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Pastoral Care and September 11: Scientology’s Nontraditional Religious Contribution

Carole M. Cusack and Justine Digance

in Scientology

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195331493
eISBN:
9780199852321
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195331493.003.0023
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter provides a concise overview of the Church of Scientology's participation in the post-9/11 response at Ground Zero in New York City. Scientology was the only nontraditional religion to ... More


 Experience, Purpose, Pedagogy, and Theory: Ritual Activities in the Classroom

Mark I. Wallace

in Teaching Ritual

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2007
ISBN:
9780195176452
eISBN:
9780199785308
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195176452.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter discusses how fresh reactions to 9/11 were dealt with in the classroom. In a class on religion and ecology, a variety of contemplative practices and social fieldwork projects were used, ... More


Evangelicals and the Dynamics of George W. Bush’s Middle East Policy

Stephen Spector

in Evangelicals and Israel: The Story of American Christian Zionism

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195368024
eISBN:
9780199867646
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195368024.003.0011
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society, Judaism

This chapter assesses the claim that evangelical pressure forced Bush to recast his position on Israel’s incursion into the West Bank in the spring of 2002. People who know and admire Bush consider ... More


Waging War on Terror

Robert Wuthnow

in Be Very Afraid: The Cultural Response to Terror, Pandemics, Environmental Devastation, Nuclear Annihilation, and Other Threats

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199730872
eISBN:
9780199777389
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199730872.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter focuses on the threat of peril driven home to Americans by the September 11, 2001 attacks on New York and Washington. Moral responsibility in 2001 reflected how it had come to be ... More


Weapons of Mass Destruction

Robert Wuthnow

in Be Very Afraid: The Cultural Response to Terror, Pandemics, Environmental Devastation, Nuclear Annihilation, and Other Threats

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199730872
eISBN:
9780199777389
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199730872.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter focuses on how the 9/11 attacks merged with and animated the discussion of weapons of mass destruction (WMDs). By the first anniversary of 9/11, public officials and commentators were ... More


Introduction: Why Religious Freedom?

Thomas F. Farr

in World of Faith and Freedom: Why International Religious Liberty Is Vital to American National Security

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195179958
eISBN:
9780199869749
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195179958.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

The book begins with an apostasy trial in democratic Afghanistan. The episode reveals a serious deficit in U.S. foreign policy: in a world increasingly influenced by religion, American diplomacy ... More


Why Niebuhr in a New Era?

Richard Crouter

in Reinhold Niebuhr: On Politics, Religion, and Christian Faith

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780195379679
eISBN:
9780199869169
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195379679.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Chapter 1 sets the stage for this book on the revival of interest in Reinhold Niebuhr as premier 20th-century American Protestant theologian and public intellectual. His complex thought eludes the ... More


Introduction

Solomon Schimmel

in Wounds Not Healed By Time: The Power of Repentance and Forgiveness

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195128413
eISBN:
9780199834648
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195128419.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Examines the range of responses to the September 11, 2001 (9/11) act of terrorism on the World Trade Center, such as calls for revenge, justice, self‐criticism, repentance, and forgiveness. This is ... More


9. Extreme Times, Extreme Measures

David Fisher

in Morality and War: Can War Be Just in the Twenty-first Century?

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199599240
eISBN:
9780191725692
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199599240.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion, Religion and Society

Following the 9/11 attacks, al‐Qaeda and other terrorist groups pose a threat, operating with global networks and potentially armed with weapons of mass destruction. To counter these threats, US ... More


8. The Protean Nature of War

David Fisher

in Morality and War: Can War Be Just in the Twenty-first Century?

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199599240
eISBN:
9780191725692
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199599240.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion, Religion and Society

Changes in the nature of warfare are traced from the 1945–89 era of strategic stability through the Balkans imbroglio of the 1990s to the advent of the new threat of global terrorism marked by 9/11. ... More


Ritualizing September 11

Ronald L. Grimes

in Rite out of Place: Ritual, Media, and the Arts

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195301441
eISBN:
9780199850952
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195301441.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter tells the story of trying to integrate ritual theory and ritual practice in a university and a course caught up in the wake of 9/11. It began as two separate responses to the events of ... More


Muslims in the Western Imagination

Sophia Rose Arjana

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
December 2014
ISBN:
9780199324927
eISBN:
9780190207298
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199324927.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This book argues that fictive Muslim characters, and in particular male Muslim monsters, have contributed to the Western construction of knowledge about Islam. The belief in monsters has its origins ... More


Religious Literacy

Douglas Jacobsen and Rhonda Hustedt Jacobsen

in No Longer Invisible: Religion in University Education

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199844739
eISBN:
9780199950331
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199844739.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

What should an educated person know about the world’s religions? Religious illiteracy is a major concern given the world’s increasing religious pluralism, and many colleges and universities are ... More


The United States: From Melting Pot to Islamophobia

Hilal Elver

in The Headscarf Controversy: Secularism and Freedom of Religion

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199769292
eISBN:
9780199933136
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199769292.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

In the United States, the headscarf debate has received less public attention than in Europe and Turkey. Although the majority is Protestant, many religious practices are freely exercised and enjoy ... More


Confronting Misoislamia: Teaching Religion and Violence in Courses on Islam

Amir Hussain

in Teaching Religion and Violence

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780195372427
eISBN:
9780199949618
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195372427.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter examines the issues of violence in the study of Islam and is structured on the Introduction to Islam course that is taught at most universities that have courses in religious studies or ... More


Islam

Corinna Nicolaou

in A None's Story: "Searching for Meaning Inside Christianity, Judaism, Buddhism, and Islam"

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780231173940
eISBN:
9780231541251
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231173940.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

The author visits her childhood hometown of Dallas, stays with her grandmother at a "retirement community" and sets out to worship in a handful of the city's burgeoning number of Mosques. She ... More


“True Faith and Allegiance”—Religion and the FBI

Sylvester A. Johnson and Steven Weitzman

in FBI and Religion: Faith and National Security before and after 9/11

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780520287273
eISBN:
9780520962422
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520287273.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter explains on how the FBI’s relationship with various American religious groups complicates the typical category of religion-and-state issues. It begins with the post-9/11 era then relates ... More


The FBI and American Muslims after September 11

Michael Barkun

in FBI and Religion: Faith and National Security before and after 9/11

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780520287273
eISBN:
9780520962422
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520287273.003.0014
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter explores the situation that has developed since September 11. The author demonstrates that these changes broadened the scope of unsupervised investigations and, in particular, to ... More


Flushing Since September 11, 2001

R. Scott Hanson

in City of Gods: Religious Freedom, Immigration, and Pluralism in Flushing, Queens

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780823271597
eISBN:
9780823271894
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823271597.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

The last chapter discusses the period since September 11, 2001, the reverberations of that day in a community with the largest Afghan population in the city, the work of interfaith groups, local ... More


Religion, the Enlightenment, and the New Global Order

John M. Owen and J. Judd Owen

in Religion, the Enlightenment, and the New Global Order

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231150071
eISBN:
9780231526623
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231150071.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This introductory chapter presents an outline of the relationship of Enlightenment to religion in the post-9/11 world order, also known as the New Global Order. The prominence of radical Islam and ... More


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