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Christianity, Social Justice, and the Japanese American Incarceration During World War II

Anne M. Blankenship

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781469629209
eISBN:
9781469629223
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469629209.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

Anne M. Blankenship's study of Christianity in the infamous camps where Japanese Americans were incarcerated during World War II yields insights both far-reaching and timely. While most Japanese ... More


The End of Days: African American Religion and Politics in the Age of Emancipation

Matthew Harper

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781469629360
eISBN:
9781469629384
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469629360.001.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

For 4 million slaves, emancipation was a liberation and resurrection story of biblical proportion, both the clearest example of God’s intervention in human history and a sign of the end of days. This ... More


Blessing the Animals

Patricia Appelbaum

in St. Francis of America: How a Thirteenth-Century Friar Became America's Most Popular Saint

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781469623740
eISBN:
9781469624990
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469623740.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

Chapter 7 begins by laying out a number of cultural phenomena of the late twentieth century. This first part of the chapter describes varied and multivalent constructions of Francis in evangelical ... More


Doubts Still Assail Me

Joshua Guthman

in Strangers Below: Primitive Baptists and American Culture

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781469624860
eISBN:
9781469624884
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469624860.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Church History

This chapter considers the making of the Primitive Baptist self at the level of the individual. It argues that the Primitive Baptist self was fundamentally an uncertain one and that such uncertainty ... More


Coming to Terms with the Pilgrim Fathers

Margaret Bendroth

in The Last Puritans: Mainline Protestants and the Power of the Past

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781469624006
eISBN:
9781469624020
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469624006.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Church History

This chapter takes up the experiences of laypeople as they sifted through Sunday school lessons about the book of Genesis and sermons on a so-called new theology, where turn-of-the-century liberal ... More


Priesthood

Mario T. García

in Father Luis Olivares a Biography

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781469643311
eISBN:
9781469643335
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469643311.003.0003
Subject:
History, Latin American History

This chapter follows Olivares to the concluding years of his seminary training.After the minor seminary, he spent one year on intense spiritual exercises at the novitiate at the Claretian ... More


God with Us: Lived Theology and the Freedom Struggle in Americus, Georgia, 1942-1976

Ansley L. Quiros

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781469646763
eISBN:
9781469646787
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469646763.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Religion

For many, the struggle over civil rights was not just about lunch counters, waiting rooms, or even access to the vote; it was also about Christian theology. Since both activists and segregationists ... More


Growing Up among the Mormons: Lucy Stanton’s Remarkable Youth

Angela Pulley Hudson

in Real Native Genius: How an Ex-Slave and a White Mormon Became Famous Indians

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781469624433
eISBN:
9781469624457
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469624433.003.0003
Subject:
History, Indian History

This chapter examines the early life of Lucy Stanton. It describes her role within early Mormonism, her time as a religious refugee during the 1830s and 1840s, and her own background as a performer. ... More


Trials and Triumphs of Biblical Feminism

Brantley W. Gasaway

in Progressive Evangelicals and the Pursuit of Social Justice

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9781469617725
eISBN:
9781469617749
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469617725.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

This chapter describes the emergence of contemporary biblical feminism in the progressive evangelical movement, highlighting their public theology and biblical interpretations for gender ... More


The Agony of Abortion

Brantley W. Gasaway

in Progressive Evangelicals and the Pursuit of Social Justice

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9781469617725
eISBN:
9781469617749
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469617725.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

The chapter discusses how progressive evangelical leaders accepted a completely pro-life agenda towards abortion that supported feminism and social justice. The leaders demanded increased efforts to ... More


Epilogue

Brantley W. Gasaway

in Progressive Evangelicals and the Pursuit of Social Justice

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9781469617725
eISBN:
9781469617749
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469617725.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

This chapter explores the current situation of the progressive evangelicals, specifically during Barack Obama's presidency. It argues that their unique public theology remained the inspiration for ... More


Experiences of Christianity in the Camps

Anne M. Blankenship

in Christianity, Social Justice, and the Japanese American Incarceration During World War II

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781469629209
eISBN:
9781469629223
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469629209.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

Incarcerated Christians frequently thanked God for giving them the strength to endure the incarceration and developed a variety of faith communities to provide additional support. The focus of ... More


The End of Japanese Ethnic Churches?

Anne M. Blankenship

in Christianity, Social Justice, and the Japanese American Incarceration During World War II

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781469629209
eISBN:
9781469629223
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469629209.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

As Japanese Christians left the camps, white church leaders instructed them to join established churches and prevented them from re-forming their prewar ethnic congregations. This final chapter ... More


Black Muslim Religion in the Nation of Islam, 1960–1975

Edward E. Curtis IV

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780807830543
eISBN:
9781469606088
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807877449_curtis
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

Elijah Muhammad's Nation of Islam came to America's attention in the 1960s and 1970s as a radical separatist African American social and political group, but the movement was also a religious one. ... More


Kingdom to Commune: Protestant Pacifist Culture between World War I and the Vietnam Era

Patricia Appelbaum

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780807832677
eISBN:
9781469605975
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807889763_appelbaum
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

American religious pacifism is usually explained in terms of its practitioners' ethical and philosophical commitments. This book argues that Protestant pacifism, which constituted the religious ... More


Sufis & Saints' Bodies: Mysticism, Corporeality, and Sacred Power in Islam

Scott A. Kugle

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807830819
eISBN:
9781469602684
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807872772_kugle
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

Islam is often described as abstract, ascetic, and uniquely disengaged from the human body. The author of this book refutes this assertion in the first full study of Islamic mysticism as it relates ... More


Introduction

Elizabeth Hayes Alvarez

in The Valiant Woman: The Virgin Mary in Nineteenth-Century American Culture

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781469627410
eISBN:
9781469627434
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469627410.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

The introduction lays out the main theses of the book. Namely, despite Protestant discomfort with Catholic Marian theology, Marian imagery was vividly present in nineteenth-century America’s popular ... More


Celestial Bodies Seen from Deccan Soil

Scott Kugle

in When Sun Meets Moon: Gender, Eros, and Ecstasy in Urdu Poetry

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781469626772
eISBN:
9781469626796
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469626772.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This chapter explains how Islam developed in the Deccan, because religion and region shaped these poets’ experiences of gender, sexuality, and poetry. It illustrates the development of Islam in ... More


Puritan Women, Spiritual Power, and the Question of Sexuality

Marilyn J. Westerkamp

in The Religious History of American Women: Reimagining the Past

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807831021
eISBN:
9781469605173
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807867990_brekus.4
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

This chapter illustrates how women's history can shed light on religion, gender, and power by focusing on Puritanism. It considers the impact of Puritan theology on everyday life, from childrearing ... More


Women's Popular Literature as Theological Discourse A Mormon Case Study, 1880–1920

Susanna Morrill

in The Religious History of American Women: Reimagining the Past

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807831021
eISBN:
9781469605173
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807867990_brekus.10
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

This chapter explores how popular literature—particularly poetry that employs nature and flower imagery—allowed Latter-day Saints (LDS) women writers to argue for the theological importance of women ... More


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