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Abrahamic ReligionsOn the Uses and Abuses of History

Abrahamic Religions: On the Uses and Abuses of History

Aaron W. Hughes

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199934645
eISBN:
9780199980666
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199934645.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

Recent years have witnessed the emergence of a virtual cottage industry in all things “Abrahamic.” Directly proportionate to the rise of religious exclusivism, perhaps best epitomized by the attacks ... More

Aliens and Strangers?The Struggle for Coherence in the Everyday Lives of Evangelicals

Aliens and Strangers?: The Struggle for Coherence in the Everyday Lives of Evangelicals

Anna Strhan

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780198724469
eISBN:
9780191792090
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198724469.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies, Religion and Society

In this work of qualitative sociology, Anna Strhan offers an in-depth study of the everyday lives of members of a conservative evangelical Anglican church in London. ‘St John’s’ is a vibrant church, ... More

American GurusFrom Transcendentalism to New Age Religion

American Gurus: From Transcendentalism to New Age Religion

Arthur Versluis

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199368136
eISBN:
9780190201951
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199368136.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

By the early twenty-first century, a phenomenon that once was inconceivable had become nearly commonplace in American society: the American public spiritual teacher who does not belong to, or at ... More

Balthasar on the Spiritual SensesPerceiving Splendour

Balthasar on the Spiritual Senses: Perceiving Splendour

Mark McInroy

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780199689002
eISBN:
9780191768095
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199689002.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Theology, Religious Studies

In this study, Mark McInroy argues that the ‘spiritual senses’ play a crucial yet previously unappreciated role in the theological aesthetics of Hans Urs von Balthasar. The doctrine of the spiritual ... More

The Believing PrimateScientific, Philosophical, and Theological Reflections on the Origin of Religion

The Believing Primate: Scientific, Philosophical, and Theological Reflections on the Origin of Religion

Jeffrey Schloss and Michael Murray (eds)

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199557028
eISBN:
9780191701719
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199557028.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies, Philosophy of Religion

Over the last two decades, scientific accounts of religion have received a great deal of scholarly and popular attention both because of their intrinsic interest and because they are widely viewed as ... More

Biblical Interpretation and MethodEssays in Honour of John Barton

Biblical Interpretation and Method: Essays in Honour of John Barton

Katharine J. Dell and Paul M. Joyce (eds)

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199645534
eISBN:
9780191755842
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199645534.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies, Religious Studies

Since the rise of critical biblical study in the nineteenth century, there has been a revolution in the way that we interpret the Bible and in the methods we employ to facilitate our reading. ... More

The Blue Sapphire of the MindNotes for a Contemplative Ecology

The Blue Sapphire of the Mind: Notes for a Contemplative Ecology

Douglas E. Christie

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199812325
eISBN:
9780199979745
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199812325.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

The fourth-century writer Evagrius of Pontus likens the experience of contemplation to dwelling in a kind of place. “When the mind has put off the old self and shall put on the one born of grace,” ... More

The Branch Davidians of WacoThe History and Beliefs of an Apocalyptic Sect

The Branch Davidians of Waco: The History and Beliefs of an Apocalyptic Sect

Kenneth G. C. Newport

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199245741
eISBN:
9780191697494
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199245741.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

What were the beliefs of the Branch Davidians? This book provides an account of their history. The book argues that, far from being an act of unfathomable religious insanity, the calamitous fire at ... More

Calvin and His Influence, 1509–2009

Calvin and His Influence, 1509–2009

Irena Backus and Philip Benedict (eds)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199751846
eISBN:
9780199914562
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199751846.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

This book explores central aspects of Calvin’s influence across the centuries and around the world from his lifetime to the present day. The volume offers a perspective on the full scope of the ... More

Children of LuciferThe Origins of Modern Religious Satanism

Children of Lucifer: The Origins of Modern Religious Satanism

Ruben van Luijk

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
June 2016
ISBN:
9780190275105
eISBN:
9780190275136
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190275105.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

Satanism adopts Satan, the Judeo-Christian representative of evil, as an object of veneration. This book explores the historical origins of this extraordinary “antireligion.” While the concept of ... More

Christmas as ReligionRethinking Santa, the Secular, and the Sacred

Christmas as Religion: Rethinking Santa, the Secular, and the Sacred

Christopher Deacy

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780198754565
eISBN:
9780191816192
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198754565.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society, Religious Studies

This book begins with the premise that religion plays an elementary role in our understanding of the Christmas festival, but takes issue with much of the existing literature which is predilected to ... More

Cognitive Science and the New TestamentA New Approach to Early Christian Research

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

István Czachesz

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780198779865
eISBN:
9780191825880
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198779865.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies, Religious Studies

This monograph makes a case for a cognitive turn in New Testament Studies, both surveying relevant developments in the Cognitive Science of Religion and digging into the field of cognitive and ... More

Distant Markets, Distant HarmsEconomic Complicity and Christian Ethics

Distant Markets, Distant Harms: Economic Complicity and Christian Ethics

Daniel Finn (ed.)

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199370993
eISBN:
9780199374212
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199370993.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society, Religious Studies

Many have asserted, without explanation, that because markets cause harms to distant others, consumers bear moral responsibility for those harms. But traditional moral analysis of individual ... More

A Divinity for All PersuasionsAlmanacs and Early American Religious Life

A Divinity for All Persuasions: Almanacs and Early American Religious Life

T.J. Tomlin

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780199373659
eISBN:
9780199373673
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199373659.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies, Religion and Society

A Divinity for All Persuasions investigates the religious significance of early America’s most ubiquitous popular genre. Other than a Bible and perhaps a few schoolbooks, an almanac was the only ... More

Empirical Foundations of the Common GoodWhat Theology Can Learn from Social Science

Empirical Foundations of the Common Good: What Theology Can Learn from Social Science

Daniel K. Finn (ed.)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
November 2017
ISBN:
9780190670054
eISBN:
9780190681999
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190670054.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies, Theology

What has social science learned about the common good? Would humanists even want to alter their definitions of the common good based on what social scientists say? In this volume, six social ... More

Evangelicalism and Fundamentalism in the United Kingdom during the Twentieth Century

Evangelicalism and Fundamentalism in the United Kingdom during the Twentieth Century

David W. Bebbington and David Ceri Jones (eds)

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199664832
eISBN:
9780191765391
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199664832.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity, Religious Studies

Historians have sometimes argued, and popular discourse certainly assumes, that evangelicalism and fundamentalism are identical. In the twenty-first century, when Islamic fundamentalism is at the ... More

Evolution, Religion, and Cognitive ScienceCritical and Constructive Essays

Evolution, Religion, and Cognitive Science: Critical and Constructive Essays

Fraser Watts and Léon P. Turner (eds)

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199688081
eISBN:
9780191767722
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199688081.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies, Religion and Society

The cognitive science of religion is an inherently heterogeneous subject, incorporating theory and data from anthropology, psychology, sociology, evolutionary biology, and philosophy of mind amongst ... More

Fundamentalism and Evangelicals

Fundamentalism and Evangelicals

Harriet A. Harris

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199532537
eISBN:
9780191701016
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199532537.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

This study examines the contentious claim that much Evangelicalism is Fundamentalist in character. Within Protestantism, the term ‘Fundamentalism’ denotes not only a movement but also a mentality ... More

Fundamentalist UKeeping the Faith in American Higher Education

Fundamentalist U: Keeping the Faith in American Higher Education

Adam Laats

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780190665623
eISBN:
9780190665654
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190665623.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society, Religious Studies

Why do so many conservative politicians flock to the campuses of Liberty University, Wheaton College, and Bob Jones University? In Fundamentalist U: Keeping the Faith in American Higher Education, ... More

The Heart of ReligionSpiritual Empowerment, Benevolence, and the Experience of God's Love

The Heart of Religion: Spiritual Empowerment, Benevolence, and the Experience of God's Love

Matthew T. Lee, Margaret M. Poloma, and Stephen G. Post

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199931880
eISBN:
9780199980611
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199931880.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

Beneath our culture's obsession with wealth and power, status and celebrity, millions of Americans are quietly engaged in a deeply religious struggle to wake up from petty selfishness and to embrace ... More

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