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Why Have You Come Here?: The Jesuits and the First Evangelization of Native America

Nicholas P. Cushner

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2006
ISBN:
9780195307566
eISBN:
9780199784936
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195307569.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This book tells the story of how the 16th-century religious conquerors of America attempted to change the belief systems of the Native Americans. To what degree did they succeed or fail? And why? The ... More


The Family in Christian Social and Political Thought

Brent Waters

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199271962
eISBN:
9780191709883
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199271962.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

The book provides a critical and constructive overview of historic and contemporary themes on the family in Christian social and political thought. The principal historic sources examined include ... More


The Unfamiliar Abode: Islamic Law in the United States and Britain

Kathleen Moore

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195387810
eISBN:
9780199777242
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195387810.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Islam

Today there are more Muslims living in diaspora than at any time in history. This situation was not envisioned by Islamic law, which makes no provision for permanent as opposed to transient diasporic ... More


Ambrosiaster's Political Theology

Sophie Lunn-Rockliffe

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780199230204
eISBN:
9780191710681
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199230204.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

The works of Ambrosiaster, a Christian writing in Rome in the late 4th century, were influential on at the time and throughout the Middle Ages. This book starts by addressing the problem of the ... More


Evangelizing the South: A Social History of Church and State in Early America

Monica Najar

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780195309003
eISBN:
9780199867561
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195309003.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Although many refer to the American South as the “Bible Belt”, the region was not always characterized by a powerful religious culture. In the 17th century and early 18th century, religion was ... More


Beyond Idols: The Shape of a Secular Society

Richard K. Fenn

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195143690
eISBN:
9780199834174
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195143698.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Explores the possibilities for a secular society. Such a society is radically open to its environment, to a wide range of opportunities and dangers, and it is therefore agnostic about the boundaries ... More


Introduction

Nicholas P. Cushner

in Why Have You Come Here?: The Jesuits and the First Evangelization of Native America

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2006
ISBN:
9780195307566
eISBN:
9780199784936
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195307569.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

The purpose of this book is to explain how Christianity replaced Native American belief systems in 16th-century America. The use of the confessionario was important in Christian evangelization but ... More


John Henry Gordon

Timothy Larsen

in Crisis of Doubt: Honest Faith in Nineteenth-Century England

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2007
ISBN:
9780199287871
eISBN:
9780191713422
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199287871.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Theology

John Henry Gordon wrote for G. J. Holyoake’s Reasoner. Gordon became the first full-time Secularist lecturer in Britain when he was appointed by the Leeds Secular Society. After a dramatic ... More


Muslims of Europe The ‘Other’ Europeans

H. A. Hellyer

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748639472
eISBN:
9780748671342
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748639472.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Islam

The interchange between Muslims and Europe has a long and complicated history, dating back to before the idea of ‘Europe’ was born, and the earliest years of Islam. There has been a Muslim presence ... More


Women in the Qur'an, Traditions, and Interpretation

Barbara Freyer Stowasser

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195111484
eISBN:
9780199853397
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195111484.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Islam

Islamic ideas about women and their role in society spark considerable debate both in the Western world and in the Islamic world itself. Despite the popular attention surrounding Middle Eastern ... More


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