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Politics of Religious Freedom

Winnifred Fallers Sullivan, Elizabeth Shakman Hurd, and Saba Mahmood (eds)

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780226248479
eISBN:
9780226248646
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226248646.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

In a remarkably short span of time, religious freedom has taken center stage in public and policy debates worldwide. Longstanding legal guarantees of religious freedom built into laws and ... More


The Politics of Religious Change on the Upper Guinea Coast: Iconoclasm Done and Undone

Ramon Sarro

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748635153
eISBN:
9780748653003
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748635153.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, African Studies

This book offers an in-depth analysis of an iconoclastic religious movement initiated by a Muslim preacher among coastal Baga farmers in the French colonial period. With an ethnographic approach that ... More


Anthropology of Catholicism: A Reader

Kristin Norget, Valentina Napolitano, and Maya Mayblin (eds)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780520288423
eISBN:
9780520963368
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520288423.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Religion

A collection of classic and contemporary ethnographic explorations of Catholicism, by anthropologists and religious studies scholars. The book approaches Catholicism through a variety topics and ... More


The Research

John D. Early

in Maya and Catholic Cultures in Crisis

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780813040134
eISBN:
9780813043838
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813040134.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Social Groups

This chapter describes the four main questions of the research: What were the conditions in Maya communities at mid-twentieth century when the Church returned to them? How did the Catholic Church ... More


A Religion in Diaspora, a Religion of Diaspora

Janet Alison Hoskins

in The Divine Eye and the Diaspora: Vietnamese Syncretism Becomes Transpacific Caodaism

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824840044
eISBN:
9780824868611
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824840044.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

The final chapter examines how the syncretism of the colonial period has been transformed by the experience of exile into a diasporic formation. In 1975, Caodaism was a “religion in diaspora”—a group ... More


To Be Cared For: The Power of Conversion and Foreignness of Belonging in an Indian Slum

Nathaniel Roberts

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780520288812
eISBN:
9780520963634
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520288812.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

To Be Cared For offers a unique window into the conceptual and moral world of slum-bound Dalits (“untouchables”), in the south Indian city of Chennai. It focuses on decisions by many women there to ... More


Diagram for Fire: Miracles and Variation in an American Charismatic Movement

Jon Bialecki

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780520294202
eISBN:
9780520967410
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520294202.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Religion

What is the work that miracles do in American Charismatic Evangelicalism? How are miracles something that are at once unanticipated, and yet worked for? Finally, what do miracles tell us about ... More


Introduction: “Outrageous Syncretism”?

Janet Alison Hoskins

in The Divine Eye and the Diaspora: Vietnamese Syncretism Becomes Transpacific Caodaism

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824840044
eISBN:
9780824868611
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824840044.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

The Divine Eye and the Diaspora addresses the connection between colonial era syncretism and postcolonial diaspora. Caodaism was described by the French as a syncrétisme à l’outrance, an excessive, ... More


From Christian Apologetics to Deism: Libertine Readings of Hinduism, 1650–1730

Joan-Pau Rubiés

in God in the Enlightenment

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
June 2016
ISBN:
9780190267070
eISBN:
9780190267100
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190267070.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

India and its religion played an important role in the assault on Christian orthodoxy during the late Enlightenment. However, the late-seventeenth century transition from antiquarian apologetics to ... More


Introduction

Ira Helderman

in Prescribing the Dharma: Psychotherapists, Buddhist Traditions, and Defining Religion

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781469648521
eISBN:
9781469648545
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469648521.003.0001
Subject:
History, History of Religion

The Introduction begins by laying out the methodological and theoretical foundations of the book. It explains that, currently, religious studies research on this topic has been limited, only ... More


Modalities of Doing Religion

Adam Yuet Chau

in Chinese Religious Life

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199731398
eISBN:
9780199914487
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199731398.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter presents a model for understanding religious practice in Chinese culture by means of five modalities: the discursive or scriptural, based on the composition and use of religious texts; ... More


Big Dreams: The Science of Dreaming and the Origins of Religion

Kelly Bulkeley

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2016
ISBN:
9780199351534
eISBN:
9780199351565
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199351534.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

“Big dreams” are rare but extremely vivid forms of dreaming that make a strong, lasting impact on waking consciousness. Experiences of big dreaming have played prominent roles in religious and ... More


Introduction

Nathaniel Roberts

in To Be Cared For: The Power of Conversion and Foreignness of Belonging in an Indian Slum

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780520288812
eISBN:
9780520963634
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520288812.003.0009
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

The introduction begins by describing the stark racialized division between Dalits and non-Dalits in India, noting that it derives from a usually unacknowledged legacy of slavery. It then explains ... More


Ritual Textuality: Pattern and Motion in Performance

Matt Tomlinson

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199341139
eISBN:
9780199358373
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199341139.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies, Religion and Society

A classic question in the anthropology of religion is how ritual performances achieve—or fail to achieve—their effects. This book argues that participants condition their own expectations of ritual ... More


Contextualization: State, Religion, and Contested Borders

Nurit Stadler

in Voices of the Ritual

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
June 2020
ISBN:
9780197501306
eISBN:
9780197501337
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197501306.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

This chapter contextualizes the different levels of the work. The author use in order to study the sacred places and rituals in the Holy Land, the nation state and Middle Eastern context. The author ... More


Voices of the Ritual

Nurit Stadler

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
June 2020
ISBN:
9780197501306
eISBN:
9780197501337
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197501306.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

Voices of the Ritual analyzes the revival of and manifestation of rituals at female saint shrines in the Holy Land. In the Middle East, a turbulent, often violent place, states tend to have no clear ... More


The Materials of Rituals: Female Magical Objects, Female Sensation

Nurit Stadler

in Voices of the Ritual

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
June 2020
ISBN:
9780197501306
eISBN:
9780197501337
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197501306.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

Materials and objects representing female saints and images are scattered all around the shrines the author visited. This chapter concentrates on these sacred objects and analyzes the structure and ... More


The Experience: Body Rituals

Nurit Stadler

in Voices of the Ritual

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
June 2020
ISBN:
9780197501306
eISBN:
9780197501337
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197501306.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

In this chapter the author analyzes the ritualistic inner experience in female sacred places. The author shows the centrality of the body and the “ritual of the body in motion.” As mentioned in the ... More


Landscape: Ritual and Alternative Order

Nurit Stadler

in Voices of the Ritual

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
June 2020
ISBN:
9780197501306
eISBN:
9780197501337
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197501306.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

This chapter focuses on female rituals and how are they materialized and encrypted in the Holy Land landscape. The author shows that the debate on ownership of territories is not only integrated with ... More


Music for Others: Care, Justice, and Relational Ethics in Christian Music

Nathan Myrick

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
April 2021
ISBN:
9780197550625
eISBN:
9780197550663
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197550625.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

Musical activity is one of the most ubiquitous and highly valued forms of social interaction in North America—from sporting events to political rallies, concerts to churches. Its use as an affective ... More


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