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The New Spiritual Freedom

Robert Wuthnow

in After Heaven: Spirituality in America Since the 1950s

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520213968
eISBN:
9780520924444
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520213968.003.0003
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Religion

This chapter discusses the impact the 1960s had on American spirituality. It shows how the activists in the 1960s and their subsequent critics reshaped Americans' understanding of freedom. It ... More


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


Introduction: An American Spiritual Pilgrimage

Elizabeth Drescher

in Choosing Our Religion: The Spiritual Lives of America's Nones

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2016
ISBN:
9780199341221
eISBN:
9780190263331
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199341221.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

The spiritual lives of American Nones follow a path of religious creativity and invention common to not only Nones but also “Somes,” as one might call the religiously affiliated. The author’s journey ... More


Second-Generation Korean American Christians’ Communities: Congregational Hybridity

Sharon Kim and Rebecca Y. Kim

in Sustaining Faith Traditions: Race, Ethnicity, and Religion among the Latino and Asian American Second Generation

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814717356
eISBN:
9780814772898
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814717356.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter narrates how second-generation Korean American ministers make use of both Korean American spirituality and contemporary evangelical worship styles and organizational structures. It ... More


James Monroe Trotter and His Forebears

Lawrence Schenbeck

in Racial Uplift and American Music, 1878-1943

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617032295
eISBN:
9781617032301
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617032295.003.0002
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter explores the rise of the Negro spirituals and the career and the racial-uplift coding of James Monroe Trotter’s book Music and Some Highly Musical People (1878). White Americans first ... More


Praying between the Lines: Prayer among the Unaffiliated

Elizabeth Drescher

in Choosing Our Religion: The Spiritual Lives of America's Nones

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2016
ISBN:
9780199341221
eISBN:
9780190263331
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199341221.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Some 90% of religiously affiliated Americans report praying on at least a monthly basis. Among the religiously unaffiliated, 41% pray at least once a month. Though nearly 60% of Nones say they ... More


The Occult Roots of Scientology?: L. Ron Hubbard, Aleister Crowley, and the Origins of a Controversial New Religion

Hugh B. Urban

in Aleister Crowley and Western Esotericism

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199863075
eISBN:
9780199979974
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199863075.003.0014
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter takes a look at the extent to which one of the most controversial of all the modern new religious movements—namely Scientology—is influenced by Crowley's works. It explores the link ... More


Introduction: Style, And Sources, And Methods—Oh, My!

Barbara Alice Mann

in Spirits of Blood, Spirits of Breath: The Twinned Cosmos of Indigenous America

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780199997060
eISBN:
9780190456481
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199997060.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

Native American spirituality is regularly canvassed, especially on the Web, but attention to accuracy is often scarce, while christianizations are frequently interpolated. This book seeks to clarify ... More


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