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Western SufismFrom the Abbasids to the New Age

Western Sufism: From the Abbasids to the New Age

Mark Sedgwick

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780199977642
eISBN:
9780190622701
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199977642.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Islam

Western Sufism is a regional variant on Sufism, as are Indonesian Sufism or African Sufism. It is sometimes dismissed as “New Age” and seen as a very modern phenomenon, but this book argues that, in ... More

What Did Jesus Mean?Explaining the Sermon on the Mount and the Parables in Simple and Universal Human Concepts

What Did Jesus Mean?: Explaining the Sermon on the Mount and the Parables in Simple and Universal Human Concepts

Anna Wierzbicka

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195137330
eISBN:
9780199867905
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195137337.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

This book explores the meaning of Jesus’ key sayings and parables from a radically new perspective – that of simple and universal human concepts, found in all languages. Building on modern biblical ... More

What is a Lollard?Dissent and Belief in Late Medieval England

What is a Lollard?: Dissent and Belief in Late Medieval England

J. Patrick Hornbeck II

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199589043
eISBN:
9780191594564
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199589043.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Church History

What is a lollard? Generations of historians and propagandists, bishops and inquisitors, theologians and polemicists have asked this question about the dissenters who began to trouble the English ... More

What Is an American Muslim?Embracing Faith and Citizenship

What Is an American Muslim?: Embracing Faith and Citizenship

Abdullahi Ahmed An-Na'im

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199895694
eISBN:
9780199350742
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199895694.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This volume is about the need for American Muslims to move “beyond minority politics” in their quest for religious self-determination. This volume aims to contribute to advancing self-transformation ... More

What Is Buddhist Enlightenment?

What Is Buddhist Enlightenment?

Dale S. Wright

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780190622596
eISBN:
9780190622626
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190622596.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

This book explores the meaning of Buddhist enlightenment for the contemporary world. It raises a series of important questions about how Buddhist ideals might be appropriated into the emerging global ... More

When a Goddess DiesWorshipping Ma Anandamayi after Her Death

When a Goddess Dies: Worshipping Ma Anandamayi after Her Death

Orianne Aymard

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
June 2014
ISBN:
9780199368617
eISBN:
9780199368648
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199368617.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

Calling on concepts of religious experiences and institutionalization, this book explores the devotional movement of the enduring religious figure, Ānandamayī Mā, through the compelling question of ... More

When Art Disrupts ReligionAesthetic Experience and the Evangelical Mind

When Art Disrupts Religion: Aesthetic Experience and the Evangelical Mind

Philip S. Francis

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
March 2017
ISBN:
9780190279769
eISBN:
9780190279790
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190279769.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

The memoirs, interviews, and ethnographic field notes gathered in these pages lay bare the power of the arts to unsettle and rework deeply ingrained religious beliefs and practices. This book bridges ... More

When Church Became TheatreThe Transformation of Evangelical Architecture and Worship in Nineteenth-Century America

When Church Became Theatre: The Transformation of Evangelical Architecture and Worship in Nineteenth-Century America

Jeanne Halgren Kilde

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195143416
eISBN:
9780199834372
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195143418.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

Explores the social and religious contexts that informed the development and the widespread adoption of the neomedieval auditorium church type by evangelical Protestants in the late nineteenth ... More

When God Spoke GreekThe Septuagint and the Making of the Christian Bible

When God Spoke Greek: The Septuagint and the Making of the Christian Bible

Timothy Michael Law

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199781713
eISBN:
9780199345168
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199781713.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion in the Ancient World

This new book narrates in a fresh and exciting way the story of the Septuagint, the Greek Scriptures of the ancient Jewish Diaspora that became the first the Christian Old Testament. Consisting both ... More

When Prayer FailsFaith Healing, Children, and the Law

When Prayer Fails: Faith Healing, Children, and the Law

Shawn Francis Peters

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780195306354
eISBN:
9780199867714
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195306354.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Relying on religious traditions that date back thousands of years, many devout Christians turn to prayer rather than medicine when their children fall victim to illness or injury. Faith healers claim ... More

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