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Dialoguing with Barbarians: What Natives Said and How Europeans Responded in Late-Seventeenth-and Eighteenth-Century Portuguese America

Tamar Herzog

in Justice in a New World: Negotiating Legal Intelligibility in British, Iberian, and Indigenous America

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781479850129
eISBN:
9781479838394
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479850129.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

Herzog’s essay examines the “dialogues” between Portuguese colonists and “not-yet domesticated” Natives of the Amazon basin. She aims to uncover the legal structures and understandings that gave ... More


You, and You, and You: Charles Grandison Finney and Democracy

Finbarr Curtis

in Production of American Religious Freedom: The Production of American Religious Freedom

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781479882113
eISBN:
9781479823734
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479882113.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

By equating democracy with consumerism, some scholars have taken the style and popularity of revivalism as evidence for the democratization of American religion in the nineteenth century. The idea ... More


Migrants and Missionaries: “Foreign Missions” on the South Side of Chicago

Matthew J. Cressler

in Authentically Black and Truly Catholic: The Rise of Black Catholicism in the Great Migration

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781479841325
eISBN:
9781479815425
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479841325.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter introduces readers to the rise of Black Catholic Chicago in the midst of the Great Migrations of African Americans from the rural South to the urban North, both in terms of demographic ... More


Becoming Catholic: Education, Evangelization, and Conversion

Matthew J. Cressler

in Authentically Black and Truly Catholic: The Rise of Black Catholicism in the Great Migration

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781479841325
eISBN:
9781479815425
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479841325.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter argues that in order to fully understand why African Americans converted to Catholicism, it is important to avoid functionalist answers that attempt to reduce conversion to a choice on ... More


“Four American Moslem Ladies”: Early U.S. Muslim Women in the Ahmadiyya Movement in Islam, 1920–1923

Sylvia Chan-Malik

in Being Muslim: A Cultural History of Women of Color in American Islam

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781479850600
eISBN:
9781479881550
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479850600.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

Chapter One is an examination of the earliest known photograph of self-identified Muslim women in the U.S. Taken in 1923, the photo features four African American female converts to the Ahmadiyya ... More


Making the Save: Conversion and Witnessing

Annie Blazer

in Playing for God: Evangelical Women and the Unintended Consequences of Sports Ministry

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781479898015
eISBN:
9781479838820
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479898015.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter describes how Christian athletes have struggled to redefine witnessing and recommitment in ways that reinforce their understandings of evangelical distinction and moral superiority. ... More


Tasting Affliction

Elizabeth Pérez

in Religion in the Kitchen: "Cooking, Talking, and the Making of Black Atlantic Traditions"

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781479861613
eISBN:
9781479803217
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479861613.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

Chapter 5 tackles a fundamental irony in the scholarship on Lucumí: the vast majority of practitioners have been initiated as adults and could be categorized as converts, but those consulted in ... More


The Positive Power of Stigma and Black Identity

Charles Price

in Becoming Rasta: Origins of Rastafari Identity in Jamaica

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814767467
eISBN:
9780814768464
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814767467.003.0004
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Religion

This chapter examines how people like the Rastafari come to place Blackness and religion at the center of their self-concept, how they turn stigma into an asset, and how these acts relate to ... More


Fire from Heaven

Leah Sarat

in Fire in the Canyon: Religion, Migration, and the Mexican Dream

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814759370
eISBN:
9780814724675
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814759370.003.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Latin American Cultural Anthropology

This chapter examines the arrival of Pentecostalism in El Alberto. In particular, it explores the stories of Pentecostals in El Alberto who witnessed development and religious change that began in ... More


Making Sense of a Changed World: The Strategies of Shared Parish Life at All Saints

Brett C. Hoover

in The Shared Parish: Latinos, Anglos, and the Future of U.S. Catholicism

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9781479854394
eISBN:
9781479815760
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479854394.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter discusses four strategies parishioners at All Saints consistently used to make sense of parish life in an era of transformation: through frameworks for social order, though articulated ... More


Converted, Called, Commissioned: A Phalanx of Institution Builders

Priscilla Pope-Levison

in Building the Old Time Religion: Women Evangelists in the Progressive Era

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814723845
eISBN:
9780814744420
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814723845.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This introductory chapter provides an overview of the book's main themes. This book focuses on the next generation of women evangelists who shifted their tack from itinerancy to institution building. ... More


“Extravasat Blood”

Heather Miyano Kopelson

in Faithful Bodies: Performing Religion and Race in the Puritan Atlantic

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9781479805006
eISBN:
9781479814268
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479805006.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This chapter explores the textual and corporeal performances of Adam Saffin, an African slave, and how he acted the part of a well-connected person wrongfully enslaved as well as that of a bellicose ... More


“To bee among the praying indians”

Heather Miyano Kopelson

in Faithful Bodies: Performing Religion and Race in the Puritan Atlantic

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9781479805006
eISBN:
9781479814268
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479805006.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This chapter examines the multiple and often conflicting ways that tribes and individual Natives embodied what it meant “to bee among the praying Indians,” along with their implications for race and ... More


How Central European Jewish Women Confronted Modernity

Harriet Pass Freidenreich

in Women and Judaism: New Insights and Scholarship

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814732182
eISBN:
9780814733110
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814732182.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter examines the lives of Jewish women in Central Europe during the first decades of the 20th century. In the transition from traditional Jewish society to modernity, Orthodox observances ... More


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