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Yihus: The Social Composition of Hasidic Leadership

Glenn Dynner

in Men of Silk: The Hasidic Conquest of Polish Jewish Society

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2007
ISBN:
9780195175226
eISBN:
9780199785148
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195175226.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

The familial ties between zaddikim and the elite helps define the social profile of Hasidic leadership and discover the root of dynastic tendencies outside of Central Poland. The chapter begins with ... More


Introduction

Lavinia Stan and Lucian Turcescu

in Church, State, and Democracy in Expanding Europe

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780195337105
eISBN:
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195337105.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This introductory chapter begins with a discussion of church-state relations in the countries in the original European Union (EU). It then sets out the purpose of the book, which is to investigate ... More


Hasidism in Central Poland, 1754–1830

Glenn Dynner

in Men of Silk: The Hasidic Conquest of Polish Jewish Society

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2007
ISBN:
9780195175226
eISBN:
9780199785148
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195175226.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter highlights the regional distinctiveness of Polish Hasidism and attempts to quantify its regional expansion. Polish Hasidism shared the broader theological and experiential features of ... More


Warsaw and the Patrons of Polish Hasidism

Glenn Dynner

in Men of Silk: The Hasidic Conquest of Polish Jewish Society

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2007
ISBN:
9780195175226
eISBN:
9780199785148
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195175226.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

The successful Hasidic ascendancy of the prior chapter is, in great part, attributable to Polish Hasidism's vast patronage network among the region's Jewish mercantile elite. The chapter commences ... More


Charlatans or “Lovers of Israel”?: Evaluating Hasidic Populism

Glenn Dynner

in Men of Silk: The Hasidic Conquest of Polish Jewish Society

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2007
ISBN:
9780195175226
eISBN:
9780199785148
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195175226.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter evaluates the movement's grassroots appeal through its miracle working enterprises, arguing that Polish zaddikim were neither charlatans, nor were they, technically speaking, “popular” ... More


Sermons, Stories, and Songs: Marketing Hasidism

Glenn Dynner

in Men of Silk: The Hasidic Conquest of Polish Jewish Society

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2007
ISBN:
9780195175226
eISBN:
9780199785148
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195175226.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

Hasidic marketing campaigns employed everything from printed sermons and tales to oral tales, songs, and dances. This chapter argues that that these methods were earmarked for specific social groups. ... More


Anatomy of a Hasidic Conquest

Glenn Dynner

in Men of Silk: The Hasidic Conquest of Polish Jewish Society

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2007
ISBN:
9780195175226
eISBN:
9780199785148
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195175226.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter concerns the mechanics of Polish Hasidism's political ascendancy by reconstructing conquests of local institutions at various levels. In the nine case studies, the stages of Hasidic ... More


Eastern Christianity and Human Security in Postwar Europe

Lucian N. Leustean

in Religion and Human Security: A Global Perspective

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199827732
eISBN:
9780199950553
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199827732.003.0013
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter reveals the complex and subtle relationship between Orthodox religion and communist regimes that sought either to destroy the church or to use it for their own purposes. The eventual ... More


From Solidarity to Freedom: The Mixed Fortunes of Churches in Postcommunist Eastern Europe

Jonathan Luxmoore

in The Future of Religious Freedom: Global Challenges

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199930890
eISBN:
9780199980581
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199930890.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter examines the issues and challenges still facing churches and religious associations in Eastern and Central Europe more than two decades after the overthrow of communist rule, and it ... More


Pius XII: Communism and the Cold War

John Pollard

in The Papacy in the Age of Totalitarianism, 1914-1958

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
December 2014
ISBN:
9780199208562
eISBN:
9780191785580
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199208562.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies, Church History

This chapter is primarily concerned with the evolution of Vatican policies in response to the systematic persecution of the Catholic Church in Eastern Europe, China, and parts of South-East Asia, ... More


Super-Reality

Bruce Zuckerman

in Job the Silent: A Study in Historical Counterpoint

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195058963
eISBN:
9780199853342
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195058963.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

The chapter reveals that the view of “Bontsye Shvayg” presented in the previous chapters is not the popular view of the story after all. A big factor in the popular misreading of Bontsye Shvayg is ... More


Church, State, and Democracy in Expanding Europe

Lavinia Stan and Lucian Turcescu

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780195337105
eISBN:
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195337105.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This book studies the relationship between religion and politics in ten former communist Eastern European countries. Challenging widespread theories of increasing secularization, this book argues ... More


The Influence of the Philokalia in the Orthodox World

Andrew Louth

in The Philokalia: A Classic Text of Orthodox Spirituality

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780195390261
eISBN:
9780199932931
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195390261.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Theology

This chapter traces the history of the influence of the Philokalia in Greece, Russia, Romania, Eastern Europe, the Middle East and the western world.


Introduction

Detlef Pollack and Gergely Rosta

in Religion and Modernity: An International Comparison

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
December 2017
ISBN:
9780198801665
eISBN:
9780191840302
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198801665.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

The introductory chapter to Part III, which focuses on religious change in Eastern Europe, discusses general trends of religiosity in the region. Changes to the religious landscape in the ... More


Conclusion

Detlef Pollack and Gergely Rosta

in Religion and Modernity: An International Comparison

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
December 2017
ISBN:
9780198801665
eISBN:
9780191840302
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198801665.003.0014
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

The most important conclusions of this summarizing chapter are the following: The religious landscape of Eastern Europe is more diverse than that of Western Europe. The cases of Poland and the GDR ... More


Describing Secularization

Steve Bruce

in Secularization: In Defence of an Unfashionable Theory

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199654123
eISBN:
9780191806605
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199654123.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Theology

This book explores the secularisation paradigm and how it explains the displacement of religion from the centre of human life. It looks at the causal relationships between the social power of ... More


Communism

Joshua M. Zeitz

in White Ethnic New York: Jews, Catholics, and the Shaping of Postwar Politics

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807830956
eISBN:
9781469602691
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807872802_zeitz.9
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

In 1949, the small town of Peekskill in New York drew national attention when a predominantly Catholic mob twice ambushed a benefit concert intended to raise money for members of the Communist Party ... More


The Jews of Pinsk, 1506 to 1880

Mordechai Nadav

Mark Mirsky and Moshe Rosman (eds)

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804741590
eISBN:
9780804783088
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804741590.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This is the first part of a major scholarly project about a small city in Eastern Europe where Jews were the majority of the population from the end of the eighteenth century. Pinsk boasted both ... More


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