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The Decline of Christendom

Hugh McLeod

in The Religious Crisis of the 1960s

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780199298259
eISBN:
9780191711619
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199298259.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter begins by discussing some of the main theories advanced by historians and sociologists to explain the religious crisis of the 1960s. It then suggests a historical framework within which ... More


When Down Is Up: Complexities in Adolescent Religious Change

Lisa D. Pearce and Melinda Lundquist Denton

in A Faith of Their Own: Stability and Change in the Religiosity of America's Adolescents

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199753895
eISBN:
9780199894949
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199753895.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Narratives of religious change in adolescence are the focus of this chapter. Included is an exploration of what youth mean when they say they have become more or less religious or stayed the same. ... More


Slightly Moving Parts of the Whole

Lisa D. Pearce and Melinda Lundquist Denton

in A Faith of Their Own: Stability and Change in the Religiosity of America's Adolescents

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199753895
eISBN:
9780199894949
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199753895.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Following the same youth over about three years of their adolescence, this chapter examines various dynamics in religiosity during adolescence. First, it looks at average change as well as individual ... More


Pilgrims and Pilgrimage in a Changing World

James G. Lochtefeld

in God's Gateway: Identity and Meaning in a Hindu Pilgrimage Place

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195386141
eISBN:
9780199866380
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195386141.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

The concluding chapter examines how Hindu pilgrimage—and ideas about pilgrimage—have been affected by social change. One such change is the promotion of tourism, which has brought significant ... More


God's Gateway: Identity and Meaning in a Hindu Pilgrimage Place

James Lochtefeld

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195386141
eISBN:
9780199866380
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195386141.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

This book examines how sacred meaning is created, reinforced, and maintained in Hardwar, an important Hindu pilgrimage site (tirtha). Hardwar’s religious identity is inextricably tied to the river ... More


Prophesies of Godlessness: Predictions of America's Iminent Secularization from the Puritans to Postmodernity

Charles T Mathewes and Christopher McKnight Nichols (eds)

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780195342536
eISBN:
9780199867042
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195342536.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This book explores the surprisingly similar expectations of religious and moral change voiced by major American thinkers from the time of the Puritans to modern times. These predictions of ... More


Introduction

Hugh McLeod

in The Religious Crisis of the 1960s

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780199298259
eISBN:
9780191711619
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199298259.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This introductory chapter begins with a discussion of the changes that occurred in the religions history of the Western world during the ‘long 1960s’, a period which lasted from 1958 to 1974. Four ... More


Introduction

Ralph Houlbrooke

in Death, Religion, and the Family in England, 1480–1750

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198208761
eISBN:
9780191678134
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198208761.003.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History, Social History

This introductory chapter sets out the purpose of the book, which is to investigate the effects of religious change on the social history of death ... More


One God, No Ancestors, in a World Renewed

Mary Douglas

in Jacob's Tears: The Priestly Work of Reconciliation

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780199265237
eISBN:
9780191602054
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199265232.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

Focuses on the absence of ancestor cults in the Bible, and notes that the ground already covered in the book indicates that the priestly editors of the Pentateuch in the sixth and fifth centuries ... More


Effects of AIDS on Religion

Jenny Trinitapoli and Alexander Weinreb

in Religion and AIDS in Africa

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780195335941
eISBN:
9780199979080
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195335941.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Chapters 1 through 9 focus on how religion in Africa shapes the popular understanding of the AIDS epidemic, modes of prevention, and mitigation of effects. This chapter flips the direction of the ... More


The First Modern Jew: Berthold Auerbach’s (1837) and the Beginnings of an Image

Daniel B. Schwartz

in The First Modern Jew: Spinoza and the History of an Image

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691142913
eISBN:
9781400842261
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691142913.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This chapter skips ahead fifty years from the previous chapter to find the roots of the heroic and prototypical image of Spinoza in the historical fiction of the young Berthold Auerbach (1812–1882), ... More


Postscript: Terling Revisited

Keith Wrightson and David Lavine

in Poverty and Piety in an English Village: Terling, 1525–1700

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198203216
eISBN:
9780191675799
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198203216.003.0008
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History, Social History

This book was first completed in October 1977. This postscript provides a reappraisal of some of the arguments advanced since then in the light of the discussion that they have subsequently provoked. ... More


Religious Change in Europe 1650–1914: Essays for John McManners

Nigel Aston (ed.)

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198205968
eISBN:
9780191676871
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198205968.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History, History of Religion

The focus of this book is the nature of religious change over more than two centuries, here examined in tribute to John McManners on his eightieth birthday. Ranging across Europe (with a particular ... More


Religious Switching and Religious Change

Darren E. Sherkat

in Changing Faith: The Dynamics and Consequences of Americans' Shifting Religious Identities

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814741269
eISBN:
9780814741283
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814741269.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter examines the influence of voluntary shifts in religious identifications on the dynamics of religious affiliation over time. Using data from the 1973–2012 General Social Survey, it ... More


Religious Trajectories from the Teenage Years into Emerging Adulthood

Christian Smith, Kyle Longest, Jonathan Hill, and Kari Christoffersen

in Young Catholic America: Emerging Adults In, Out of, and Gone from the Church

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199341078
eISBN:
9780199366972
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199341078.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter traces the different religious-lifecourse trajectories that difference Catholic teenagers travel from their adolescent into their emerging-adult years, between the important five year ... More


Communities of the Blessed: Social Environment and Religious Change in Northern Italy, AD 200-400

Mark Humphries

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198269830
eISBN:
9780191683824
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198269830.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

This book is a study of religious change in northern Italy under the Roman empire, focusing on the origins and development of Christianity down to the end of the 4th century. It aims to liberate that ... More


Conflict, Compromise, and Consensus

in The Megachurch and the Mainline: Remaking Religious Tradition in the Twenty-first Century

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226204895
eISBN:
9780226204925
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226204925.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Existing work on religious change suggests that the degree to which attempts to change a congregation's tradition will be successful depends on how the changes fit or articulate with the external ... More


The Enlightenment and Religion: The Myths of Modernity

S. J. Barnett

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719067402
eISBN:
9781781700518
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719067402.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This book offers a critical survey of religious change and its causes in eighteenth-century Europe, and constitutes a challenge to the accepted views in traditional Enlightenment studies. Focusing on ... More


Church, Society, and Religious Change in France, 1580-1730

Joseph Bergin

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300150988
eISBN:
9780300161069
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300150988.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Religion

This book provides a synthesis devoted to the French experience of religious change during the period after the wars of religion up to the early Enlightenment. It provides an up-to-date and thorough ... More


Tradition and Change in the American Religious Landscape

in The Megachurch and the Mainline: Remaking Religious Tradition in the Twenty-first Century

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226204895
eISBN:
9780226204925
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226204925.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Scholarly and popular accounts of the restructuring of American religion suggest that the culture of religious choice, seeker spirituality, and the move away from denominationalism have weakened the ... More


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