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 Who We Are

Michael W. Foley and Dean R. Hoge

in Religion and the New Immigrants: Social Capital, Identity, and Civic Engagement

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2007
ISBN:
9780195188707
eISBN:
9780199785315
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195188707.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Immigrant worship communities help forge a sense of identity among participants, but that identity may be religious or ethnic, both at once, or a combination of the two. Most immigrants develop ... More


 A Place on the Map: Communicating Religious Presence in Civic Life

Paul Lichterman

in Everyday Religion: Observing Modern Religious Lives

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2007
ISBN:
9780195305418
eISBN:
9780199785094
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195305418.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

How, if at all, is religion present in local American civic groups? This chapter compares uses of religious language in a variety of religious community service groups in a midwestern U.S. city, ... More


Introduction

Lydia Bean

in The Politics of Evangelical Identity: Local Churches and Partisan Divides in the United States and Canada

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691161303
eISBN:
9781400852611
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691161303.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Sociology of Religion

This introductory chapter presents a new perspective on how white evangelical Christians have become an important constituency for the Republican Party in the United States. Sociologist Robert ... More


The Boundaries of Political Diversity in Two U.S. Congregations

Lydia Bean

in The Politics of Evangelical Identity: Local Churches and Partisan Divides in the United States and Canada

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691161303
eISBN:
9781400852611
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691161303.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Sociology of Religion

This chapter finds that a broad set of laypeople serve as opinion leaders, helping their less politically engaged peers to link evangelical identity to conservative politics. Local opinion leaders ... More


 Racial Identity: Material for Cross‐Racial Bridging?

Korie L. Edwards

in The Elusive Dream: The Power of Race in Interracial Churches

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780195314243
eISBN:
9780199871810
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195314243.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

In a race sensitive society, how people racially identify and the salience of these identities influence their associations, including the churches they to choose to attend. This chapter explores the ... More


Rethinking Religious Identity, Commitment, and Hybridity

Meredith B. McGuire

in Lived Religion: Faith and Practice in Everyday Life

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195172621
eISBN:
9780199851942
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195172621.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter challenges the Western image of a religion as a unitary, organizationally defined and relatively stable set of collective beliefs and practices. The result of interviews about individual ... More


Order, Justice, and Global Islam

James Piscatori

in Order and Justice in International Relations

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199251209
eISBN:
9780191599293
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199251207.003.0011
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter examines some of the conceptions of order and justice that are present in the Islamic world. It argues that many Islamic states have been willing to accommodate themselves to an ... More


From Apologetics to Comparison: Toward a Dialectical Model of Comparative Theolog

Hugh Nicholson

in Comparative Theology and the Problem of Religious Rivalry

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199772865
eISBN:
9780199897315
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199772865.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

This chapter presents a model of Christian comparative theology which is informed by recent works in political theory that question the classical liberal project of “de-politicization” while yet ... More


Charles Wesley and the Struggle for Methodist Identity

Gareth Lloyd

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2007
ISBN:
9780199295746
eISBN:
9780191711701
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199295746.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Church History

Charles Wesley has been a problem figure for church historians. The great hymn‐writer's contribution to Methodism and the 18th century Evangelical Revival has frequently been seen primarily in terms ... More


 The Goddess of the Secret and Her Procession (Guhyeśvarījātrā)

Axel Michaels

in Siva in Trouble: Festivals and Rituals at the Pasupatinatha Temple of Deopatan

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195343021
eISBN:
9780199866984
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195343021.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

This chapter deals with the history and mythology of Guhyeśvarī, the Goddess of the Secret and her procession (Guhyeśvarījātrā). The focus of the chapter is on the various (Hindu, Buddhist, Folk) ... More


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