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Al-Jā-hiẓIn Praise of Books

Al-Jā-hiẓ: In Praise of Books

James Montgomery

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780748683321
eISBN:
9780748695072
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748683321.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This book documents and explores a ninth century Muslim thinker’s response to an emergent information technology—widely available books written on rag-paper. By 850, in Baghdad rag-paper books were ... More

Al-KindĪ

Al-KindĪ

Peter Adamson

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2007
ISBN:
9780195181425
eISBN:
9780199785087
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195181425.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

This monograph is a comprehensive study of the thought of al-Kindī, the first self-described philosopher in Islam, and the first to write original treatises in Arabic. Al-Kindī’s writings are closely ... More

Albert SchweitzerA Biography

Albert Schweitzer: A Biography

Nils Ole Oermann

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780198784227
eISBN:
9780191827020
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198784227.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies, Philosophy of Religion

Nils Ole Oermann vividly describes the many-sided life of Albert Schweitzer (1975–1965), who achieved world renown through his selfless work as a doctor in the African jungle and as a pioneer of an ... More

Alef, Mem, TauKabbalistic Musings on Time, Truth, and Death

Alef, Mem, Tau: Kabbalistic Musings on Time, Truth, and Death

Elliot Wolfson

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520246195
eISBN:
9780520932319
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520246195.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This book explores the nexus of time, truth, and death in the symbolic world of medieval kabbalah. Demonstrating that the historical and theoretical relationship between kabbalah and western ... More

Aleister Crowley and Western Esotericism

Aleister Crowley and Western Esotericism

Henrik Bogdan and Martin P. Starr (eds)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199863075
eISBN:
9780199979974
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199863075.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

This book offers an examination of one of the twentieth century's most distinctive occult iconoclasts. Aleister Crowley (1875–1947) was a study in contradictions. He was born into a Fundamentalist ... More

Alexander Forbes of BrechinThe First Tractarian Bishop

Alexander Forbes of Brechin: The First Tractarian Bishop

Rowan Strong

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198263579
eISBN:
9780191682605
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198263579.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Church History

Alexander Forbes, Bishop of Brechin from 1847 to 1875, was the first member of the Oxford Movement to become a bishop. A leading example to many Tractarians and Anglo–Catholics in the Episcopal ... More

Aliens and Strangers?The Struggle for Coherence in the Everyday Lives of Evangelicals

Aliens and Strangers?: The Struggle for Coherence in the Everyday Lives of Evangelicals

Anna Strhan

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780198724469
eISBN:
9780191792090
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198724469.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies, Religion and Society

In this work of qualitative sociology, Anna Strhan offers an in-depth study of the everyday lives of members of a conservative evangelical Anglican church in London. ‘St John’s’ is a vibrant church, ... More

All the Names of the LordLists, Mysticism, and Magic

All the Names of the Lord: Lists, Mysticism, and Magic

Valentina Izmirlieva

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226388700
eISBN:
9780226388724
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226388724.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This book began its journey with two texts and two conjectures. The texts were chosen to represent two alternative models for listing the names of God: an open-ended list and a closed series of ... More

All You That LaborReligion and Ethics in the Living Wage Movement

All You That Labor: Religion and Ethics in the Living Wage Movement

C. Melissa Snarr

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814741122
eISBN:
9780814788592
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814741122.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

In the early 1990s, a grassroots coalition of churches in Baltimore, Maryland helped launch what would become a national movement. Joining forces with labor and low-wage worker organizations, they ... More

The Allure of Decadent ThinkingReligious Studies and the Challenge of Postmodernism

The Allure of Decadent Thinking: Religious Studies and the Challenge of Postmodernism

Carl Olson

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199959839
eISBN:
9780199315970
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199959839.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

This book offers a compelling and provocative argument against the application of postmodern thought to religious studies, showing how such radically skeptical thinking undermines, subverts, and ... More

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