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 Pain, Healing, and Spiritual Renewal: Bodily Sources of Religious Innovation

Robert C. Fuller

in Spirituality in the Flesh: Bodily Sources of Religious Experiences

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780195369175
eISBN:
9780199871186
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195369175.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Pain and illness often register cultural dysfunction. For this reason, bodily pain frequently motivates radical efforts toward cultural and theological reconstruction. This chapter demonstrates the ... More


Jīva

Arvind Sharma

in Modern Hindu Thought: An Introduction

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195676389
eISBN:
9780199081974
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195676389.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

In classical Hinduism, a jīva can become a human being in the course of his existence. However, the process is far from simple. According to some expositors of Hinduism, a jīva is granted a human ... More


Jīva

Arvind Sharma

in Classical Hindu Thought: An Introduction

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195658712
eISBN:
9780199082018
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195658712.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

This chapter discusses the concept of the jīva. The jīva or the living being is explained in two ways in standard Hindu thought: either as possessing three bodies or as possessing five sheaths. ... More


Fairly Good Plans

James A. Mirrlees and N. H. Stern

in Welfare, Incentives, and Taxation

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198295211
eISBN:
9780191685095
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198295211.003.0024
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter discusses the relative value of different directions for the research of economists. A simple model is shown, as is how much of an increase in welfare might be available if subtle theory ... More


Brands and adverworlds

Barrie Gunter

in Kids and Branding In A Digital World

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780719097874
eISBN:
9781526104359
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719097874.003.0008
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter turns attentions to the presence of brands in online virtual worlds that take the form of social communities rather than environments in which specific games are played out. While online ... More


Subtle Energies and the American Metaphysical Tradition

Robert Fuller

in Religion and Healing in America

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195167962
eISBN:
9780199850150
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195167962.003.0024
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

The influence of secularization has been greater in the field of medicine than in most any other area of modern cultural life. It is for this reason that contemporary fascination with alternative ... More


Space and Subtle Matter in Descartes's Metaphysics

Jonathan Bennett

in New Essays on the Rationalists

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195165418
eISBN:
9780199868285
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195165411.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

Descartes rightly attacked the idea of space as extended nothing, but in inferring that space is an extended something, a substance, he overlooked the possibility that it is instead a system of ... More


The Study of Nature as Vaishnava-Yoga

Jonathan B. Edelmann

in Hindu Theology and Biology: The Bhagavata Purana and Contemporary Theory

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199641543
eISBN:
9780191732232
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199641543.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism, Religious Studies

Explains how and why the study of the natural world is important within the Bhāgavata Purāṇa’s theology and practice, arguing that the text sees the development of an analytic and quantitative ... More


Application of Preventive Strategies

Stephan Dilchert and Deniz S. Ones

in New Perspectives on Faking in Personality Assessment

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780195387476
eISBN:
9780199914517
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195387476.003.0054
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

This chapter addresses issues surrounding strategies to identify and reduce socially desirable responding, impression management, and faking in applied assessment settings. Strategies are discussed ... More


Subtle Embodiments: Imagining the Holy in Late Antiquity*

Patricia Cox Miller

in Apophatic Bodies: Negative Theology, Incarnation, and Relationality

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823230815
eISBN:
9780823235087
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823230815.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

This book suggests that the phrase “apophatic bodies” disrupts the conventional binary of transcendence and materiality. In this chapter, this disruption is examined by ... More


The Edge(s) of Landscape: A Study in Liminology

Edward S. Casey

in The Place of Landscape: Concepts, Contexts, Studies

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262015523
eISBN:
9780262295840
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262015523.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter focuses on the trait of landscapes that makes it hard to determine where it starts and where it ends. Finding the edge of landscapes raises a host of questions regarding, among other ... More


Of Witches, Trolls, and Inquisitive Men

Hjalmar Fors

in The Limits of Matter: Chemistry, Mining, and Enlightenment

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780226194998
eISBN:
9780226195049
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226195049.003.0002
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

The chapter begins with the Stockholm witch trials, in which the doubts cast on the testimonies of the accusers cast further doubt on the power of witchcraft. Through these trials we also gain an ... More


Capturing the Laughing Gnome

Hjalmar Fors

in The Limits of Matter: Chemistry, Mining, and Enlightenment

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780226194998
eISBN:
9780226195049
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226195049.003.0006
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter studies how the new chemists dealt with those objects of knowledge that were now out of bounds. Through active boundary-work, belief in e. g., trolls and the efficacy of magic and ... More


Transformations of Lamarckism: From Subtle Fluids to Molecular Biology

Snait B. Gissis and Eva Jablonka (eds)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262015141
eISBN:
9780262295642
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262015141.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

In 1809—the year of Charles Darwin's birth—Jean-Baptiste Lamarck published Philosophie zoologique, the first comprehensive and systematic theory of biological evolution. The Lamarckian approach ... More


Material Subjects, Immaterial Bodies: Abhinavagupta’s Panentheist Matter

Loriliai Biernacki

in Entangled Worlds: Religion, Science, and New Materialisms

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780823276219
eISBN:
9780823277049
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823276219.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Theology

This chapter reflects on old instantiantions of new materialisms, to be precise, within the so-far untapped resources of medieval India. Drawing from the eleventh-century Kashmiri Tantric philosopher ... More


Yantra and Cakra in Tantric Meditation

Madhu Khanna

in Asian Traditions of Meditation

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780824855680
eISBN:
9780824873028
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824855680.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

In Hindu Tantric meditation, yantras are visual meditative tools composed of concentric linear shapes centered on the Bindu, a dimensionless point. This essay discusses the Śrīyantra, the symbol of ... More


A Young Man of Substance

James W. Miller

in Integrated: The Lincoln Institute, Basketball, and a Vanished Tradition

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780813169118
eISBN:
9780813169965
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813169118.003.0004
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter discusses the early years of Lincoln Institute, where young black men received industrial education and training in agricultural techniques, while young women learned to plan a budget, ... More


Being Against What IsPlainly Right

Matti Eklund

in Choosing Normative Concepts

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780198717829
eISBN:
9780191787331
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198717829.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

How does one make sense of an antimoralist or immoralist who professes to be against what is right? Is this person not contradicting herself? As is detailed in this chapter, there are many ways of ... More


Local Responses to the Empire: From Armed Resistance to Integration

Avraham Faust

in The Neo-Assyrian Empire in the Southwest: Imperial Domination and its Consequences

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9780198841630
eISBN:
9780191913433
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198841630.003.0008
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Non-Classical

Chapter 8 (‘Local Responses to the Empire: From Armed Resistance to Integration’) focuses on the local responses in the southwest to the Assyrian imperial rule. Such studies are somewhat rare ... More


The Good Banker

Patrick Bolton

in After the Flood: How the Great Recession Changed Economic Thought

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780226443546
eISBN:
9780226443683
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226443683.003.0003
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

What is the economic value added of banks? The economics literature on financial intermediation focuses on the role of banks as deposit-taking institutions and as delegated monitors of borrowers. But ... More


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