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Introduction: What We Talk About When We Talk about Secularism

Peter Coviello

in Make Yourselves Gods: Mormons and the Unfinished Business of American Secularism

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780226474168
eISBN:
9780226474472
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226474472.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter offers a genealogy of secularism as a mobile, many-voiced critical formulation. Surveying a wide archive of scholarship in and around the secularism concept, and offering up seven axioms ... More


Blood Lines: Race, Sacrifice, and the Making of Religion

J. Brent Crosson

in Experiments with Power: Obeah and the Remaking of Religion in Trinidad

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780226700649
eISBN:
9780226705514
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226705514.003.0009
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Religion

The condemnation of “animal sacrifice” continues to undergird religious intolerance across the globe. Why have fervent meat-eaters been so concerned about a relatively small number of animals killed ... More


James Baldwin: Religion, Race, and the Love of Humanity

Carol Wayne White

in Black Lives and Sacred Humanity: Toward an African American Religious Naturalism

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780823269815
eISBN:
9780823269853
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823269815.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Theology

This chapter illustrates Baldwin’s efforts during the mid-twentieth century to enhance race relations in the United States with an expanded view of humanity and our capacity to love each other. It ... More


A Tongue Between Nations: Spiritual Work, Secularism, and the Art of Crossover

J. Brent Crosson

in Experiments with Power: Obeah and the Remaking of Religion in Trinidad

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780226700649
eISBN:
9780226705514
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226705514.003.0011
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Religion

In the anglophone Caribbean, obeah remains a potent boundary category, defining streams of respectable Hinduism or Christianity by being excluded from their flow. Yet these negative denials of obeah ... More


The Pains of Racism

Coretta Phillips

in The Multicultural Prison: Ethnicity, Masculinity, and Social Relations among Prisoners

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199697229
eISBN:
9780191760556
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199697229.003.0006
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

Here prisoners' perspectives on their institutional treatment as racialized prisoners are explored. The chapter considers equating the pains and deprivations of imprisonment with the pains of racist ... More


Electrical Ethics: On Turning the Other Cheek

J. Brent Crosson

in Experiments with Power: Obeah and the Remaking of Religion in Trinidad

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780226700649
eISBN:
9780226705514
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226705514.003.0007
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Religion

This chapter explores the "electrical ethics" of spiritual workers to make a turn away from certain tendencies in conceptions of religion and ethics. The notion that religion is a realm of duty ... More


Building Bridges, Fighting Poverty, and Empowering Citizens

Tracy E. K’Meyer

in Civil Rights in the Gateway to the South: Louisville, Kentucky, 1945-1980

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813125398
eISBN:
9780813135274
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813125398.003.0006
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter discusses the role of various civil rights groups in building bridges, fighting poverty and empowering citizens. It notes that the West End Community Council organized residents of ... More


Latino and Muslim in America: Race, Religion, and the Making of a New Minority

Harold D. Morales

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
February 2018
ISBN:
9780190852603
eISBN:
9780190852634
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190852603.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Islam

Even as many people view Latinos and Muslims as growing threats in US discourse, Latino Muslims celebrate their intersecting identities in their daily lives and in their mediated representations. The ... More


Conclusions

Anne Fountain

in José Martí, the United States, and Race

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780813049748
eISBN:
9780813050447
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813049748.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter demonstrates how a comprehensive study of Martí’s work can yield significant information. This book shows that understanding the timeline and the context for his writing on race and ... More


The Regulation of Religion and the Making of Hinduism in Colonial Trinidad

Alexander Rocklin

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781469648712
eISBN:
9781469648736
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469648712.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Religion

How can religious freedom be granted to people who do not have a religion? While Indian indentured workers in colonial Trinidad practiced cherished rituals, "Hinduism" was not a widespread category ... More


Frederick Douglass: America's Prophet

D. H. Dilbeck

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781469636184
eISBN:
9781469636191
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469636184.001.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

From his enslavement to freedom, Frederick Douglass was one of America's most extraordinary champions of liberty and equality. Throughout his long life, Douglass was also a man of profound religious ... More


Strangers and Friends at the Welcome Table: Contemporary Christianities in the American South

James Hudnut-Beumler

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781469640372
eISBN:
9781469640396
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469640372.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Religion

In this fresh and fascinating chronicle of Christianity in the contemporary South, historian and minister James Hudnut-Beumler draws on extensive interviews and his own personal journeys throughout ... More


Gender, Race, and Twentieth-Century Dissenting Traditions

Laura Rademaker

in The Oxford History of Protestant Dissenting Traditions, Volume V: The Twentieth Century: Themes and Variations in a Global Context

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
November 2018
ISBN:
9780198702252
eISBN:
9780191838934
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198702252.003.0013
Subject:
Religion, Theology

This chapter bases its analysis of rapid changes in conceptions of race and gender in the contextual shifts in authority, autonomy, and demography within Dissenting Protestantism around the world, ... More


The End of Japanese Ethnic Churches?

Anne M. Blankenship

in Christianity, Social Justice, and the Japanese American Incarceration During World War II

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781469629209
eISBN:
9781469629223
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469629209.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

As Japanese Christians left the camps, white church leaders instructed them to join established churches and prevented them from re-forming their prewar ethnic congregations. This final chapter ... More


Reconstruction Battles over Racial and Gender Equality

D. H. Dilbeck

in Frederick Douglass: America's Prophet

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781469636184
eISBN:
9781469636191
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469636184.003.0009
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter covers the Reconstruction era, as Douglass shifted his focus from abolition to the crusade for true racial and gender equality. It explains how Douglass’s uncompromising call for full ... More


The Bible in American Life Today

Philip Goff, Arthur E. Farnsley, and Peter J. Thuesen

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/9780190468910.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society, Biblical Studies

This chapter captures the major findings of the national survey of Americans’ use of the Bible in daily life and lays the foundation for the volume. Forty-eight percent of Americans read the Bible in ... More


Reversion Stories: The Form, Content, and Dissemination of a Logic of Return

Harold D. Morales

in Latino and Muslim in America: Race, Religion, and the Making of a New Minority

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
February 2018
ISBN:
9780190852603
eISBN:
9780190852634
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190852603.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Islam

Chapter 3 examines the form, content, and discursive relevance of Latino Muslim reversion stories published through organizational websites. The term “reversion” is in this genre preferred over ... More


The Bible in American Life

Philip Goff, Arthur Farnsley, and Peter Thuesen (eds)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
March 2017
ISBN:
9780190468910
eISBN:
9780190468958
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190468910.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society, Biblical Studies

This book is an interdisciplinary reflection on the ways Americans use the Bible in their personal lives. It considers how other influences, including religious communities and the internet, have ... More


The First Wave: From Islam in Spain to The Alianza in New York

Harold D. Morales

in Latino and Muslim in America: Race, Religion, and the Making of a New Minority

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
February 2018
ISBN:
9780190852603
eISBN:
9780190852634
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190852603.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Islam

Chapter 1 introduces the history of Islamic Spain and the remembrance of it by the first Latino Muslim group in the United States, la Alianza Islámica, the Islamic Alliance. Although there have been ... More


World War I and Its Aftermath

Robert J. Kaczorowski

in Fordham University School of Law: A History

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780823239559
eISBN:
9780823239597
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823239559.003.0002
Subject:
History, Social History

Chapter 2 discusses the impact of World War I and its aftermath on the students and educational program at Fordham Law School and other law schools in New York City. It presents empirical evidence of ... More


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