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Introduction

Paul Christopher Johnson

in Secrets, Gossip, and Gods: The Transformation of Brazilian Candomblé

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195150582
eISBN:
9780199834358
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195150589.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

The introduction presents the concept of secretism and its relevance for the study of Brazilian Candomblé. Secretism is framed as a key issue brokering relations between indigenous religions and ... More


Biography of a Mexican Crucifix: Lived Religion and Local Faith from the Conquest to the Present

Jennifer Scheper Hughes

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195367065
eISBN:
9780199867370
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195367065.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Church History

Mexico is famous for its notoriously graphic and bloody crucifixes depicting the broken and tortured body of Jesus on the cross. Images of Christ’s suffering frequently outnumber images of the Virgin ... More


Conquest, Pacification, and Conversion

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:
10.1093/0195307569.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

The abolishment of the indigenous religion in Mexico and the replacing it with the new was uppermost in the minds of Spanish officials. This was socially and politically important. The “Uprooting of ... More


Expanding 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/9780226117577.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

As an introduction to a history of comparative religion, this chapter identifies the material mediations—imperial, colonial, and indigenous—that produced, authenticated, and circulated knowledge ... More


Empire of Religion: Imperialism and Comparative Religion

David Chidester

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780226117263
eISBN:
9780226117577
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226117577.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

Providing a new history of the study of religion, Empire of Religion locates knowledge about religion and religions within the power relations of imperial ambitions, colonial situations, and ... More


New Wine in an Old Wine Bottle?: Charismatic Healing in the Mainline Churches in Ghana

Cephas N. Omenyo

in Global Pentecostal and Charismatic Healing

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780195393408
eISBN:
9780199894390
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195393408.003.0012
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

This chapter traces how Charismatic healing practices long prominent in African Independent Churches/African Instituted Churches and Pentecostal churches have become central in all the traditionally ... More


Indigenous Religion and Human Rights

Ronald Niezen

in Religion and Human Rights: An Introduction

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199733453
eISBN:
9780190258269
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199733453.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter examines whether the concept of human rights is compatible with indigenous religion. It begins with an overview of primordialism and its paradoxes, with particular emphasis on the ... More


Redeemed by Fire: The Rise of Popular Christianity in Modern China

Xi Lian

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300123395
eISBN:
9780300162837
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300123395.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

This book addresses the history and future of homegrown, mass Chinese Christianity. Drawing on a large collection of fresh sources—including contemporaneous accounts, diaries, memoirs, archival ... More


Traditional, African, Religious, Freedom?

Rosalind I. J. Hackett

in Politics of Religious Freedom

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780226248479
eISBN:
9780226248646
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226248646.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This essay describes the active resistance to both Christian and Islamic efforts in sub-Saharan Africa to exclude the indigenous religious traditions of Africa from legal protection. African ... More


Korean Spirituality

Don Baker

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824832339
eISBN:
9780824869373
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824832339.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

Korea has one of the most dynamic and diverse religious cultures of any nation on earth. Koreans are highly religious, yet no single religious community enjoys dominance. Buddhists share the Korean ... More


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