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Conclusion: The Elusive Dream

Korie L. Edwards

in The Elusive Dream: The Power of Race in Interracial Churches

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780195314243
eISBN:
9780199871810
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195314243.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

The concluding chapter ends the book with a discussion on the implications of the book's findings for developing racially integrated religious organizations that truly epitomize Dr. Martin Luther ... More


Neither Jew Nor Gentile: Exploring Issues of Racial Diversity on Protestant College Campuses

Yancey George Allan

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199735433
eISBN:
9780199866267
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199735433.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This book explores the racial climate on Protestant colleges and universities. It examines why these institutions succeed or fail to attract students of color and why students of color who attend ... More


The Dream Is Freedom: Pauli Murray and American Democratic Faith

Sarah Azaransky

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199744817
eISBN:
9780199897308
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199744817.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Pauli Murray (1910–85) was a poet, lawyer, activist, and priest, as well as a significant figure in the civil rights and women's movements. Throughout her careers and activism, Murray espoused faith ... More


New Religious Movements and Violence

Thomas Robbins and John R. Hall

in Teaching New Religious Movements

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195177299
eISBN:
9780199785537
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195177299.003.0012
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Research relevant to teaching about NRMs and violence suggests that internal and external factors, and their interaction contribute to the occasional involvement of religious movements in violent ... More


Social Building Blocks of New Religious Movements: Organization and Leadership

E. Burke Rochford Jr.

in Teaching New Religious Movements

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195177299
eISBN:
9780199785537
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195177299.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter considers a number of questions and issues central to leadership and organization within new religions. Four key issues are explored: the social and historical context in which new ... More


A Brief Overview: Narrator-based Reading

Grant Hardy

in Understanding the Book of Mormon: A Reader's Guide

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199731701
eISBN:
9780199777167
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199731701.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Literature, World Religions

This chapter presents ten relatively uncontroversial generalizations about the Book of Mormon's language, style, organization, and religious claims. It then discusses the often overlooked role of the ... More


 New Directions in Dialogue

Jane Idleman Smith

in Muslims, Christians, and the Challenge of Interfaith Dialogue

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780195307313
eISBN:
9780199867875
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195307313.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Islam

The attacks of 9/11 made a definitive change in the ways in which Muslims and Christians in America think about each other, enter into dialogue, and in general come to terms with how to live together ... More


Fundamentalism and the Paranoid Gestalt

David M. Terman

in The Fundamentalist Mindset: Psychological Perspectives on Religion, Violence, and History

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195379655
eISBN:
9780199777334
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195379655.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter describes a cognitive—affective pattern of individual and group psychological organization, called the paranoid gestalt, which is the essential structure of the fundamentalist mindset. ... More


Perilous Times

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/9780199730872.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter argues that peril has become manageable only to the extent that large-scale organizations are considered capable of managing it. Individuals may imagine that their chances of survival ... More


 Religious Ritual and Organizational Dynamics

James K. Wellman Jr.

in Evangelical vs. Liberal: The Clash of Christian Cultures in the Pacific Northwest

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780195300116
eISBN:
9780199868742
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195300116.003.0011
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Ritual activity and organizational dynamics are habits of practice embodying the ways groups and individuals function, pray, organize, and interact, including their participation on the Web. ... More


 Beauty Out of Zion?: Zions Above and Zions Below

Arieh Bruce Saposnik

in Becoming Hebrew: The Creation of a Jewish National Culture in Ottoman Palestine

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195331219
eISBN:
9780199868100
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195331219.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

The principal focus of this chapter is the creation in 1906 of the Bezalel art school and museum. In its organizational structure as in the content of its art, Bezalel reflected the growing ... More


Work and Play in the Secular City

Harvey Cox

in The Secular City: Secularization and Urbanization in Theological Perspective

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691158853
eISBN:
9781400848850
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691158853.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter discusses the three basic alterations on work that urbanization and secularization produce. First, they separate the place of work from the place of residence; second, they transform ... More


Toward a Theory of Social Change in Organized Religion

Richard A. Schoenherr

David Yamane (ed.)

in Goodbye Father: The Celibate Male Priesthood and the Future of the Catholic Church

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
April 2004
ISBN:
9780195082593
eISBN:
9780199834952
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195082591.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

The foundations of a theoretical model of social change in organized religion are laid down, drawing from classic and contemporary analyses of conflict and change in organizations, since in many ways ... More


The Transpersonal Paradigm

Richard A. Schoenherr

David Yamane (ed.)

in Goodbye Father: The Celibate Male Priesthood and the Future of the Catholic Church

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
April 2004
ISBN:
9780195082593
eISBN:
9780199834952
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195082591.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

The previous chapter discussed the Catholic Church as if it were like any other modern organization, but institutionalized religion is different from all other types of organization in important ... More


The Special Character of Organized Religion

Richard A. Schoenherr

David Yamane (ed.)

in Goodbye Father: The Celibate Male Priesthood and the Future of the Catholic Church

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
April 2004
ISBN:
9780195082593
eISBN:
9780199834952
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195082591.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

The chapter begins by trying to show that sacramentalism and sacerdotalism (the necessity for an ordained priesthood) are the primary and essential elements of the Catholic ministry because they ... More


Where Words Fail

Cynthia Grant Tucker

in No Silent Witness: The Eliot Parsonage Women and Their Unitarian World

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780195390209
eISBN:
9780199866670
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195390209.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

The complexities of Etta's role as a pastoral counselor are dramatized here by her interaction with Kate Stevens Bingham (1852‐1941), one of the Portland church's original members. Constrained by her ... More


New Rules of Engagement

Cynthia Grant Tucker

in No Silent Witness: The Eliot Parsonage Women and Their Unitarian World

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780195390209
eISBN:
9780199866670
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195390209.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Endowed with her mother's dominant nature and feminist perspective, Martha May Eliot sets her sights on becoming a “social doctor.” Before graduating from Radcliffe, she spends her sophomore year at ... More


All You That Labor: Religion and Ethics in the Living Wage Movement

C. Melissa Snarr

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814741122
eISBN:
9780814788592
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814741122.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

In the early 1990s, a grassroots coalition of churches in Baltimore, Maryland helped launch what would become a national movement. Joining forces with labor and low-wage worker organizations, they ... More


Faith, Politics, and Power: The Politics of Faith-Based Initiatives

Rebecca Sager

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195391763
eISBN:
9780199866304
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195391763.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

There is often more than meets the eye where politics and religion are concerned. Faith‐based initiatives are no exception. Using data from multiple sources, this book examines how and why states ... More


Minority Students on Protestant Campuses

George Yancey

in Neither Jew Nor Gentile: Exploring Issues of Racial Diversity on Protestant College Campuses

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199735433
eISBN:
9780199866267
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199735433.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter uses an Internet survey of Protestant schools to find out why students of color are more or less likely to attend certain Protestant educational institutions. Analysis of these data ... More


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