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Religion and AIDS in Africa

Jenny Trinitapoli and Alexander Weinreb

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780195335941
eISBN:
9780199979080
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195335941.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This book provides an empirical account of how religion affects the interpretation, prevention, and mitigation of AIDS in the world's most religious continent. Drawing upon their extensive fieldwork ... More


The Fire Wanes and Is Rekindled: The Burning Bush Movement, 1913–1931

William Kostlevy

in Holy Jumpers: Evangelicals and Radicals in Progressive Era America

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195377842
eISBN:
9780199777204
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195377842.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Church History

In 1912, the MCA decided to stop production of the popular Gospel Art Calendar and establish a second community at Bullard, Texas. Never a financial success, the Bullard community would collapse in ... More


The Cristo Comes to Life: Lived Religion in Colonial Mexico City

Jennifer Scheper Hughes

in Biography of a Mexican Crucifix: Lived Religion and Local Faith from the Conquest to the Present

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195367065
eISBN:
9780199867370
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195367065.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Church History

In 1583 the Augustinian order moved the Cristo Aparecido to Mexico City where the image quickly became part of the religious life of urban, baroque Mexico. The belief among the friars and indigenous ... More


Healing in Early Christianity

Amanda Porterfield

in Healing in the History of Christianity

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195157185
eISBN:
9780199850389
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195157185.003.0011
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

Christianity has provided innovative forms of health care as well as spiritual healing that has figured prominently in Christianity's popularity and expansion. Early Christians nursed the sick to ... More


Rain and the Cycle of Ritual

Walter E. A. van Beek

in The Dancing Dead: Ritual and Religion among the Kapsiki/Higi of North Cameroon and Northeastern Nigeria

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199858149
eISBN:
9780199949489
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199858149.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This last chapter on the rites of dwelling starts with the “initiation of a granary,” as a ritual response to ecological risks. Rain is number one in this dry part of Africa, and the text delves into ... More


Effects of AIDS on Religion

Jenny Trinitapoli and Alexander Weinreb

in Religion and AIDS in Africa

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780195335941
eISBN:
9780199979080
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195335941.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Chapters 1 through 9 focus on how religion in Africa shapes the popular understanding of the AIDS epidemic, modes of prevention, and mitigation of effects. This chapter flips the direction of the ... More


Introduction

Jenny Trinitapoli and Alexander Weinreb

in Religion and AIDS in Africa

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780195335941
eISBN:
9780199979080
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195335941.003.0000
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Beginning with first-hand observations of responses to the epidemic in Kenya and Malawi, this chapter introduces the central argument of this book: AIDS in sub-Saharan Africa cannot be understood ... More


Disease

Robert A. Scott

in Miracle Cures: Saints, Pilgrimage, and the Healing Powers of Belief

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520262751
eISBN:
9780520946200
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520262751.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

This chapter examines in greater detail the common forms that illness took during the Middle Ages. It draws on two kinds of sources: studies that describe diseases common in this period, and reports ... More


Contemporary Warfare and American Efforts at Restraint

James Turner Johnson

in From Jeremiad to Jihad: "Religion, Violence, and America"

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780520271654
eISBN:
9780520951532
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520271654.003.0014
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter presents a New York Times story explaining the “rape epidemic”—the systematic and widespread use of rape and sexual abuse as a preferred means of carrying on an armed conflict—of the war ... More


Matricial Gods: Matarajin

Bernard Faure

in Protectors and Predators: Gods of Medieval Japan, Volume 2

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824839314
eISBN:
9780824870508
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824839314.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

This discussion of the god Matarajin combines both a diachronic or genealogical approach with a synchronic one. Through the former, I follow the trajectory leading from the Indian god Mahākāla, ... More


HIV/AIDS

Safiya George Dalmida and Sandra Thurman

in Religion as a Social Determinant of Public Health

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780199362202
eISBN:
9780199389872
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199362202.003.0024
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter provides some historical background on the HIV/AIDS crisis and on religious groups’ divergent responses to it. As the nature of the disease has shifted, from one causing rapid death to ... More


Influenza Pandemic

Mimi Kiser and Scott Santibañez

in Religion as a Social Determinant of Public Health

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780199362202
eISBN:
9780199389872
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199362202.003.0025
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter describes a collaborative program between the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Emory University Interfaith Health Program to promote seasonal influenza ... More


Divine Providence: Sermons in Colonial Society

Timothy Matovina

in Theologies of Guadalupe: From the Era of Conquest to Pope Francis

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
December 2018
ISBN:
9780190902759
eISBN:
9780190902780
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190902759.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Theology

More than one hundred sermons on Our Lady of Guadalupe were published in New Spain during the colonial era. Bartolomé Felipe de Ita y Parra was the most prolific of the published Guadalupan ... More


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