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Teaching Spirits: Understanding Native American Religious Traditions

Joseph Epes Brown

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195138757
eISBN:
9780199871759
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195138757.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

This book offers a thematic approach to looking at Native American religious traditions. Within the great multiplicity of Native American cultures, the book observes certain common themes that ... More


In Search of an American Catholicism: A History of Religion and Culture in Tension

Jay P. Dolan

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195069266
eISBN:
9780199834143
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195069269.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

Catholics have struggled to reconcile two sets of values, those as Americans and those as Catholics, for more than 200 years, and in this book, Jay Dolan explores how Catholics have met these ... More


Competing Visions

Jay P. Dolan

in In Search of an American Catholicism: A History of Religion and Culture in Tension

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195069266
eISBN:
9780199834143
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195069269.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

The five themes presented in Ch. 3 (American national identity, Americanization of Catholic doctrine, democracy, devotional Catholicism, and gender equality) are further examined here in the context ... More


An American Religion and a Roman Church, 1960–2001

Jay P. Dolan

in In Search of an American Catholicism: A History of Religion and Culture in Tension

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195069266
eISBN:
9780199834143
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195069269.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

The five themes presented in Ch. 3 (democracy, American national identity, gender equality, devotional Catholicism, and the Americanization of Catholic doctrine) are further examined here in the ... More


In Search of an American Catholicism

Jay P. Dolan

in In Search of an American Catholicism: A History of Religion and Culture in Tension

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195069266
eISBN:
9780199834143
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195069269.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

Examines the period from 1880–1920, when Catholicism's relationship with American culture intensified. There are five themes: (1) The study of the interaction between Catholicism and American culture ... More


John Calvin's American Legacy

Thomas Davis

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195390971
eISBN:
9780199777099
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195390971.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity, Church History

The point of this book is that, despite all the changes and challenges, and despite Calvinism’s ultimate failure to hold the American consciousness, and despite an especially fervent effort to ... More


Anti-Americanism in Retreat: Jack Lang, Cultural Imperialism, and the Anti-Anti-Americans

Richard F. Kuisel

in The French Way: How France Embraced and Rejected American Values and Power

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691151816
eISBN:
9781400839971
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691151816.003.0002
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter details the rise of anti-Americanism in France, in particular French socialist minister of culture Jack Lang's attack against American popular culture. Lang began by refusing to attend ... More


Rethinking the Core:: African and African American Religious Perspectives in the Seminary Curriculum

Edwin David Aponte

in Teaching African American Religions

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2006
ISBN:
9780195167979
eISBN:
9780199784981
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019516797X.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

This chapter explores some pedagogical challenges, responses to, and strategies for the inclusion of African and African American cultural perspectives into the required core curriculum courses at a ... More


Catholicism in an Age of Democracy

Jay P. Dolan

in In Search of an American Catholicism: A History of Religion and Culture in Tension

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195069266
eISBN:
9780199834143
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195069269.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

Examines American Catholicism in an age of democracy – the period from 1780–1820. The American Revolution ushered in a new age, and henceforth, democracy became a defining element of American ... More


Framework: A “Cultured” Look at American Catholicism

Jerome P. Baggett

in Sense of the Faithful: How American Catholics Live Their Faith

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195326956
eISBN:
9780199870301
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195326956.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter assesses the meaning of culture and its place in shaping people's sense of what is sacred to them. Religious culture is construed as available to individuals to an unprecedented degree; ... More


The Paradox of the Fin de Siècle: Anti-Americanism and Americanization

Richard F. Kuisel

in The French Way: How France Embraced and Rejected American Values and Power

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691151816
eISBN:
9781400839971
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691151816.003.0007
Subject:
History, European Modern History

As the twentieth century drew to a close, Americanization was transforming how the French ate, entertained themselves, conducted business, and even communicated. Yet the fin de siècle also witnessed ... More


Introduction

Jay P. Dolan

in In Search of an American Catholicism: A History of Religion and Culture in Tension

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195069266
eISBN:
9780199834143
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195069269.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

Explains the origin of the book as resulting from a desire to explore the historical relationship and interactions between the two very diverse traditions of Catholicism and Americanism, and more ... More


The Romanization of Catholicism

Jay P. Dolan

in In Search of an American Catholicism: A History of Religion and Culture in Tension

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195069266
eISBN:
9780199834143
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195069269.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

Focuses on the turning away from a Catholicism grounded in the American democratic tradition in the years 1820–1880. This was a key transition period in American Catholic history. What took place was ... More


Joseph Smith, American Culture, and the Origins of Mormonism

Klaus J. Hansen

in Joseph Smith, Jr.: Reappraisals After Two Centuries

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195369786
eISBN:
9780199871292
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195369786.003.003
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter argues why the Mormon prophet's contributions must be seen as the intersecting of American culture and Smith's own particular religious imagination. Comparing Smith to Samuel Johnson and ... More


Medieval American Literature: Antebellum Narratives and the “Map of the Infinite”

Paul Giles

in The Global Remapping of American Literature

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691136134
eISBN:
9781400836512
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691136134.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter examines how the notion of medieval American literature not only makes a paradoxical kind of sense but might be seen as integral to the construction of the subject more generally. It ... More


Relationship and Reciprocity: A Metaphysics of Nature

Joseph Epes Brown and Emily Cousins

in Teaching Spirits: Understanding Native American Religious Traditions

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195138757
eISBN:
9780199871759
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195138757.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

This chapter focuses on Native Americans' belief about nature. It shows that Native Americans do not dichotomize human and animal, natural and supernatural. Typical Western distinctions between ... More


Suburb, Network, Homeland: National Space and the Rhetoric of Broadcasting

Paul Giles

in The Global Remapping of American Literature

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691136134
eISBN:
9781400836512
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691136134.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter examines how the landscape of American broadcasting in the second half of the twentieth century evolved from a situation in which values of liberal independence acted as a front for the ... More


Sense of the Faithful: How American Catholics Live Their Faith

Jerome P. Baggett

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195326956
eISBN:
9780199870301
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195326956.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

The image of the “cafeteria Catholic”—one who blithely picks and chooses those doctrines that suit him—is a staple of American culture. But are American Catholics really so nonchalant about how they ... More


Crosscurrents of Crisis in 1970s America

Thomas Borstelmann

in The 1970s: A New Global History from Civil Rights to Economic Inequality

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691141565
eISBN:
9781400839704
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691141565.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter examines American anxieties about the longstanding foundations of American society and thought. By the 1970s, American society would be buffeted by powerful crosscurrents which reshaped ... More


Thrift and Thriving in America: Capitalism and Moral Order from the Puritans to the Present

Joshua Yates and James Davison Hunter (eds)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199769063
eISBN:
9780199896851
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199769063.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Economic Sociology

This book is about the seminal importance of thrift to American culture and history. Underpinning the diversity of disciplinary perspectives presented in this volume are two overarching claims. ... More


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