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 Historicizing Race: Albert J. Raboteau, Religious History, and the Ambiguities of Blackness

J. Kameron Carter

in Race: A Theological Account

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780195152791
eISBN:
9780199870578
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195152791.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Theology

Here this chapter engages the work of Albert Raboteau, the elder statesman of contemporary African American religious history, particularly his early work, Slave Religion (1978). The ambiguity of ... More


Tribal Talk:: African Ancestral Spirituality as a Resource for Wholeness

Will “Esuyemi” Coleman

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.003.0011
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

This chapter discusses the text, Tribal Talk. Topics covered include Black theology, the use of broken English in the narrative, hermeneutics, African-derived religions in the Americas, and ... More


Conclusion: The Great Awakening of the Late Twentieth Century

Amanda Porterfield

in The Transformation of American Religion: The Story of a Late-Twentieth-Century Awakening

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195131376
eISBN:
9780199834570
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195131371.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

The changes that took place in American religious life during the late twentieth century were, in some important respects, unprecedented. As the U.S. became hospitable to virtually all the religions ... More


Crusading for an American Protestant Commonwealth (1800–60)

Robert T. Handy

in A History of the Churches in the United States and Canada

Published in print:
1976
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198269106
eISBN:
9780191683572
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198269106.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Church History

In the years from 1800 to 1860, the population of North America increased from about 5 million to more than 31 million. The natural increase was supplemented by immigration, chiefly from the British ... More


Religious Conservatism and Fundamentalism

Margaret Bendroth

in The Columbia Guide to Religion in American History

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231140201
eISBN:
9780231530781
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231140201.003.0017
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter explores the relationship between religious conservatism and fundamentalism in America. Fundamentalism is one of the most important and one of the most difficult topics in American ... More


In Heaven as It Is on Earth: Joseph Smith and the Early Mormon Conquest of Death

Samuel Morris Brown

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199793570
eISBN:
9780199932511
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199793570.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Church History

This book of cultural history reinterprets earliest Mormonism by viewing it through the lens of founder Joseph Smith Jr.'s complex, intimate, and conflicted relationship with death and dying. When ... More


Epilogue

Michael J. Altman

in Heathen, Hindoo, Hindu: American Representations of India, 1721-1893

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
August 2017
ISBN:
9780190654924
eISBN:
9780190654955
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190654924.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

The epilogue examines what the genealogy of “heathen,” “Hindoo,” and “Hindu” means for the study of American religious history and religious studies. It argues that the various projects of ... More


Conclusion

Brett Hendrickson

in The Healing Power of the Santuario de Chimayó: America's Miraculous Church

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781479815500
eISBN:
9781479870547
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479815500.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

The book concludes by revisiting the metaphor of religious ownership and how it has been brought to bear on the history of the Santuario; the chapter also provides suggestions as to how this metaphor ... More


American Indian Pentecostals in the Twenty-First Century

Angie Maxwell

in Choosing the Jesus Way: American Indian Pentecostals and the Fight for the Indigenous Principle

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9781469612928
eISBN:
9781469614465
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469612928.003.0007
Subject:
Society and Culture, Native American Studies

This chapter summarizes the preceding discussions. It reflects on how understanding a particular theology as a practice can inform American religious history and change how scholars of Native history ... More


Immigrants to the Pure Land: The Modernization, Acculturation, and Globalization of Shin Buddhism, 1898-1941

Michihiro Ama

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824834388
eISBN:
9780824871727
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824834388.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

Religious acculturation is typically seen as a one-way process: The dominant religious culture imposes certain behavioral patterns, ethical standards, social values, and organizational and legal ... More


Introduction: History, White Religion, and the Civil Rights Movement

Carolyn Renée Dupont

in Mississippi Praying: Southern White Evangelicals and the Civil Rights Movement, 1945-1975

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814708415
eISBN:
9780814723876
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814708415.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This introductory chapter depicts a foreign landscape where its inhabitants understood the Christian faith and its implications quite differently from the meanings given by contemporary believers. It ... More


Inventing American Religion: Polls, Surveys, and the Tenuous Quest for a Nation's Faith

Robert Wuthnow

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780190258900
eISBN:
9780190258931
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190258900.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

A billion dollar a year polling industry purports to tell us not only which political candidates will win, but also how we are practicing our faith. How many Americans went to church last week? Have ... More


Conclusion. Elusive Unity: City Churches in a Romantic Age, after 1840

Kyle T. Bulthuis

in Four Steeples over the City Streets: Religion and Society in New York's Early Republic Congregations

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9781479814275
eISBN:
9781479894178
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479814275.003.0010
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This concluding chapter extends the narrative to the Civil War. In the 1840s and 1850s, a number of larger developments in American religious and intellectual history suggested that a new unity could ... More


Introduction

David R. Swartz

in Facing West: American Evangelicals in an Age of World Christianity

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780190250805
eISBN:
9780190250836
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190250805.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

American evangelicals facing West from abroad have reshaped important elements of their religious tradition. Migration and demographic realignments intensified the impact on issues as varied as ... More


Putting the “Religions” in the World’s Parliament of Religions

Michael J. Altman

in Heathen, Hindoo, Hindu: American Representations of India, 1721-1893

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
August 2017
ISBN:
9780190654924
eISBN:
9780190654955
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190654924.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

This chapter narrates the various representations of religion in India that occurred at the 1893 World’s Parliament of Religions. Protestant speakers deployed many of the same representations found ... More


Billy Graham: American Pilgrim

Andrew Finstuen, Grant Wacker, and Anne Blue Wills (eds)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
June 2017
ISBN:
9780190683528
eISBN:
9780190683559
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190683528.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

For more than six decades, Billy Graham played a prominent role in shaping Americans’ outlook on the critical religious, political, and cultural issues of the day. By drawing on new sources and by ... More


Congregations in a Time of Change

James K. Wellman, Katie E. Corcoran, and Kate J. Stockly

in High on God: How Megachurches Won the Heart of America

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780199827718
eISBN:
9780190053949
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199827718.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

We examine Fourth Presbyterian Church in Chicago as a rare example of a liberal Protestant megachurch that provides a case study of broader changes in American religion. We argue that there are four ... More


Jonathan Edwards and the Psalms: A Redemptive-Historical Vision of Scripture

David P. Barshinger

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2014
ISBN:
9780199396757
eISBN:
9780199396771
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199396757.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Theology

The field of Jonathan Edwards studies is only beginning to wrestle with his vast corpus of writings on the Bible. This book provides the first treatment of Edwards’ interpretation of a whole book of ... More


Facing West: American Evangelicals in an Age of World Christianity

David R. Swartz

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780190250805
eISBN:
9780190250836
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190250805.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

The dramatic growth of Christianity in the Global South over the last century has shifted the balance of power away from strongholds in Europe and the United States. While we typically imagine ... More


William James, the French Tradition, and the Incomplete Transposition of the Spiritual into the Aesthetic

Barbara Loerzer

in William James and the Transatlantic Conversation: Pragmatism, Pluralism, and Philosophy of Religion

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199687510
eISBN:
9780191767173
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199687510.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion, Religion and Literature

This chapter explores the relationship between the “spiritual” and “aesthetic” aspects of James’s thought by focusing on his engagement with the modern French tradition. The essay proceeds by first ... More


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