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The Public Square as Public Sphere

KEN HIRSCHKOP

in Mikhail Bakhtin: An Aesthetic for Democracy

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198159612
eISBN:
9780191673641
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198159612.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

The chapter discusses Bakhtin’s view on the spacious sphere of historical being. It focused on the following: its representative structure, its conception of historical becoming, and its institution ... More


 From 11/9/1989 to 9/11/2001 and Beyond: The Return of Jeremiad and the Specter of Secularization

Joshua Yates

in Prophesies of Godlessness: Predictions of America's Iminent Secularization from the Puritans to Postmodernity

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780195342536
eISBN:
9780199867042
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195342536.003.0012
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter examines leading figures and institutions of the Religious Right in the United States and the distinctive narrative form its public and political activism has taken from the fall of the ... More


Introduction

Linda Hogan

in Religious Voices in Public Places

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199566624
eISBN:
9780191722042
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199566624.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Theology, Religion and Society

This introductory chapter discusses the contours of the liberal polity with specific reference to the role of religious voices therein. It suggests that the contemporary world is simultaneously ... More


Fear and Democracy

KEN HIRSCHKOP

in Mikhail Bakhtin: An Aesthetic for Democracy

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198159612
eISBN:
9780191673641
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198159612.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

The chapter states how the public square requires an element of boldness in terms of fear and democracy. In Bakhtin’s eyes political power does not thrust you onto the historical stage but merely ... More


‘Seeking the welfare of the city’: Public Theology as Radical Action

Andrew Bradstock

in Radical Christian Voices and Practice: Essays in Honour of Christopher Rowland

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199599776
eISBN:
9780191738340
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199599776.003.0015
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies, Theology

This chapter presents a critical overview of ‘public theology,’ recognizing that, although the term is new, what it describes reflects the historic calling of the Christian church to seek to make a ... More


The Separation of Church and State versus Religion in the Public Square: The Contested History of the Establishment Clause

T. Jeremy Gunn

in No Establishment of Religion: America’s Original Contribution to Religious Liberty

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199860371
eISBN:
9780199950164
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199860371.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter argues that modern understandings of the historical origins of the Establishment Clause largely reflect one of two basic understandings of the origins of the clause: one that promotes ... More


Virginia Woolf in the Cyber City: Connecting in the Virtual Public Square

Paula Maggio

in Woolf and the City

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780984259830
eISBN:
9781781382226
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780984259830.003.0028
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter describes how the World Wide Web realizes Woolf's belief that reading, writing, and learning should have democratic inclusiveness. The Web provides the virtual common ground that equates ... More


This Isn’t 1964 Anymore—Or Is It?: Competing Appeals to the Civil Rights Past in Present Controversies over Religious Liberty versus LGBT Rights

Linda C. McClain

in Who's the Bigot?: Learning from Conflicts over Marriage and Civil Rights Law

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
March 2020
ISBN:
9780190877200
eISBN:
9780190063726
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190877200.003.0008
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law, Human Rights and Immigration

This chapter analyzes Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission, which held that the Colorado Civil Rights Commission showed animosity and hostility toward the religion of baker Jack ... More


The Curious Case of the Christian Bible and the U.S. Constitution: Challenges for Educators Teaching the Bible in a Multireligious Context

John F. Kutsko

in The Bible in American Life

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
March 2017
ISBN:
9780190468910
eISBN:
9780190468958
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190468910.003.0019
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society, Biblical Studies

This chapter demonstrates how two fundamental documents in American life—the Bible and the Constitution—overlie each other in the hearts and minds of Americans and how unique that is for a modern, ... More


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