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Turning on The Eternal Light

Jeffrey Shandler

in Jews, God, and Videotape: Religion and Media in America

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814740675
eISBN:
9780814708880
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814740675.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter analyzes the involvement of Conservative Judaism in ecumenical broadcasting during the middle decades of the twentieth century. Considered pioneering efforts in public-service radio and ... More


What Is Religion?: Categorical Reconfigurations in a Global Horizon

Richard Madsen

in The Post-Secular in Question: Religion in Contemporary Society

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814738726
eISBN:
9780814738733
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814738726.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

This chapter considers the secular categories used today for understanding or misunderstanding religion across cultures. It first discusses the disputes that arise when Western scholars try to make ... More


Church Mothers and Pentecostals in the Modern Age

Clarence E. Hardy III

in Afro-Pentecostalism: Black Pentecostal and Charismatic Christianity in History and Culture

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814797303
eISBN:
9780814789070
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814797303.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter explores the role of black Pentecostal women leaders in the evolution of Afro-Pentecostalism into an urban religion from its beginnings in the Mississippi Delta and upper South. Drawing ... More


Curtain Call

Andrea Most

in Theatrical Liberalism: Jews and Popular Entertainment in America

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814708194
eISBN:
9780814707982
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814708194.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter argues that theatrical liberalism remains alive and well in America and that Jewish artists, writers, directors, and performers have given new life to popular culture forms by filling ... More


The Azusa Street Mission and Historic Black Churches: Two Worlds in Conflict in Los Angeles’ African American Community

Cecil M. Robeck

in Afro-Pentecostalism: Black Pentecostal and Charismatic Christianity in History and Culture

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814797303
eISBN:
9780814789070
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814797303.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter looks at the African American community that made Los Angeles its home in 1906 and the churches that served that community. Focusing on the Azusa Street Mission and the revival that it ... More


Messed-Up Mississippi Girl: Paula White and the Imperfect Church

Shayne Lee and Phillip Luke Sinitiere

in Holy Mavericks: Evangelical Innovators and the Spiritual Marketplace

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814752340
eISBN:
9780814753453
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814752340.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter explains how Paula White strategically integrates her message and ministry into mainstream American religious culture and crafts a model of the emotionally healthy Christian who is ... More


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