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Gender Roles, Sexuality, and Children in Millennial Movements

Melissa M. Wilcox.

in The Oxford Handbook of Millennialism

October 2011; p ublished online January 2012 .

Article. Subjects: Religion; Philosophy of Religion; Religious Studies; Comparative Religion. 9238 words.

This article deals with the issues of gender and sexuality in millennial movements. Patriarchy pervades across the spectrum, varieties range from reversal of normative gender based...

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Hinduism

Jessica Frazier.

in The Oxford Handbook of Atheism

November 2013; p ublished online October 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Religion; Alternative Belief Systems; Hinduism; Comparative Religion; Philosophy of Religion. 5812 words.

Over the course of 3000 years, Hindu intellectual culture has not only embraced differing notions of the divine, but also a variety of different ‘atheisms’—the most famous of these being...

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Jainism

Anne Vallely.

in The Oxford Handbook of Atheism

November 2013; p ublished online October 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Religion; Alternative Belief Systems; Jainism; Comparative Religion; Philosophy of Religion. 7840 words.

Jains dismiss as delusional the belief in a grace-bestowing creator God, yet approach each day reverentially and prayerfully. This seeming paradox is explored, arguing that Jainism’s...

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Korean Millennial Movements

Robert Pearson Flaherty.

in The Oxford Handbook of Millennialism

October 2011; p ublished online January 2012 .

Article. Subjects: Religion; Religious Studies; Comparative Religion; Philosophy of Religion; Buddhism; Christianity. 9675 words.

This article examines some of the main contributors to millennialism in a Korean context. The Korean millennial legacy is a synthesis of diverse influences such as Buddhism, Christianity,...

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Luther as Late Medieval Theologian

Theodor Dieter.

in The Oxford Handbook of Martin Luther's Theology

April 2014; p ublished online January 2014 .

Article. Subjects: Religion; Christianity; Comparative Religion; Philosophy of Religion. 9269 words.

Luther learned theology within the context of tensions between and synthesizing of medieval schools of thought, loosely defined philosophically as nominalism and realism. He engaged...

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Luther’s Views of the Jews and Turks

Gregory Miller.

in The Oxford Handbook of Martin Luther's Theology

April 2014; p ublished online December 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Religion; Christianity; Philosophy of Religion; Comparative Religion. 3803 words.

Luther regarded both Jews and Turks, like adherents of the papacy, as embodiments of works-righteousness and thus hostile to the gospel of Christ. Intensive research has treated his...

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Mimetic Theories of Religion and Violence

Wolfgang Palaver.

in The Oxford Handbook of Religion and Violence

January 2013; p ublished online March 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Religion; Religious Studies; Philosophy of Religion; Comparative Religion. 10335 words.

This chapter concentrates on the mimetic theory of Rene Girard in evaluating foundational myths of violence. It shows Girard's notion of the scapegoating mechanism, whereby a substitute...

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Modernism

Cleo McNelly Kearns.

in The Oxford Handbook of English Literature and Theology

March 2009; p ublished online September 2009 .

Article. Subjects: Religion; Philosophy of Religion; Comparative Religion; Religious Subjects in Art; Religious Studies. 7772 words.

While a literary and critical modernism seems on the surface independent of and at times oblivious to theological modernism, the modernist stances taken by major twentieth-century artists...

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Natural Theology in Eastern Religions

Jessica Frazier.

in The Oxford Handbook of Natural Theology

January 2013; p ublished online June 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Religion; Philosophy of Religion; Comparative Religion; Buddhism. 7176 words.

This chapter examines natural theology perspectives from Eastern religions. It begins by exploring the possibility of a broader definition of ‘natural theology’ that encompasses the various...

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Near-Death Experiences

Carol Zaleski.

in The Oxford Handbook of Eschatology

December 2007; p ublished online September 2009 .

Article. Subjects: Religion; Philosophy of Religion; Comparative Religion. 6988 words.

In 1969, Elisabeth Kübler-Ross published On Death and Dying, a manifesto calling for reforms in end-of-life care and translating into a psychological idiom the ancient religious idea of...

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