears: The Priestly Work of Reconciliation

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780199265237
eISBN:
9780191602054
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199265232.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

Focuses on the absence of ancestor cults in the Bible, and notes that the ground already covered in the book indicates that the priestly editors of the Pentateuch in the sixth and fifth centuries ... More


Passion, Desire, and Ecstasy The Experiential Religion of Southern Methodist Women, 1770–1810

Cynthia Lynn Lyerly

in The Devil's Lane: Sex and Race in the Early South

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195112436
eISBN:
9780199854271
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195112436.003.0012
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

Methodism was a religion of daily emotional experience, and for southern women like Sarah Jones, the experience involved both soul and body. White Methodist women embraced, literally and ... More


On the Relations Between the Secular Liberal State and Religion

Jürgen Habermas

in Political Theologies: Public Religions in a Post-Secular World

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823226443
eISBN:
9780823237043
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823226443.003.0012
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

Is the liberal secular state nourished by normative preconditions that it cannot itself guarantee? The question expresses doubt that the democratic constitutional state ... More


Norman Anderson and the Christian Mission to Modernize Islam

Todd Thompson

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
February 2019
ISBN:
9780190697624
eISBN:
9780190943073
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190697624.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Religion

Western Christians in the twentieth century viewed Islam through a lens of social and political concerns that would have appeared novel to their medieval and early-modern predecessors. Concerns about ... More


The fragments of secular society

Brian Sudlow

in Catholic Literature and Secularisation in France and England, 1880-1914

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719083112
eISBN:
9781781703137
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719083112.003.0005
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter discusses the ways in which French and English Catholic writers perceive and portray secular society's potential for individualistic fission. This is viewed as a result of the ... More


Buddhism and Reason

Nicolas Bommarito

in Seeing Clearly: A Buddhist Guide to Life

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
June 2020
ISBN:
9780190887506
eISBN:
9780190092559
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190887506.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter looks at how many people think of Buddhism, seeing it as at odds with reflective, rational, or abstract thinking. Indeed, Buddhism in the West is often placed on the emotion side of the ... More


Maimonides and Spinoza: Their Conflicting Views of Human Nature

Joshua Parens

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226645742
eISBN:
9780226645766
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226645766.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

Until the last century, it was generally agreed that Maimonides was a great defender of Judaism, and Spinoza—as an Enlightenment advocate for secularization—among its key opponents. However, a new ... More


‘Religious America, Secular Europe’: Are They Really So Different?

Hugh McLeod (ed.)

in Secularization and Religious Innovation in the North Atlantic World

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
June 2017
ISBN:
9780198798071
eISBN:
9780191839344
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198798071.003.0018
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter offers an overview of the religious trajectories of the United States and of the countries in Western and Northern Europe from the later eighteenth century to the early twenty-first. ... More


An Eschatology of the Absolute

Evan F. Kuehn

in Troeltsch's Eschatological Absolute

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780197506653
eISBN:
9780197506684
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197506653.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Theology

Chapter 2 examines how Troeltsch “eschatologized” the Absolute in key theological texts. Troeltsch’s eschatological Absolute was a keystone to his theory of religion and was rooted in ... More


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