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Making Saints in Modern China

David Ownby, Vincent Goossaert, and Ji Zhe (eds)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
December 2016
ISBN:
9780190494568
eISBN:
9780190494582
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190494568.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

Making Saints in Modern China offers a new perspective on the history of religion in modern and contemporary China by focusing on the profiles of religious leaders from the early twentieth century ... More


The Secular Revolution: Power, Interests, and Conflict in the Secularization of American Public Life

Christian Smith (ed.)

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520230002
eISBN:
9780520936706
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520230002.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

Sociologists, historians, and other social observers have long considered the secularization of American public life over the past hundred and thirty years to be an inevitable and natural outcome of ... More


The Enacting Heaven Temple: Hybrid Modernity

Richard Madsen

in Democracy's Dharma: Religious Renaissance and Political Development in Taiwan

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520252271
eISBN:
9780520941038
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520252271.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

This chapter discusses the Enacting Heaven Temple, or the Hsing Tien Kung, which is known as a good place for shoujing, describes the ritual of shoujing, and identifies the signs of modernization and ... More


The Social and Political Resilience of God

Paul Froese

in The Plot to Kill God: Findings from the Soviet Experiment in Secularization

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520255289
eISBN:
9780520942738
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520255289.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

By requiring an abandonment of religiosity and spirituality, the Secularization Experiment attempted nothing less than reshaping the private realm of a whole nation. The failure of Marxist-Leninists ... More


Accidental Pilgrims: Modernity, Migration, and Christian Conversion among Contemporary Taiwanese Americans

Carolyn Chen

in Encountering Modernity: Christianity in East Asia and Asian America

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824839475
eISBN:
9780824869731
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824839475.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

This chapter examines the development of Christianity among contemporary Taiwanese Americans and relates it to both the large-scale twentieth-century political, economic, and social transformations ... More


Preaching Modern Japan: National Imaginaries and Protestant Sermons in Meiji and Taishō Tokyo

Garrett L. Washington

in Encountering Modernity: Christianity in East Asia and Asian America

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824839475
eISBN:
9780824869731
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824839475.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

This chapter examines the process of nation-building in Japan during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries and how Protestant churches and their pastors came to embody visions of the ... More


Some Comparisons and Preliminary Conclusions

in Friends of the Unrighteous Mammon: Northern Christians and Market Capitalism, 1815-1860

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226137063
eISBN:
9780226137087
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226137087.003.0012
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

Throughout its history, the Christian religion has been the starting point for remarkably diverse—even contradictory—political, social, and economic ideologies. Conservatives, for example, can often ... More


Religion: The Dynamics of Cultural Adaptations

Lesley Newson and Peter Richerson

in Evolution, Religion, and Cognitive Science: Critical and Constructive Essays

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199688081
eISBN:
9780191767722
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199688081.003.0011
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies, Religion and Society

This chapter offers a non-mathematical summary of the cultural evolutionary approach to explaining cultural change and the evolution of human behaviour. It reviews the evidence that the size and ... More


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