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Connecting with Wit and Words

Richard Crouter

in Reinhold Niebuhr: On Politics, Religion, and Christian Faith

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780195379679
eISBN:
9780199869169
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195379679.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Chapter 4 of this book argues that Niebuhr as writer and rhetorician draws from literature as much as from history. His gifts honed as preacher yield memorable phrases and ideas that draw from a deep ... More


Eastern Christians and Religious Objects: Personal and Material Biographies Entangled

Chris Hann and Hermann Goltz

in Eastern Christians in Anthropological Perspective

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520260559
eISBN:
9780520945920
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520260559.003.0002
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Religion

This chapter shows that in order to understand the efficacy of an icon in a local context it is necessary to examine interaction between and within local social groups, as well as communication with ... More


Turning the world upside down

Caroline Humphrey

in Religion, spirituality and the social sciences: Challenging marginalisation

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847420411
eISBN:
9781447303190
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847420411.003.0009
Subject:
Sociology, Sociology of Religion

This chapter introduces a radical approach in examining the differences between world-views and their impact for research in the social sciences and practice in caring professions. The first section ... More


The Decline of Magic: Britain in the Enlightenment

Michael Hunter

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780300243581
eISBN:
9780300249460
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300243581.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

In early modern Britain, belief in prophecies, omens, ghosts, apparitions and fairies was commonplace. Among both educated and ordinary people the absolute existence of a spiritual world was taken ... More


Elegance and Compassion in Heian Japan

William M. Reddy

in The Making of Romantic Love: Longing and Sexuality in Europe, South Asia, and Japan, 900-1200 CE

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226706269
eISBN:
9780226706283
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226706283.003.0006
Subject:
History, World Medieval History

This chapter examines the understanding of sexual partnerships and the practice of love in Heian Japan (794–1185). For aristocrats of the Heian period, sexual partnerships, insofar as these were ... More


The Making of a Victorian Spiritualist: Multiple Directions and Inevitable Tensions

in An Elusive Victorian: The Evolution of Alfred Russel Wallace

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226246130
eISBN:
9780226246154
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226246154.003.0004
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter elaborates on the Victorian spiritualism that has been a problematic area of inquiry. This is because the reasons for its mixed reception in the Victorian period are complex but ... More


Gothic Aesthetics

Andrew Smith

in The Edinburgh Companion to Fin de Siècle Literature, Culture and the Arts

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781474408912
eISBN:
9781474445030
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474408912.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter examines the relationship between late eighteenth- and early nineteenth-century gothic, the sensation fiction of the middle decades of the nineteenth century, fin-de-siècle gothic works ... More


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