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Charlatans or “Lovers of Israel”?: Evaluating Hasidic Populism

Glenn Dynner

in Men of Silk: The Hasidic Conquest of Polish Jewish Society

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2007
ISBN:
9780195175226
eISBN:
9780199785148
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195175226.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter evaluates the movement's grassroots appeal through its miracle working enterprises, arguing that Polish zaddikim were neither charlatans, nor were they, technically speaking, “popular” ... More


Church and Society in Eighteenth-Century France Volume 2: The Religion of the People and the Politics of Religion

John McManners

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198270041
eISBN:
9780191600692
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198270046.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Church History

The second volume of this study of the relations between the Catholic Church and society in eighteenth‐century France covers the topics of popular religion; the clergy and morals; the Jansenist ... More


Secularism’s Magic

Peter van der Veer

in The Modern Spirit of Asia: The Spiritual and the Secular in China and India

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691128146
eISBN:
9781400848553
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691128146.003.0005
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This chapter addresses the question of “popular religion” and the relation between religion and magic in India and China. The categories of popular belief, superstition, and magic have been used by ... More


Popular Religion and Clerical Reformers

John McManners

in Church and Society in Eighteenth-Century France Volume 2: The Religion of the People and the Politics of Religion

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198270041
eISBN:
9780191600692
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198270046.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Church History

Methodological problems abound in the study of the history of popular religion, and it is better not to make too rigid a division between the religion of the people and that of the clerical ... More


Conclusion: The Gospel According to Totolapan

Jennifer Scheper Hughes

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

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195367065
eISBN:
9780199867370
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195367065.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Church History

Over decades a series of renovations has softened some of the most dolorous features of the Cristo Aparecido and thus the physical image has come to more closely represent the faith of his devotees, ... More


Cultures of Devotion: Folk Saints of Spanish America

Frank Graziano

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2007
ISBN:
9780195171303
eISBN:
9780199785193
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195171303.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This book presents an interpretive overview of folk saint devotions in the Spanish-speaking Americas. The chapters are dedicated to folk saints from Argentina, Mexico, and Peru: Difunta Correa, ... More


The Shaping of Ulster Presbyterian Belief and Practice, 1770-1840

Andrew R. Holmes

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2007
ISBN:
9780199288656
eISBN:
9780191710759
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199288656.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Church History

Until now, scholars of Ulster Presbyterianism have focused upon internal theological debates, institutions, and the political implications of Presbyterian theology as a way to explain the origins of ... More


Popular Religions in Practice Today Popular Religions in Practice Today Southern White Evangelicals

Meredith B. McGuire

in Lived Religion: Faith and Practice in Everyday Life

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195172621
eISBN:
9780199851942
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195172621.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter examines the present day practice of popular religions, particularly those of southern White evangelicals in the United States. Individual religious practice is so complex because many ... 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


Religious Belief and Popular Culture

S. C. Williams

in Religious Belief and Popular Culture in Southwark c.1880–1939

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198207696
eISBN:
9780191677786
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198207696.003.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, History of Religion

Popular religion is defined as a generally shared understanding of religious meaning including both folk beliefs as well as formal and officially sanctioned practices and ideas, operating within a ... More


On the Margins of Official Religion

John McManners

in Church and Society in Eighteenth-Century France Volume 2: The Religion of the People and the Politics of Religion

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198270041
eISBN:
9780191600692
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198270046.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Church History

To the reformist clergy, some of the traditional pieties of Catholicism, notably processions, the cult of relics, pilgrimages, and the presence and life of hermits, had become marginal and at best in ... More


The Red Bishop, the Cristo, and the Aesthetics of Liberation

Jennifer Scheper Hughes

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

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195367065
eISBN:
9780199867370
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195367065.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Church History

In the twentieth century traditional devotion to religious images, like the Cristo Aparecido was affected by the liturgical reforms of the Second Vatican Council and by the socially and politically ... More


Religion by Deputy: The Church and the Community

S. C. Williams

in Religious Belief and Popular Culture in Southwark c.1880–1939

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198207696
eISBN:
9780191677786
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198207696.003.0006
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, History of Religion

This chapter highlights a number of customs which were practised within popular culture and which formed part of the outworking of a particular notion of what it meant to be a good, moral, and ... More


Patterns of Change

S. C. Williams

in Religious Belief and Popular Culture in Southwark c.1880–1939

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198207696
eISBN:
9780191677786
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198207696.003.0007
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, History of Religion

This chapter summarizes the discussions in the preceding chapters. In moving away from assessing the social effects of orthodox and institutional religion and considering instead the character and ... More


The Gentle Devotions of a Rebellious People: The Phenomenology of a Santo

Jennifer Scheper Hughes

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

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195367065
eISBN:
9780199867370
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195367065.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Church History

In 1998 the local devotees of the Cristo Aparecido held their Franciscan priests hostage over a dispute about the Cristo. Seeking to modernize local Roman Catholic faith, these parish priests ... More


The Ideal of the True Believer

S. C. Williams

in Religious Belief and Popular Culture in Southwark c.1880–1939

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198207696
eISBN:
9780191677786
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198207696.003.0005
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, History of Religion

The previous chapter described what may be regarded as one defining characteristic of popular religion, by emphasizing the coalescence of religious idioms within popular culture. This chapter ... More


Making Believers

Robert DeCaroli

in Haunting the Buddha: Indian Popular Religion and the Formation of Buddhism

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780195168389
eISBN:
9780199835133
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195168380.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

After an analysis of the historical periods dealt with in the book and their connections to various relevant textual and artistic forms of evidence, this chapter presents one of the central ... More


Postwar Prosperity: Embrace and Resistance

Patricia Appelbaum

in St. Francis of America: How a Thirteenth-Century Friar Became America's Most Popular Saint

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781469623740
eISBN:
9781469624990
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469623740.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

Chapter 5 considers the “consensus culture” of the postwar era and also the marginal and dissenting voices of the period. Following James Hudnut-Beumler’s analysis of postwar religion, the chapter ... More


Proclaiming the Faith

Colin Morris

in The Papal Monarchy: The Western Church from 1050 to 1250

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198269250
eISBN:
9780191600708
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198269250.003.0020
Subject:
Religion, Church History

The struggles continued to recover Jerusalem and involved attacks on Constantinople and Egypt, without real success. Concentration began to shift towards missionary effort in Asia and Morocco. In ... More


Beauty, Affection, and Devotion: Fiesta at the Dawn of a New Millennium

Jennifer Scheper Hughes

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

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195367065
eISBN:
9780199867370
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195367065.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Church History

The annual celebration of the fiesta in honor of the Cristo Aparecido is aesthetic rather than penitential in nature. Tenderness and affection, rather than pity or sorrow, are the emotions with which ... More


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