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Religion and National Identity: Governing Scottish Presbyterianism in the Eighteenth Century

Alistair Mutch

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780748699155
eISBN:
9781474412513
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748699155.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Scottish Studies

Presbyterianism has shaped Scotland and its impact on the world. Behind its beliefs lie some distinctive practices of governance which endure even when belief fades. These practices place a ... More


Becoming Humanitarians: Bodies Multiple in Communities of Aid

Britt Halvorson

in Conversionary Sites: Transforming Medical Aid and Global Christianity from Madagascar to Minnesota

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780226557120
eISBN:
9780226557434
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226557434.003.0002
Subject:
Anthropology, African Cultural Anthropology

This chapter examines the “biospiritual imaginaries” that underpin Lutherans’ increasing attention to healing and medicine as globally connecting religious activities. Bringing together research in ... More


Conclusion

Alistair Mutch

in Religion and National Identity: Governing Scottish Presbyterianism in the Eighteenth Century

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780748699155
eISBN:
9781474412513
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748699155.003.0008
Subject:
Society and Culture, Scottish Studies

The examination of religion as a social practice reveals the importance of taken for granted practices of organizing and governance. In the case of the Church of Scotland, these involved mundane ... More


Daily practice

Paul O’Connor

in Islam in Hong Kong: Muslims and Everyday Life in China's World City

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9789888139576
eISBN:
9789888180165
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888139576.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

Chapter 6 discusses how Muslims get involved in their daily religious practices. This chapter focuses principally on how the respondents conduct their everyday practice of praying and fasting during ... More


Superstitions

Edward William Lane and Jason Thompson

in An Account of the Manners and Customs of the Modern Egyptians

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9789774165603
eISBN:
9781617975516
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774165603.003.0010
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

This chapter opens with a statement that Egyptians hold the most superstitions of all Arabs, with much of it stemming from religious belief, claiming the most prominent example to be that of the ... More


The ambiguity of halal food in Hong Kong

Paul O’Connor

in Islam in Hong Kong: Muslims and Everyday Life in China's World City

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9789888139576
eISBN:
9789888180165
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888139576.003.0007
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

Chapter 7 brings an even sharper focus to the discussion of religious practices by looking at the topic of halal food. This chapter sheds an important light on the ambiguity of food choices in Hong ... More


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