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The Plausibility of Creationism: A Sociological Comment

Mathew Guest

in Reading Genesis after Darwin

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195383355
eISBN:
9780199870561
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195383355.003.0013
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies, History of Christianity

This chapter considers the significance of creationist belief in the contemporary Western world. The history of creationism is traced from the roots of fundamentalist Protestantism, and twentieth- ... More


 Modernity, Religion, and Moral Worldviews

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/9780195300116.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Peter Berger has argued that modernity marginalizes religion to the private sphere, thus creating a secularization of culture. Later he reneged, suggesting that religion can survive without a “sacred ... More


Introduction

Peter Slade

in Open Friendship in a Closed Society: Mission Mississippi and a Theology of Friendship

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195372625
eISBN:
9780199871728
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195372625.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter introduces the reader to the key themes of the book and outlines the content and argument of the succeeding chapters. The claim of Mission Mississippi to be changing Mississippi one ... More


The Circumstantial Convert as Moral Actor

David Yamane

in Becoming Catholic: Finding Rome in the American Religious Landscape

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780199964987
eISBN:
9780199363452
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199964987.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Of the innumerable religious options available in America today, why do some people choose Roman Catholicism? This chapter focuses on what motivates people to seek to become Catholic and enter the ... More


Diane Gall: Finding a Home in Catholicism

David Yamane

in Becoming Catholic: Finding Rome in the American Religious Landscape

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780199964987
eISBN:
9780199363452
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199964987.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This prelude tells the story of Diane Gall, a convert to Roman Catholicism. It foreshadows the themes that are developed in Chapter 2 such as moral action, rational choice, and recruitment mechanisms.


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