Modes of Religiosity

A Cognitive Theory of Religious Transmission
Author: Harvey Whitehouse
Publisher: Rowman Altamira
ISBN: 9780759106154
Category: Religion
Page: 193
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Religions whatever else they may be are configurations of cultural information reproduced across space and time. Beginning with this seemingly obvious fact of religious transmission, Harvey Whitehouse goes on to construct a testable theory of how religions are created, passed on, and changed. At the center of his theory are two divergent 'modes of religiosity: ' the imagistic and the doctrinal. Drawing from recent advances in cognitive science, Whitehouse's theory shows how religions tend to coalesce around one of these two poles depending on how religious behaviors are remembered. In the 'imagistic mode, ' rituals have a lasting impact on people's minds, haunting not only our memories but influencing the way we ruminate on religious topics. These psychological features are linked to the scale and structure of religious communities, fostering small, exclusive, and ideologically heterogeneous ritual groupings or factions. In the 'doctrinal mode', on the other hand, religious knowledge is primarily spread through intensive and repetitive teaching; religious communities are contrastingly large, inclusive, and centrally regulated. While these tendencies have long been recognized in the history of the study of religion, the modes of religiosity theory is unique in that it explains why these tendencies exist. More importantly, Whitehouse does not give the final word, but invites us to join a series of collaborative networks among anthropologists, historians, archaeologists, and psychologists, currently trying to falsify, confirm, or refine the theory. Are you tired of the flood of descriptions and interpretations of religions which offer no clear strategy for evaluation, comparison, and testing? Modes of Religiosity can provide you with a new way to think when you think about religion."

Ausgerechnet Israel

die Leiden eines Wallfahrers
Author: Hartmut Modes
Publisher: Manuela Kinzel Verlag
ISBN: 3934071171
Page: 56
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Author: Anna B. Romanowska,Jonathan D. H. Smith
Publisher: World Scientific
ISBN: 9789810249427
Category: Science
Page: 623
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Introduces the theory and application of modes, covering topics in universal algebra, category theory, and modal theory, and includes exercises to illustrate concepts.

Modes of Thought

Author: Alfred North Whitehead
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 002935210X
Category: Philosophy
Page: 179
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Tourism and Transport

Modes, Networks and Flows
Author: David Timothy Duval
Publisher: Channel View Publications
ISBN: 1845410637
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 327
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This book investigates the complex relationship between transport provision and tourism. While focusing on the various modes and types of transport available, it also discusses the form and extent of transport networks that tie destinations together and the regulatory environments that dictate transport flows on an international scale. The environmental implications for transport, including climate change and emissions, also features.

Modes of Comparison

Theory & Practice
Author: Aram A. Yengoyan
Publisher: University of Michigan Press
ISBN: 9780472069187
Category: History
Page: 480
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In Modes of Comparison: Theory and Practice, the contributors highlight how theoretical problems have brought forth new ideas on comparison and how comparison has become pivotal in the human sciences. Many of the chapters in this interdisciplinary volume update landmark essays from the journal Comparative Studies in Society and History. Each of the essays questions a number of critical and contemporary issues in history, sociology, and anthropology as they relate to various ideas of comparison. The authors set out comparative projects, discuss the difficulties of identifying baseline processes, and reflect on the contemporary challenges of organizing their analyses in ways that are both methodologically responsible and theoretically compelling. "As a sign that the Zeitgeist may be changing Yengoyan has brought together a stimulating set of articles that demonstrate the strategic importance of comparison for the humanities and social sciences." —Melford Spiro, Professor Emeritus of Anthropology, University of California, San Diego "The best of the best: conceptually inspired and deftly edited comparative studies from the multidisciplinary journal that calls the field." —Michael Lambek, London School of Economics "Essays on theory, exemplary applications, fresh discoveries, classic articles—a rich collection on comparative study. Each piece is a gem." —Thomas R. Trautmann, Professor of History and Anthropology, University of Michigan "Through rich and provocative explorations integrating anthropology and history, Modes of Comparison challenges localist biases and offers exciting new directions." —Jane H. Hill, Regents' Professor of Anthropology and Linguistics, University of Arizona "A splendid review of the uses of comparison in history and anthropology. A wide variety of vivid case examples is illuminated by a broad range of general principles." —Clifford Geertz, School of Social Science, Institute for Advanced Study Aram A. Yengoyan is Professor of Anthropology at the University of California, Davis.

Changing Modes

New Knowledge Production and Its Implications for Higher Education in South Africa
Author: Andre Kraak
Publisher: HSRC Press
ISBN: 9780796919601
Category: Education
Page: 189
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Examines the development of post-apartheid policies in higher education, training, science, and technology. This book explores the massification, democratisation, and commercialisation of higher education world-wide, and considers the influence of the 'Mode Two' knowledge debate on South African tertiary institutions.

Expositional Modes and Temporal Ordering in Fiction

Author: Meir Sternberg
Publisher: Indiana University Press
ISBN: 9780253355522
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 338
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.."". this is one of the few books on narrative worth reading and rereading, a study that will make -- or should make -- a difference in the way we read narrative."" -- Nineteenth Century Fiction ""This is a remarkable book: original, clear-sighted, and luminously focused on a subject that has never been explored nearly so systematically or intensively.""A -- Dorrit Cohn, Harvard University This book, long out of print, is now available in a paperback edition, providing another window into one of the most exciting minds working in the areas of literary and biblical literary criticism.

Modes of Viewing in Hellenistic Poetry and Art

And Art
Author: Graham Zanker
Publisher: Univ of Wisconsin Press
ISBN: 9780299194536
Category: Art
Page: 248
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Taking a fresh look at the poetry and visual art of the Hellenistic age, from the death of Alexander the Great in 323 B.C. to the Romans’ defeat of Cleopatra in 30 B.C., Graham Zanker makes enlightening discoveries about the assumptions and conventions of Hellenistic poets and artists and their audiences. Zanker’s exciting new interpretations closely compare poetry and art for the light each sheds on the other. He finds, for example, an exuberant expansion of subject matter in the Hellenistic periods in both literature and art, as styles and iconographic traditions reserved for grander concepts in earlier eras were applied to themes, motifs, and subjects that were emphatically less grand.

Researching Dance

Evolving Modes of Inquiry
Author: Sondra Horton Fraleigh,Penelope Hanstein
Publisher: University of Pittsburgh Pre
ISBN: 082297195X
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 384
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In Researching Dance, an introduction to research methods in dance addressed primarily to graduate students, the editors explore dance as evolutional, defining it in view of its intrinsic participatory values, its developmental aspects, and its purposes from art to ritual, and they examine the role of theory in research. The editors have also included essays by nine dancer-scholars who examine qualitative and quantitative inquiry and delineate the most common approaches for investigating dance, raising concerns about philosophy and aesthetics, historical scholarship, movement analysis, sexual and gender identification, cultural diversity, and the resources available to students. The writers have included study questions, research exercises, and suggested readings to facilitate the book’s use as a classroom text.

Modes of Production of Victorian Novels

Author: N. N. Feltes
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 9780226241173
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 125
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In this sophisticated application of modern Marxist thought, N. N. Feltes demonstrates the determining influence of nineteenth-century publishing practices on the Victorian novel. His dialectical analysis leads to a comprehensive explanation of the development of capitalist novel production into the twentieth century. Feltes focuses on five English novels: Dickens's Pickwick Papers, Thackeray's Henry Esmond, Eliot's Middlemarch, Hardy's Tess of the d'Urbervilles, and Forster's Howards End. Published at approximately twenty year intervals between 1836 and 1920, they each represent a different first-publication format: part-issue, three-volume, bimonthly, magazine-serial, and single-volume. Drawing on publishing, economic, and literary history, Feltes offers a broad, synthetic explanation of the relationship between the production and format of each novel, and the way in which these determine, in the last instance, the ideology of the text. Modes of Production in Victorian Novels provides a Marxist structuralist analysis of historical events and practices described elsewhere only empirically, and traces their relationship to literary texts which have been analyzed only idealistically, thus setting these familiar works firmly and perhaps permanently into a framework of historic materialism.

A History of the Modes of Christian Baptism

From Holy Scripture, the Councils Ecumenical and Provincial, the Fathers, the Schoolmen, and the Rubrics of the Whole Church East and West, in Illustration and Vindication of the Rubrics of the Church of England Since the Reformation, and Those of the American Church
Author: James Chrystal
Publisher: N.A
Category: Baptism
Page: 324
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Supports in Roman Marble Sculpture

Workshop Practice and Modes of Viewing
Author: Anna Anguissola
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1108307922
Category: Art
Page: N.A
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Figural and non-figural supports are a ubiquitous feature of Roman marble sculpture; they appear in sculptures ranging in size from miniature to colossal and of all levels of quality. At odds with modern ideas about beauty, completeness, and visual congruence, these elements, especially non-figural struts, have been dismissed by scholars as mere safeguards for production and transport. However, close examination of these features reveals the tastes and expectations of those who commissioned, bought, and displayed marble sculptures throughout the Mediterranean in the Hellenistic and Roman periods. Drawing on a large body of examples, Greek and Latin literary sources, and modern theories of visual culture, this study constitutes the first comprehensive investigation of non-figural supports in Roman sculpture. The book overturns previous conceptions of Roman visual values and traditions and challenges our understanding of the Roman reception of Greek art.

Chinese Poetry, 2nd Ed., Revised

An Anthology of Major Modes and Genres
Author: Wai-lim Yip
Publisher: Duke University Press
ISBN: 9780822319467
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 357
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An anthology of Chinese poetry, featuring 150 selections drawn from throughout two thousand years, each presented in original Chinese characters, coordinated with word-for-word annotations, and followed by an English translation.

Seven Modes of Uncertainty

Author: C. Namwali Serpell
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 0674729099
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 393
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Literature is uncertain. Literature is good for us. These two ideas are often taken for granted. But what is the relationship between literature's capacity to perplex and its ethical value? Seven Modes of Uncertainty contends that literary uncertainty is crucial to ethics because it pushes us beyond the limits of our experience.

Modes of Interpretation

Essays Presented to Ernst Leisi on the Occasion of His 65th Birthday
Author: Ernst Leisi
Publisher: Gunter Narr Verlag
ISBN: 9783878088608
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 221
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Ordering Medieval Society

Perspectives on Intellectual and Practical Modes of Shaping Social Relations
Author: Bernhard Jussen
Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press
ISBN: 9780812235616
Category: History
Page: 328
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"These essays challenge a once-dominant mode of German medieval studies, "constitutional history." In doing so, they reimage a more dynamic and less hierarchical Middle Ages."—Medieval Review

East and West

Modes of Communication : Proceedings of the First Plenary Conference at Merida
Author: Euangelos K. Chrysos,Ian N. Wood
Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 9789004109292
Category: History
Page: 288
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The End of Antiquity saw an increase in the divide between East and West. This crucial development in the history of the Late and Post-Roman World was addressed in a series of linked papers delivered at the first plenary conference of the European Science Foundation's scientific programme on the Transformation of the Roman World, held in 1995. A group of leading scholars addressed questions of social, cultural, artistic and linguistic change, concentrating largely on developments within the East, while changes in the West were explored in a series of responses.