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Introduction

Tracy Pintchman

in Women's Lives, Women's Rituals in the Hindu Tradition

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2007
ISBN:
9780195177060
eISBN:
9780199785438
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195177060.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

This introductory chapter begins with a discussion of Hindu women's participation in religious practice. Some notes on the scholarly and historical context of the study are presented. This is ... More


Mapping the Big Picture

Christian Smith and Melinda Lundquist Denton

in Soul Searching: The Religious and Spiritual Lives of American Teenagers

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2005
ISBN:
9780195180954
eISBN:
9780199835829
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019518095X.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter presents data from the National Survey of Youth and Religion. Among the survey’s findings are that three quarters of U.S. teens between 13 and 17 years old are Christians. About one-half ... More


Religious Affiliations, Practices, Beliefs, Experiences, and More

Christian Smith

in Souls in Transition: The Religious Lives of Emerging Adults in America

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195371796
eISBN:
9780199870899
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195371796.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter draws on National Study of Youth and Religion (NSYR) survey data to provide nationally representative descriptive statistics about the religious and spiritual lives of American emerging ... More


Women's Lives, Women's Rituals in the Hindu Tradition

Tracy Pintchman (ed.)

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2007
ISBN:
9780195177060
eISBN:
9780199785438
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195177060.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

This book explores the relationship between ritual practices and the lives and activities of Hindu women beyond the ritual sphere. It presumes that Hindu women are deeply engaged and invested in the ... More


How Deep Is the Water?

Douglas A Hicks

in With God on All Sides: Leadership in a Devout and Diverse America

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195337174
eISBN:
9780199868407
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195337174.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Inviting generic “spirituality” into public debates does little to solve questions of religious practice. Secularism relegates religious language and symbols to the so-called private sphere. Calling ... More


Popular Religions in Practice Today Popular Religions in Practice Today Southern White Evangelicals

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/9780195172621.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter examines the present day practice of popular religions, particularly those of southern White evangelicals in the United States. Individual religious practice is so complex because many ... More


Popular Religious Expressions Today: U.S. Latinos and Latinas

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/9780195172621.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter examines the popular religious expressions of Latinos and Latinas in the United States. It suggests that people's religious practice is often informed by popular religious traditions as ... More


Embodied Practices for Healing and Wholeness

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/9780195172621.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter examines the link between people's religious or spiritual practices and their embodied practices for health and well-being. The historical link between religion and health was removed as ... 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


Church and Society in Eighteenth-Century France Volume 2: The Religion of the People and the Politics of Religion

John McManners

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198270041
eISBN:
9780191600692
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198270046.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Church History

The second volume of this study of the relations between the Catholic Church and society in eighteenth‐century France covers the topics of popular religion; the clergy and morals; the Jansenist ... More


Lived Religion: Faith and Practice in Everyday Life

Meredith B. McGuire

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195172621
eISBN:
9780199851942
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195172621.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

What are we to make of the Latina schoolteacher who considers herself a good Catholic, rarely attends Mass, but meditates daily at her home altar (where she mixes images of the Virgin of Guadalupe ... More


 The Manly Voice of Orthodoxy

Monica Najar

in Evangelizing the South: A Social History of Church and State in Early America

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780195309003
eISBN:
9780199867561
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195309003.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter maps the religious landscape of the late colonial Upper South, examining the patterns of religious practice of the state-established Church of England, which opened the door for ... More


The Crisis of the Church

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/9780199298259.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter discusses the decline in religious practice in the Western world, in both Protest churches and the Roman Catholic Church. In the ten years between 1965 and 1975, large numbers of people ... More


Spirituality and Materiality:Why Bodies Matter

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/9780195172621.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter examines the relation between spirituality and materiality and the importance of human bodies in religious practices. It explains that human bodies are important in religious practices ... More


Two Faces of Faith

Elizabeth Shakman Hurd

in Beyond Religious Freedom: The New Global Politics of Religion

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691166094
eISBN:
9781400873814
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691166094.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter introduces the “two faces of faith” discourse that shapes the contemporary global governance of religious diversity. It explains how this discourse shapes contemporary international ... More


 Threshold Designs, Forehead Dots, and Menstruation Rituals:: Exploring Time and Space in Tamil Kolams

Vijaya Rettakudi Nagarajan

in Women's Lives, Women's Rituals in the Hindu Tradition

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2007
ISBN:
9780195177060
eISBN:
9780199785438
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195177060.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

This chapter explores the ways that women's religious practices cross boundaries and traverse thresholds, and emphasizes continuity and overlap between private and public domains. The focus is on the ... More


Gendered Spiritualities

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/9780195172621.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter examines gender differences in individual religious practices. Gender profoundly affects people's religion-as-lived because gender differentiation permeates so many aspects of life in ... More


Religious Practice and Mentality

Steven M. Lowenstein

in Jewish Daily Life in Germany, 1618-1945

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195171648
eISBN:
9780199871346
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195171648.003.0012
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

This chapter shows how by 1870 Jewish religious practice and attitudes changed from being uniformly religiously traditional to running the gamut from preservation of the essence of the tradition at ... More


Religious Practices, Mentalities, and Community

Marion A. Kaplan

in Jewish Daily Life in Germany, 1618-1945

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195171648
eISBN:
9780199871346
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195171648.003.0018
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

This chapter shows that by the 19th century, most Jews practiced an individualistic religiosity, influenced by their family, location, community, or nation and even by their own life cycles. ... More


British Zoroastrians Approaching the Third Millennium: The Community and the Religion

John R. Hinnells

in Zoroastrians in Britain: The Ratanbai Katrak Lectures: University of Oxford 1985

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198261933
eISBN:
9780191682247
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198261933.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, World Religions, Religious Studies

This chapter examines how the diversity within the Zoroastrian community was reflected within its religious life as it approached the third millennium. It is based on three main resources: a survey ... More


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