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Schleiermacher on Religion and the Natural Order

Andrew C. Dole

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195341171
eISBN:
9780199866908
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195341171.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Theology

This book reconstructs Friedrich Schleiermacher's understanding of religion and sets this reconstruction into the intellectual and political context of Schleiermacher's work. It is common in the ... More


The study of religions

Keith Ward

in A Century of Theological and Religious Studies in Britain, 1902-2002

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197263051
eISBN:
9780191734090
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197263051.003.0011
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

This chapter discusses the study of religions. The first section attempts to define the term ‘religion’, and shows that specific definitions of religion clearly express the inclinations of their ... More


Soul Searching: The Religious and Spiritual Lives of American Teenagers

Christian Smith and Melinda Lundquist Denton

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2005
ISBN:
9780195180954
eISBN:
9780199835829
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019518095X.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This book aims to provide new insights on the religious and spiritual lives of American teenagers. It presents the main findings of the National Study of Youth and Religion, a research project on the ... More


Religious Pluralism, the Study of Religion, and “Postsecular” Culture

Amanda Porterfield

in The American University in a Postsecular Age: Religion and the Academy

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195323443
eISBN:
9780199869145
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195323443.003.0014
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Porterfield warns that “religious pluralism” often serves as a code word in higher education for an approach to the study of religion that idealizes the positive aspects of religion and understates ... More


The Pragmatic Role of Religious Studies

Amanda Porterfield

in The Transformation of American Religion: The Story of a Late-Twentieth-Century Awakening

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195131376
eISBN:
9780199834570
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195131371.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

The academic study of religion in colleges and universities played an indirect but important role in the development of spirituality. Courses in religious studies proliferated in the context of the ... More


Introduction

Christian Smith and Melinda Lundquist Denton

in Soul Searching: The Religious and Spiritual Lives of American Teenagers

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2005
ISBN:
9780195180954
eISBN:
9780199835829
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019518095X.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This introductory chapter begins with a discussion of the lack of attention given to the religious and spiritual lives of American teenagers. It then provides a brief description of the National ... More


Mysticism and Sacred Scripture

Steven T. Katz (ed.)

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195097030
eISBN:
9780199848805
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195097030.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

This is the fourth in an influential series of volumes on mysticism, presenting a basic revaluation of the nature of mysticism. Each book in the series presents a collection of chapters by experts in ... More


Understanding the Nature of Our Offense: A Dialogue on the Twenty-First-Century Study of Religion for Use in the Classroom

Brian K. Pennington

in Teaching Religion and Violence

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780195372427
eISBN:
9780199949618
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195372427.003.0013
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

In this dialogue between two scholars caught up in a wave of late twentieth-century attacks on the academic study of religion by offended religious communities, the authors lay out their respective ... More


A History of Religion

Nancy Levene

in Powers of Distinction: On Religion and Modernity

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780226507361
eISBN:
9780226507675
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226507675.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

Chapter 2 considers the quest to formulate religion as a generic category, inclusive without distinction. Such a religion is constituted for the purpose of escaping the domination and distortion of ... More


Empire of Religion: Imperialism and Comparative Religion

David Chidester

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780226117263
eISBN:
9780226117577
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226117577.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

Providing a new history of the study of religion, Empire of Religion locates knowledge about religion and religions within the power relations of imperial ambitions, colonial situations, and ... More


G.I. Messiahs: Soldiering, War, and American Civil Religion

Jonathan H Ebel

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780300176704
eISBN:
9780300216356
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300176704.001.0001
Subject:
History, Social History

G.I. Messiahs examines soldier veneration in twentieth- and twenty-first century America and argues that soldiers are the theological center of American civil religion. This book also recognizes that ... More


The End of the Idealist Programme

Johannes Zachhuber

in Theology as Science in Nineteenth-Century Germany: From F.C. Baur to Ernst Troeltsch

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199641918
eISBN:
9780191752490
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199641918.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Theology, Philosophy of Religion

The final chapter of the book argues that this major theological synthesis was strained from the beginning and that Ritschl’s own later development as well as the work of some of his most influential ... More


Concluding Unscientific Postscript

Christian Smith and Melinda Lundquist Denton

in Soul Searching: The Religious and Spiritual Lives of American Teenagers

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2005
ISBN:
9780195180954
eISBN:
9780199835829
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019518095X.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter discusses some of the possible implications of the National Study of Youth and Religion’s survey for communities of faith. Religious communities should stop presuming that U.S. teenagers ... More


What Are “Abrahamic Religions”?

Aaron W. Hughes

in Abrahamic Religions: On the Uses and Abuses of History

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199934645
eISBN:
9780199980666
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199934645.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

Recent years have seen the rise of an ecumenical discourse that posits Abraham as the progenitor of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam and thus as the role model for subsequent interfaith coexistence. ... More


Introduction: Building on Jonathan Z. Smith

Sam Gill

in The Proper Study of Religion: After Jonathan Z. Smith

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780197527221
eISBN:
9780197527252
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197527221.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

The author’s relationship with Smith spanned fifty years, a period also correlating almost exactly with the study of religion developing in secular universities in the United States. This essay ... More


Scientific Studies

Robert Wuthnow

in Inventing American Religion: Polls, Surveys, and the Tenuous Quest for a Nation's Faith

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780190258900
eISBN:
9780190258931
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190258900.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

As commercial polling expanded, a quieter development took shape in academic settings and among religious leaders. Whereas commercial polling depended on publicity in news media to secure its ... More


Why Philosophy Matters for the Study of Religion—and Vice Versa

Thomas A. Lewis

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780198744740
eISBN:
9780191805998
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198744740.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion, Religious Studies

Philosophy of religion today is characterized by a lacuna: little recent work has engaged with or contributed to broader developments in the academic study of religion. The result has been ... More


Mobility

David Chidester

in Religion: Material Dynamics

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780520297654
eISBN:
9780520969933
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520297654.003.0013
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

This chapter recalls how one theorist and historian of theory in the study of religion, Walter H. Capps, wrestled with the problem of religious change. Capps focused his research on studying the ... More


Is Moralistic Therapeutic Deism the New Religion of American Youth? Implications for the Challenge of Religious Socialization and Reproduction

Christian Smith

in Passing on the Faith: Transforming Traditions for the Next Generation of Jews, Christians, and Muslims

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823226474
eISBN:
9780823236640
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823226474.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

For the last four years, through the National Study of Youth and Religion (NSYR), the author has been intensely researching the religious and spiritual lives of teenagers ... More


Naturalism as Metaphysics, Reduction without Fears

William Wood

in Analytic Theology and the Academic Study of Religion

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780198779872
eISBN:
9780191825897
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198779872.003.0012
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion, Theology

Part IV turns to an extended engagement with the academic study of religion, which is often constitutively hostile to any form of theology. Chapter 12 considers the place of “naturalism” and ... More


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