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Secret Groups in Ancient Judaism

Secret Groups in Ancient Judaism

Michael E. Stone

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780190842383
eISBN:
9780190842413
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190842383.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

The thesis advanced in this work is that the model of a secret or esoteric group is fruitful for studying various movements and groups in the Greco–Roman world. This is worked out in the extremely ... More

Religion vs. ScienceWhat Religious People Really Think

Religion vs. Science: What Religious People Really Think

Elaine Howard Ecklund and Christopher P. Scheitle

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780190650629
eISBN:
9780190650650
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190650629.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Religion vs. Science: What Religious People Really Think busts today’s common myths about science and religion. It reveals several interesting and perhaps surprising realities. The book shows that ... More

Gods, Heroes, and AncestorsAn Interreligious Encounter in Eighteenth-Century Vietnam

Gods, Heroes, and Ancestors: An Interreligious Encounter in Eighteenth-Century Vietnam

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780190677602
eISBN:
9780190677633
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190677602.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

Though a minority religion in Vietnam, Christianity has constituted a significant presence in the country since its arrival in the sixteenth century. This translation and analytical study of a 1752 ... More

Ethics at the Edges of LawChristian Moralists and American Legal Thought

Ethics at the Edges of Law: Christian Moralists and American Legal Thought

Cathleen Kaveny

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780190612290
eISBN:
9780190612320
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190612290.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Ethics at the Edges of Law: Christian Moralists and American Legal Thought shows how methods and doctrines drawn from the American legal tradition can constructively advance the discussion of key ... 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

Religious Zionism, Jewish Law, and the Morality of WarHow Five Rabbis Confronted One of Modern Judaism's Greatest Challenges

Religious Zionism, Jewish Law, and the Morality of War: How Five Rabbis Confronted One of Modern Judaism's Greatest Challenges

Robert Eisen

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780190687090
eISBN:
9780190687120
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190687090.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

When the state of Israel was established in 1948, it was immediately thrust into war, and rabbis in the religious Zionist community were challenged with constructing a body of Jewish law to deal with ... More

Meditation, Buddhism, and Science

Meditation, Buddhism, and Science

David McMahan and Erik Braun (eds)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780190495794
eISBN:
9780190495831
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190495794.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This volume discusses modern transformations of Buddhist and Buddhist-derived meditation and the scientific studies of these practices from the humanistic perspective of scholars in the ... More

Interpreting Islam in ChinaPilgrimage, Scripture, and Language in the Han Kitab

Interpreting Islam in China: Pilgrimage, Scripture, and Language in the Han Kitab

Kristian Petersen

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780190634346
eISBN:
9780190634377
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190634346.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This book explores the contours of the Han Kitab tradition through discussing the works of some of its brightest luminaries in order to identify and explicate pivotal transitions in Sino-Muslim ... More

From Chinese Chan to Japanese ZenA Remarkable Century of Transmission and Transformation

From Chinese Chan to Japanese Zen: A Remarkable Century of Transmission and Transformation

Steven Heine

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780190637491
eISBN:
9780190637538
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190637491.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This work provides a survey and critical investigation of the remarkable century from 1225 to 1325, during which the transformation of the Chinese Chan school into the Japanese Zen sect was ... More

Secular Beats SpiritualThe Westernization of the Easternization of the West

Secular Beats Spiritual: The Westernization of the Easternization of the West

Steve Bruce

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780198805687
eISBN:
9780191843631
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198805687.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

The decline of Christianity in the West is undeniable but commentators differ in their understanding of what this represents. For some, it shows a decline in interest in religion; for others, ... More

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