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Introduction

Paul Christopher Johnson

in Secrets, Gossip, and Gods: The Transformation of Brazilian Candomblé

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195150582
eISBN:
9780199834358
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195150589.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

The introduction presents the concept of secretism and its relevance for the study of Brazilian Candomblé. Secretism is framed as a key issue brokering relations between indigenous religions and ... More


Biography of a Mexican Crucifix: Lived Religion and Local Faith from the Conquest to the Present

Jennifer Scheper Hughes

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195367065
eISBN:
9780199867370
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195367065.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Church History

Mexico is famous for its notoriously graphic and bloody crucifixes depicting the broken and tortured body of Jesus on the cross. Images of Christ’s suffering frequently outnumber images of the Virgin ... More


Conquest, Pacification, and Conversion

Nicholas P. Cushner

in Why Have You Come Here?: The Jesuits and the First Evangelization of Native America

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2006
ISBN:
9780195307566
eISBN:
9780199784936
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195307569.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

The abolishment of the indigenous religion in Mexico and the replacing it with the new was uppermost in the minds of Spanish officials. This was socially and politically important. The “Uprooting of ... More


Expanding Empire

David Chidester

in Empire of Religion: Imperialism and Comparative Religion

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780226117263
eISBN:
9780226117577
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226117577.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

As an introduction to a history of comparative religion, this chapter identifies the material mediations—imperial, colonial, and indigenous—that produced, authenticated, and circulated knowledge ... More


Empire of Religion: Imperialism and Comparative Religion

David Chidester

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780226117263
eISBN:
9780226117577
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226117577.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

Providing a new history of the study of religion, Empire of Religion locates knowledge about religion and religions within the power relations of imperial ambitions, colonial situations, and ... More


Redeemed by Fire: The Rise of Popular Christianity in Modern China

Xi Lian

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300123395
eISBN:
9780300162837
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300123395.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

This book addresses the history and future of homegrown, mass Chinese Christianity. Drawing on a large collection of fresh sources—including contemporaneous accounts, diaries, memoirs, archival ... More


New Wine in an Old Wine Bottle?: Charismatic Healing in the Mainline Churches in Ghana

Cephas N. Omenyo

in Global Pentecostal and Charismatic Healing

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780195393408
eISBN:
9780199894390
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195393408.003.0012
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

This chapter traces how Charismatic healing practices long prominent in African Independent Churches/African Instituted Churches and Pentecostal churches have become central in all the traditionally ... More


Indigenous Religion and Human Rights

Ronald Niezen

in Religion and Human Rights: An Introduction

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199733453
eISBN:
9780190258269
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199733453.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter examines whether the concept of human rights is compatible with indigenous religion. It begins with an overview of primordialism and its paradoxes, with particular emphasis on the ... More


Apartheid

David Chidester

in Religion: Material Dynamics

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780520297654
eISBN:
9780520969933
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520297654.003.0011
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

Apartheid was established in South Africa between 1948 and 1994 as a force of exclusion and incorporation, excluding people from citizenship and exploiting people as labor. This chapter suggests that ... More


Traditional, African, Religious, Freedom?

Rosalind I. J. Hackett

in Politics of Religious Freedom

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780226248479
eISBN:
9780226248646
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226248646.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This essay describes the active resistance to both Christian and Islamic efforts in sub-Saharan Africa to exclude the indigenous religious traditions of Africa from legal protection. African ... More


Shamans

David Chidester

in Religion: Material Dynamics

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780520297654
eISBN:
9780520969933
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520297654.003.0012
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

This chapter considers shamans in their circulations through colonial situations. As a characteristic feature of shamanism, mobility is evident in the shaman’s capacity to move between worlds—the ... More


The Development of Sámi Shamanism

Trude Fonneland

in Contemporary Shamanisms in Norway

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
March 2018
ISBN:
9780190678821
eISBN:
9780190699239
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190678821.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

The cultural creation developed by practitioners of shamanism in Norway provides insight into processes of religious creation and creativity. These developments and increasing spiritual inventiveness ... More


Korean Spirituality

Don Baker

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824832339
eISBN:
9780824869373
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824832339.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

Korea has one of the most dynamic and diverse religious cultures of any nation on earth. Koreans are highly religious, yet no single religious community enjoys dominance. Buddhists share the Korean ... More


Crafting History

S. Zohreh Kermani

in Pagan Family Values: Childhood and the Religious Imagination in Contemporary American Paganism

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814769744
eISBN:
9780814744987
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814769744.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

This chapter explores the manifold and conflicting histories of contemporary Paganism and how these varied understandings both reflect and influence Pagans' understandings of their religion, along ... More


Introduction

Todd Hartch

in The Rebirth of Latin American Christianity

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199844593
eISBN:
9780199358304
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199844593.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This section reviews the history of Christianity in Latin America and introduces the main themes of the rest of the book. Four centuries of Catholicism prepared the way for the stunning rise of ... More


Connections across Sumatra

Margaret Kartomi

in Musical Journeys in Sumatra

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252036712
eISBN:
9780252093821
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252036712.003.0014
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

This concluding chapter highlights some of the connections between the traditional styles and genres of the performing arts across Sumatra, paying attention to the impact of indigenous religions and ... More


Is Religion Free?

Michael Lambek

in Politics of Religious Freedom

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780226248479
eISBN:
9780226248646
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226248646.003.0029
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Lambek considers the epistemic dislocation of privileging the individual as against those whose sense of self is embedded within the personhood of ancestors, both dead and alive. Using the example of ... More


Shinto

Helen Hardacre

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
December 2016
ISBN:
9780190621711
eISBN:
9780190621742
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190621711.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

The aim of this book is to understand the history of an enduring ideal of Shinto. In this ideal, a divinely descended ruler governs through rituals for deities called Kami. A priestly order assists ... More


Monuments, the Silence of Legacy, and Kodomo Tame Ni

Brett J. Esaki

in Enfolding Silence: The Transformation of Japanese American Religion and Art under Oppression

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
June 2016
ISBN:
9780190251420
eISBN:
9780190251352
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190251420.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter explores monuments to Japanese American heritage created after the internment camps, with special attention to the era after the Civil Liberties Act of 1988, which granted reparations to ... More


Native Americans, Christianity, and the Reshaping of the American Religious Landscape

Joel W. Martin and Mark A. Nicholas (eds)

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807834060
eISBN:
9781469606316
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807899663_martin
Subject:
Society and Culture, Native American Studies

This book reconsiders the complex and often misunderstood history of Native peoples' engagement with Christianity and with Euro-American missionaries. Surveying mission encounters from contact ... More


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