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Jews and the American Religious Landscape

Uzi Rebhun

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780231178266
eISBN:
9780231541497
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231178266.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

Jews and the American Religious Landscape explores major complementary facets of American Judaism and Jewish life through a comprehensive analysis of contemporary demographic and sociological data. ... More


Preschool for All: Building a Movement in the 2000s

Elizabeth Rose

in The Promise of Preschool: From Head Start to Universal Pre-Kindergarten

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195395075
eISBN:
9780199775767
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195395075.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Inspired by the success of preschool in these states, advocates, foundation leaders, and business allies built a movement for universal preschool. Rather than continuing to push for the expansion of ... More


Introduction: Religion in America

Uzi Rebhun

in Jews and the American Religious Landscape

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780231178266
eISBN:
9780231541497
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231178266.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

The introduction sets the book within the broader context of religion in contemporary America. It discusses the nature of religion; Jews in America; and the Pew survey.


Portraits of American Internet Use: Findings from the Pew Internet and American Life Project

John B. Horrigan

in Computers, Phones, and the Internet: Domesticating Information Technology

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780195312805
eISBN:
9780199847730
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195312805.003.0002
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

This chapter summarizes research that the Pew Internet and American Life project has been conducting since 2000, in particular describing the diffusion of the Internet in terms of both users and ... More


Political Knowledge Scales: Something Doesn’t Add Up

Arthur Lupia

in Uninformed Why People Seem to Know So Little about Politics and What We Can Do about It

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780190263720
eISBN:
9780197559598
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190263720.003.0022
Subject:
Education, Educational Policy and Politics

In 2012, a Fairleigh Dickinson University (FDU) survey made head­lines. The headlines questioned Fox News viewers’ intelligence. The Nation’s headline ... More


The Transformation of Federal Policy: Ideas and the Triumph of Accountability Politics

Jal Mehta

in The Allure of Order: High Hopes, Dashed Expectations, and the Troubled Quest to Remake American Schooling

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780199942060
eISBN:
9780197563281
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199942060.003.0010
Subject:
Education, Schools Studies

Even with the movement of the states toward standards-based reform, there was no reason to think a similar movement would, or even could, take place at the federal ... More


Lex Rex: Neoevangelicalism, Biblical Law, Dominion

Michael J. McVicar

in Christian Reconstruction: R. J. Rushdoony and American Religious Conservatism

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9781469622743
eISBN:
9781469622767
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469622743.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

This chapter discusses how Christian Reconstructionism had grown out of Rushdoony’s hostile relationship with the editors of Christianity Today, most notably Carl F. H. Henry, as he tried to ... More


The Contemporary Orthodox Jewish Family In America

Chaim I. Waxman

in Social Change and Halakhic Evolution in American Orthodoxy

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781906764845
eISBN:
9781800343450
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781906764845.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter analyses discussions of the Jewish family that are based on the assumption that the stereotypical Jewish family in eastern Europe is the only single model. It mentions Shaul Stampfer, ... More


Social Media—The New Dinner Table?

Jason Gainous and Kevin M. Wagner

in Tweeting to Power: The Social Media Revolution in American Politics

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199965076
eISBN:
9780199350476
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199965076.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter lays the predicate for the measures and models in this book. This chapter reviews the growth and impact of the Internet and online social media on the American political system. The ... More


Civil Society

Peter Baldwin

in The Narcissism of Minor Differences: How Europe and America are Alike

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195391206
eISBN:
9780197562741
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195391206.003.0012
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Regional Geography

Quantifying The Attributes of civil society, in turn, is complicated and slippery, but let us try. Americans are oft en thought to be unusually antigovernment in their ... More


Rebirth of the Sacred : Science, Religion, and the New Environmental Ethos

Robert Nadeau

in Title Pages

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780199942367
eISBN:
9780197563298
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199942367.003.0004
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Cultural and Historical Geography

In the dream of earth, Thomas Berry makes the following comment about the environmental crisis: “It’s all a question of story. We are in trouble now because we do not ... More


Challenging the AHCs to Change

Eli Ginzberg

in Teaching Hospitals and the Urban Poor

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300082326
eISBN:
9780300133011
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300082326.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

In 1986, the Rockefeller Foundation and the Pew Charitable Trusts decided to encourage the academic health centers (AHCs) to modify the curriculum of their medical schools. They launched the Health ... More


Imperial Parish, 1850–1873

Stuart Wolfendale

in Imperial to International: A History of St John's Cathedral Hong Kong

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9789888139873
eISBN:
9789888180738
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888139873.003.0003
Subject:
History, Asian History

In 1850, St John’s was elevated to the status of cathedral. The plan for St John’s was as a missionary church and the bishops were missionary bishops. They were expected to spread the Gospel in China ... More


The Making of a Cathedral, 1927–1941

Stuart Wolfendale

in Imperial to International: A History of St John's Cathedral Hong Kong

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9789888139873
eISBN:
9789888180738
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888139873.003.0006
Subject:
History, Asian History

Conflicts between the Cathedral Body and the Bishop persisted. In 1928, a reformation of the Cathedral’s government was proposed. Pew rent was abolished. A new electorate was formed from those ... More


Extracted Truths: The Politics of God and Black Gold on a Global Stage

Darren Dochuk

in Outside In: The Transnational Circuitry of US History

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
December 2016
ISBN:
9780190459840
eISBN:
9780190459888
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190459840.003.0008
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century, American History: 19th Century

This essay examines the history of the Great Canadian Oil Sands enterprise between the 1950s and 1970s, through the lens of religion and politics. Focusing on two architects of the project—Alberta ... More


Jewish Identity in the United States

Roberta Rosenthal Kwall

in The Myth of the Cultural Jew: Culture and Law in Jewish Tradition

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780195373707
eISBN:
9780190226589
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195373707.003.0010
Subject:
Law, Legal History, Comparative Law

Chapter 9 examines ways of forging Jewish identity in the Diaspora, particularly in the United States where the majority of Jews outside of Israel live. Historically, much of what makes Jewish ... More


The Wartime Vision of Laymen’s Evangelism

Sarah Ruth Hammond

Darren Dochuk (ed.)

in God's Businessmen: Entrepreneurial Evangelicals in Depression and War

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780226509778
eISBN:
9780226509808
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226509808.003.0005
Subject:
History, History of Religion

This chapter charts the continued expansion of laymen’s evangelistic groups and ministries in the World War II years. With men such as Herbert Taylor and California evangelist Charles Fuller ... More


Religion Outside the Churches

Steve Bruce

in Secularization: In Defence of an Unfashionable Theory

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199654123
eISBN:
9780191806605
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199654123.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Theology

This chapter examines two bodies of work that both challenge the secularisation paradigm of the decline in religion in the modern world with its focus on indices of formal involvement in ... More


The Paradox of Influence

Steven P. Miller

in The Age of Evangelicalism: America's Born-Again Years

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199777952
eISBN:
9780199362615
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199777952.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

Evangelicalism became the political and cultural baseline for measuring the status of religion in American public life. The dissemination of two influential metaphors—Richard John Neuhaus's “naked ... More


The Many Meanings of the Secular

Joseph O. Baker

in Empty Churches: Non-Affiliation in America

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9780197529317
eISBN:
9780197529355
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197529317.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

The increase in the percentage of Americans who claim no religious affiliation has sparked renewed debates about processes of secularization. Too often, however, these discussions overlook ... More


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