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Friedrich Schleiermacher and Rudolf Otto

Jacqueline Mariña.

in The Oxford Handbook of Religion and Emotion

December 2007; p ublished online September 2009 .

Article. Subjects: Sociology of Religion; Philosophy of Religion; Religious Studies. 8367 words.

Two names often grouped together in the study of religion are Friedrich Schleiermacher (1768–1884) and Rudolf Otto (1869–1937). Central to their understanding of religion is the idea that...

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Gender

Melissa Raphael.

in The Oxford Handbook of Religion and Emotion

December 2007; p ublished online September 2009 .

Article. Subjects: Sociology of Religion; Religious Studies. 8933 words.

Social class or ethnicity in a given religion, as much as gender, can be the factor which inhibits or permits the release of religious emotion. Accordingly, whether or not women and men's...

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Jewish Bioethics

Aaron L. Mackler.

in The Oxford Handbook of Jewish Ethics and Morality

December 2012; p ublished online January 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Religion; Judaism and Jewish Studies; Religious Studies; Sociology of Religion; Philosophy of Religion. 2482 words.

This chapter discusses the distribution of health care, an issue that has become particularly urgent and controversial in recent years because the median age of populations in most...

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Jewish Environmental Ethics

Arthur Waskow.

in The Oxford Handbook of Jewish Ethics and Morality

December 2012; p ublished online January 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Religion; Judaism and Jewish Studies; Religious Studies; Sociology of Religion; Religion and Science. 8351 words.

This chapter discusses Jewish environmental ethics. It focuses on what two central biblical stories—the Garden of Eden and the Flood—tell us about Jewish ecological ethics as the Torah...

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Jewish Folklore and Ethnography

Galit Hasan-Rokem.

in The Oxford Handbook of Jewish Studies

December 2004; p ublished online September 2009 .

Article. Subjects: Judaism and Jewish Studies; Religious Studies; Sociology of Religion; Religion. 9117 words.

This article describes folklore as a unique form of cultural creativity and expression and discusses Jewish folklore through the ages and the scholarship of Jewish folklore. Folklore is a...

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Jonathan Edwards

Michael J. McClymond.

in The Oxford Handbook of Religion and Emotion

December 2007; p ublished online September 2009 .

Article. Subjects: Sociology of Religion; Christianity; Religious Studies. 6414 words.

Jonathan Edwards (1703–1758)—pastor, philosopher, theologian, and Calvinist saint—was a man of deep piety and a meticulous observer of others' spiritual experiences. He devoted much of his...

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Kierkegaard

David Kangas.

in The Oxford Handbook of Religion and Emotion

December 2007; p ublished online September 2009 .

Article. Subjects: Sociology of Religion; Philosophy of Religion; Religious Studies. 11650 words.

This essay explores the intersection of religion and emotion in the thought of Søren Kierkegaard (1813–1855). Emotions—or, more generally, affectivity—play a central role in Kierkegaard's...

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Life-Cycle Rites of Passage

Harvey E. Goldberg.

in The Oxford Handbook of the Abrahamic Religions

October 2015; p ublished online November 2015 .

Article. Subjects: Religion; Sociology of Religion; Comparative Religion; Religious Studies. 8192 words.

Life-cycle rituals only gradually became an explicit axis of concern in Abrahamic religions while some of the cultural materials for this focus are ancient. There are both conceptual and...

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Luther on Christ’s Person and Work

Matthieu Arnold.

in The Oxford Handbook of Martin Luther's Theology

April 2014; p ublished online January 2014 .

Article. Subjects: Religion; Christianity; Sociology of Religion; Religious Studies. 10085 words.

Dogmatic interpretations of Luther’s treatment of Christ’s atoning work dominated much of nineteenth- and twentieth-century assessment of his Christology and soteriology. Marc Lienhard and...

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Modern Jewish Society and Sociology

Harvey E. Goldberg.

in The Oxford Handbook of Jewish Studies

December 2004; p ublished online September 2009 .

Article. Subjects: Religion; Judaism and Jewish Studies; Religious Studies; Sociology of Religion. 11896 words.

The social-scientific study of Judaism is a modern phenomenon just as are the social sciences themselves. Several themes run through various efforts to study Jews and Judaism in...

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