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Heaven, the Nature of Salvation, and Purgatory

Jerry L. Walls

in Heaven: The Logic of Eternal Joy

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195113020
eISBN:
9780199834815
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195113020.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Theology

The first part of the chapter discusses the debate on how to get to heaven, and whether salvation is by moral transformation and good works, or by faith alone. The answer to this question obviously ... More


The Inner Kalacakratantra: A Buddhist Tantric View of the Individual

Vesna A. Wallace

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195122114
eISBN:
9780199834808
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195122119.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

The Kālacakratantra and its commentarial literature are a rich textual source for the study of diverse but mutually related fields of South Asian studies in general and of South Asian Buddhism in ... More


Knot of the Soul: Madness, Psychoanalysis, Islam

Stefania Pandolfo

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780226464923
eISBN:
9780226465111
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226465111.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

Through a dual engagement with the unconscious in psychoanalysis and Islamic theological-medical reasoning, Stefania Pandolfo’s unsettling and innovative book reflects on the maladies of the soul at ... More


Introduction

Omri Elisha

in Moral Ambition: Mobilization and Social Outreach in Evangelical Megachurches

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520267503
eISBN:
9780520950542
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520267503.003.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Religion

The chapter explains the concept of moral ambition highlighting two key points. First, as socially engaged evangelicals work to attain religious virtues associated with grace and compassion, they ... More


Penthos: The Gift of Tears

Douglas E. Christie

in The Blue Sapphire of the Mind: Notes for a Contemplative Ecology

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199812325
eISBN:
9780199979745
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199812325.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

This chapter addresses the following question: What does it mean to open oneself to grief, to consider it as a critical part of the work of coming to know and care for the natural world. It begins by ... More


Conclusions: A Second Axial Age

Allen James Fromherz

in The Near West: Medieval North Africa, Latin Europe and the Mediterranean in the Second Axial Age

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780748642946
eISBN:
9781474418850
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748642946.003.0008
Subject:
History, Middle East History

This concluding chapter reviews how in the twelfth century midpoint, major religious traditions throughout Eurasia and North Africa experienced a great spiritual transformation. The rise of ... More


The Ticket to the Soviet Soul: Soviet Atheism as Worldview

Victoria Smolkin

in A Sacred Space Is Never Empty: A History of Soviet Atheism

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780691174273
eISBN:
9781400890101
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691174273.003.0005
Subject:
History, Russian and Former Soviet Union History

This chapter examines how the Soviet Communist Party tried to boost the political legitimacy of its ideological project to build Communism and produce an atheist society by addressing the people's ... More


Spiritual Gifts and Status Inversion

Thomas R. Blanton, IV

in A Spiritual Economy

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780300220407
eISBN:
9780300225143
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300220407.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

This chapter enlists Carole Crumley’s notion of heterarchy as a means of critiquing and refining Wayne Meeks’s notion of status inconsistency as it pertains to Pauline assemblies. The chapter shows ... More


. Infidel Texts and Errant Sexuality: Translation, Reading, and Conversion in Harington’s Orlando Furioso

Dennis Austin Britton

in Becoming Christian: Race, Reformation, and Early Modern English Romance

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780823257140
eISBN:
9780823261482
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823257140.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

Chapter 3 considers John Harington’s distinctly Protestant translation of Ludovico Ariosto’s epic romance, Orlando Furioso. It suggests that Harington’s translation gained legitimacy by creating a ... More


Guru and Chela: A Tiger for Malgudi

Ranga Rao

in R.K. Narayan: The Novelist and His Art

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780199470754
eISBN:
9780199087624
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199470754.003.0017
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature, World Literature

Narayan’s novellas belong to the late post-Independence period, the novelist’s final phase. In the first novella, the hero of this slender novella is a tiger. Trapped by a sadistic circus owner, the ... More


Volunteer Experience

Erica Bornstein

in What Matters?: Ethnographies of Value in a Not So Secular Age

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231156851
eISBN:
9780231504683
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231156851.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter discusses the concept of volunteering and links it to Victor Turner's notion of experience. The concept of volunteering surpasses the forms of humanitarian practice such as financial ... More


Trapdoor to the Transcendent

Thomas F. Gieryn

in Truth-Spots: How Places Make People Believe

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780226561950
eISBN:
9780226562001
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226562001.003.0005
Subject:
History, Cultural History

Since medieval times, pilgrims have walked for a month through the plains and mountains of northern Spain, on the Way of St. James that culminates at the cathedral in Santiago de Compostela. The ... More


George Whitefield’s Signature Sermon

George Whitefield

in Early Evangelicalism: A Reader

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199916955
eISBN:
9780190258368
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199916955.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter presents excerpts from George Whitefield's signature sermon, The Nature and Necessity of Our New Birth in Christ Jesus, in Order to Salvation (1737). A central theme in Whitfield's ... More


Shadows of the Sun: Animating Buddhist Dharma for Art History

Yin Ker

in Animating the Spirited: Journeys and Transformations

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781496826268
eISBN:
9781496826299
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496826268.003.0015
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

An inscription on a Chinese statue of Amitabha dated 746 AD reads, “As a matter of general principle, the highest truth is devoid of any image. But if there were no image, there would be no ... More


Natural versus Moral Necessity in the Will

Jonathan Edwards

in Early Evangelicalism: A Reader

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199916955
eISBN:
9780190258368
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199916955.003.0026
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter presents excerpts from Jonathan Edwards's A Careful and Strict Enquiry into the Modern Prevailing Notions of That Freedom of Will, Which is Supposed to Be Essential to Moral Agency, ... More


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