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Who Rules the Synagogue?Religious Authority and the Formation of American Judaism

Who Rules the Synagogue?: Religious Authority and the Formation of American Judaism

Zev Eleff

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780190490270
eISBN:
9780190490294
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190490270.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

Who Rules the Synagogue explores how American Jewry in the nineteenth century transformed from a lay dominated community to one whose leading religious authorities were rabbis. Previous scholars have ... More

Who Shall Lead Them?The Future of Ministry in America

Who Shall Lead Them?: The Future of Ministry in America

Larry A. Witham

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195315936
eISBN:
9780199851089
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195315936.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

The clergy today faces mounting challenges in an increasingly secular world, where declining prestige makes it more difficult to attract the best and the brightest young Americans to the ministry. As ... More

Who Were the First Christians?Dismantling the Urban Thesis

Who Were the First Christians?: Dismantling the Urban Thesis

Thomas A. Robinson

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
December 2016
ISBN:
9780190620547
eISBN:
9780190620578
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190620547.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

This work challenges the consensus that early Christianity was an urban movement that did not reach effectively into the countryside until after the conversion of Emperor Constantine. But that ... More

Why Animal Suffering MattersPhilosophy, Theology, and Practical Ethics

Why Animal Suffering Matters: Philosophy, Theology, and Practical Ethics

Andrew Linzey

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199351848
eISBN:
9780199352562
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199351848.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Theology, Philosophy of Religion

How we treat animals arouses strong emotions. Many people are repulsed by photographs of cruelty to animals and respond passionately to how we make animals suffer for food, commerce, and sport. But ... More

Why Are There Differences in the Gospels?What We Can Learn from Ancient Biography

Why Are There Differences in the Gospels?: What We Can Learn from Ancient Biography

Michael R. Licona and Craig A. Evans

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
December 2016
ISBN:
9780190264260
eISBN:
9780190264291
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190264260.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies, History of Christianity

The majority of New Testament scholars now hold that most if not all of the Gospels belong to the genre of Greco-Roman biography and that this genre permitted some flexibility in the manner ... More

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

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