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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


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


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 Popularisation of Shādhilī Sufism

Nathan Hofer

in The Popularisation of Sufism in Ayyubid and Mamluk Egypt, 1173-1325

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780748694211
eISBN:
9781474416115
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748694211.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Islam

In the previous two chapters I characterised the early Shādhilī collectivity as a textual community that traced its unique Sufi identity to the †arīqa of Abū l-Óasan al-Shādhilī. After the deaths of ... 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


Heaven's Gates and Hell's Flames: A Sociological Study of New Christian Movements in Contemporary Goa

Savio Abreu

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780190120696
eISBN:
9780199099863
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190120696.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Sociology of Religion

This book is an ethnographic study of Christian groups in contemporary Goan society that come under Pentecostal–Charismatic Christianity. Most studies on the Pentecostal movement in India are from a ... 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


Changing the Culture of One-Third of the World: How Christianity Spread from Palestine

Samuel Cohn

in All Societies Die: How to Keep Hope Alive

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9781501755903
eISBN:
9781501755927
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501755903.003.0052
Subject:
Sociology, Culture

This chapter reviews evidence of the ability to produce massive change in global culture, considering the obvious case of the great religions of the world. There are three fundamental keys to growth. ... 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


The New Testament Church and the Emergence of Religious Identities

Savio Abreu

in Heaven's Gates and Hell's Flames: A Sociological Study of New Christian Movements in Contemporary Goa

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780190120696
eISBN:
9780199099863
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190120696.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Sociology of Religion

This chapter is an elucidation of the process of identity formation among the Catholic Charismatics and the neo-Pentecostals, both at the corporate and the individual levels, with the recreation of ... More


Power, Inequality, and Terrains of Conflict

Savio Abreu

in Heaven's Gates and Hell's Flames: A Sociological Study of New Christian Movements in Contemporary Goa

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780190120696
eISBN:
9780199099863
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190120696.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Sociology of Religion

This chapter deals with the exclusivist and fundamentalist notions of the Pentecostal movement, and the resultant terrains of conflict in Goan society. It describes how the Pentecostal–Charismatic ... More


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