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The Next Christendom: The Coming of Global Christianity

Philip Jenkins

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195146165
eISBN:
9780199834341
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195146166.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

We are living through one of the greatest transformations in the history of religion worldwide. Over the last century, Christianity has enjoyed explosive growth in the global South–in Africa, Asia, ... More


Worshipping to Stay the Same: Avoiding the Local to Maintain Solidarity

Mark T. Mulder

in Christians and the Color Line: Race and Religion after Divided by Faith

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199329502
eISBN:
9780199369362
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199329502.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Surveying the worship practices of churches, this chapter exposits a year-long study of congregational worship services, concluding that the racially isolated nature of American churches (both ... More


The Secret Gospel and the Origins of Christian Liturgy

Peter Jeffery

in The Secret Gospel of Mark Unveiled: Imagined Rituals of Sex, Death, and Madness in a Biblical Forgery

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300117608
eISBN:
9780300135084
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300117608.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

This chapter focuses on the Secret Gospel, which is shown to have three liturgical elements (nocturnal initiation after a preparation period, resurrection themes, and a linen cloth). The discussion, ... More


Hypnotic Hymns

Peter Jeffery

in The Secret Gospel of Mark Unveiled: Imagined Rituals of Sex, Death, and Madness in a Biblical Forgery

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300117608
eISBN:
9780300135084
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300117608.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

This chapter considers Smith's claim of receiving a new understanding of worship after listening to the different Byzantine hymns in Mar Saba. It shows that Smith believed Jesus' initiation rites ... More


Making the People a Partner to the Dispute

Carlos R. Galvão-Sobrinho

in Doctrine and Power: Theological Controversy and Christian Leadership in the Later Roman Empire

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780520257399
eISBN:
9780520954663
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520257399.003.0005
Subject:
History, History of Religion

This chapter focuses on the social dimensions of the theological controversy in Alexandria, following closely the efforts of rival churchmen to make ordinary Christians their partners in the dispute. ... More


The Moral Economies of Conversion

Ilana Gershon

in No Family Is an Island: Cultural Expertise among Samoans in Diaspora

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801450785
eISBN:
9780801464027
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801450785.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Migration Studies (including Refugee Studies)

When converting from one form of Christianity to another, Samoans describe some relationships they had to Christianity as cultural and other relationships as acultural. Conversion can encourage ... More


Inclusive Language and the Trinity

David C. Steinmetz

in Taking the Long View: Christian Theology in Historical Perspective

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199768936
eISBN:
9780190258276
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199768936.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter takes a look at the doctrine of the Trinity in historical perspective. It presents some guidelines by which to test inclusive language reformulations of the doctrine of the Trinity. It ... More


Precision, Devotion, and Controversy in Alexandria

Carlos R. Galvão-Sobrinho

in Doctrine and Power: Theological Controversy and Christian Leadership in the Later Roman Empire

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780520257399
eISBN:
9780520954663
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520257399.003.0004
Subject:
History, History of Religion

This chapter demonstrates how, in the early Arian controversy in Alexandria, there was a subtle but fundamental change in the nature of church leaders' response to theological disagreement. ... More


More Exceedingly Zealous

Timothy Larsen

in John Stuart Mill: A Secular Life

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
July 2018
ISBN:
9780198753155
eISBN:
9780191814815
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198753155.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter tells the story of Mill as a young, polemical Benthamite and Utilitarian filled with zeal to reform the world. It follows him as he made friends (especially George John Graham and John ... More


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