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Introduction

Michael R. Watts

in The Dissenters

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198229681
eISBN:
9780191678905
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198229681.003.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

Evangelical Christianity was not just the preoccupation of ministers of religion and itinerant evangelists, it was not the motivating force merely of public figures such as William Wilberforce and ... More


Crossing the Color Line: A Brief Historical Survey of Race Relations in American Evangelical Christianity

Joseph L. Thomas and Douglas A. Sweeney

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/9780195310566.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter offers an introductory and reflective history of American Evangelical Christianity as it wrestled with the issues of race and ethnicity. In particular, it examines the history of ... More


Caribbean Religious History: An Introduction

Ennis B. Edmonds and Michelle A. Gonzalez

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814722343
eISBN:
9780814722848
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814722343.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

The colonial history of the Caribbean created a context in which many religions, from indigenous to African-based to Christian, intermingled with one another, creating a rich diversity of religious ... More


The Setting: Migration, Social Trust, and Religion

Nicolette D. Manglos-Weber

in Joining the Choir: Religious Membership and Social Trust Among Transnational Ghanaians

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
March 2018
ISBN:
9780190841041
eISBN:
9780190841072
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190841041.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter presents the historical and conceptual background to the book’s argument. It starts with a history of Ghana, followed by an analysis of the trends that have led to high levels of ... More


Mainline and Sideline: Post-Independence Mainline Protestantism and Pentecostalism

Ennis B. Edmonds and Michelle A. Gonzalez

in Caribbean Religious History: An Introduction

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814722343
eISBN:
9780814722848
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814722343.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

This chapter focuses on the role of the churches in the post-emancipation era and the emergence of the distinction between “mainline” churches (European-derived, with high status) and “clap-hand” ... More


The Draw of Religion: Accessibility, Portability, and Promise

Nicolette D. Manglos-Weber

in Joining the Choir: Religious Membership and Social Trust Among Transnational Ghanaians

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
March 2018
ISBN:
9780190841041
eISBN:
9780190841072
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190841041.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Since the 1960s, a certain variety of Charismatic Evangelical Christianity has rapidly been assuming the religious mainstream in Ghana, as in other countries of West Africa and, indeed, around the ... More


Billy Graham’s Neo-evangelical Triumph and the Limits of the Liberal Consensus

Uta A. Balbier

in The Liberal Consensus Reconsidered: American Politics and Society in the Postwar Era

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780813054261
eISBN:
9780813053233
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813054261.003.0013
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter demonstrates how Billy Graham and like-minded clerics did much to move conservative evangelicalism into the political and religious mainstream through their appropriation of core ... More


Mormon Envy

Stephen H. Webb

in Mormon Christianity: What Other Christians Can Learn From the Latter-day Saints

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199316816
eISBN:
9780199369249
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199316816.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Theology

Using the criteria of what the author calls the ethics of exclusivity, the exhortation of the emotions, and the ethos of elasticity, the author places Mormonism on the contemporary religious map.


Joining the Choir: Religious Membership and Social Trust Among Transnational Ghanaians

Nicolette D. Manglos-Weber

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
March 2018
ISBN:
9780190841041
eISBN:
9780190841072
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190841041.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Immigration and race are contentious issues in North America. As a result, black immigrants from Ghana and other countries of West Africa face significant challenges, even as their experiences and ... More


Liminal Redemption

Anthony W. Fontes

in Mortal Doubt: Transnational Gangs and Social Order in Guatemala City

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780520297081
eISBN:
9780520969599
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520297081.003.0013
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

When a marero seeks to be something other than a marero, what scripts can possibly make this transformation legible—to himself, to his gang, and to his community—and what routes can lead away from a ... More


Women’s Ordination in America: A Contemporary Overview

Benjamin R. Knoll and and Cammie Jo Bolin

in She Preached the Word: Women's Ordination in Modern America

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
June 2018
ISBN:
9780190882365
eISBN:
9780190882396
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190882365.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter provides a brief overview of both the historical and contemporary “lay of the land” of women’s ordination in American religious congregations. It shows how the extension of ordination to ... More


Faith Interpreted as Madness: Religion, Poverty, and Psychiatry in the Life of a Romanian Woman

Jack R. Friedman

in Our Most Troubling Madness: Case Studies in Schizophrenia Across Cultures

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780520291089
eISBN:
9780520964945
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520291089.003.0010
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

Alexandria is a poor Romanian woman who obtains solace and support from a community of evangelical Christians. Alexandria lives with delusional guilt that she is responsible for many evil crimes. ... More


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