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1653: Experiencing election in a true gospel-church state

Kathleen Lynch

in Protestant Autobiography in the Seventeenth-Century Anglophone World

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199643936
eISBN:
9780191738876
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199643936.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

A new mode of autobiographical narrative was rapidly codified in England and its Atlantic colonies in the 1650s, with a burst of publications. A strict emphasis on methodologies of assent unified ... More


Pilgrimage, Politics, and Pestilence: The Haj from the Indian Subcontinent, 1860-1920

Saurabh Mishra

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198070603
eISBN:
9780199080007
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198070603.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This book studies the organization and meanings of the Haj from India during colonial times and analyses it from political, commercial, and medical perspectives — between 1860, the year of the first ... More


Spirituality: Perpetual Progress inthe Good

Morwenna Ludlow

in Gregory of Nyssa, Ancient and (Post)modern

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780199280766
eISBN:
9780191712906
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199280766.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

This chapter begins with a discussion of how Gregory of Nyssa's spiritual writings have rarely been the subject of extended and systematic theological reflection in English, nor do they seem to have ... More


Protestant Autobiography in the Seventeenth-Century Anglophone World

Kathleen Lynch

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199643936
eISBN:
9780191738876
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199643936.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

Autobiographical narrative is seldom viewed as a catalyst for the social and political upheavals of mid‐seventeenth#x2010;century England and its colonies. This book argues that it should be. ... More


CHAPTER 2 CHAPTER 2 Emotions and the Ancient Emotions and the Ancient Pursuit of Christian Perfection

Simo Knuuttila

in Emotions in Ancient and Medieval Philosophy

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780199266388
eISBN:
9780191601750
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199266387.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

Early Christian theories of the emotions were influenced by the Platonic psychology and control oriented therapy as well as by the Stoic theory and therapy. Particularly important were the Stoic ... More


The Mystical Life of Animals: Investigations of a Vegetarian

June O. Leavitt

in The Mystical Life of Franz Kafka: Theosophy, Cabala, and the Modern Spiritual Revival

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199827831
eISBN:
9780199919444
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199827831.003.0016
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Literature

This chapter explores the possibility that Kafka’s abstention from meat and empathy for animals may have generated his large repertoire of narratives written from a mammal, rodent or insects’ points ... More


CHAPTER 3 CHAPTER 3 Medieval Conceptions of Emotions Medieval Conceptions of Emotions from Abelard to Aquinas

Simo Knuuttila

in Emotions in Ancient and Medieval Philosophy

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780199266388
eISBN:
9780191601750
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199266387.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

The first part deals with the twelfth‐century reception and discussion of ancient themes in theology, logic and medical theory. Among the most significant theological contexts for treating emotions ... More


The Significance of Religious Experience

Howard Wettstein

in The Significance of Religious Experience

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199841363
eISBN:
9780199950003
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199841363.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, General, Philosophy of Religion

The chapter’s immediate focus is an argument for God’s existence from William James that attracted much attention by analytic philosophers of religion, the argument from immediate experience. This ... More


Emotions in Ancient and Medieval Philosophy

Simo Knuuttila

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780199266388
eISBN:
9780191601750
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199266387.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

The first part of the book covers the theories of the emotions of Plato and Aristotle and later ancient views from Stoicism to Neoplatonism (Ch. 1) and their reception and transformation by early ... More


Enchantment, Inc.: Online Gaming Between Spiritual Experience and Commodity Fetishism

Stef Aupers

in Things: Religion and the Question of Materiality

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780823239450
eISBN:
9780823239498
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823239450.003.0020
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter discusses the popular genre of online computer games rooted in the “fantasy” genre (Tolkien in particular) and exemplified by World of Warcraft. His analysis, as we have seen, leads to a ... More


The Mountain

David A. Palmer and Elijah Siegler

in Dream Trippers: Global Daoism and the Predicament of Modern Spirituality

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780226481760
eISBN:
9780226484983
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226484983.003.0002
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Religion

This chapter compares how Huashan, one of the five sacred peaks of classical China, is a source of enchanting experiences for both the Dream Trippers and the resident Daoist monks. The chapter traces ... More


The Video Veronicas of Bill Viola

Alena Alexandrova (ed.)

in Breaking Resemblance: The Role of Religious Motifs in Contemporary Art

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780823274475
eISBN:
9780823274529
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823274475.003.0006
Subject:
Art, Art Theory and Criticism

This chapter focuses on several video installations by Bill Viola. Starting in the late 1990s, Viola created a series of video installations that refer to or even closely restage well-known religious ... More


Stories

Ann Taves

in Revelatory Events: Three Case Studies of the Emergence of New Spiritual Paths

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780691131016
eISBN:
9781400884469
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691131016.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

In 1934, Bill Wilson (1895–1971), a (failed) stockbroker, had an ecstatic experience of a blinding white light while hospitalized for alcoholism, which he associated with the feeling of a “presence” ... More


The Visionary Experience: Theoretical Understandings

Gananath Obeyesekere

in The Awakened Ones: Phenomenology of Visionary Experience

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231153621
eISBN:
9780231527309
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231153621.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter explores Buddha's spiritual awakening. It argues that, the Buddha awoke from a physical and spiritual death into a new life very much in the way of an initiation ritual, imitating, in ... More


One Kind of Spirituality: Come Back, Feuerbach, All is Forgiven!

G. A. Cohen

Michael Otsuka (ed.)

in Finding Oneself in the Other

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691148809
eISBN:
9781400845323
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691148809.003.0011
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter recounts the author's search for an interpretation of the language that he was disposed to use that treats his condition of gratitude and blessedness. Such a condition was prompted after ... More


Can Watching a Movie Be a Spiritual Experience?

Robert K. Johnston

in Religion and Popular Culture in America, Third Edition

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780520291447
eISBN:
9780520965225
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520291447.003.0019
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

The moviegoing experience can transport viewers into another place or the presence of another—perhaps even an Other. In the process, they explore life's possibilities and contradictions, testing out ... More


New Age Soul: The Gendered Translation of New Age Spirituality on The Oprah Winfrey Show

Karlyn Crowley

in Stories of Oprah: The Oprahfication of American Culture

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604734072
eISBN:
9781604734089
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604734072.003.0004
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Television

Oprah Winfrey has become not just a widely loved talk show host but a spiritual leader in her own right. This chapter shows how she blends New Age culture with a racialized “sister sensibility” to ... More


The Rediscovery of the Inner Life: From Spinoza to Kant

John J. McDermott (ed.)

in The Basic Writings of Josiah Royce, Volume I: Culture, Philosophy, and Religion

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780823224838
eISBN:
9780823284887
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823224838.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, American Philosophy

This chapter considers stages of growing intelligence, and even of growing spiritual knowledge, marked by an inevitable and lamentable decline in apparent depth and vitality of spiritual experience. ... More


How Did CAM Become Mainstream?

Candy Gunther Brown

in The Healing Gods: Complementary and Alternative Medicine in Christian America

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199985784
eISBN:
9780199367801
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199985784.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Chapter seven explains that CAM did not become mainstream because it is non-religious, Christian, or scientifically validated, but because it was marketed as a secular and spiritual complement to ... More


Epilogue Cursillo Weekends, Fourth-Day Spirituality, and the Future

Kristy Nabhan-Warren

in The Cursillo Movement in America: Catholics, Protestants, and Fourth-Day Spirituality

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9781469607153
eISBN:
9781469608037
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469607153.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

This chapter shows that Catholic and Protestant Cursillos are lay-sponsored, parachurch, church-supported weekend retreats that address individual Christians as important, vital members of the larger ... More


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