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Why are Women more Religious than Men?

Why are Women more Religious than Men?

Marta Trzebiatowska and Steve Bruce

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199608102
eISBN:
9780191744730
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199608102.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society, Religious Studies

Women are more religious than men. Despite being excluded from leadership positions, in almost every culture and religious tradition, women are more likely than men to pray, to worship, and to claim ... More

Why Aren't Jewish Women Circumcised?Gender and Covenant in Judaism

Why Aren't Jewish Women Circumcised?: Gender and Covenant in Judaism

Shaye Cohen

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520212503
eISBN:
9780520920491
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520212503.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

Why aren't Jewish women circumcised? This improbable question, first advanced by anti-Jewish Christian polemicists, is the point of departure for this wide-ranging exploration of gender and ... More

Why Have You Come Here?The Jesuits and the First Evangelization of Native America

Why Have You Come Here?: The Jesuits and the First Evangelization of Native America

Nicholas P. Cushner

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2006
ISBN:
9780195307566
eISBN:
9780199784936
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195307569.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This book tells the story of how the 16th-century religious conquerors of America attempted to change the belief systems of the Native Americans. To what degree did they succeed or fail? And why? The ... More

Why Philosophy Matters for the Study of Religion—and Vice Versa

Why Philosophy Matters for the Study of Religion—and Vice Versa

Thomas A. Lewis

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780198744740
eISBN:
9780191805998
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198744740.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion, Religious Studies

Philosophy of religion today is characterized by a lacuna: little recent work has engaged with or contributed to broader developments in the academic study of religion. The result has been ... More

Wild ReligionTracking the Sacred in South Africa

Wild Religion: Tracking the Sacred in South Africa

David Chidester

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780520273078
eISBN:
9780520951570
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520273078.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

This book is a wild ride through recent South African history from the advent of democracy in 1994 to the euphoria of the football World Cup in 2010. In the context of South Africa's political ... More

William James and the Transatlantic ConversationPragmatism, Pluralism, and Philosophy of Religion

William James and the Transatlantic Conversation: Pragmatism, Pluralism, and Philosophy of Religion

Martin Halliwell and Joel D. S. Rasmussen

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199687510
eISBN:
9780191767173
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199687510.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion, Religion and Literature

William James and the Transatlantic Conversation focuses on the American philosopher and psychologist William James (1842–1910) and his engagements with European thought, together with ... More

William Perkins and the Making of a Protestant England

William Perkins and the Making of a Protestant England

W. B. Patterson

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
December 2014
ISBN:
9780199681525
eISBN:
9780191773235
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199681525.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Church History, Theology

This book presents a new interpretation of the thought and historical significance of William Perkins (1558–1602), a prominent Cambridge scholar and teacher during the reign of Queen Elizabeth ... More

William Sloane Coffin Jr.A Holy Impatience

William Sloane Coffin Jr.: A Holy Impatience

Warren Goldstein

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300102215
eISBN:
9780300135053
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300102215.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

A magnet for controversy, the media, and followers, the Rev. William Sloane Coffin, Jr. was the premier voice of northern religious liberalism for more than a quarter-century, and a worthy heir to ... More

Wisdom and Law in the Old TestamentThe Ordering of Life in Israel and Early Judaism

Wisdom and Law in the Old Testament: The Ordering of Life in Israel and Early Judaism

Joseph Blenkinsopp

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198755036
eISBN:
9780191695131
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198755036.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies, Judaism

This new edition has been considerably expanded to take in work on the legal and didactic material published since the 1980s. It gives more attention to the different literary genres used by Israel's ... More

Wisdom-LawsA Study of the Mishpatim of Exodus 21:1–22:16

Wisdom-Laws: A Study of the Mishpatim of Exodus 21:1–22:16

Bernard S Jackson

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198269311
eISBN:
9780191683596
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198269311.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies, Judaism

This book offers fresh perspectives on the nature of biblical law and the methodology we bring to its study. We think of law as rules whose words are binding, used by the courts in the adjudication ... More

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