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In Search of Principle

Julian Rivers

in The Law of Organized Religions: Between Establishment and Secularism

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199226108
eISBN:
9780191594243
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199226108.003.0011
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration

This chapter draws together the preceding material to make a case for two fundamental constitutional principles in the law of organized religions. These principles are reflected in the human rights ... More


Religion and Happiness

Michael Hout and Andrew Greeley

in Social Trends in American Life: Findings from the General Social Survey since 1972

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691133317
eISBN:
9781400845569
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691133317.003.0011
Subject:
Sociology, Social Research and Statistics

This chapter discusses the link between happiness and religion. It draws on meaning-and-belonging theory to deduce that a religious affiliation heightens happiness through participation in collective ... More


Religious Freedom in the Liberal State

Rex Ahdar and Ian Leigh

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199253623
eISBN:
9780191719769
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199253623.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration

There is a growing recognition of the challenge that religions pose for pluralist, multicultural democracies. ‘Fundamentalist’ beliefs and practices test the limits of religious freedom, and seem to ... More


Rituals of Service and Ministry

Bernard Cooke and Gary Macy

in Christian Symbol and Ritual: An Introduction

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
July 2005
ISBN:
9780195154115
eISBN:
9780199835591
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195154118.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

Beginning with a discussion of the need for organized religion, the theology and history behind the different forms of Christian ministry are introduced, including the offices (orders) of bishops, ... More


The Resistees: Loving Supernatural Legends and Hating Organized Religion

Lynn Schofield Clark

in From Angels to Aliens: Teenagers, the Media, and the Supernatural

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195300239
eISBN:
9780199850525
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195300239.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter describes a type of American teenager called the Resisters. These are the teenagers who might be expected to fall into the secular camp because they are not only uninterested in ... More


Touched by a Vampire Named Angel: The Supernatural In Contemporary Teen Popular Culture

Lynn Schofield Clark

in From Angels to Aliens: Teenagers, the Media, and the Supernatural

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195300239
eISBN:
9780199850525
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195300239.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter examines religion's coding in the television programs Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel. It analyzes how these programs refer to organized religion and to the lore of vampires and how ... More


A Framework for Better Questions

Douglas Jacobsen and Rhonda Hustedt Jacobsen

in No Longer Invisible: Religion in University Education

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199844739
eISBN:
9780199950331
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199844739.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Three different types or styles of religion—historic, public, and personal—need to be distinguished in order to understand religion in contemporary America. Historic religion is organized religion ... More


The Mystical Teens: Blurring the Boundaries between Religious and Fictional Legends

Lynn Schofield Clark

in From Angels to Aliens: Teenagers, the Media, and the Supernatural

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195300239
eISBN:
9780199850525
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195300239.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter examines the experiences and stories of the so-called Mysticals, American teenagers who have no interest in organized religion yet who are familiar with it. It evaluates the experiences ... More


Organized Religion

Larry A. Witham

in Who Shall Lead Them?: The Future of Ministry in America

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195315936
eISBN:
9780199851089
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195315936.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter examines the structure of organized religion in the United States. Two styles of church organization prevail in the United States, the congregational or the hierarchical and ... More


Passing on the Faith: Transforming Traditions for the Next Generation of Jews, Christians, and Muslims

James L. Heft (ed.)

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823226474
eISBN:
9780823236640
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823226474.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

From the beginning, the Abrahamic faiths—Judaism, Christianity, and Islam—have stressed the importance of transmitting religious identity from one generation to the next. Today, that ... More


The Next Mormons: How Millennials Are Changing the LDS Church

Jana Riess

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
August 2019
ISBN:
9780190885205
eISBN:
9780190938277
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190885205.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

American Millennials—the generation born in the 1980s and 1990s—have been leaving organized religion in unprecedented numbers. For a long time, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints was an ... More


Congregations That Get It: Understanding Religious Identities in the Next Generation

Tobin Belzer, Richard W. Flory, Nadia Roumani, and Brie Loskota

in Passing on the Faith: Transforming Traditions for the Next Generation of Jews, Christians, and Muslims

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823226474
eISBN:
9780823236640
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823226474.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Organized religion in the United States is on the threshold of a seismic shift. Today, religious and community leaders are witnessing a crisis in the transmission of ... More


Religious Freedom in the Liberal State

Rex Ahdar and Ian Leigh

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199606474
eISBN:
9780191744259
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199606474.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Comparative Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

Examining the law and public policy relating to religious liberty in Western liberal democracies, this book contains a detailed analysis of the history, rationale, scope, and limits of religious ... More


Berlin and Vienna

Margaret C. Jacob

in The Secular Enlightenment

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780691161327
eISBN:
9780691189123
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691161327.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This epilogue argues that the meaning of the Enlightenment resides in political structures and personal transformations that emerged in the course of the eighteenth century. These are most visible in ... More


Religion: Human Rights Ally and Rival

James Ron, Shannon Golden, David Crow, and Archana Pandya

in Taking Root: Human Rights and Public Opinion in the Global South

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
June 2017
ISBN:
9780199975044
eISBN:
9780190677299
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199975044.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change, Social Movements and Social Change

This chapter explores the complex relationship between religiosity and human rights. Publics in Mexico, Morocco, India, and Nigeria are deeply religious, yet human rights practitioners struggle to ... More


Pagan Britain

Ronald Hutton

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780300197716
eISBN:
9780300198584
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300197716.001.0001
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

Britain's pagan past, with its mysterious monuments, atmospheric sites, enigmatic artifacts, bloodthirsty legends, and cryptic inscriptions, is both enthralling and perplexing to a resident of the ... More


Empire and Pilgrimage in Conrad and Joyce

Agata Szczeszak-Brewer

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813035390
eISBN:
9780813038933
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813035390.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

Though they were born a generation apart, Joseph Conrad and James Joyce shared similar life experiences and similar literary preoccupations. Both left their home countries at a relatively young age ... More


Litigating Religions: An Essay on Human Rights, Courts, and Beliefs

Christopher McCrudden

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
March 2018
ISBN:
9780198759041
eISBN:
9780191818813
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198759041.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law, Human Rights and Immigration

Religions are a problem for human rights, and human rights are a problem for religions. And both are problems for courts. This essay presents an interpretation of how religion and human rights ... More


Crises of Faith

George C. Rable

in God's Almost Chosen Peoples: A Religious History of the American Civil War

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807834268
eISBN:
9781469603841
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807899311_rable.4
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

This chapter shows how the growing power of organized and barely organized religion in American life extended well beyond the churches as cooperation in benevolent enterprises created any number of ... More


Societies, Polities, and Religion

Murat Iyigun

in War, Peace, and Prosperity in the Name of God: The Ottoman Role in Europe's Socioeconomic Evolution

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780226388434
eISBN:
9780226232287
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226232287.003.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

Chapter 1 sets the background by discussing the literature on the role of religion in sociopolitical organization and centralized government. Sociologists, in particular, had much to say about the ... More


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