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Enduring Empire

David Chidester

in Empire of Religion: Imperialism and Comparative Religion

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780226117263
eISBN:
9780226117577
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226117577.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

Focusing on the circulation of knowledge about religion and religions, this chapter shifts focus from Europe to the history of the study of religion in the United States, highlighting the importance ... More


American Gurus: From Transcendentalism to New Age Religion

Arthur Versluis

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199368136
eISBN:
9780190201951
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199368136.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

By the early twenty-first century, a phenomenon that once was inconceivable had become nearly commonplace in American society: the American public spiritual teacher who does not belong to, or at ... More


The Vibrancy of American Religion

Michele Dillon and Paul Wink

in In the Course of a Lifetime: Tracing Religious Belief, Practice, and Change

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520249004
eISBN:
9780520940031
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520249004.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

This chapter presents several studies of individuals to highlight the vibrant role religion played in America. The emphasis is given on two individuals: Jane Bell, and Barbara—whose life illuminates ... More


At Home and Abroad: The changing contours of american religion

Robert Wuthnow

in Boundless Faith: The Global Outreach of American Churches

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520259157
eISBN:
9780520943063
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520259157.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

This chapter primarily focuses on American religion and globalization. The local focus of American religion comes through loud and clear when people talk about their congregations. Further ... More


Consumers' Last Rites

Stephen Prothero

in Purified by Fire: A History of Cremation in America

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520208162
eISBN:
9780520929746
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520208162.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

Jessica Mitford, Pope Paul VI, and Lee Harvey Oswald unwittingly conspired to rescue a dying rite. Mitford's The American Way of Death was a searing exposé of the contemporary funeral industry. It ... More


Luminous Brotherhood: Afro-Creole Spiritualism in Nineteenth-Century New Orleans

Emily Suzanne Clark

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781469628783
eISBN:
9781469628806
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469628783.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

In the midst of a nineteenth-century boom in spiritual experimentation, the Cercle Harmonique, a remarkable group of African-descended men, practiced Spiritualism in heavily Catholic New Orleans from ... More


Apocalypse and Sacrifice in Modern Film: American Exceptionalism and a Scandinavian Alternative

Jon Pahl

in Sacrifice and Modern Thought

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199659289
eISBN:
9780191764752
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199659289.003.0014
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter explores the conjunctions between sacrifice and apocalyptic thought concerning the ‘end of the world’ in selected American and Scandinavian films. Following a brief theoretical overview ... More


Introduction

Troy Tomlin

in A Divinity for All Persuasions: Almanacs and Early American Religious Life

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780199373659
eISBN:
9780199373673
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199373659.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies, Religion and Society

The introduction explains the almanac’s importance to early American religion and culture. While historians of the book have marveled at the almanac’s sales figures and popularity, they have largely ... More


Dogmas, Catmas, and Spiritual Anarchism

Arthur Versluis

in American Gurus: From Transcendentalism to New Age Religion

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199368136
eISBN:
9780190201951
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199368136.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

Discusses Discordianism, spiritual anarchism, 1960s American religion. Chapter focuses on the Principia Discordia and other texts of spiritual anarchism as well as pseudo-Zen American religious ... More


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