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Leaders

Mark Chaves

in American Religion: Contemporary Trends

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691146850
eISBN:
9781400839957
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691146850.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter looks at several important trends concerning religious leaders. Religious leadership is a less attractive career choice for young people than it used to be. The numbers of older clergy ... More


Latino Clergy and Churches in Faith-Based Political and Social Action in the United States

Gastón Espinosa

in Latino Religions and Civic Activism in the United States

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195162271
eISBN:
9780199850365
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195162271.003.0018
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Conventional wisdom holds that except on rare occasions, Latino religious leaders, churches, and religious organizations have not been proactive in political and social action and in some cases have ... More


Christianity in Bosnia-Herzegovina and Kosovo: From Ethnic Captive to Reconciling Agent

David A. Steele

in Faith-Based Diplomacy Trumping Realpolitik

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195367935
eISBN:
9780199851805
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195367935.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Several situations that involve cooperative interfaith endeavors aimed at reconciliation are commonly observed within the religious communities in Bosnia-Herzegovina and Kosovo. In 1997, religious ... More


Epilogue

KATE ZEBIRI

in Maḥmūd Shalt=ut and Islamic Modernism

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198263302
eISBN:
9780191682469
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198263302.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This concluding chapter sums up the key findings of this study on the contribution of Shaykh Maḥmūd Shaltūt to Islamic modernism. It suggests that the importance of Shaltūt's work lies not only in ... More


Competition and Collaboration: The Market Dynamics of Church and Parachurch

Christopher P. Scheitle

in Beyond the Congregation: The World of Christian Nonprofits

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199733521
eISBN:
9780199866281
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199733521.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter begins by noting that many religious leaders have expressed ambivalence about Christian nonprofits. Concerns about theological legitimacy, denominational boundaries, and competition for ... More


The Future of the Religious Right

Robert Wuthnow

in Christianity in the Twenty-First Century: Reflections on the Challenges Ahead

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195096514
eISBN:
9780199853380
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195096514.003.0012
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter examines the so-called New Christian Right and what role it may play in American society in the early decades of the 21st century. It is necessary to look back over the conditions that ... More


“A Shadow in the Heart”: Mizuko Kuyō in Convert American Zen

Jeff Wilson

in Mourning the Unborn Dead: A Buddhist Ritual Comes to America

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195371932
eISBN:
9780199870967
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195371932.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society, Buddhism

This chapter examines the growing performance of mizuko kuyō-related rituals — often referred to as “water baby ceremonies” — in convert American Zen centers. Since the late 1970s and increasingly ... More


Religious Group Autonomy

REX AHDAR and IAN LEIGH

in Religious Freedom in the Liberal State

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199253623
eISBN:
9780191719769
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199253623.003.0012
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration

This chapter examines religious group autonomy which comprises the right of religious communities to determine and administer their own internal religious affairs without interference from the state. ... More


Disunity and Religious Institutions in the White South

David L. Chappell

in Massive Resistance: Southern Opposition to the Second Reconstruction

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195177862
eISBN:
9780199870189
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195177862.003.0008
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter argues that the southern states did not withstand the tide of political reform in part because white religious leaders failed to commit complete ideological and institutional support for ... More


From Atlantis to America: JZ Knight Encounters Ramtha

Gail M. Harley

in Controversial New Religions

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
May 2006
ISBN:
9780195156829
eISBN:
9780199784806
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019515682X.003.0014
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

This essay examines the practice of channeling — exemplified by the Ramtha School of Enlightenment — as a unique opportunity for asserting feminine spirituality. School founder J. Z. Knight channels ... More


American Saint Francis Asbury and the Methodists

John Wigger

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195387803
eISBN:
9780199866410
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195387803.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

Francis Asbury (1745–1816) is one of the most important religious leaders in American history. He guided the creation of the American Methodist church, the largest church in nineteenth-century ... More


The Role of Religious Leaders

Robert A. Dowd

in Christianity, Islam, and Liberal Democracy: Lessons from Sub-Saharan Africa

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780190225216
eISBN:
9780190225230
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190225216.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter presents evidence from sub-Saharan Africa that reveals a correlation between religious diversity and educational attainment, and the extent to which Christian and Muslim religious ... More


Abusers

Nancy Nason-Clark, Barbara Fisher-Townsend, Catherine Holtmann, and Stephen McMullin

in Religion and Intimate Partner Violence: Understanding the Challenges and Proposing Solutions

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780190607210
eISBN:
9780190607241
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190607210.003.0003
Subject:
Social Work, Children and Families

Focusing on data collected from interviews and focus groups with men who have acted abusively, this chapter tells the story of men’s lives by reflecting on their childhood, trouble with the law, ... More


Training Religious Leaders and Faith-Based Resources

Nancy Nason-Clark, Barbara Fisher-Townsend, Catherine Holtmann, and Stephen McMullin

in Religion and Intimate Partner Violence: Understanding the Challenges and Proposing Solutions

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780190607210
eISBN:
9780190607241
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190607210.003.0005
Subject:
Social Work, Children and Families

Few religious leaders feel well equipped to respond to the needs of families impacted by abuse, and neither do recent seminary graduates. There is a chasm between the needs of pastors for preparation ... More


Faith and Foreign Policy: Does Religious Advocacy Matter?

Robert Wuthnow

in Boundless Faith: The Global Outreach of American Churches

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520259157
eISBN:
9780520943063
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520259157.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

This chapter examines the role of Christianity in U.S. policies toward current international issues. It comprises an argument that has five parts. First, it shows that there are at least four reasons ... More


The Power of Fear

Bernard Cooke

in Power and the Spirit of God: Toward an Experience-Based Pneumatology

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780195174519
eISBN:
9780199835119
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195174518.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Theology

Throughout history, fear has been one of the most powerful instruments of control. Whether real or imagined, the threats of military force, of public disgrace, of financial ruin, and of divine ... More


AIDS in Context

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/9780195335941.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

The central aim of this chapter is to situate AIDS and religion historically in the African context. It provides an overview of the AIDS epidemic and the diversity in prevalence within and across ... More


Knowledge about HIV

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/9780195335941.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter describes what people in sub-Saharan Africa know about HIV and AIDS. It argues that although knowledge about AIDS is widespread, there are important religious differences in levels of ... More


Stigma

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/9780195335941.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter discusses the role of religion in either promoting or inhibiting the stigmatization of HIV+ individuals. Drawing on a small number of instances, many scholars and commentators have ... More


Collaborative Community Responses

Nancy Nason-Clark, Barbara Fisher-Townsend, Catherine Holtmann, and Stephen McMullin

in Religion and Intimate Partner Violence: Understanding the Challenges and Proposing Solutions

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780190607210
eISBN:
9780190607241
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190607210.003.0006
Subject:
Social Work, Children and Families

Religious leaders can be part of the solution to domestic violence, not just part of the problem. This concept is rather difficult for many of those working in advocacy, the criminal justice field, ... More


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