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Stoic Philosophical Theology and Graeco‐Roman Religion

Keimpe Algra

in God and Cosmos in Stoicism

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199556144
eISBN:
9780191720864
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199556144.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion, Ancient Philosophy

This chapter examines some aspects of the philosophical attitude of the Stoics, early as well as later, vis- à-vis traditional religion. It first addresses some preliminary issues, such as the ... More


Religious Environmentalism and Secular Society

Roger S. Gottlieb

in A Greener Faith: Religious Environmentalism and Our Planet's Future

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195176483
eISBN:
9780199850846
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195176483.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Chapter 2 discusses the arguments on the opposing views of the secularists in terms of modern society and traditional religion regarding religion's involvement in the public realm. Secularists’ ... More


Priestess, Mother, Sacred Sister: Religions Dominated by Women

Susan Starr Sered

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195104677
eISBN:
9780199853267
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195104677.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

This book provides an examination of the critical impact of the social rather than the biological aspects of motherhood on women's religions. Women's social roles as nurturers, healers, primary child ... More


Spirit Possessions and Avenging Ghosts: Stories of Supernatural Activity as Narratives of Terror and Mechanisms of Coping and Remembering

Veena Das, Arthur Kleinman, Margaret Lock, Mamphela Ramphele, and Pamela Reynolds

in Remaking a World: Violence, Social Suffering, and Recovery

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520223295
eISBN:
9780520924857
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520223295.003.0005
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Global

This chapter deals with two interrelated issues related to supernatural activity. It first describes and places in perspective the appearance of certain narratives that illustrate two different ... More


Promoting a Secular Standard: Secularization and Modern Journalism, 1870–1930

Richard W. Flory

in The Secular Revolution: Power, Interests, and Conflict in the Secularization of American Public Life

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520230002
eISBN:
9780520936706
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520230002.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

Journalism played a significant role in the secularization of American public life by spreading ideas adapted from institutional spheres of knowledge production to the general public. This chapter ... More


A Greener Faith: Religious Environmentalism and Our Planet's Future

Roger S. Gottlieb

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195176483
eISBN:
9780199850846
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195176483.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

In a time of darkening environmental prospects, frightening religious fundamentalism, and moribund liberalism, the remarkable and historically unprecedented rise of religious environmentalism is a ... More


Traditional Religion in West Africa and in the New World: A Thematic Overview

Katrina Hazzard-Donald

in Mojo Workin': The Old African American Hoodoo System

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037290
eISBN:
9780252094460
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037290.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter discusses the major manifestations of African traditional religion in the New World. It outlines significant general principles and practices carried to the Western Hemisphere by captive ... More


Disruptive Intersection: Slavery and the African Background in the Making of Hoodoo

Katrina Hazzard-Donald

in Mojo Workin': The Old African American Hoodoo System

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037290
eISBN:
9780252094460
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037290.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter explores the movement and recoalescing of eight essential elements into the African Religion Complex (ARC), thus enabling the Hoodoo religion to emerge briefly: counterclockwise sacred ... More


Traditional, African, Religious, Freedom?

Rosalind I. J. Hackett

in Politics of Religious Freedom

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780226248479
eISBN:
9780226248646
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226248646.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This essay describes the active resistance to both Christian and Islamic efforts in sub-Saharan Africa to exclude the indigenous religious traditions of Africa from legal protection. African ... More


A Man and His Gods

Raffaella Cribiore

in Libanius the Sophist: Rhetoric, Reality, and Religion in the Fourth Century

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801452079
eISBN:
9780801469084
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801452079.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter focuses on the place traditional religion held in the lives of certain men of the fourth-century elite, not only Libanius but also his friends and acquaintances. In doing so the chapter ... More


Spirituality of the Inner Self

Robert Wuthnow

in After Heaven: Spirituality in America Since the 1950s

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520213968
eISBN:
9780520924444
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520213968.003.0006
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Religion

This chapter discusses the connection between spirituality and the inner self. Interest in the inner self was renewed during the late 1980s and 1990s, as part of Americans' quest for spirituality. ... More


Miracles: Wonder and Meaning in World Religions

David L. Weddle

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814794159
eISBN:
9780814784532
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814794159.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Despite the dominance of scientific explanation in the modern world, at the beginning of the twenty-first century faith in miracles remains strong, particularly in resurgent forms of traditional ... More


Spirituality in Religious Tradition

Roger S. Gottlieb

in Spirituality: What It Is and Why It Matters

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199738748
eISBN:
9780199979349
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199738748.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter shows that spirituality, understood as the pursuit of spiritual virtues, is not a recent cultural innovation but an important element within traditional religion. This claim is supported ... More


Anlo Cosmology, the Senses, and Practices of Protection

Kathryn Linn Geurts

in Culture and the Senses: Bodily Ways of Knowing in an African Community

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520234550
eISBN:
9780520936546
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520234550.003.0008
Subject:
Anthropology, African Cultural Anthropology

This chapter addresses the argument that local sensorium affects the experience of health and illness. It tries to approach the Anlo traditional religion as a system of the body and as a set of ... More


“Jewish World Conspiracy” and the Question of Secular Religions: An Interpretative Perspective

Paul Zawadzki

in The Paranoid Apocalypse: A Hundred-Year Retrospective on The Protocols of the Elders of Zion

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814748923
eISBN:
9780814748930
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814748923.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter examines the role of the Protocols as part of an ominous new phenomenon: secular “political religions.” The Protocols is a remarkable case study in the way that, under the secular ... More


The Re-Enchantment of the World: Secular Magic in a Rational Age

Joshua Landy and Michael Saler (eds)

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804752992
eISBN:
9780804787499
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804752992.001.0001
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This is an interdisciplinary volume that challenges the long-prevailing view of modernity as “disenchanted.” There is of course something to the widespread idea, so memorably put into words by Max ... More


The Lives of an Afghan Saint

David B. Edwards

in Heroes of the Age: Moral Fault Lines on the Afghan Frontier

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520200630
eISBN:
9780520916319
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520200630.003.0004
Subject:
Anthropology, Middle Eastern Cultural Anthropology

Using Hadda Sahib's as a focus, this chapter examines traditional religious authority in Afghanistan. The story that introduces this chapter is typical of the stories heard and representative of the ... More


The Making of the Black World

Noel Leo Erskine

in Plantation Church: How African American Religion Was Born in Caribbean Slavery

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780195369144
eISBN:
9780199358267
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195369144.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

At the point where history meets faith, African faith adapted to the new environment and illustrated the capacity to transform the negative history of oppression. It was within the context of the ... More


Conflict as a Site for Perpetuation of Traditional Values

Veena Sharma

in The Weight of Violence: Religion, Language, Politics

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199453726
eISBN:
9780199085293
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199453726.003.0015
Subject:
Political Science, Indian Politics

Conflict is not unknown to Africa. Accepted as an inevitable part of life, it played, and continues to play, an important role in the cultural and ethical education of the people, particularly the ... More


Colonialism and After

Benjamin F. Soares

in Islam and the Prayer Economy: History and Authority in a Malian Town

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748622856
eISBN:
9780748670635
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748622856.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, African Studies

This chapter discusses the history of Nioro du Sahel in Mali as a socio-political and religious space in the aftermath of the French colonial conquest, the development of colonial policies toward ... More


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