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Dis‐interpretation

Gregory Currie

in Narratives and Narrators: A Philosophy of Stories

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199282609
eISBN:
9780191712432
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199282609.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics, Philosophy of Mind

This chapter provides an example of narration from an ironic point of view: Hitchcock's The Birds. It considers the roles of various devices in the expression of this point of view: the use of point ... More


The Sacred

Subhadra Mitra Channa

in The Inner and Outer Selves: Cosmology, Gender, and Ecology in the Himalayas

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780198079422
eISBN:
9780199082261
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198079422.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Culture

This chapter provides ethnographic content to the issues discussed in the earlier chapter. Details of rituals and the deities are provided along with their social and political roles, and how they ... More


Enchanted (Post) Modernity

Jason Ā. Josephson-Storm

in The Myth of Disenchantment: Magic, Modernity, and the Birth of the Human Sciences

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780226403229
eISBN:
9780226403533
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226403533.003.0002
Subject:
History, History of Religion

This chapter takes as its starting point present-day sociology and anthropology. It shows that today in neither Europe, nor America, nor the rest of the globe can one find the disenchanted world ... More


Introduction

Peter Harrison

in Science Without God?: Rethinking the History of Scientific Naturalism

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780198834588
eISBN:
9780191872679
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198834588.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Theology

The introduction to this volume begins with some preliminary distinctions and definitions before offering a description of the content of individual chapters and how they relate to each other and to ... More


A Definition of Religion for the Social-Scientific Study of Religion

Fenggang Yang

in Religion in China: Survival and Revival under Communist Rule

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199735655
eISBN:
9780199918591
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199735655.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Chapter Two presents a definition of religion combined with a classification scheme, which is needed for the political economic approach in the social scientific study of religion that examines ... More


The Mediumship of the Digital: Sound Recording, Supernatural Inquiry, and the Digital Afterlife of Phonography

Simone Dotto

in Believing in Bits: Digital Media and the Supernatural

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
October 2019
ISBN:
9780190949983
eISBN:
9780190050023
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190949983.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Examining the use of sound recording in relation to the spiritualists’ practices and discourses, the chapter questions a widespread “metaphysical” understanding of phonography: the tendency to ... More


‘Beyond the Awful Veil’: Melancholic Theology and the In-Between in Ann Radcliffe

Alison Milbank

in God & the Gothic: Religion, Romance, & Reality in the English Literary Tradition

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
November 2018
ISBN:
9780198824466
eISBN:
9780191863257
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198824466.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Literature

Radcliffe’s Anglican orthodoxy is established in Chapter 4, along with her attempt through her fiction to offer a theology of mediation and participation. She works with Shaftesbury’s Platonic moral ... More


Introduction

Simone Natale and D. W. Pasulka

in Believing in Bits: Digital Media and the Supernatural

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
October 2019
ISBN:
9780190949983
eISBN:
9780190050023
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190949983.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

The introduction provides a framework for the book based on a fourfold categorization of the relationship between digital media and belief. The first category of beliefs is the implicit acceptance ... More


Believing in Bits: Digital Media and the Supernatural

Simone Natale and Diana Pasulka (eds)

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
October 2019
ISBN:
9780190949983
eISBN:
9780190050023
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190949983.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Situated at the theoretical interface between the fields of media studies and religious studies, Believing in Bits advances the idea that religious beliefs and practices are inextricably linked to ... More


Science Without God?: Rethinking the History of Scientific Naturalism

Peter Harrison and Jon H. Roberts (eds)

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780198834588
eISBN:
9780191872679
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198834588.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Theology

Modern scientific explanations invariably exclude reference to God and the supernatural. Science and naturalism thus go hand in hand. But in the past things were often different. Beginning with the ... More


Scottish Literature in a Time of Change

Ian Campbell

in The History of Scottish Theology, Volume II: From the Early Enlightenment to the Late Victorian Era

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
October 2019
ISBN:
9780198759348
eISBN:
9780191819896
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198759348.003.0015
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity, Theology

This essay attempts, by selective reference to a range of works in several genres, to identify and comment on some of the ways in which Scottish writers have responded to centuries of development and ... More


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