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Religion and Peacebuilding

Gerard F. Powers

in Strategies of Peace

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195395914
eISBN:
9780199776801
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195395914.003.0013
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

The prevailing secularist paradigm and quantitative analyses of the relationship between religion, conflict, and peace are inadequate. Powers calls for moving beyond a functionalist approach to the ... More


Educating Leaders and Citizens

Douglas A Hicks

in With God on All Sides: Leadership in a Devout and Diverse America

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195337174
eISBN:
9780199868407
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195337174.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Attaining an inclusive public space requires citizens as well as leaders to be religiously literate. Citizens and leaders do not need to become scholars of religion, but they need to understand the ... More


Talking about Religion

Douglas Jacobsen and Rhonda Hustedt Jacobsen

in The American University in a Postsecular Age: Religion and the Academy

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195323443
eISBN:
9780199869145
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195323443.003.0017
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter provides a three‐part definition of religion, including historic religion, personal religion, and public religion, that sets the stage for a clearer and more productive conversation ... More


Public Religion

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/9780199226108.003.0005
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration

Public religion is not a familiar category to English lawyers. This chapter shows that it is well-grounded in two main areas of law: the registration of places of worship and the law of charities. In ... More


Shaping the Culture

Douglas A Hicks

in With God on All Sides: Leadership in a Devout and Diverse America

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195337174
eISBN:
9780199868407
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195337174.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter explores a particular application of the well-accepted view that effective leaders both understand and help shape their institution’s culture. Language and religious symbols make a vital ... More


Introduction: Church-Based Social Ministry in Context

Heidi Rolland Unruh and Ronald J. Sider

in Saving Souls, Serving Society: Understanding the Faith Factor in Church-Based Social Ministry

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2005
ISBN:
9780195161557
eISBN:
9780199835836
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195161556.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Religious entities play a vital though limited role in our social safety net. The majority of congregations engage in community-serving activities, though their commitments tend to be shallow. Four ... More


The Law of Organized Religions: Between Establishment and Secularism

Julian Rivers

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199226108
eISBN:
9780191594243
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199226108.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration

This book studies the law of England and Wales as it applies to organized religions. It starts with the legal history of the topic from Roman times to the present day. Current legal arrangements can ... More


Conclusion: New Understandings, New Questions, New Opportunities

Heidi Rolland Unruh and Ronald J. Sider

in Saving Souls, Serving Society: Understanding the Faith Factor in Church-Based Social Ministry

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2005
ISBN:
9780195161557
eISBN:
9780199835836
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195161556.003.0012
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Research on the “faith factor” in solving social problems should take into account the complexity of the religious dynamics of social action. More nuanced understandings of the role of religion in ... 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 Rise of the Public Religious Welfare State: Black Religion and the Negotiation of Church/State Boundaries during the War on Poverty

Omar M. McRoberts

in Boundaries of the State In Us History

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780226277646
eISBN:
9780226277813
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226277813.003.0009
Subject:
History, Political History

This essay conceptualizes the War on Poverty as a period during which public religious capacities were incorporated into the institutional apparatus of the national welfare state. Such incorporation ... More


Saving Souls, Serving Society: Understanding the Faith Factor in Church-Based Social Ministry

Heidi Rolland Unruh and Ronald J. Sider

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2005
ISBN:
9780195161557
eISBN:
9780199835836
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195161556.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

The political controversy surrounding the role of religion in public life calls for more objective attention to the faith factor in social activism. What does it mean for a community-serving program ... More


Faith and Public Affairs

Robert Wuthnow

in Christianity in the Twenty-First Century: Reflections on the Challenges Ahead

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195096514
eISBN:
9780199853380
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195096514.003.0011
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter explores the public role of religious faith, or what some have called “public religion.” To identify as public religion implies, of course, that there must be something else that we ... More


Rethinking Public Religions

José Casanova

in Rethinking Religion and World Affairs

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199827978
eISBN:
9780199933020
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199827978.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter revisits the argument first presented in Public Religions in the Modern World in order to ascertain the extent to which the theoretical-analytical framework developed there needs to be ... More


Tragic Soul-Life: W.E.B. Du Bois and the Moral Crisis Facing American Democracy

Terrence L. Johnson

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780195383980
eISBN:
9780199897469
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195383980.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Literature, Philosophy of Religion

Contemporary debates on the role of religion in American public life ignore the overlap between religion and race in the formation of American democratic traditions and more often than not imagine ... More


Controversies of ‘public faith’

Robert Furbey

in Faith in the public realm: Controversies, policies and practices

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847420305
eISBN:
9781447302285
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847420305.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Sociology of Religion

This chapter investigates some basic philosophical, theological and socio-political controversies that underpin the place of faith in the public realm. It considers two relevant questions: Should ... More


Religion and Bad Debate

Michael S. Evans

in Seeking Good Debate: "Religion, Science, and Conflict in American Public Life"

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780520285071
eISBN:
9780520960664
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520285071.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter argues that the ways in which some people and not others pursue credibility in the public sphere shape the possibilities for good debate in the future. In general, respondents understood ... More


God's Agents: Biblical Publicity in Contemporary England

Matthew Engelke

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780520280465
eISBN:
9780520957107
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520280465.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Religion

The British and Foreign Bible Society is one of the most illustrious Christian charities in the United Kingdom. Founded by evangelicals in the early nineteenth century and inspired by developments in ... More


Theorizing Religious Individualism

Kerry Mitchell

in Spirituality and the State: Managing Nature and Experience in America's National Parks

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781479886418
eISBN:
9781479865260
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479886418.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter sets park history, literature, and the three previous case studies within the context of theories of public religiosity. Through follow-up interviews with survey participants, the ... More


Cults, Myths, and Politics at the Beginning of the Empire†

John Scheid and Philip Purchase

in Roman Religion

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748615650
eISBN:
9780748650989
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748615650.003.0029
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Religions

This chapter states that public religion was necessarily linked to politics for many years now, and even to questions of political advantage, as it expressed the relations of the people of Rome with ... More


Religion, Reason, and the Politics of Progress

J. Benjamin Hurlbut

in Experiments in Democracy: Human Embryo Research and the Politics of Bioethics

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780231179546
eISBN:
9780231542913
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231179546.003.0008
Subject:
Biology, Bioethics

Chapter 7 examines the politics surrounding California’s stem cell ballot initiative. The chapter explores how the promise of cures derived from human embryonic stem cell research elicited accounts ... More


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