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The Graceful Guru: Hindu Female Gurus in India and the United States

Karen Pechilis

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195145380
eISBN:
9780199849963
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195145380.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

A distinctive aspect of Hindu devotion is the veneration of a human guru, who is not only an exemplar and a teacher, but is often worshipped as an embodiment of the divine. In the past these gurus ... More


Past and Present

Andy Rotman

in Thus I Have Seen: Visualizing Faith in Early Indian Buddhism

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195366150
eISBN:
9780199867882
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195366150.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

Chapter 7 returns to the Koṭikarṇa-avadāna and considers what monastics say about seeing the Buddha and what they do when confronted with the opportunity. The chapter then focuses on two accounts ... More


Having Rasa, Part 1: Linguistic and Cultural Perspectives

Marc Benamou

in RASA: Affect and Intuition in Javanese Musical Aesthetics

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780195189438
eISBN:
9780199864232
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195189438.003.0004
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

Chapter 4 attempts to weave together musical affect and musical context, aesthetics and sociology. For in assessing who or what has rasa, we are led back to the Javanese categories of geography, ... More


The Archaeology of Jina Images

John E. Cort

in Framing the Jina: Narratives of Icons and Idols in Jain History

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195385021
eISBN:
9780199869770
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195385021.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society, World Religions

This chapter presents a thorough overview of the scholarly evidence from archaeology (both images and inscriptions) and Jain texts concerning the earliest history of Jina images. According to the ... More


The Icon Corner in Medieval Byzantium

Judith Herrin

in Unrivalled Influence: Women and Empire in Byzantium

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691153216
eISBN:
9781400845217
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691153216.003.0013
Subject:
History, World Medieval History

From classical times onward, one of the basic tasks of women was to take care of the household lares, representatives of the ancient gods, whose presence was felt to protect and assist the family. In ... More


The Perception of Sanctity: Reputation, Cult Formation, and Canonization

Stephen Haliczer

in Between Exaltation and Infamy: Female Mystics in the Golden Age of Spain

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195148633
eISBN:
9780199869923
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195148630.003.0013
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

In order to ensure that canonization would be a possibility, woman mystics intentionally created a cult of veneration, which acknowledged that they were indeed recipients of God's favor. This was ... More


Coming to Terms

Philip Jenkins

in The Next Christendom: The Coming of Global Christianity

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195146165
eISBN:
9780199834341
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195146166.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter discusses the impact of demographic change (Southern population growth and Northern population decline) on the form of Christianity that is likely to be practiced in the future and ... More


Theravada Traditions: Buddhist Ritual Cultures in Contemporary Southeast Asia and Sri Lanka

John Clifford Holt

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780824867805
eISBN:
9780824873691
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824867805.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This is a study of very popular ritual celebrations observed by Buddhist monks and laity in each of the predominantly Theravada Buddhist cultures in Sri Lanka and Southeast Asia (Thailand, Myanmar, ... More


Mother of Mercy, Bane of the Jews: Devotion to the Virgin Mary in Anglo-Norman England

Kati Ihnat

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780691169538
eISBN:
9781400883660
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691169538.001.0001
Subject:
History, World Medieval History

This book explores a key moment in the rise of the cult of the Virgin Mary and the way the Jews became central to her story. Benedictine monks in England at the turn of the twelfth century developed ... More


Sagely Governing 《聖治章》‎

Henry Rosemont and Roger T. Ames

in The Chinese Classic of Family Reverence: A Philosophical Translation of the Xiaojing

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824832841
eISBN:
9780824869953
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824832841.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

In this chapter, Master Zeng is asking Confucius if there is anything in the excellence (de) of the sages that surpasses family reverence. Confucius’s reply: “In human conduct there is nothing more ... More


The Chan Community: A Bioarchaeological Perspective

Cynthia Robin

in Chan: An Ancient Maya Farming Community

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780813039831
eISBN:
9780813043753
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813039831.003.0012
Subject:
Archaeology, Prehistoric Archaeology

This chapter presents a bioarchaeological study of the skeletal remains of the people buried at the Maya farming community of Chan. It explores physical well-being garnered from osteological data on ... More


Ritual in a Farming Community

Cynthia Robin

in Chan: An Ancient Maya Farming Community

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780813039831
eISBN:
9780813043753
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813039831.003.0006
Subject:
Archaeology, Prehistoric Archaeology

This chapter explores the 2000-year history of ritual and religion at the farming community of Chan. It identifies three key ritual practices that have a deep history at Chan: ancestor veneration, ... More


St Theodore the Studite's Defence of the Icons: Theology and Philosophy in Ninth-Century Byzantium

Torstein Theodor Tollefsen

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
June 2018
ISBN:
9780198816775
eISBN:
9780191858376
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198816775.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

This book is an investigation of the icon theology of St Theodore the Studite, mainly as it is presented in his three refutations of the iconoclasts, even if some passages from his letters are also ... More


Art Rethought: The Social Practices of Art

Nicholas Wolterstorff

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780198747758
eISBN:
9780191810671
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198747758.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

Most philosophers of art of the modern period have concentrated their attention on engaging works of the arts as objects of disinterested aesthetic attention, and on the works that reward that modern ... More


Voices of the Ritual

Nurit Stadler

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
June 2020
ISBN:
9780197501306
eISBN:
9780197501337
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197501306.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

Voices of the Ritual analyzes the revival of and manifestation of rituals at female saint shrines in the Holy Land. In the Middle East, a turbulent, often violent place, states tend to have no clear ... More


Saints

Robert A. Scott

in Miracle Cures: Saints, Pilgrimage, and the Healing Powers of Belief

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520262751
eISBN:
9780520946200
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520262751.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

This chapter argues that yearning for divine protection and miracles, medieval people did not merely register their request with a saint and then stand by, waiting for good things to happen. Accounts ... More


The Veneration of Saints in Aswan and Nubia

Youhanna Nessim Youssef

in Christianity and Monasticism in Aswan and Nubia

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9789774165610
eISBN:
9781617975424
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774165610.003.0009
Subject:
History, History of Religion

This chapter shows that biblical saints in Lower Nubia are very well represented, while bishops and monks are only represented by two examples. There is special veneration for St. Mark, the founder ... More


Part Four

Robert J. Fogelin

in Hume's Presence in The Dialogues Concerning Natural Religion

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
August 2017
ISBN:
9780190673505
eISBN:
9780190673536
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190673505.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

Philo presses arguments as if drawn from a Pyrrhonist handbook: attempts to put religious belief on a rational footing fail to do so, and even more, they undercut the very commitments they are ... More


Parts Six and Seven

Robert J. Fogelin

in Hume's Presence in The Dialogues Concerning Natural Religion

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
August 2017
ISBN:
9780190673505
eISBN:
9780190673536
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190673505.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

Demea, Philo, and Hume himself find that a finite deity—the best that natural theology can produce—is unsatisfactory for veneration and worship. Alternative starting places for the teleological ... More


Holy Heretics

Janine Larmon Peterson

in Suspect Saints and Holy Heretics: Disputed Sanctity and Communal Identity in Late Medieval Italy

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781501742347
eISBN:
9781501742354
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501742347.003.0005
Subject:
History, World Medieval History

This chapter looks at “holy heretics.” In these cases, inquisitors condemned a person as a heretic first and later communities decided the individual was holy. The expanding role of inquisitors and ... More


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