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Mission and Conversion: Proselytizing in the Religious History of the Roman Empire

Martin Goodman

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198263876
eISBN:
9780191682674
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198263876.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion in the Ancient World, Judaism

This book tackles a central problem of Jewish and comparative religious history: proselytization and the origins of mission in the Early Church. Why did some individuals in the first four centuries ... More


Introducing and Defining the Concept of a New Religion

J. Gordon Melton

in Teaching New Religious Movements

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195177299
eISBN:
9780199785537
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195177299.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

In the 1980s, the term “new religion” replaced “cult” when referring to the many relatively new Eastern, esoteric, and other religious movements emerging in the predominantly Christian West. ... More


Hunting for Converts

Marc David Baer

in Honored by the Glory of Islam: Conversion and Conquest in Ottoman Empire

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780195331752
eISBN:
9780199868018
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195331752.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Islam

Like other early modern monarchs, hunting was the favorite pastime of Mehmed IV, but rather than being merely a frivolous activity, as modern historians have claimed, the sultan's contemporary ... More


The Legislative Campaign against Religious Persecution

Thomas F. Farr

in World of Faith and Freedom: Why International Religious Liberty Is Vital to American National Security

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195179958
eISBN:
9780199869749
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195179958.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

The passage of the 1998 International Religious Freedom (IRF) Act seemed to presage a new chapter in U.S. foreign policy—in effect, the elevation of America's “first freedom” to what many considered ... More


Musical Transactions and Intercultural Exchange

D. R. M. Irving

in Colonial Counterpoint: Music in Early Modern Manila

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780195378269
eISBN:
9780199864614
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195378269.003.0003
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

This chapter discusses the importation and reproduction of European music in Manila and the Philippines, examining evidence of the transmission of commodities such as music scores, music treatises, ... More


Residence in a Non-Muslim State

Andrew F. March

in Islam and Liberal Citizenship: The Search for an Overlapping Consensus

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195330960
eISBN:
9780199868278
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195330960.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This chapter examines the Islamic arguments for the permissibility of residence (iqama) in a non-Muslim country, against a tradition which holds it divinely prohibited and holds that migration ... More


Preface

Kim Iryŏp

in Reflections of a Zen Buddhist Nun

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824838782
eISBN:
9780824871468
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824838782.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

In this Preface, Kim Iryŏp says the goal of her book is to proselytize Buddhist teachings to help readers come to the realization that we need to find and know our real selves so that we can become ... More


Nauvoo as a Reorganized Church Foothold

Scott C. Esplin

in Return to the City of Joseph: Modern Mormonism's Contest for the Soul of Nauvoo

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780252042102
eISBN:
9780252050855
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252042102.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Though Nauvoo was abandoned by most Latter-day Saints in the nineteenth century, Emma Smith, the widow of Church founder Joseph Smith, and her children remained in the city, maintaining a Mormon ... More


Pentecostals, Proselytization, and Anti-Christian Violence in Contemporary India

Chad M. Bauman

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780190202095
eISBN:
9780190202125
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190202095.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Every year, there are several hundred attacks on India’s Christians carried out by violent anti-minority activists, many of them provoked by what they perceive to be Christians’ propensity for ... More


Hinduism in the Secular Republic of Nepal

David N. Gellner and Chiara Letizia

in The Oxford History of Hinduism: Modern Hinduism

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
August 2019
ISBN:
9780198790839
eISBN:
9780191833281
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198790839.003.0016
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism, Religious Studies

Since its creation in the mid-eighteenth century, the state of Nepal has claimed to be Hindu. This chapter describes how the assertion of Nepal’s Hindu identity became an explicit and politicized ... More


Neo-Pentecostals on the Pitch: Brazilian Football Players as Missionaries Abroad

Carmen Rial

in Emergent Brazil: Key Perspectives on a New Global Power

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780813060675
eISBN:
9780813050942
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813060675.003.0008
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

This chapter is about the relationship between football (soccer) and religion. It focuses on the recent proliferation of Neo-Pentecostalism among Brazilian football players living abroad and the ... More


The Global Spread of Brazilian Religions

Cristina Rocha and Manuel A. Vásquez

in Emergent Brazil: Key Perspectives on a New Global Power

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780813060675
eISBN:
9780813050942
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813060675.003.0009
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

Brazil's new economic and political standing has given new clout and visibility to its culture. As a consequence, many Westerners have been travelling to Brazil seeking an imagined, pristine ... More


Conclusion

Tara Alberts

in Conflict and Conversion: Catholicism in Southeast Asia, 1500-1700

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199646265
eISBN:
9780191747830
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199646265.003.0011
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History, History of Religion

This book has explored how missionaries attempted to introduce Catholicism into three disparate regions of Southeast Asia and interrogates the reasons behind their successes and failures. The ... More


Introduction: Major Themes in American Religious History

Paul Harvey and Edward J. Blum

in The Columbia Guide to Religion in American History

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231140201
eISBN:
9780231530781
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231140201.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This book explores the tension, conflict, and creativity in America's rich religious history from the colonial era to the present. It consists of twenty chapters, written by top scholars in their ... More


Globalizing Abrahamic Monotheisms

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/9780226232287.003.0003
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

Chapter 3 documents and briefly discusses the chronologies of the three Abrahamic religions of Judaism, Christianity and Islam subsequent to their births. While these religions shared a lot in ... More


Shi‘i Outreach Activities in America

Liyakat Nathani Takim

in Shi'ism in America

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814782965
eISBN:
9780814784242
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814782965.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter explores some of the outreach and proselytization (daʻwa) activities of the Shiʻi community in America. Besides immigrants and American-born Shiʻis, the Shiʻi community is also composed ... More


Hills in the Colonial Imagination

Queeny Pradhan

in Empire in the Hills: Simla, Darjeeling, Ootacamund, and Mount Abu, 1820-1920

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
March 2017
ISBN:
9780199463558
eISBN:
9780199088874
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199463558.003.0001
Subject:
History, Indian History, Cultural History

This chapter examines the dreams and desires of the colonizers with regard to the mountain spaces in the Himalayas, the Nilgiris, and the Aravallis. These hill sites were appropriated as ‘mini ... More


Where the Spirit (of Violence) Leads: The Disproportionate Targeting of Indian Pentecostals

Chad M. Bauman

in Pentecostals, Proselytization, and Anti-Christian Violence in Contemporary India

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780190202095
eISBN:
9780190202125
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190202095.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

There is certainly some truth to the assertion that Pentecostal proselytization is provocative, and that this provocation alone occasionally leads to attacks against Indian Pentecostals. But this ... More


Communal Religious Rights or Majoritarian Oppression: Conversion and Proselytism Laws in Malaysia and India

Carolyn Evans and Timnah Rachel Baker

in Freedom of Religion, Secularism, and Human Rights

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
February 2019
ISBN:
9780198812067
eISBN:
9780191850066
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198812067.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration

This chapter examines the ways in which the tensions around proselytization and conversion highlight some of the conceptual difficulties of liberal theory formulations of religious freedom and the ... More


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