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African PentecostalismAn Introduction

African Pentecostalism: An Introduction

Ogbu Kalu

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195340006
eISBN:
9780199867073
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195340006.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

Across Africa, Christianity is thriving in all shapes and sizes. But one particular strain of Christianity prospers more than most — Pentecostalism. Pentecostals believe that everyone can personally ... More

After LivesA Guide to Heaven, Hell, and Purgatory

After Lives: A Guide to Heaven, Hell, and Purgatory

John Casey

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195092950
eISBN:
9780199869732
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195092950.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

Christianity from its earliest times taught the existence of heaven and hell as places where good and evil deeds in this life were judged, rewarded and punished. In the course of time ideas both of ... More

Akhenaten and the Origins of Monotheism

Akhenaten and the Origins of Monotheism

James K. Hoffmeier

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199792085
eISBN:
9780190217693
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199792085.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion in the Ancient World, World Religions

Akhenaten is one of the most intriguing rulers of ancient Egypt, and one of the most fascinating individuals from the ancient world. His odd appearance in representations that he commissioned and his ... More

The Apocalyptic Year 1000Religious Expectation and Social Change, 950-1050

The Apocalyptic Year 1000: Religious Expectation and Social Change, 950-1050

Richard Landes, Andrew Gow, and David C. Van Meter (eds)

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195161625
eISBN:
9780199849666
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195161625.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

The chapters in this book challenge prevailing views on the way in which apocalyptic concerns contributed to larger processes of social change at the first millennium. Several basic questions unify ... More

Catholicism and Interreligious Dialogue

Catholicism and Interreligious Dialogue

James L. Heft (ed.)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199827879
eISBN:
9780199919451
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199827879.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

How can the world’s many religions overcome ideological differences and come together to promote understanding, justice, and peace? This book shows how to answer this crucial question. The book ... More

Chinese Public TheologyGenerational Shifts and Confucian Imagination in Chinese Christianity

Chinese Public Theology: Generational Shifts and Confucian Imagination in Chinese Christianity

Alexander Chow

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
February 2018
ISBN:
9780198808695
eISBN:
9780191846229
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198808695.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

It has been widely recognized that Christianity is the fastest growing religion in one of the last communist-run countries of the world: the People’s Republic of China. Yet it would be a mistake to ... More

Comparative Theology and the Problem of Religious Rivalry

Comparative Theology and the Problem of Religious Rivalry

Hugh Nicholson

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199772865
eISBN:
9780199897315
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199772865.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

This book concerns the problem of the ineluctability of ‘us’ versus ‘them’ relations in theological discourse. It argues that liberal theologies — from the Christian fulfillment theology of the ... More

Contemporary Shamanisms in Norway

Contemporary Shamanisms in Norway

Trude Fonneland

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
March 2018
ISBN:
9780190678821
eISBN:
9780190699239
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190678821.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

This book examines Sámi shamanism in Norway as a uniquely distinctive local manifestation of a global new religious phenomenon. It takes the diversity and hybridity within shamanic practices ... More

Controversial New Religions

Controversial New Religions

James R. Lewis and Jesper Aagaard Petersen (eds)

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
May 2006
ISBN:
9780195156829
eISBN:
9780199784806
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019515682X.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

This book features a collection of essays that discuss in detail the new religious groups that emerged during the 20th century. The essays provide an overview of each religion, their historical ... More

Controversial New Religions

Controversial New Religions

James R. Lewis and Jesper Aa. Petersen (eds)

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199315314
eISBN:
9780190258245
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199315314.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

In terms of public opinion, new religious movements are considered controversial for a variety of reasons. Their social organization often runs counter to popular expectations by experimenting with ... More

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