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 The Big Man of the Big God: Pentecostalism, Media, and Popular Culture in the 1980s

Ogbu Kalu

in African Pentecostalism: An Introduction

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195340006
eISBN:
9780199867073
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195340006.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

The 1980s brought major changes including socioeconomic and political collapse; the enlarged networking with external, Western forms of Pentecostalism; and the liberalization of media space following ... More


American Culture and Religion

James L. Heft S.M.

in Catholic High Schools: Facing the New Realities

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199796656
eISBN:
9780199919352
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199796656.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter highlights five general themes in contemporary US culture that leaders of Catholic high schools need to understand. The first two are clearly historically rooted: the stress on ... More


Making the Best of It: Following Christ in the Real World

John G. Stackhouse

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195173581
eISBN:
9780199851683
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195173581.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Theology

What should be the Christian's attitude toward society? When so much of our contemporary culture is at odds with Christian beliefs and mores, it may seem that serious Christians now have only two ... More


Does God Still Matter at the Beginning of the Twenty-First Century?

Warren A. Nord

in Does God Make a Difference?: Taking Religion Seriously in Our Schools and Universities

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199766888
eISBN:
9780199895038
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199766888.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter surveys contemporary culture in general, adding a little historical perspective, noting the importance and influence of religion on people's lives, our social institutions, and our ... More


Introduction

Julian Johnson

in Who Needs Classical Music?: Cultural Choice and Musical Values

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195146813
eISBN:
9780199849246
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195146813.003.0001
Subject:
Music, Philosophy of Music

Classical music is currently undergoing apparent devaluation and this has consequences as a legitimation crisis. Assessing the relevance in the postmodern, plural, and multicultural world is merely ... More


“A Little with God Is a Lot”: Popular Religion and Human Security in the Land of the Brazilian Colonels

Jonathan Warren

in Religion and Human Security: A Global Perspective

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199827732
eISBN:
9780199950553
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199827732.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter takes on a popular opinion in Brazil that contemporary culture and popular religion do nothing but sustain the status quo. Through a close case study of the municipality of Araçuaí, in ... More


Transforming the Culture of Dying: The Work of the Project on Death in America

David Clark

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199311613
eISBN:
9780199344925
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199311613.001.0001
Subject:
Palliative Care, Palliative Medicine and Older People, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making

Over a period of almost ten years, the work of the Project on Death in America (PDIA) played a formative role in the advancement of end-of-life care in the United States. The project concerned itself ... More


Expressiveness in music performance: Empirical approaches across styles and cultures

Dorottya Fabian, Renee Timmers, and Emery Schubert (eds)

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780199659647
eISBN:
9780191771651
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199659647.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Music Psychology, Social Psychology

What does it mean to be expressive in music performance in diverse historical and cultural domains? What are the means at the disposal of a performer in various time periods and musical practice ... More


The Viper on the Hearth: Mormons, Myths, and the Construction of Heresy

Terryl L. Givens

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199933808
eISBN:
9780199333011
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199933808.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

In 1997 this book was praised as a new classic in Mormon studies. In the wake of Mormon-inspired and -created artistic, literary, and political activity—today's “Mormon moment”—this book has now been ... More


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