Oxford Index Search Results

You are looking at 1-20 of 28 items for:

community x Religious Issues and Debates x clear all

community

Overview page. Subjects: Social Sciences — Arts and Humanities.

Many sociological and anthropological definitions exist, but most tend to privilege some combination of small-scale, relative boundedness, strong affective ties, traditionalism, and...

See overview in Oxford Index

Religious Communities and Possibilities for Justpeace

Cecelia Lynch.

in The Oxford Handbook of Religion, Conflict, and Peacebuilding

March 2015; p ublished online March 2015 .

Article. Subjects: Religion; Religious Issues and Debates; Religious Studies. 8239 words.

This chapter analyzes religious communities’ role in peacebuilding vis-à-vis dominant political and economic discourses of the colonial past and the postcolonial present. This comparison...

Go to »  abstract

Baptism in Martin Luther’s Theology

Kirsi Stjerna.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Religion

P ublished online March 2017 .

Article. Subjects: Religious Issues and Debates. 11327 words.

Baptism opens a window to the heart of Martin Luther’s 16th-century theology. It offers a perspective for how Luther understands the impact of grace and its channels, as well as the nature...

Go to »  abstract

Expansion

Asonzeh Ukah.

in The Oxford Handbook of the Study of Religion

November 2016; p ublished online June 2017 .

Article. Subjects: Religious Issues and Debates. 8847 words.

Religions expand via many pathways, including mission activities, transmission of faith, conversion of non-members, and the constitution of new communities of believers. They also expand...

Go to »  abstract

The Incarnation in Martin Luther’s Theology

Anne Käfer.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Religion

P ublished online March 2017 .

Article. Subjects: Religious Issues and Debates. 16582 words.

Luther’s understanding of the Incarnation concerns various subject areas in his theology, among them his understanding of scripture, his teaching on the sacraments in particular, as well as...

Go to »  abstract

Martin Luther and Systematic Theology

Paul R. Hinlicky.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Religion

P ublished online December 2016 .

Article. Subjects: Religious Issues and Debates. 8406 words.

A meta-argument is needed today to go forward in theology with Luther. For speaking of God, even in sophisticated ways, is a dangerous business that can lead astray. Theology is not in the...

Go to »  abstract

Martin Luther in Pietism

Carter Lindberg.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Religion

P ublished online August 2016 .

Article. Subjects: Religious Issues and Debates. 10225 words.

Pietism, the major Protestant renewal movement in the 17th and 18th centuries, sought to bring the head into the heart, to recover an experiential-expressive faith, to continue Luther’s...

Go to »  abstract

Canon Law

Norman Doe.

in The Oxford Handbook of Anglican Studies

October 2015; p ublished online July 2016 .

Article. Subjects: Christianity; Religious Issues and Debates. 7461 words.

The Anglican Communion has recently experienced a sea change in its understanding of and approach to canon law, hitherto a matter lacking worldwide attention amongst Anglicans. Whilst the...

Go to »  abstract

Luther’s Theology of the Lord’s Supper

R. David Nelson.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Religion

P ublished online March 2017 .

Article. Subjects: Christianity; Religious Issues and Debates. 11468 words.

The central act of Christian worship is a mystery embodied in a meal. From its earliest expressions, Christianity has practiced the celebration of the Eucharist (lit. “thanksgiving,” from...

Go to »  abstract

Autobiography, Biography, and Theological Questioning

John D. Barbour.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Religion

P ublished online August 2016 .

Article. Subjects: Religion and Art, Literature, and Music; Religious Issues and Debates. 12006 words.

Autobiography and biography (which together will be called “life writing”) raise theological questions in ways different from systematic or constructive theology. These forms of life...

Go to »  abstract

Martin Luther in the Age of Confessionalization

Jens Wolff.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Religion

P ublished online March 2017 .

Article. Subjects: Christianity; Religious Issues and Debates. 6937 words.

Luther was a point of reference in all three of the confessional cultures during the confessional age, though this was not something he had intended. His theological “self-fashioning” was...

Go to »  abstract

Peacebuilding in the Muslim World

S. Ayse Kadayifci-Orellana.

in The Oxford Handbook of Religion, Conflict, and Peacebuilding

March 2015; p ublished online March 2015 .

Article. Subjects: Religion; Religious Issues and Debates; Religious Studies. 20488 words.

This chapter argues that effective peacebuilding strategies in Muslim contexts should engage Islamic conceptions of peace and justice, and work together with credible agents of peace,...

Go to »  abstract

The Intersection of Christian Theology and Peacebuilding

Heather M. DuBois and Janna Hunter-Bowman.

in The Oxford Handbook of Religion, Conflict, and Peacebuilding

March 2015; p ublished online March 2015 .

Article. Subjects: Religion; Religious Issues and Debates; Religious Studies. 14680 words.

This chapter argues that without explicit, theoretically robust, and practically grounded theological reflection, scholarship and practice tend to neglect significant dimensions of...

Go to »  abstract

Religious Interest Groups in American Politics

Allen D. Hertzke.

in The Oxford Handbook of Religion and American Politics

August 2009; p ublished online January 2010 .

Article. Subjects: Religion; Religious Issues and Debates; Religious Studies. 14478 words.

This article examines the various religious interest groups in American politics. These interest groups actually occupy an important position within the American political process: they...

Go to »  abstract

The New Name for Peace? Religion and Development as Partners in Strategic Peacebuilding

Jason A. Springs.

in The Oxford Handbook of Religion, Conflict, and Peacebuilding

March 2015; p ublished online March 2015 .

Article. Subjects: Religion; Religious Issues and Debates; Religious Studies. 15299 words.

This chapter compares the fields of development and peacebuilding, with an eye to exploring affinities as well as areas of resistance to collaboration. It identifies the following points of...

Go to »  abstract

Women, Religion, and Peacebuilding

Susan Hayward.

in The Oxford Handbook of Religion, Conflict, and Peacebuilding

March 2015; p ublished online March 2015 .

Article. Subjects: Religion; Religious Issues and Debates; Religious Studies. 13348 words.

This chapter explores the significant work of women-of-faith peacebuilders who have frequently been marginalized from the fields of religious and women’s peacebuilding. Religious women...

Go to »  abstract

Secular Militancy as an Obstacle to Peacebuilding

Timothy Samuel Shah.

in The Oxford Handbook of Religion, Conflict, and Peacebuilding

March 2015; p ublished online March 2015 .

Article. Subjects: Religion; Religious Issues and Debates; Religious Studies. 14679 words.

“Persistent unsecularity” more accurately represents the dynamic relationship between religion, modernization, and society in the contemporary world than the secularization paradigm....

Go to »  abstract

The Possibilities and Limits of Inter-Religious Dialogue

Peter Ochs.

in The Oxford Handbook of Religion, Conflict, and Peacebuilding

March 2015; p ublished online March 2015 .

Article. Subjects: Religion; Religious Issues and Debates; Religious Studies. 14983 words.

This chapter reports on a twenty-year experiment in “scriptural reasoning,” a type of inter-religious dialogue that emerges from places of maximal warmth and potential fire—“hearths”—within...

Go to »  abstract

HIV/AIDS

Mary Jo Iozzio.

in The Oxford Handbook of Theology, Sexuality, and Gender

November 2014; p ublished online September 2014 .

Article. Subjects: Religion; Religious Studies; Religious Issues and Debates. 7608 words.

This chapter examines how sex figures in the HIV/AIDS pandemic and how the pandemic may be understood in the light of God’s extravagance and hope for the future. Sex is one of those gifts...

Go to »  abstract

Feeding the Hungry

Mallory McDuff.

in Natural Saints

August 2010; p ublished online September 2010 .

Chapter. Subjects: Religious Studies; Christian Life and Practice; Religious Issues and Debates; Sociology and Anthropology of Religion. 7775 words.

This chapter addresses the question of how people of faith have transformed the ministry of feeding by a focus on the environment. The stories in this chapter include two faith communities...

Go to »  abstract

Promoting Justice

Mallory McDuff.

in Natural Saints

August 2010; p ublished online September 2010 .

Chapter. Subjects: Religious Studies; Christian Life and Practice; Religious Issues and Debates; Sociology and Anthropology of Religion. 6041 words.

This chapter shows how people of faith are reclaiming a ministry of justice with a focus on the environment. Faith communities helped to define environmental justice as a national movement...

Go to »  abstract