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“Testifying” and “Testimony”:: Autobiographical Narratives and African American Religions

Moses N. Moore, Jr.

in Teaching African American Religions

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2006
ISBN:
9780195167979
eISBN:
9780199784981
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019516797X.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

Autobiographical narratives and related materials such as journals and diaries have proved to be valuable, but often problematic, resources for the studying and teaching of African American religious ... More


“I Want to Be Ready!”:: Teaching Christian Education in the African American Experience

Yolanda Y. Smith

in Teaching African American Religions

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2006
ISBN:
9780195167979
eISBN:
9780199784981
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019516797X.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

This chapter introduces four teaching strategies that emerge from the characteristics of a triple-heritage model of Christian education that is grounded in the African American spirituals. The model ... More


Tribal Talk:: African Ancestral Spirituality as a Resource for Wholeness

Will “Esuyemi” Coleman

in Teaching African American Religions

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2006
ISBN:
9780195167979
eISBN:
9780199784981
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019516797X.003.0011
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

This chapter discusses the text, Tribal Talk. Topics covered include Black theology, the use of broken English in the narrative, hermeneutics, African-derived religions in the Americas, and ... More


 Historicizing Race: Albert J. Raboteau, Religious History, and the Ambiguities of Blackness

J. Kameron Carter

in Race: A Theological Account

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780195152791
eISBN:
9780199870578
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195152791.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Theology

Here this chapter engages the work of Albert Raboteau, the elder statesman of contemporary African American religious history, particularly his early work, Slave Religion (1978). The ambiguity of ... More


Acknowledging Diversity in the American Catholic Experience

Bernadette McNary-Zak

in Teaching African American Religions

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2006
ISBN:
9780195167979
eISBN:
9780199784981
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019516797X.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

This chapter focuses on the question of how a course on the history of American Catholicism might be framed for a non-Catholic, Protestant, and Southern context. The author of this book has developed ... More


Religion as Collective Right: Legislating Toward Native American Religious Freedom

Michael D. McNally

in Defend the Sacred: Native American Religious Freedom beyond the First Amendment

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780691190907
eISBN:
9780691201511
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691190907.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Native American Studies

This chapter considers efforts to legislate Native American religious freedom in the American Indian Religious Freedom Act (AIRFA, 1978). Where courts and even common sense have seen AIRFA as a ... 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


Polarization

Mark Chaves

in American Religion: Contemporary Trends

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691146850
eISBN:
9781400839957
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691146850.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter describes another important trend involving religion, liberalism, and conservatism. Actively religious Americans are more politically and socially conservative than less religious ... More


The Transformation of American Religion: The Story of a Late-Twentieth-Century Awakening

Amanda Porterfield

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195131376
eISBN:
9780199834570
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195131371.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

Religious life in the U.S. underwent a profound change in the late twentieth century as divisions between different religious groups softened, exposure to various religions increased, and Americans ... More


Conclusion: The Great Awakening of the Late Twentieth Century

Amanda Porterfield

in The Transformation of American Religion: The Story of a Late-Twentieth-Century Awakening

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195131376
eISBN:
9780199834570
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195131371.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

The changes that took place in American religious life during the late twentieth century were, in some important respects, unprecedented. As the U.S. became hospitable to virtually all the religions ... More


Introduction: America's New Religious Diversity

Paul D. Numrich

in The Faith Next Door: American Christians and Their New Religious Neighbors

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195386219
eISBN:
9780199866731
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195386219.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

The United States increasingly perceives itself as a multireligious society. The Introduction describes the changing American religious landscape and its implications for local Christians. Two major ... More


Crusading for an American Protestant Commonwealth (1800–60)

Robert T. Handy

in A History of the Churches in the United States and Canada

Published in print:
1976
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198269106
eISBN:
9780191683572
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198269106.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Church History

In the years from 1800 to 1860, the population of North America increased from about 5 million to more than 31 million. The natural increase was supplemented by immigration, chiefly from the British ... More


Conclusion

Michael D. McNally

in Defend the Sacred: Native American Religious Freedom beyond the First Amendment

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780691190907
eISBN:
9780691201511
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691190907.003.0010
Subject:
Society and Culture, Native American Studies

This concluding chapter gives a nod in the direction of successful negotiated settlements and other agreements that grab fewer headlines and leave fewer public traces because they can avoid the ... More


Islamic and Christian Influences in Jazz: Boston and New York during World War II

Richard Brent Turner

in Soundtrack to a Movement: African American Islam, Jazz, and Black Internationalism

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
January 2022
ISBN:
9781479871032
eISBN:
9781479849697
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479871032.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Chapter 1 examines how important stylistic changes in jazz’s sounds and musical practices, which influenced the reception of swing and bebop, helped to shape the construction of African American ... More


Errand into the Wilderness of Mirrors: Religion and the History of the CIA

Michael Graziano

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
January 2022
ISBN:
9780226767406
eISBN:
9780226767543
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226767543.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This book explores how the Office of Strategic Services (OSS), and its spiritual successor the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), studied and engaged religious traditions around the world in the ... More


Introduction: Charting the Wilderness

Michael Graziano

in Errand into the Wilderness of Mirrors: Religion and the History of the CIA

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
January 2022
ISBN:
9780226767406
eISBN:
9780226767543
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226767543.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

The introduction discusses how the religious approach to intelligence was entwined with the study of “world religions” in the nation’s universities as well as a renewed focus on religious pluralism ... More


Consensus and Civil Religion

Jacqueline E. Whitt

in Bringing God to Men: American Military Chaplains and the Vietnam War

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9781469612942
eISBN:
9781469614526
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469612942.003.0002
Subject:
History, Military History

This chapter examines the broad religious, cultural, political, and international setting of the early Cold War. Beginning with larger cultural forces in the years preceding American intervention in ... More


Discourse and Debate

Jacqueline E. Whitt

in Bringing God to Men: American Military Chaplains and the Vietnam War

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9781469612942
eISBN:
9781469614526
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469612942.003.0006
Subject:
History, Military History

This chapter explores how chaplains' positions as people in the middle allowed them to address a wide variety of audiences to offer experientially grounded analysis of the Vietnam War but also ... More


Exploring Archival Material

Paul O. Myhre

in Teaching Undergraduate Research in Religious Studies

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199732869
eISBN:
9780199918522
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199732869.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

The archival model of Undergraduate Research in the discipline focuses on the categorization and classification of information obtained in manuscript and document collections. In particular, it ... More


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

Carol Wayne White

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780823269815
eISBN:
9780823269853
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823269815.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Theology

This book explores a new religious ideal within African American culture that emerges from humanistic assumptions and is grounded in religious naturalism. Identifying African American religiosity as ... More


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