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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

Among the ScientologistsHistory, Theology, and Praxis

Among the Scientologists: History, Theology, and Praxis

Donald Westbrook

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
December 2018
ISBN:
9780190664978
eISBN:
9780190921453
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190664978.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

The Church of Scientology is one of the most recognizable American-born new religious movements, but perhaps the least understood. Based on six years of interviews, fieldwork, and research conducted ... 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

Buddhists, Shamans, and SovietsRituals of History in Post-Soviet Buryatia

Buddhists, Shamans, and Soviets: Rituals of History in Post-Soviet Buryatia

Justine Buck Quijada

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
March 2019
ISBN:
9780190916794
eISBN:
9780190916824
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190916794.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism, World Religions

History in the Soviet Union was a political project. From the Soviet perspective, Buryats, an indigenous Siberian ethnic group, were a “backward” nationality that was carried along on the inexorable ... 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

China and the True JesusCharisma and Organization in a Chinese Christian Church

China and the True Jesus: Charisma and Organization in a Chinese Christian Church

Melissa Wei-Tsing Inouye

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780190923464
eISBN:
9780190923495
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190923464.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity, World Religions

This book examines the dynamic between charisma and organization in the history of the True Jesus Church, China’s first major native church, in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. The True ... 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

Considering ComparisonA Method for Religious Studies

Considering Comparison: A Method for Religious Studies

Oliver Freiberger

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
February 2019
ISBN:
9780199965007
eISBN:
9780190929107
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199965007.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies, World Religions

This book seeks to rehabilitate the comparative method in the study of religion by highlighting its fundamental role for the academic mission of religious studies and by proposing both a responsible ... 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

Death Rituals and Politics in Northern Song China

Death Rituals and Politics in Northern Song China

Mihwa Choi

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780190459765
eISBN:
9780190459796
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190459765.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

This study inquires into a historical question of how politics surrounding death rituals and ensuing changes in ritual performance shaped a revival of Confucianism during eleventh-century China. It ... More

Denying DivinityApophasis in the Patristic Christian and Soto Zen Buddhist Traditions

Denying Divinity: Apophasis in the Patristic Christian and Soto Zen Buddhist Traditions

J. P. Williams

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198269991
eISBN:
9780191683855
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198269991.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Theology, World Religions

The classical texts of Christianity and Zen Buddhism contain resources with potent appeal to contemporary spirituality. The ‘apophatic’, or ‘negative’, may offer a means to integrate the conservation ... More

The Devil’s PartySatanism in Modernity

The Devil’s Party: Satanism in Modernity

Per Faxneld and Jesper Aa. Petersen (eds)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199779239
eISBN:
9780199979646
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199779239.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

Self-declared Satanism is a controversial topic, which has largely been neglected by academia. This book fills that gap, with twelve scholars presenting cutting-edge research from the emerging field ... More

Evangelical Christianity and Democracy in Africa

Evangelical Christianity and Democracy in Africa

Terence O. Ranger (ed.)

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195174779
eISBN:
9780199871858
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195174779.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

In recent decades, Christianity has acquired millions of new adherents in Africa, the region with the world's fastest expanding population. What role has this development of evangelical Christianity ... More

Fabulous Females and Peerless PirsTales of Mad Adventure in Old Bengal

Fabulous Females and Peerless Pirs: Tales of Mad Adventure in Old Bengal

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
April 2005
ISBN:
9780195165296
eISBN:
9780199835461
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195165292.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

The mythic figure Satya Pīr has a wide following among Hindus and Muslims alike in the Bangla-speaking regions of South Asia. Believed to be an avatara of krsna, or a Sufi saint, or somehow both, he ... More

Falun Gong and the Future of China

Falun Gong and the Future of China

David Ownby

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195329056
eISBN:
9780199870240
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195329056.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

This book treats Falun Gong as an example of one form of Chinese popular religion, and the core of the volume, based on a close reading of founder Li Hongzhi's writings and on fieldwork among Falun ... More

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