Oxford Index Search Results

You are looking at 1-20 of 36 items for:

Founders x Philosophy of Religion x clear all

founder

Overview page. Subjects: Warfare and Defence — Maritime History.

Of a ship, to sink at sea, generally understood to be by the flooding of its hull either through springing a leak or through striking a rock. Other causes of a ship sinking, such as...

See overview in Oxford Index

Blavatsky, Helena Petrovna (1831–1891), founder of theosophy

Richard Davenport-Hines.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Religion; Philosophy of Religion. 2415 words.

Blavatsky, Helena Petrovna (1831–1891), founder of theosophy, was born at Yekaterinoslav (Dnepropetrovsk), Ukraine, at midnight on 30–31 July 1831, the daughter of Colonel Peter Hahn (d....

Go to Oxford Dictionary of National Biography »  home page

The Slain God

Timothy Larsen.

August 2014; p ublished online November 2014 .

Book. Subjects: Philosophy of Religion; Christian Theology. 272 pages.

Throughout its entire history the discipline of anthropology has been perceived as having a bias against Christian faith. Many of its most prominent theorists have been agnostics who...

Go to Oxford Scholarship Online »  abstract

Modernity and Teleology

Theodore Vial.

in Modern Religion, Modern Race

August 2016; p ublished online August 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Philosophy of Religion. 13256 words.

The racist language of some of the founders of the discipline of religious studies is held in disdain. But we have inherited from them the structure of the categories of race and religion,...

Go to Oxford Scholarship Online »  abstract

Crowley and Wicca

Ronald Hutton.

in Aleister Crowley and Western Esotericism

September 2012; p ublished online January 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Philosophy of Religion. 10749 words.

This chapter explores Crowley's influence on Wicca, which is also known as modern pagan witchcraft. It examines the role that Crowley played in the origins of Wicca, as well as the...

Go to Oxford Scholarship Online »  abstract

The Beast and the Prophet

Massimo Introvigne.

in Aleister Crowley and Western Esotericism

September 2012; p ublished online January 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Philosophy of Religion. 13143 words.

This chapter takes a look at Crowley's novel Moonchild, where he referenced several modern occultists and friends, one of them being Joseph Smith, the founder of Mormonism. It shows that...

Go to Oxford Scholarship Online »  abstract

The Occult Roots of Scientology?

Hugh B. Urban.

in Aleister Crowley and Western Esotericism

September 2012; p ublished online January 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Philosophy of Religion. 13242 words.

This chapter takes a look at the extent to which one of the most controversial of all the modern new religious movements—namely Scientology—is influenced by Crowley's works. It explores the...

Go to Oxford Scholarship Online »  abstract

A Materialism for the Masses

Ward Blanton.

February 2014; p ublished online November 2015 .

Book. Subjects: Philosophy of Religion. 264 pages.

This book argues that genealogical interventions into the political economies of Western cultural memory do not go far enough in relation to the imagined founder of Christianity, the...

Go to Columbia University Press »  abstract

Insurrectionist Risk (Paul Among the Parrhesiasts)

Ward Blanton.

in A Materialism for the Masses

February 2014; p ublished online November 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Philosophy of Religion. 12982 words.

This chapter argues that Michel Foucault missed a chance for a subversive genealogical encounter with Saint Paul. It describes Paul as the parrhesiast of experimental finitude in relation...

Go to Columbia University Press »  abstract

Indiscernible Messianity

François Laruelle.

in Christo-Fiction

May 2015; p ublished online November 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Philosophy of Religion. 3246 words.

This chapter examines Christ's indiscernible messianity. It is not clear whether “Christ” marks an evental source-point in history and theory or instead outlines a transversal in...

Go to Columbia University Press »  abstract

Chips from Another German Workshop

Theodore Vial.

in Modern Religion, Modern Race

August 2016; p ublished online August 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Philosophy of Religion. 12722 words.

Friedrich Max Müller is often cited as the founder of a good trajectory in the history of the study of religion—good because it is scientific, nontheological, and comparative. This...

Go to Oxford Scholarship Online »  abstract

On Religion

Theodore Vial.

in Modern Religion, Modern Race

August 2016; p ublished online August 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Philosophy of Religion. 15686 words.

Friedrich Schleiermacher is commonly taken as the founder of a bad trajectory in the study of religion—bad because it imports Protestant theological assumptions into comparative religions,...

Go to Oxford Scholarship Online »  abstract

Resting on Your Laurels

Brian P. Boeninger and Robert K. Garcia.

in Paradise Understood

March 2017; p ublished online April 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Philosophy of Religion. 14725 words.

This chapter analyzes an apparent incompatibility between a traditional theistic view of heaven and theodicies that centrally appeal to libertarian free will in responding to the problem of...

Go to Oxford Scholarship Online »  abstract

In the Beginning

Adriana Cavarero and Angelo Scola.

in Thou Shalt Not Kill

September 2015; p ublished online September 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Philosophy of Religion. 2606 words.

Here Cavarero explores the bloody origin of human (male) history and culture in both Judeo-Christian and classical traditions. In Genesis Cain, the first generation born of woman, kills his...

Go to Fordham University Press »  abstract

Christo-Fiction

François Laruelle.

May 2015; p ublished online November 2015 .

Book. Subjects: Philosophy of Religion. 296 pages.

This book targets the rigid, self-sustaining arguments of metaphysics, rooted in Judaic and Greek thought, and explores the radical potential of Christ, whose “crossing” disrupts their...

Go to Columbia University Press »  abstract

Modern Religion, Modern Race

Theodore Vial.

August 2016; p ublished online August 2016 .

Book. Subjects: Philosophy of Religion. 296 pages.

Religion is a racialized category, even when race is not explicitly mentioned in religious contexts or when we are discussing religion. By analyzing key figures at the birth of the modern...

Go to Oxford Scholarship Online »  abstract

Place and Dialectic

January 2012; p ublished online January 2012 .

Book. Subjects: Philosophy of Religion. 288 pages.

This book consists of two significant essays by Nishida Kitarō, the founder of the Kyoto school of modern Japanese philosophy, “Basho” and “Logic and Life,” together with a substantial...

Go to Oxford Scholarship Online »  abstract

Platonism for the Masses

Ward Blanton.

in A Materialism for the Masses

February 2014; p ublished online November 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Philosophy of Religion. 15748 words.

This book explores the political economies of Western cultural memory in relation to the apostle Paul, imagined founder of Christianity. Focusing on the “afterlives” of Saint Paul in...

Go to Columbia University Press »  abstract

Bailey, Alice Anne La Trobe-Bateman

Robert S. Ellwood.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Religion; Philosophy of Religion. 870 words.

Bailey, Alice Anne La Trobe-Bateman (16 June 1880–15 December 1949), founder of a spiritual movement growing out of the Theosophical tradition, was born in Manchester, England, the daughter...

Go to American National Biography Online »  home page

Francis Bacon and the Origins of Christian Virtuosity

Victor Nuovo.

in John Locke: The Philosopher as Christian Virtuoso

August 2017; p ublished online September 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: History of Western Philosophy; Philosophy of Religion. 14828 words.

Although the vocation of Christian virtuoso was invented and named by Robert Boyle, Francis Bacon provided the archtype. A Christian virtuoso is an experimental natural philosopher who...

Go to Oxford Scholarship Online »  abstract

The History of Catholic Exegesis, 1600–1800

Marius Reiser.

in The Oxford Handbook of Early Modern Theology, 1600-1800

December 2016; p ublished online September 2014 .

Article. Subjects: Philosophy of Religion; Christianity. 7154 words.

Modern critical exegesis began with Erasmus of Rotterdam. During the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, it was predominantly Jesuits who emphasized a literal exegesis. The most prominent...

Go to Oxford Handbooks Online »  abstract