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Framing the JinaNarratives of Icons and Idols in Jain History

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

John Cort

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195385021
eISBN:
9780199869770
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195385021.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society, World Religions

This book is an interpretive analysis of the role of icons (images) of the Jina (the perfected, liberated, and enlightened teachers) in Jainism. The book places different interpretive frames around ... More

Imagining the FetusThe Unborn in Myth, Religion, and Culture

Imagining the Fetus: The Unborn in Myth, Religion, and Culture

Jane Marie Law and Vanessa R. Sasson

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195380040
eISBN:
9780199869077
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195380040.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society, World Religions

In contemporary Western culture, the word “fetus” introduces either a political subject or a literal, medicalized entity. Neither of these frameworks gives sufficient credit to the vast array of ... More

The Myth of Religious ViolenceSecular Ideology and the Roots of Modern Conflict

The Myth of Religious Violence: Secular Ideology and the Roots of Modern Conflict

William T. Cavanaugh

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195385045
eISBN:
9780199869763
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195385045.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society, World Religions

The myth of religious violence is the pervasive secularist idea that there is something called “religion,” endemic to all human cultures and eras, that has a tendency to promote violence because it ... More

The Subhedar's SonA Narrative of Brahmin-Christian Conversion from Nineteenth-century Maharashtra

The Subhedar's Son: A Narrative of Brahmin-Christian Conversion from Nineteenth-century Maharashtra

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780190914042
eISBN:
9780190919863
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190914042.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, World Religions, Religion and Society

The book The Subhedar’s Son: A Narrative of Brahmin-Christian Conversion from Nineteenth-Century Maharashtra is based on an annotated translation of the Marathi book Subhedārāchā Putra written in ... More

We Are The Voice of the GrassInterfaith Peace Activism in Northern Uganda

We Are The Voice of the Grass: Interfaith Peace Activism in Northern Uganda

David A. Hoekema

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
February 2019
ISBN:
9780190923150
eISBN:
9780190923181
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190923150.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society, World Religions

From the 1980s until the late 2000s the northern region of Uganda in East Africa endured a reign of terror imposed by the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) and its founder Joseph Kony. The LRA movement’s ... More

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