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After HeavenSpirituality in America Since the 1950s

After Heaven: Spirituality in America Since the 1950s

Robert Wuthnow

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520213968
eISBN:
9780520924444
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520213968.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Religion

The evolution of American spirituality over the past fifty years is the subject of this book. The book uses in-depth interviews and a broad range of resource materials to show how Americans, from ... More

Anthropology of CatholicismA Reader

Anthropology of Catholicism: A Reader

Kristin Norget, Valentina Napolitano, and Maya Mayblin (eds)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780520288423
eISBN:
9780520963368
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520288423.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Religion

A collection of classic and contemporary ethnographic explorations of Catholicism, by anthropologists and religious studies scholars. The book approaches Catholicism through a variety topics and ... More

The Anthropology of Global Pentecostalism and Evangelicalism

The Anthropology of Global Pentecostalism and Evangelicalism

Simon Coleman and Rosalind I. J. Hackett (eds)

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780814772591
eISBN:
9780814723517
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814772591.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Religion

The phenomenal growth of Pentecostalism and evangelicalism around the world in recent decades has forced us to rethink what it means to be religious and what it means to be global. The success of ... More

Becoming RastaOrigins of Rastafari Identity in Jamaica

Becoming Rasta: Origins of Rastafari Identity in Jamaica

Charles Price

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814767467
eISBN:
9780814768464
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814767467.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Religion

So much has been written about the Rastafari, yet we know so little about why and how people join the Rastafari movement. Although popular understandings evoke images of dreadlocks, reggae, and ... More

Between One and One Another

Between One and One Another

Michael Jackson

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780520272330
eISBN:
9780520951914
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520272330.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Religion

The author extends his path-breaking work in existential anthropology by focusing on the interplay between two modes of human existence: that of participating in other peoples' lives and that of ... More

Conversion to ChristianityHistorical and Anthropological Perspectives on a Great Transformation

Conversion to Christianity: Historical and Anthropological Perspectives on a Great Transformation

Robert Hefner (ed.)

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520078352
eISBN:
9780520912564
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520078352.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Religion

Reaching beyond sensational headlines, this book offers a three-dimensional portrait of Afghan women. In a series of wide-ranging, deeply reflective chapters, scholars, humanitarian workers, ... More

Diagram for FireMiracles and Variation in an American Charismatic Movement

Diagram for Fire: Miracles and Variation in an American Charismatic Movement

Jon Bialecki

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780520294202
eISBN:
9780520967410
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520294202.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Religion

What is the work that miracles do in American Charismatic Evangelicalism? How are miracles something that are at once unanticipated, and yet worked for? Finally, what do miracles tell us about ... More

Dream TrippersGlobal Daoism and the Predicament of Modern Spirituality

Dream Trippers: Global Daoism and the Predicament of Modern Spirituality

David A. Palmer and Elijah Siegler

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780226481760
eISBN:
9780226484983
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226484983.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Religion

The practices of Daoism – China’s indigenous religion – have become increasingly popular in the West over the past decades. But what does the Americanized “Tao” of healing, health, energy, sex and ... More

Eastern Christians in Anthropological Perspective

Eastern Christians in Anthropological Perspective

Chris Hann and Hermann Goltz (eds)

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520260559
eISBN:
9780520945920
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520260559.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Religion

Sociocultural anthropologists have taken increasing interest in the global communities established by Roman Catholic and Protestant churches, but the many streams of Eastern Christianity have so far ... More

Fighting WordsReligion, Violence, and the Interpretation of Sacred Texts

Fighting Words: Religion, Violence, and the Interpretation of Sacred Texts

John Renard (ed.)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780520258310
eISBN:
9780520954083
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520258310.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Religion

One of the critical issues in interreligious relations today is the connection, both actual and perceived, between sacred texts and the justification of violent acts as divinely mandated. ... More

God's AgentsBiblical Publicity in Contemporary England

God's Agents: Biblical Publicity in Contemporary England

Matthew Engelke

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780520280465
eISBN:
9780520957107
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520280465.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Religion

The British and Foreign Bible Society is one of the most illustrious Christian charities in the United Kingdom. Founded by evangelicals in the early nineteenth century and inspired by developments in ... More

God's GangsBarrio Ministry, Masculinity, and Gang Recovery

God's Gangs: Barrio Ministry, Masculinity, and Gang Recovery

Edward Orozco Flores

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9781479850099
eISBN:
9781479818129
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479850099.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Religion

Los Angeles is the epicenter of the American gang problem. Rituals and customs from Los Angeles' eastside gangs, including hand signals, graffiti, and clothing styles, have spread to small towns and ... More

Guadalupe in New YorkDevotion and the Struggle for Citizenship Rights among Mexican Immigrants

Guadalupe in New York: Devotion and the Struggle for Citizenship Rights among Mexican Immigrants

Alyshia Galvez

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814732144
eISBN:
9780814733134
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814732144.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Religion

Every December 12, thousands of Mexican immigrants gather for the mass at New York City's St. Patrick's Cathedral in honor of Our Lady of Guadalupe's feast day. They kiss images of the Virgin, wait ... More

GülenThe Ambiguous Politics of Market Islam in Turkey and the World

Gülen: The Ambiguous Politics of Market Islam in Turkey and the World

Joshua D. Hendrick

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814770986
eISBN:
9780814760475
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814770986.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Religion

The “Hizmet” (“Service”) Movement of Fethullah Gülen is Turkey's most influential Islamic identity community. Widely praised throughout the early 2000s as a mild and moderate variation on Islamic ... More

Holy HarlotsFemininity, Sexuality, and Black Magic in Brazil

Holy Harlots: Femininity, Sexuality, and Black Magic in Brazil

Kelly Hayes

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520262645
eISBN:
9780520949430
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520262645.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Religion

This book examines the intersections of social marginality, morality, and magic in contemporary Brazil by analyzing the beliefs and religious practices related to the Afro-Brazilian spirit entity ... More

Holy Hustlers, Schism, and ProphecyApostolic Reformation in Botswana

Holy Hustlers, Schism, and Prophecy: Apostolic Reformation in Botswana

Richard Werbner

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520268531
eISBN:
9780520949461
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520268531.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Religion

This book examines the charismatic Christian reformation presently underway in Botswana's time of AIDS and the moral crisis that divides the church between the elders and the young, apostolic faith ... More

Learning Love from a TigerReligious Experiences with Nature

Learning Love from a Tiger: Religious Experiences with Nature

Daniel Capper

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780520290419
eISBN:
9780520964600
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520290419.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Religion

This book explores the vibrancy and variety of humans' sacred encounters with the natural world, gathering a range of stories culled from Christian, Muslim, Hindu, Mayan, Himalayan, Buddhist, and ... More

Migrant Hearts and the Atlantic ReturnTransnationalism and the Roman Catholic Church

Migrant Hearts and the Atlantic Return: Transnationalism and the Roman Catholic Church

Valentina Napolitano

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780823267484
eISBN:
9780823272365
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823267484.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Religion

In Migrant Hearts and the Atlantic Return, Napolitano shows the rendering of migration present at the heart of the twenty-first-century Roman Catholic Church and why this is a key battleground for a ... More

Moral AmbitionMobilization and Social Outreach in Evangelical Megachurches

Moral Ambition: Mobilization and Social Outreach in Evangelical Megachurches

Omri Elisha

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520267503
eISBN:
9780520950542
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520267503.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Religion

This ethnography examines the hopes, frustrations, and activist strategies of American evangelical Christians as they engage socially with local communities. Focusing on two Tennessee megachurches, ... More

Mother FiguredMarian Apparitions and the Making of a Filipino Universal

Mother Figured: Marian Apparitions and the Making of a Filipino Universal

Deirdre de la Cruz

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780226314884
eISBN:
9780226315072
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226315072.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Religion

This book is a wide-ranging study of the efflorescence of apparitions and miracles of the Virgin Mary in the Philippines, from the mid-nineteenth century to the turn of the millennium. It examines ... More

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