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Spiritual, but not Religious: Understanding Unchurched America

Robert C. Fuller

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195146806
eISBN:
9780199834204
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195146808.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This book explores the history and present status of unchurched spirituality in the U.S. Nearly 20% of all Americans consider themselves interested in spiritual issues even though they never step ... More


 Baptism

Crawford Gribben

in God's Irishmen: Theological Debates in Cromwellian Ireland

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195325317
eISBN:
9780199785605
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195325317.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Church History

This chapter documents Irish Cromwellian debates about baptism. Those on the radical left of Puritanism, such as Quakers and Seekers, argued that baptism was redundant in the age of the Spirit. ... More


The UNHCR and World Politics: A Perilous Path

Gil Loescher

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199246915
eISBN:
9780191599781
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199246912.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

The Office of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) was created over 50 years ago to be a human rights and advocacy organization. But governments also created the agency to promote regional ... More


Drawing the EU's Borders: Immigration Policy

Virginie Guiraudon

in The State of the European Union Vol. 7: With US or Against US? European Trends in American Perspective

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
February 2006
ISBN:
9780199283958
eISBN:
9780191603297
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199283958.003.0014
Subject:
Political Science, European Union

The transfer of competence in areas considered emblematic of national sovereignty, like immigration and citizenship, should be a litmus test of the ‘polity’ ambitions of the EU. As of the early ... More


Wandering Greeks: The Ancient Greek Diaspora from the Age of Homer to the Death of Alexander the Great

Robert Garland

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691161051
eISBN:
9781400850259
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691161051.001.0001
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

Most classical authors and modern historians depict the ancient Greek world as essentially stable and even static, once the so-called colonization movement came to an end. But this book argues that ... More


Old Cultural Wineskins

James Davison Hunter

in To Change the World: The Irony, Tragedy, and Possibility of Christianity Today

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199730803
eISBN:
9780199777082
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199730803.003.0016
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

If sincerity were the same thing as faithfulness, then all would be well, for Christians, as a rule, are nothing if not sincere—not least in their desire to be “faithful in their own generation.” ... More


The Oracle of al-Wurūd: Ḥamad al-Jāsir’s Genealogical Correspondence

Nadav Samin

in Of Sand or Soil: Genealogy and Tribal Belonging in Saudi Arabia

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691164441
eISBN:
9781400873852
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691164441.003.0004
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This chapter follows the lives of Saudi lineage seekers as they weave in and out of Hamad al-Jāsir's letters and their own personal narratives and texts. It first examines al-Jāsir's genealogical ... More


Canada and the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms (1982)

David Erdos

in Delegating Rights Protection: The Rise of Bills of Rights in the Westminster World

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199557769
eISBN:
9780191594380
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199557769.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This chapter examines the socio‐political genesis of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms (1982). The first part of the chapter examines the immediate political origins of this instrument. It ... More


GOD BLESS AMERICA

Dan P. McAdams

in The Redemptive Self: Stories Americans Live By

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195176933
eISBN:
9780199786787
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195176933.003.0007
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

Drawing from empirical research on the psychology and sociology of religion and from historical analyses of American religious life, this chapter describes how religiosity among Americans is ... More


Australia: The World in One Place

Mel Gray and Agllias Kylie

in Immigration Worldwide: Policies, Practices, and Trends

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195388138
eISBN:
9780199863440
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195388138.003.0011
Subject:
Social Work, Social Policy, Communities and Organizations

As in other predominantly English—speaking countries in the West, the vast majority of Australia's population comprises immigrants. While vigorous attempts have been made over the years to plan and ... More


Pakistan: Refugee History and Policies of Pakistan: An Afghan Case Study

Shireen S. Issa, Gail Desmond, and Fariyal Ross

in Immigration Worldwide: Policies, Practices, and Trends

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195388138
eISBN:
9780199863440
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195388138.003.0012
Subject:
Social Work, Social Policy, Communities and Organizations

In Pakistan, the only law pertaining to immigrants is the Foreigners Order of 1951 (amended in 2000). All immigrants or refugees in Pakistan, unless otherwise determined, are therefore considered ... More


Gathering around the Table of Fellowship: Lake Street Church

Paul D. Numrich

in The Faith Next Door: American Christians and Their New Religious Neighbors

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195386219
eISBN:
9780199866731
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195386219.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Lake Street Church, officially affiliated with the American Baptist Churches USA denomination, is “intentionally ambiguous” about its identity and draws only loose boundaries between Christians and ... More


More Hindus and Others Come to Town

Paul D. Numrich

in The Faith Next Door: American Christians and Their New Religious Neighbors

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195386219
eISBN:
9780199866731
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195386219.003.0012
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter updates the story in chapter 1 by exploring the increasing religious diversity of the blue-collar city featured there and revisiting the principal churches involved in the 1985 debate ... More


The dispersal and social exclusion of asylum seekers: Between liminality and belonging

Patricia Hynes

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847423269
eISBN:
9781447303749
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847423269.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Migration Studies (including Refugee Studies)

This book establishes asylum seekers as a socially excluded group, investigating the policy of dispersing asylum seekers across the UK and providing an overview of historic and contemporary dispersal ... More


Barnes & Noble as Synagogue: The New Eclecticism in American Religion

Robert C. Fuller

in Spiritual, but not Religious: Understanding Unchurched America

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195146806
eISBN:
9780199834204
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195146808.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Those who consider themselves “spiritual, but not religious” have become a recognized part of the American religious landscape. Constituting a full 20% of the population, their unchurched approach to ... More


Spiritual Seekers, the Disengaged, and Religiously Devoted Teens

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.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter examines three specific groups of American teenagers: “religious seekers” who claim to be “spiritual but not religious”, teenagers who identify themselves as nonreligious and who never ... More


Consumption, Culture, and the ‘Unenterprising’ Businessman

F. M. L. THOMPSON

in Gentrification and the Enterprise Culture: Britain 1780-1980

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199243303
eISBN:
9780191714047
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199243303.003.0005
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

Martin Wiener argued that when businessmen became ‘detached from the single-minded pursuit of production and profit’ they became unenterprising, inefficient, and unsuccessful. This chapter tests this ... More


Asylum, migration and community

Maggie O'Neill

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847422231
eISBN:
9781447301516
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847422231.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Migration Studies (including Refugee Studies)

Issues of asylum, migration, humanitarian protection, and integration/belonging are of growing interest beyond the disciplines of refugee studies, migration, and social policy. Rooted in more than ... More


Fearing Foreignness

Konrad H. Jarausch

in After Hitler: Recivilizing Germans, 1945-1995

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195127799
eISBN:
9780199869503
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195127799.003.09
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter reflects on the difficulties of immigration, both of ethnic Germans and of foreigners, that, be it in the form of guest-workers or asylum seekers, are creating a multiethnic society in ... More


 Removing Idealization

Anil Gupta

in Empiricism and Experience

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195189582
eISBN:
9780199868452
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195189582.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter explores the effects of recognizing that the resources available to the cognitive subject are limited, that the subject's actions affect her experiences, and that the subject is not ... More


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