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 Bringing Race to the Center: Extrareligious Activities

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/9780195314243.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter investigates interracial churches' participation in extra‐religious activities, paying particular attention to the ways in which they address issues of race and racial inequality. ... More


Practicing Civility in Two Canadian Congregations

Lydia Bean

in The Politics of Evangelical Identity: Local Churches and Partisan Divides in the United States and Canada

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691161303
eISBN:
9781400852611
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691161303.003.0009
Subject:
Sociology, Sociology of Religion

This chapter contrasts the role of opinion leaders in the two Canadian churches. As in both American churches, Canadian lay leaders were expected to model orthodox positions on theology and moral ... More


Regulating Religion: The Courts and the Free Exercise Clause

Catharine Cookson

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195129441
eISBN:
9780199834105
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019512944X.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Religious free exercise conflicts occur when religiously compelled behavior (whether action or inaction) appears to violate a law that contraindicates or even criminalizes such behavior. Fearful of ... More


“Misunderestimating” Religion in the 2004 Presidential Campaign

C. Danielle Vinson and James L. Guth

in Blind Spot: When Journalists Don't Get Religion

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195374360
eISBN:
9780199871902
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195374360.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter analyzes coverage of the religious dimensions of the 2004 U.S. presidential election and concludes that journalists consistently misunderstood the meaning and dynamics of many of the ... More


United by Faith: The Multiracial Congregation as an Answer to the Problem of Race

Curtiss Paul DeYoung, Michael O. Emerson, George Yancey, and Karen Chai Kim

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195152159
eISBN:
9780199849659
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195152159.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

In the last four decades, desegregation has revolutionized almost every aspect of life in the United States: schools, businesses, government offices, even entertainment. But there is one area that ... More


Affiliating

Linford D. Fisher

in The Indian Great Awakening: Religion and the Shaping of Native Cultures in Early America

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199740048
eISBN:
9780199949892
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199740048.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

What did Native participation in Anglo churches during the Awakening actually look like? Drawing on an analysis of the records of several Anglo-American churches, this chapter makes more concrete an ... More


Gathering around the Table of Fellowship: Lake Street Church

Paul D. Numrich

in The Faith Next Door: American Christians and Their New Religious Neighbors

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195386219
eISBN:
9780199866731
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195386219.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Lake Street Church, officially affiliated with the American Baptist Churches USA denomination, is “intentionally ambiguous” about its identity and draws only loose boundaries between Christians and ... More


The Minority Challenge

Larry A. Witham

in Who Shall Lead Them?: The Future of Ministry in America

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195315936
eISBN:
9780199851089
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195315936.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter examines the clergy of minority groups in the United States. It suggests that while the majority of churches are hardly multicultural, minority congregations may still be the most ... More


Let It Shine!: The Emergence of African American Catholic Worship

Mary E. McGann

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823229918
eISBN:
9780823236633
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823229918.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This book probes the distinctive contribution of Catholics to the life of the American church, and to the unfolding of lived Christianity in the United States. The book explores the ... More


A History of the Churches in the United States and Canada

Robert T. Handy

Published in print:
1976
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198269106
eISBN:
9780191683572
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198269106.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Church History

The religious histories of both the USA and Canada contain many dramatic themes, such as the Great Awakenings, the triumph of religious freedom, the clashes between Catholics and Protestants, the ... More


A Critique of the Court's Free Exercise Clause Jurisprudence in the U.S. Supreme Court Case of Employment Division v. Smith

Catharine Cookson

in Regulating Religion: The Courts and the Free Exercise Clause

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195129441
eISBN:
9780199834105
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019512944X.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

The 1990 case of Employment Division v. Smith was decided against the defendants, but when analyzed using casuistry it is found to be an easy case for upholding their free exercise right. The state ... More


Women Abolitionists and the Dissenting Tradition

Julie Roy Jeffrey

in Women, Dissent, and Anti-Slavery in Britain and America, 1790–1865

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199585489
eISBN:
9780191728969
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199585489.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

While this chapter acknowledges the influence of evangelical religion on female abolitionism, it argues that anti-slavery women also exploited traditions of dissent that stretched back to Puritanism ... More


The Bible and the Communion of Saints: A Churchly Plural Reading of Scripture

S. Steve Kang

in This Side of Heaven: Race, Ethnicity, and Christian Faith

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195310566
eISBN:
9780199851072
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195310566.003.0015
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter discusses how the whole people of God should faithfully engage Scripture in view of God's kingdom, particularly in light of the historic and global church. It begins with a discussion on ... More


The Emergence of African American Catholic Worship

Mary E. McGann and Eva Marie Lumas

in Let It Shine!: The Emergence of African American Catholic Worship

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823229918
eISBN:
9780823236633
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823229918.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter provides a historical overview of the emergence of Black Catholic worship, documenting and interpreting the historical forces that served as catalyst, the ... More


Fire

Christopher B. Strain

in Burning Faith: Church Arson in the American South

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813032399
eISBN:
9780813038919
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813032399.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter describes the spate of church arsons during the mid-1990s, focusing on the summer of 1996, when a large number of predominantly African-American churches burned, dominating headlines for ... More


Drawing Together: The Cooperative Impulse in Liberal Religious Thought

David Mislin

in Saving Faith: Making Religious Pluralism an American Value at the Dawn of the Secular Age

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801453946
eISBN:
9781501701436
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801453946.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter explores how the liberal Protestants sought to unite in an effort to restore their influence. While some of these cooperative endeavors led to the establishment of institutions that ... More


Fear

Christopher B. Strain

in Burning Faith: Church Arson in the American South

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813032399
eISBN:
9780813038919
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813032399.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter discusses the terror caused by these crimes and the history of such arsons in the American South. The fires recalled darker days in American history, harkening back to the days of Jim ... More


The Azusa Street Mission and Historic Black Churches: Two Worlds in Conflict in Los Angeles’ African American Community

Cecil M. Robeck

in Afro-Pentecostalism: Black Pentecostal and Charismatic Christianity in History and Culture

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814797303
eISBN:
9780814789070
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814797303.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter looks at the African American community that made Los Angeles its home in 1906 and the churches that served that community. Focusing on the Azusa Street Mission and the revival that it ... More


The Extent and Support of African American Churches' Collaboration with Government

in God and Government in the Ghetto: The Politics of Church-State Collaboration in Black America

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226642062
eISBN:
9780226642086
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226642086.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter, which examines the scope of African American churches' collaboration with the New York City government, analyzes why activist African American churches collaborate with government and ... More


The Demise and Legacy of the Pinkster Festival

Jeroen Dewulf

in The Pinkster King and the King of Kongo: The Forgotten History of America's Dutch-Owned Slaves

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781496808813
eISBN:
9781496808851
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496808813.003.0007
Subject:
History, African-American History

A final chapter, entitled “The Demise and Legacy of the Pinkster Festival,” analyzes the circumstances leading to the prohibition of Pinkster celebrations in Albany in 1811. It explains how the ... More


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