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Homies and Hermanos: God and Gangs in Central America

Robert Brenneman

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199753840
eISBN:
9780199918836
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199753840.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Central American transnational youth gangs such as the Mara Salvatrucha and the Eighteenth Street gang promote a hyper-machismo that idealizes violent, risk-prone codes of conduct and lifelong ... More


Passing on the Faith

Timothy Matovina

in Latino Catholicism: Transformation in America's Largest Church

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691139791
eISBN:
9781400839735
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691139791.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

This chapter talks about how the transition from immigrant to U.S.-born generations is at the heart of the evangelization challenge among Latinos. As they begin to surpass their parents' and ... More


 Child of the Bondwoman: Islam and Sharia in Pentecostal Rhetoric: A Nigerian Case Study

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/9780195340006.003.0015
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

The intensified level of religious violence around the world and especially in Africa is a disconcerting dimension of the 21st century. Some argue that religions have an innate affirmation of ... More


 Reverse Flow: Pentecostalism and Immigrant African Christianity

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/9780195340006.003.0018
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

This chapter begins with a discussion of the impact of the religion of immigrants on the northern religious landscape. It then discusses the character of the African immigrant community and immigrant ... More


 Christian Biblical Fundamentalism

Solomon Schimmel

in The Tenacity of Unreasonable Beliefs: Fundamentalism and the Fear of Truth

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780195188264
eISBN:
9780199870509
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195188264.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter analyzes the doctrine of biblical inerrancy, the belief in the physical resurrection of Jesus, and the theology and practices of serpent‐handling sects. This chapter points out the ... More


 Evangelical Christianity and Democracy in Africa: A Response

Terence O. Ranger and Paul Gifford

in Evangelical Christianity and Democracy in Africa

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195174779
eISBN:
9780199871858
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195174779.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

This chapter presents seven important points about the topics covered in this volume and the issues the book raises. The first point concerns labels and particularly the labels “evangelical” and ... More


 Oriki: Genealogy and Identity in Pentecostal Historiography

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/9780195340006.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

The oriki tradition performed the task of historiography among the Yoruba of southwestern Nigeria, dealing with the core matters of genealogy and identity. Not only did it tell the story of the past, ... More


 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


 Elijah's Mantle: Pentecostal Re‐Evangelization of Africa in the 1990s

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/9780195340006.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

This chapter examines the changing face and emphases of Pentecostalism over time. It argues that the explosive growth of African Pentecostalism intensified in the 1990s through a vigorous ... More


 Gendered Charisma: Charisma and Women in African Pentecostalism

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/9780195340006.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

This chapter continues the discussion on Pentecostal missionary practice by focusing on another major question related to women: do Pentecostals adequately conceptualize and utilize the resources of ... More


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