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Conclusion

Susan E. Schreiner

in Are You Alone Wise?: The Search for Certainty in the Early Modern Era

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780195313420
eISBN:
9780199897292
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195313420.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society, Theology

This concluding chapter addresses those voices that questioned the value and access to the various 16th-century claims to certainty. The focus is on only those protests that argued for the ... More


 Power Plants: Psychedelic Culture Meets Tribal Spirituality

Andrei A. Znamenski

in The Beauty of the Primitive: Shamanism and Western Imagination

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195172317
eISBN:
9780199785759
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195172317.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter looks at the relationship between shamanism and psychedelic culture, focusing on the experience of investment banker R. Gordon Wasson and his Russian-born wife, Valentina, with ... More


The Emergence of a Fundamentalist Right

Daniel K. Williams

in God's Own Party: The Making of the Christian Right

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780195340846
eISBN:
9780199867141
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195340846.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

While most evangelicals supported Eisenhower’s centrist conservatism and moderate position on civil rights, self-identified fundamentalists, including Bob Jones, Jr., Billy James Hargis, Carl ... More


Epilogue: The South African Experience

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:
10.1093/0195128419.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

The epilogue discusses the experience of South Africa and its Truth and Reconciliation Commission (T.R.C.) in attempting to avoid revenge and violence in the transition from white minority to black ... More


“A Time When the Bare Souls of Men Are Revealed”: Southern Presbyterians Respond

Stephen R. Haynes

in The Last Segregated Hour: The Memphis Kneel-Ins and the Campaign for Southern Church Desegregation

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780195395051
eISBN:
9780199979288
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195395051.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter explores Southern Presbyterian reactions to the Memphis kneel-ins in 1964 and 1965—including those of overseas missionaries—which were driven in part by concerns that the 1965 General ... More


Monique R. Balbuena, Homeless Tongues: Poetry and Languages of the Sephardic Diaspora. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2016. xi + 239 pp.

Richard I. Cohen (ed.)

in Place in Modern Jewish Culture and Society

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
August 2018
ISBN:
9780190912628
eISBN:
9780190912659
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190912628.003.0020
Subject:
Religion, Judaism, Religion and Society

This chapter reviews the book Homeless Tongues: Poetry and Languages of the Sephardic Diaspora (2016), by Monique R. Balbuena. Homeless Tongues is the first in-depth analysis of contemporary ... More


Liora R. Halperin, Babel in Zion: Jews, Nationalism, and Language Diversity in Palestine, 1920–1948. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2015. 313 pp.

Richard I. Cohen (ed.)

in Place in Modern Jewish Culture and Society

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
August 2018
ISBN:
9780190912628
eISBN:
9780190912659
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190912628.003.0057
Subject:
Religion, Judaism, Religion and Society

This chapter reviews the book Babel in Zion: Jews, Nationalism, and Language Diversity in Palestine, 1920–1948 (2015), by Liora R. Halperin. In Babel in Zion, Halperin explores the multilingual scene ... More


Standing on the Premises: Theology and Religion in the Bush Administration's Anti-trafficking Project

Yvonne C. Zimmerman

in Other Dreams of Freedom: Religion, Sex, and Human Trafficking

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199942190
eISBN:
9780199980765
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199942190.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter explores how the TVPA was enacted by the George W. Bush presidential administrations from 2001 to 2008, connecting how the president and officials like John R. Miller used the religious ... More


Mormons and the Bible in the Late Twentieth Century

Philip L. Barlow

in Mormons and the Bible: The Place of the Latter-day Saints in American Religion

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199739035
eISBN:
9780199345021
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199739035.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter examines how the Bible is used and interpreted in contemporary Mormon ranks. Two Weberian “ideal types” are found in the approaches of the late apostle Bruce R. McConkie and the ... More


Narratives of Significance: Reflections on the Engagement of Anthropology and Christian Theology

Alister E. McGrath

in Theologically Engaged Anthropology

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
October 2018
ISBN:
9780198797852
eISBN:
9780191839177
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198797852.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter explains that narratives are important both to anthropology and theology. It initially considers the general role that narratives play in an anthropological account of the construction ... More


Between Cape Town and Memphis: Religious Health Assets

Susan R. Holman

in Beholden: Religion, Global Health, and Human Rights

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199827763
eISBN:
9780199345359
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199827763.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Chapter 5 tells the story of the African Religious Health Assets Programme (ARHAP), a multi-country research consortium that began in Southern Africa and has improved health-care outcomes even in ... More


Explaining Religious Vitality

Fenggang Yang

in Religion in China: Survival and Revival under Communist Rule

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199735655
eISBN:
9780199918591
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199735655.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Chapter One reviews the literature of the sociology of religion, discusses the shift from the secularization paradigm to the new paradigm of religious vitality, and proposes a political economic ... More


Ananda Marga, PROUT, and the Use of Force

Helen Crovetto

in Violence and New Religious Movements

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199735631
eISBN:
9780199894512
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199735631.003.0012
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Ananda Marga is an international movement that claims more than a million adherents in more than one hundred countries. PROUT is its socioeconomic theory and the name of its political branch, whose ... More


Is the Bible Racist?

Adam Laats

in Fundamentalist U: Keeping the Faith in American Higher Education

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780190665623
eISBN:
9780190665654
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190665623.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society, Religious Studies

The civil rights movement helped all Americans reevaluate their ideas about racial equality and justice. On the campuses of evangelical and fundamentalist schools, that debate was fueled by a ... More


Burning Babylon: The Attack Against Mount Benedict and the Birth of the Convent Narrative

Cassandra L. Yacovazzi

in Escaped Nuns: True Womanhood and the Campaign Against Convents in Antebellum America

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780190881009
eISBN:
9780190881030
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190881009.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Literature, Religion and Society

The burning of Mount Benedict in Charlestown, Massachusetts, was one of the worst acts of nativist violence in American history. On August 11, 1834, a group of men attacked the convent as nuns and ... More


The Antipodes of the Mind

Christopher Partridge

in High Culture: Drugs, Mysticism, and the Pursuit of Transcendence in the Modern World

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780190459116
eISBN:
9780190459147
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190459116.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

In 1956, in a letter to Aldous Huxley, the British psychiatrist Humphry Osmond coined the term “psychedelic.” This chapter provides an analysis of the events that led up to Huxley’s psychedelic ... More


Introduction

Darren E. Grem

in The Blessings of Business: Corporate America and the Rise of Conservative Evangelicalism

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
June 2016
ISBN:
9780199927975
eISBN:
9780190467012
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199927975.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This book tells the stories of the businessmen and businesses behind modern conservative Christianity. The introduction details the book’s main argument, namely that the union between conservative ... More


Corporate Crusades: Markets, Missions, and R. G. LeTourneau’s Cold War

Darren E. Grem

in The Blessings of Business: Corporate America and the Rise of Conservative Evangelicalism

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
June 2016
ISBN:
9780199927975
eISBN:
9780190467012
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199927975.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter provides an international framework for understanding the shape of mid-century conservative evangelicalism. It shows how businessmen like R. G. LeTourneau used state monies to build ... More


The Evangelical Countercult Movement and Mormon Conservatism

Matthew Bowman

in Out of Obscurity: Mormonism since 1945

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780199358212
eISBN:
9780199358250
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199358212.003.0013
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Since the 1960s, Mormons have staked out socially conservative positions on issues such as abortion and same-sex marriage that has brought them into political alignment with other religious ... More


Christian Reconstructionist Theology

Julie J. Ingersoll

in Building God’s Kingdom: Inside the World of Christian Reconstruction

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780199913787
eISBN:
9780199390298
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199913787.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter outlines the theology of the Christian Reconstructionists, highlighting Calvinism, postmillennialism, presuppositionalism, and theonomy taking these technical theological systems and ... More


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