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American ReligionContemporary Trends

American Religion: Contemporary Trends

Mark Chaves

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691146850
eISBN:
9781400839957
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691146850.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Most Americans say they believe in God, and more than a third say they attend religious services every week. Yet studies show that people do not really go to church as often as they claim, and it is ... More

Anarchy in the Pure LandReinventing the Cult of Maitreya in Modern Chinese Buddhism

Anarchy in the Pure Land: Reinventing the Cult of Maitreya in Modern Chinese Buddhism

Justin Ritzinger

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780190491161
eISBN:
9780190491185
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190491161.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

Anarchy in the Pure Land investigates the cult of Maitreya, the future Buddha, promoted by the Chinese Buddhist reform movement spearheaded by Taixu as an avenue through which to consider the ... More

Ancient ProphecyNear Eastern, Biblical, and Greek Perspectives

Ancient Prophecy: Near Eastern, Biblical, and Greek Perspectives

Martti Nissinen

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
November 2017
ISBN:
9780198808558
eISBN:
9780191846083
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198808558.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

This book is a comprehensive treatment of the ancient prophetic phenomenon as it comes to us through biblical, Near Eastern, and Greek sources. Once a distinctly biblical concept, prophecy is today ... More

The Bible and FeminismRemapping the Field

The Bible and Feminism: Remapping the Field

Yvonne Sherwood (ed.)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780198722618
eISBN:
9780191789311
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198722618.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

This groundbreaking book breaks with established canons and resists some of the stereotypes of feminist biblical studies. A wide range of contributors—from the Netherlands, Germany, Norway, East ... More

The Biblical Canon Lists from Early ChristianityTexts and Analysis

The Biblical Canon Lists from Early Christianity: Texts and Analysis

Edmon L. Gallagher and John D. Meade

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
November 2017
ISBN:
9780198792499
eISBN:
9780191834493
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198792499.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

This book contributes to the discussion on the development of the biblical canon by presenting clearly the early Christian lists of canonical books. Scholarly and popular literature frequently ... More

The Birth of Christian HistoryMemory and Time from Mark to Luke-Acts

The Birth of Christian History: Memory and Time from Mark to Luke-Acts

Eve-Marie Becker

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780300165098
eISBN:
9780300165371
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300165098.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

When the Gospel writings were first produced, Christian thinking was already cognizant of its relationship to ancient memorial cultures and history-writing traditions. Yet, little has been written ... More

Blessed Among Women?Mothers and Motherhood in the New Testament

Blessed Among Women?: Mothers and Motherhood in the New Testament

Alicia Myers

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
November 2017
ISBN:
9780190677084
eISBN:
9780190677114
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190677084.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

Mothers appear throughout the New Testament. Called “blessed among women” by Elizabeth in the Gospel of Luke, Mary, the mother of Jesus, is the most obvious example. But Mary is joined by Elizabeth, ... More

Chinese Public TheologyGenerational Shifts and Confucian Imagination in Chinese Christianity

Chinese Public Theology: Generational Shifts and Confucian Imagination in Chinese Christianity

Alexander Chow

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
February 2018
ISBN:
9780198808695
eISBN:
9780191846229
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198808695.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

It has been widely recognized that Christianity is the fastest growing religion in one of the last communist-run countries of the world: the People’s Republic of China. Yet it would be a mistake to ... More

The Chosen FewHow Education Shaped Jewish History, 70-1492

The Chosen Few: How Education Shaped Jewish History, 70-1492

Maristella Botticini and Zvi Eckstein

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691144870
eISBN:
9781400842483
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691144870.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

In 70 CE, the Jews were an agrarian and illiterate people living mostly in the Land of Israel and Mesopotamia. By 1492, the Jewish people had become a small group of literate urbanites specializing ... More

Christianity and Monasticism in Northern EgyptBeni Suef, Giza, Cairo, and the Nile Delta

Christianity and Monasticism in Northern Egypt: Beni Suef, Giza, Cairo, and the Nile Delta

Gawdat Gabra and Hany N. Takla (eds)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9789774167775
eISBN:
9781617978203
Item type:
book
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774167775.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

Christianity and monasticism have long flourished in the northern part of Upper Egypt and in the Nile Delta, from Beni Suef to the Mediterranean coast. The chapters in this volume, written by ... More

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