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Overview page. Subjects: Earth Sciences and Geography.

The ability of certain ferromagnetic materials to acquire a thermal remanence in the opposite direction to the ambient magnetic field. Usually this requires the interaction of two or more...

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Writing Against Slavery: Harriet Beecher Stowe

Judie Newman.

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...

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The Method and Meaning of Self-Cultivation

Steve Bein.

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...

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Abd al-Rahman al- Jabarti

Overview page. Subjects: Islam.

(d. 1826)

Last of the traditional Egyptian Muslim historiographers. Witnessed and wrote about the self-destruction of the Mamluk regime in the eighteenth century, the shock of...

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The Prophethood of Joseph Smith

Wayne Hudson.

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...

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Worship Reform

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...

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Michael D. Coogan.

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...

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