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 Introducing Theories of Religion through Film: A Sample Syllabus

Gregory J. Watkins

in Teaching Religion and Film

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195335989
eISBN:
9780199868940
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195335989.003.0018
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter reports on a course that successfully uses film to introduce students to the basic theoretical approaches to the study of religion. In conjunction with primary text selections from some ... More


Teaching the Critics: One Route through The Elementary Forms

Terry F. Godlove, Jr.

in Teaching Durkheim

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
February 2006
ISBN:
9780195165272
eISBN:
9780199784554
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195165276.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter presents a sympathetic portrayal of Durkheim's “theory of religion” in the Elementary Forms of Religious Life (EF) in the context of major criticisms of that work. It shows that EF puts ... More


Teaching Religion and Film

Gregory J. Watkins

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195335989
eISBN:
9780199868940
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195335989.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

In a culture increasingly focused on visual media, the use of movies in religious studies and theology classrooms has far outpaced both the scholarship on religion and film and the study of ... More


Eroticism, Violence, and Sacrifice

Carl Olson

in The Allure of Decadent Thinking: Religious Studies and the Challenge of Postmodernism

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199959839
eISBN:
9780199315970
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199959839.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter critically examines Georges Bataille's theory of religion, and compares it to the Sun Dance of the Sioux on the American plains in order to test its viability and validity.


Chips from Another German Workshop: Friedrich Max Müller and Friedrich Schleiermacher on Language and Religion

Theodore Vial

in Modern Religion, Modern Race

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780190212551
eISBN:
9780190212575
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190212551.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

Friedrich Max Müller is often cited as the founder of a good trajectory in the history of the study of religion—good because it is scientific, nontheological, and comparative. This chapter’s ... More


Theory of Religion in a Pragmatic Philosophical Theology

Robert Cummings Neville

in The Varieties of Transcendence

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780823267576
eISBN:
9780823272389
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823267576.003.0015
Subject:
Philosophy, American Philosophy

This chapter proposes a theory of religion based on a pragmatic philosophical theology. It begins by proposing a definition of religion intended as a hypothesis for organizing the inquiry. The ... More


The Mourning of Religion II

Marc Nichanian, G. M. Goshgarian, and Jeff Fort

in Mourning Philology: Art and Religion at the Margins of the Ottoman Empire

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780823255245
eISBN:
9780823260928
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823255245.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

The opening question of this final chapter on Daniel Varuzhan's poetry is: What is the name of the “enemy” that destroyed the world of the ancient gods and condemned us to live under the spell of ... More


On Religion: To Schleiermacher’s Theoretical Despisers

Theodore Vial

in Modern Religion, Modern Race

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780190212551
eISBN:
9780190212575
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190212551.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

Friedrich Schleiermacher is commonly taken as the founder of a bad trajectory in the study of religion—bad because it imports Protestant theological assumptions into comparative religions, and ... More


Storefront and Transnational Protestantism in Little Haiti: Harvesting the Gospel in the Haitian Church of the Open Door

Terry Rey, Alex Stepick, and Archbishop Thomas Wenski

in Crossing the Water and Keeping the Faith: Haitian Religion in Miami

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814777084
eISBN:
9781479802678
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814777084.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter traces the histories of two of Little Haiti's Protestant storefront churches while providing ethnographic descriptions of these churches and biographical sketches of people in their ... More


Religious Experience and Its Interpretation: Reflections on James and Royce

Hans Joas

in The Varieties of Transcendence

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780823267576
eISBN:
9780823272389
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823267576.003.0012
Subject:
Philosophy, American Philosophy

This chapter explores the double foundation of a pragmatist theory of religion in William James's empirical psychology and Charles Sanders Peirce's semiotics. It argues that James's theory of ... More


The Logic of Slum Religion

Nathaniel Roberts

in To Be Cared For: The Power of Conversion and Foreignness of Belonging in an Indian Slum

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780520288812
eISBN:
9780520963634
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520288812.003.0005
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter demonstrates that the idea of religion held by slum dwellers—and shared by Christians and Hindus among them—is entirely at odds with the elite Gandhian picture described in the previous ... More


The Problematic Nature of Representational Thinking

Carl Olson

in The Allure of Decadent Thinking: Religious Studies and the Challenge of Postmodernism

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199959839
eISBN:
9780199315970
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199959839.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

The rationale of postmodern thinkers for attacking and subverting the representational mode of thinking is examined in this chapter, which looks at the theory of religion and method of Mircea Eliade ... More


Introduction: Religion, Technology, and the Things in Between

Jeremy Stolow

in Deus in Machina: Religion, Technology, and the Things in Between

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780823249800
eISBN:
9780823252480
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823249800.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This introductory chapter situates the book in relation to existing frameworks for the study of religion and technology across various disciplines and arenas of discussion. The introduction begins ... More


Evolution

István Czachesz

in Cognitive Science and the New Testament: A New Approach to Early Christian Research

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780198779865
eISBN:
9780191825880
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198779865.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies, Religious Studies

This chapter surveys the field of evolutionary theory and moves toward a deeper understanding of cognitive approaches to culture and religion. Particular notions of evolution are at the core of many ... More


Deus in Machina: Religion, Technology, and the Things in Between

Jeremy Stolow (ed.)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780823249800
eISBN:
9780823252480
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823249800.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Drawing upon a wide range of historical and ethnographic examples, this book approaches the study of religion and technology from an interdisciplinary perspective, synthesizing recent work in the ... More


Religious Pluralism, Political Incentives, and the Origins of Religious Liberty

Anthony Gill

in The Future of Religious Freedom: Global Challenges

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199930890
eISBN:
9780199980581
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199930890.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter presents a theory about the origins of religious liberty as rooted in religious pluralism and the political incentives to recognize and protect it. The argument of the chapter is that ... More


Introduction

James D. Reich

in To Savor the Meaning: The Theology of Literary Emotions in Medieval Kashmir

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780197544839
eISBN:
9780197544860
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197544839.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

This chapter explains the theory of religion employed in the book, as well as the basic issues at play in the overlap of religion and literary theory that will be explored. Starting from the ... More


Putting the “Religions” in the World’s Parliament of Religions

Michael J. Altman

in Heathen, Hindoo, Hindu: American Representations of India, 1721-1893

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
August 2017
ISBN:
9780190654924
eISBN:
9780190654955
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190654924.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

This chapter narrates the various representations of religion in India that occurred at the 1893 World’s Parliament of Religions. Protestant speakers deployed many of the same representations found ... More


Introduction: Tales of Christianizations

Nathan J. Ristuccia

in Christianization and Commonwealth in Early Medieval Europe: A Ritual Interpretation

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
March 2018
ISBN:
9780198810209
eISBN:
9780191848476
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198810209.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

The concept of Christianization dominates scholarship on the early Middle Ages. Yet, “Christianization” is a vague, anachronistic term, applied haphazardly to group an assortment of diverse changes ... More


Epilogue

Michael J. Altman

in Heathen, Hindoo, Hindu: American Representations of India, 1721-1893

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
August 2017
ISBN:
9780190654924
eISBN:
9780190654955
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190654924.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

The epilogue examines what the genealogy of “heathen,” “Hindoo,” and “Hindu” means for the study of American religious history and religious studies. It argues that the various projects of ... More


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