in Women, Dissent, and Anti-Slavery in Britain and America, 1790–1865
April 2011; p ublished online September 2011 .
Chapter. Subjects: Christianity. 10965 words.
This chapter discusses the strategies which Harriet Beecher Stowe mobilized from her religious background in order to further the abolitionist cause. In Uncle Tom's Cabin (1852) revivalist...
in Purifying Zen
May 2011; p ublished online November 2016 .
Chapter. Subjects: Buddhism. 3828 words.
This chapter discusses the method and meaning of self-cultivation according to Dōgen. At the heart of Dōgen's teachings is the manifestation of eternal values. Therefore, the destruction of...
in Joseph Smith, Jr.
March 2009; p ublished online January 2009 .
Chapter. Subjects: Religious Studies. 3271 words.
This chapter argues that Joseph Smith is a genuine prophet of world historical importance. In a bold reversal (a non-Mormon), it takes such status as a historical given and a starting point...
in The Oxford Encyclopedia of Martin Luther
June 2017; p ublished online August 2017 .
Reference Entry. Subjects: Protestantism and Protestant Churches. 9332 words.
Martin Luther’s reform of worship centers on gospel proclamation in its various manifestations. Gospel-centered worship necessarily de-centers the individual in his or her own quest for...
in The New Oxford Annotated Bible with the Apocrypha, Augmented Third Edition, New Revised Standard Version
February 2007; p ublished online April 2009 .
Chapter. Subjects: Religious Studies; Biblical Studies. 6522 words.
The book of Esther tells the story of how two wise and courageous Jews, Mordecai and Queen Esther, aided by the providential hand of fate, foil the genocidal schemes of Haman, the “enemy of...