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Music in American Religious Experience

Philip V. Bohlman, Edith Blumhofer, and Maria Chow (eds)

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195173048
eISBN:
9780199872091
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195173048.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

Since the appearance of The Bay Psalm Book in 1640, music has served as a defining factor for American religious experience. Music is crucial to the maintenance of the belief systems that account for ... More


A Controversial Spirit: Evangelical Awakenings in the South

Philip N. Mulder

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195131635
eISBN:
9780199834525
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195131630.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

Presbyterians, Baptists, and Methodists in the American South competed divisively with each other during the First and Second Great Awakenings, establishing a spirited evangelical presence in the ... More


Ethnic Church Meets Megachurch: Indian American Christianity in Motion

Prema A. Kurien

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781479804757
eISBN:
9781479845477
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479804757.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This book examines how a new paradigm of ethnicity and religion is shaping contemporary immigrant religious institutions and the intergenerational transmission of religion. While earlier European ... More


Critical Christianity: Translation and Denominational Conflict in Papua New Guinea

Courtney Handman

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780520283756
eISBN:
9780520959514
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520283756.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

In Critical Christianity, Courtney Handman analyzes the complex and conflicting forms of sociality that Guhu-Samane Christians of rural Papua New Guinea privilege and celebrate as “the body of ... More


Conclusion

Joen A. Carpenter

in Revive Us Again: The Reawakening of American Fundamentalism

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195129076
eISBN:
9780199853274
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195129076.003.0014
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

Fundamentalists and their allies in the postwar evangelical coalition were beginning to occupy a different place in American life by 1950 than they had occupied only a decade earlier. The ... More


The Future of the Religious Right

Robert Wuthnow

in Christianity in the Twenty-First Century: Reflections on the Challenges Ahead

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195096514
eISBN:
9780199853380
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195096514.003.0012
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter examines the so-called New Christian Right and what role it may play in American society in the early decades of the 21st century. It is necessary to look back over the conditions that ... More


The Secular Pilgrimage of Orthodoxy in America

Vigen Guroian

in Fundamentalism or Tradition: Christianity after Secularism

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780823285792
eISBN:
9780823288755
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823285792.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

With the notable exception of the Russian mission in Alaska, for the most part the Orthodox Church did not come to America as mission but followed its people’s departure from the homeland, often ... More


“Denominationalism” in Fourth-Century Syria: Readings in Saint Ephraem’s Hymns against Heresies, Madrāshê 22–24

Sidney H. Griffith

in The Garb of Being: Embodiment and the Pursuit of Holiness in Late Ancient Christianity

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780823287024
eISBN:
9780823288908
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823287024.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Theology

This essay closely examines four of Ephraem’s metrical hymns (madrashê) “against erroneous opinion” in which the Syriac composer distinguishes between “external” and “internal” confessional ... More


The Religious Situation in the United States 175 Years After Tocqueville

José Casanova

in Crediting God: Sovereignty and Religion in the Age of Global Capitalism

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823233199
eISBN:
9780823233212
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823233199.003.0014
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter gives a reading of Tocqueville as the first critic of secularization theory. By this interpretation, the deistic civil religion of the United States leads to ... More


Serpent Handling Endorsed by the Church of God

Ralph W. Hood Jr. and W. Paul Williamson

in Them That Believe: The Power and Meaning of the Christian Serpent-Handling Tradition

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520231474
eISBN:
9780520942714
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520231474.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

This chapter discusses the acceptance of both Hensley and his serpent-handling practice into the Church of God at a time when the church's primary concern was to convert the lost and to proselytize ... More


Tradition and Change in the American Religious Landscape

in The Megachurch and the Mainline: Remaking Religious Tradition in the Twenty-first Century

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226204895
eISBN:
9780226204925
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226204925.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Scholarly and popular accounts of the restructuring of American religion suggest that the culture of religious choice, seeker spirituality, and the move away from denominationalism have weakened the ... More


A Congregation of Strangers: The Mobile Infrastructure

Shari Rabin

in Jews on the Frontier: Religion and Mobility in Nineteenth-Century America

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781479830473
eISBN:
9781479869855
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479830473.003.0006
Subject:
History, History of Religion

This chapter argues that American Jewish denominationalism developed not only to enshrine religious authority but to create cooperation, familiarity, and access among mobile American Jews who seemed ... More


Epilogue: Back-to-the-City Jews and the Legacies of Metropolitan Urbanism

lila corwin berman

in Metropolitan Jews: Politics, Race, and Religion in Postwar Detroit

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780226247830
eISBN:
9780226247977
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226247977.003.0008
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

By the early decades of the twenty-first century, Jews in Detroit were arguably more invested in urbanism than they had been for many years. Millennial Jewish Detroit activists reinvented the ... More


Other Christians as Christian Others: Signs of New Christian Populations and the Urban Expansion of Seoul

Nicholas Harkness

in Handbook of Religion and the Asian City: Aspiration and Urbanization in the Twenty-First Century

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780520281226
eISBN:
9780520961081
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520281226.003.0018
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter explores how semiotic differentiation, class, and denominationalism have influenced the rapid postwar urbanization of Seoul and the rapid growth of Protestant Christianity in South ... More


Introduction

Courtney Handman

in Critical Christianity: Translation and Denominational Conflict in Papua New Guinea

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780520283756
eISBN:
9780520959514
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520283756.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

In this introductory chapter, Handman sets the scene for an analysis of Christian denominational conflicts among Guhu-Samane speakers of Papua New Guinea. She argues that Protestant individualism ... More


Mediating Denominational Disputes: Land Claims and the Sound of Christian Critique

Courtney Handman

in Critical Christianity: Translation and Denominational Conflict in Papua New Guinea

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780520283756
eISBN:
9780520959514
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520283756.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Taking off from a discussion of church-sect theory, this chapter looks at two modes of churches engaging in “political” acts. In the first case, members of the different Guhu-Samane churches seem ... More


Building the New Jerusalem: The High Tide of the Seven Sisters

Jason S. Lantzer

in Mainline Christianity: The Past and Future of America's Majority Faith

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814753309
eISBN:
9780814753323
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814753309.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter discusses how European roots and colonial founding gave American Christians all the necessary ingredients to create the Mainline of the Seven Sisters. The established denominations—the ... More


Introduction: Conceptualizing Emerging Evangelicalism

James S. Bielo

in Emerging Evangelicals: Faith, Modernity, and the Desire for Authenticity

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814789544
eISBN:
9780814723234
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814789544.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This book explores how some American Evangelicals are consuming and enacting knowledge produced as part of the Emerging Church movement. Drawing on ethnographic fieldwork, it shows that Emerging ... More


“A regular Confederation”: Laying the Foundations of the Baptist South

Eric C. Smith

in Oliver Hart and the Rise of Baptist America

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
August 2020
ISBN:
9780197506325
eISBN:
9780197506356
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197506325.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

The eighteenth century was an era of religious institution-building, and no figure was more important for the birth of Baptist denominationalism in the South than Oliver Hart. In 1751 Hart drew ... More


Between Nationhood and Nonconformity: The Scottish Whig–Presbyterian Novel and the Denominational Press

Valerie Wallace and Colin Kidd

in Literature and Union: Scottish Texts, British Contexts

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780198736233
eISBN:
9780191853722
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198736233.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

It tends to be assumed that the Anglo-Scottish relationship has defined modern Scottish literature. This chapter contends that religion rather than nationhood has been the dominant feature of ... More


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