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Agents of GodBoundaries and Authority in Muslim and Christian Schools

Agents of God: Boundaries and Authority in Muslim and Christian Schools

Jeffrey Guhin

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
December 2020
ISBN:
9780190244743
eISBN:
9780190244767
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190244743.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society, Religious Studies

In Agents of God, sociologist Jeffrey Guhin describes his year and a half spent in two Sunni Muslim and two Evangelical Christian high schools in the New York City area. At first, these four schools ... More

Aliens and Strangers?The Struggle for Coherence in the Everyday Lives of Evangelicals

Aliens and Strangers?: The Struggle for Coherence in the Everyday Lives of Evangelicals

Anna Strhan

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780198724469
eISBN:
9780191792090
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198724469.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies, Religion and Society

In this work of qualitative sociology, Anna Strhan offers an in-depth study of the everyday lives of members of a conservative evangelical Anglican church in London. ‘St John’s’ is a vibrant church, ... More

Building FaithA Sociology of Religious Structures

Building Faith: A Sociology of Religious Structures

Robert Brenneman and Brian J. Miller

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
August 2020
ISBN:
9780190883447
eISBN:
9780190883478
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190883447.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society, Religious Studies

Religious buildings are all around us. From Wall Street to Main Street, from sublime and historic cathedrals to humble converted storefronts, these buildings shape the global religious landscape, ... More

Christmas as ReligionRethinking Santa, the Secular, and the Sacred

Christmas as Religion: Rethinking Santa, the Secular, and the Sacred

Christopher Deacy

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780198754565
eISBN:
9780191816192
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198754565.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society, Religious Studies

This book begins with the premise that religion plays an elementary role in our understanding of the Christmas festival, but takes issue with much of the existing literature which is predilected to ... More

Distant Markets, Distant HarmsEconomic Complicity and Christian Ethics

Distant Markets, Distant Harms: Economic Complicity and Christian Ethics

Daniel Finn (ed.)

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199370993
eISBN:
9780199374212
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199370993.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society, Religious Studies

Many have asserted, without explanation, that because markets cause harms to distant others, consumers bear moral responsibility for those harms. But traditional moral analysis of individual ... More

A Divinity for All PersuasionsAlmanacs and Early American Religious Life

A Divinity for All Persuasions: Almanacs and Early American Religious Life

T.J. Tomlin

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780199373659
eISBN:
9780199373673
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199373659.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies, Religion and Society

A Divinity for All Persuasions investigates the religious significance of early America’s most ubiquitous popular genre. Other than a Bible and perhaps a few schoolbooks, an almanac was the only ... More

Evolution, Religion, and Cognitive ScienceCritical and Constructive Essays

Evolution, Religion, and Cognitive Science: Critical and Constructive Essays

Fraser Watts and Léon P. Turner (eds)

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199688081
eISBN:
9780191767722
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199688081.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies, Religion and Society

The cognitive science of religion is an inherently heterogeneous subject, incorporating theory and data from anthropology, psychology, sociology, evolutionary biology, and philosophy of mind amongst ... More

Fundamentalist UKeeping the Faith in American Higher Education

Fundamentalist U: Keeping the Faith in American Higher Education

Adam Laats

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780190665623
eISBN:
9780190665654
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190665623.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society, Religious Studies

Why do so many conservative politicians flock to the campuses of Liberty University, Wheaton College, and Bob Jones University? In Fundamentalist U: Keeping the Faith in American Higher Education, ... More

Initiating the MillenniumThe Avignon Society and Illuminism in Europe

Initiating the Millennium: The Avignon Society and Illuminism in Europe

Robert Collis and Natalie Bayer

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
April 2020
ISBN:
9780190903374
eISBN:
9780190903404
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190903374.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies, Religion and Society

This book, the first of its kind in English, examines an initiatic society known by various names—Illuminés d’Avignon, the Avignon Society, the Union, the New Israel Society—that flourished in ... More

Irreverence and the SacredCritical Studies in the History of Religions

Irreverence and the Sacred: Critical Studies in the History of Religions

Hugh Urban and Greg Johnson (eds)

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
November 2018
ISBN:
9780190911966
eISBN:
9780190911997
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190911966.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies, Religion and Society

Irreverence and the Sacred brings together some of the most cutting-edge, interdisciplinary, and international scholars working today to debate key issues in the critical and comparative study of ... More

Recognizing the Non-religiousReimagining the Secular

Recognizing the Non-religious: Reimagining the Secular

Lois Lee

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780198736844
eISBN:
9780191800436
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198736844.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies, Religion and Society

In recent years, the extent to which contemporary societies are secular has come under scrutiny. At the same time, many countries have increasingly large non-affiliate, ‘subjectively secular’ ... More

Religion and MedicineA History of the Encounter Between Humanity's Two Greatest Institutions

Religion and Medicine: A History of the Encounter Between Humanity's Two Greatest Institutions

Jeff Levin

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780190867355
eISBN:
9780190867386
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190867355.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society, Religious Studies

In Religion and Medicine, Dr. Jeff Levin, distinguished Baylor University epidemiologist, outlines the longstanding history of multifaceted interconnections between the institutions of religion and ... More

Religion in Secular SocietyFifty Years On

Religion in Secular Society: Fifty Years On

Bryan R. Wilson

Steve Bruce (ed.)

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2016
ISBN:
9780198788379
eISBN:
9780191830297
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198788379.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies, Religion and Society

Fifty years after its publication, Bryan Wilson’s Religion in Secular Society remains one of the clearest articulations of the modern secularization thesis: the claim that modernization brings with ... More

Religion, Intolerance, and ConflictA Scientific and Conceptual Investigation

Religion, Intolerance, and Conflict: A Scientific and Conceptual Investigation

Steve Clarke, Russell Powell, and Julian Savulescu (eds)

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199640911
eISBN:
9780191753077
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199640911.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies, Religion and Society

The relationship between religion, intolerance, and conflict has been the subject of intense discussion, particularly in the wake of the events of 9-11 and the ongoing threat of terrorism. The ... More

Religious Freedom and Gay RightsEmerging Conflicts in the United States and Europe

Religious Freedom and Gay Rights: Emerging Conflicts in the United States and Europe

Timothy Shah, Thomas Farr, and Jack Friedman (eds)

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
June 2016
ISBN:
9780190600600
eISBN:
9780190600631
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190600600.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society, Religious Studies

In the United States and Europe, an increasing emphasis on equality has pitted rights claims against each other, raising profound philosophical, moral, legal, and political questions about the ... More

The Religious Lives of Older LaywomenThe Last Active Anglican Generation

The Religious Lives of Older Laywomen: The Last Active Anglican Generation

Abby Day

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
March 2017
ISBN:
9780198739586
eISBN:
9780191802546
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198739586.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies, Religion and Society

The book draws on ethnographic fieldwork, cross-cultural comparisons, and theories exploring the beliefs, identities, and practices of ‘Generation A’—Anglican laywomen born in the 1920s and 1930s, ... More

Researching ReligionWhy We Need Social Science

Researching Religion: Why We Need Social Science

Steve Bruce

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
August 2018
ISBN:
9780198786580
eISBN:
9780191828904
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198786580.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society, Religious Studies

Basic questions about religion in the modern world (such as whether it is becoming more or less popular and who believes what) can be answered only with the perspectives and methods of social ... More

Ritual TextualityPattern and Motion in Performance

Ritual Textuality: Pattern and Motion in Performance

Matt Tomlinson

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199341139
eISBN:
9780199358373
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199341139.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies, Religion and Society

A classic question in the anthropology of religion is how ritual performances achieve—or fail to achieve—their effects. This book argues that participants condition their own expectations of ritual ... More

The Sacred Project of American Sociology

The Sacred Project of American Sociology

Christian Smith

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780199377138
eISBN:
9780199377169
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199377138.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies, Religion and Society

Contemporary American sociology is and promotes a profoundly sacred project at heart, counter to popular perceptions of its being purely secular. Sociology today is in fact animated by sacred ... More

Speak of the DevilHow The Satanic Temple is Changing the Way We Talk about Religion

Speak of the Devil: How The Satanic Temple is Changing the Way We Talk about Religion

Joseph P. Laycock

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
February 2020
ISBN:
9780190948498
eISBN:
9780190948528
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190948498.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society, Religious Studies

Since it was founded in 2013, The Satanic Temple has spread across the United States and throughout the world. Unlike other forms of Satanism, The Satanic Temple is highly politically active. It has ... More

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