in The Dissenters Volume III
March 2015; published online April 2015.
Chapter. Subjects: History of Religion; Modern History (1700 to 1945). 5785 words.
This chapter describes the acceleration of the process of liberalisation. While Baptist ministers loyal to Spurgeon's legacy continued to preach hell-fire sermons, the Baptist Union, in...
A ‘Fine, Mysterious, Almost Sacred Fable’? Retelling the Grail Quest in Mary Butts’ Armed with Madness
in Literature and Theology
September 2015; published online July 2014.
Journal Article. Subjects: Literature; Religion and Art, Literature, and Music. 11332 words.
This article scrutinises the critically overlooked interwar fiction of the British novelist Mary Franeis Butts (1890–1937). While textual scholars have canvassed her persistent flirtation...
A ‘Theological Cast of Mind’: Politics, Protestantism and the Poetic Imagination in the Poetry of Tom Paulin
in Literature and Theology
August 2002; published online August 2002.
Journal Article. Subjects: Literature; Religion and Art, Literature, and Music. 0 words.
This article argues that the concerns and conflicts in the work of Tom Paulin can only be understood through an appeal to religious identity and tradition. It considers the legacies of...
in Toward an Ecology of Transfiguration
June 2013; published online January 2014.
Chapter. Subjects: Religious Studies. 6490 words.
A particular understanding of historical Christianity's approach to nature is now accepted in the academic study of environmental history and among the general public throughout much of the...
in The Road to Martyrs' Square
April 2006; published online October 2011.
Chapter. Subjects: Islam. 1773 words.
With his return, Yasin was a major symbol of greatness in affirmity: he was the mutilated king. People began to think about the man and the movement with renewed fervor. In a bold,...
“A Beautiful Sunset... Mistaken for a Dawn”: Some Reflections on Religious Studies, India Studies, and the Modern University
in Journal of the American Academy of Religion
December 2004; published online December 2004.
Journal Article. Subjects: Religious Studies. 0 words.
Using an analytic scheme from traditional Indic cosmology, namely, the Ādhidaivika (the cosmic realm), the Ādhibhautika (the social realm), and the Ādhyātmika (the personal realm), the...
in Sacred Borders
January 2011; published online May 2011.
Chapter. Subjects: Christianity. 6460 words.
This chapter lays out some of the ways both early Christians and modern Americans have dealt with the matter of defining a scriptural canon. It also considers the writings of a pair of...
in The Life of Hinduism
December 2006; published online May 2012.
Chapter. Subjects: Hinduism. 4619 words.
This chapter fictionalizes a celebrated nineteenth-century event that vividly dramatized the costs of being a Nambudiri Brahmin woman. The Nambudiris of Kerala, at least in their own...
in Walking in the Way of Peace
May 2001; published online November 2003.
Chapter. Subjects: Christianity. 4846 words.
The local towns of Warwick and Providence showed resentment toward the Rhode Island central government for its failure to adequately protect them. Both towns were destroyed in the spring of...