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 The Iron Rod and the Liahona: Authority and Radical Freedom

Terryl C. Givens

in People of Paradox: A History of Mormon Culture

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195167115
eISBN:
9780199785599
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195167115.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

The Mormon church is authoritarian, hierarchical, and rigid. Priesthood correlation and obedience are watchwords. Politics and individualism can collide. The Prophet is absolute spiritual leader. ... More


Pagan Family Values: Childhood and the Religious Imagination in Contemporary American Paganism

S. Zohreh Kermani

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814769744
eISBN:
9780814744987
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814769744.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

For most of its history, contemporary Paganism has been a religion of converts. Yet as it enters its fifth decade, it is incorporating growing numbers of second-generation Pagans for whom Paganism is ... More


Sixteen

Fukuzawa Yukichi and Nishikawa Shunsaku

in An Encouragement of Learning

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231167147
eISBN:
9780231536615
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231167147.003.0016
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter presents the English translation of Section 16 of Fukuzawa Yukichi’s text Gakumon no susume (An Encouragement of Learning). Fukuzawa describes here the two forms of independence, ... More


Jewish Law during the Tannaitic Period

Peretz Segal

in An Introduction to the History and Sources of Jewish Law

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198262626
eISBN:
9780191682360
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198262626.003.0005
Subject:
Law, Legal History

Because of how the Roman rule initiated movements such as the loss of the Temple and the emergence of the symbol of Jewish spiritual independence, the Jewish population resorted to numerous instances ... More


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