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Divine Callings: Understanding the Call to Ministry in Black Pentecostalism

Richard N. Pitt

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814768235
eISBN:
9780814768259
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814768235.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

One of the unique aspects of the religious profession is the high percentage of those who claim to be “called by God” to do their work. This call is particularly important within African American ... More


Laymen in Priestly Robes

Michelle Armstrong-Partida

in Defiant Priests

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781501707735
eISBN:
9781501707827
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501707735.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter addresses the extent to which parish clergy were embedded in their local community and considers how familial, social, and economic factors firmly bound clerics to a life that very much ... More


Nine to Five: Spiritual Presence at Work

Nancy Tatom Ammerman

in Sacred Stories, Spiritual Tribes: Finding Religion in Everyday Life

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199896448
eISBN:
9780199367702
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199896448.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

From the big decisions about finding and leaving jobs to the daily routines and frustrations, stories about work are less often interpreted as sacred stories. Some jobs, such as the arts and service ... More


Doing Well by Doing Good: The Application of Ignatian Principles to Legal Education

David C. Koelsch

in Transforming Ourselves, Transforming the World: Justice in Jesuit Higher Education

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780823254309
eISBN:
9780823260874
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823254309.003.0012
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

In this chapter, justice is not affiliated with any specific campaign for rights; it is a much broader concept than legal ethics or even morality. This idea of justice, rather, is less concerned with ... More


Legitimating New Understandings of Ministry and the Clergy

Richard N. Pitt

in Divine Callings: Understanding the Call to Ministry in Black Pentecostalism

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814768235
eISBN:
9780814768259
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814768235.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This concluding chapter considers the ongoing expansion of the boundaries of the cleric's vocational identity, which has made the attributes that might mark the clergy as a profession more ambiguous. ... More


Belonging—Aggregate Measures

Clive D. Field

in Secularization in the Long 1960s: Numerating Religion in Britain

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780198799474
eISBN:
9780191839740
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198799474.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Various aggregate measures of religious belonging are presented, relative to population. The data derive from opinion polls, church sources, and estimates by Peter Brierley. They reveal the extent of ... More


Secularization and the Clerical Profession

Bryan R. Wilson

in Religion in Secular Society: Fifty Years On

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2016
ISBN:
9780198788379
eISBN:
9780191830297
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198788379.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies, Religion and Society

This brief chapter documents the effects of secularization on the clerical profession. The clergy have lost social status to more specialized professions skilled in modern arts and sciences. ... More


Of Doing and Being: Broadening Our Understanding of Vocation

Jerome M. Organ

in Vocation across the Academy: A New Vocabulary for Higher Education

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780190607104
eISBN:
9780190607135
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190607104.003.0011
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Vocational reflection raises questions about the kinds of lives we will lead, but too often it is reduced to an account of what we will do (and especially what we will do as paid employment). This ... More


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