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Contrasting Patterns of Belonging and Believing: Scandinavia and the United States

Brian Stanley

in Christianity in the Twentieth Century: A World History

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780691196848
eISBN:
9781400890316
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691196848.003.0006
Subject:
History, History of Religion

This chapter analyzes the strikingly divergent trajectories of Christian belief and practice in Scandinavia and the United States. All Scandinavian countries in the twentieth century experienced a ... More


Belonging and Believing

Darren E. Sherkat

in Changing Faith: The Dynamics and Consequences of Americans' Shifting Religious Identities

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814741269
eISBN:
9780814741283
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814741269.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter examines how religious identifications structure religious beliefs and religious belonging. It first considers several important features of religious belief and belonging and how ... More


The al-Lawati as a Historical Category

Amal Sachedina

in Cultivating the Past, Living the Modern: The Politics of Time in the Sultanate of Oman

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
January 2022
ISBN:
9781501758614
eISBN:
9781501758621
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501758614.003.0008
Subject:
Anthropology, Middle Eastern Cultural Anthropology

This chapter explores the sur al-Lawati, the fortified enclave of the al-Lawati, a non-Arab, non-Ibadi mercantile community historically oriented toward the British Raj, staunchly allied to the ... More


‘Between me and my God’: a life story narrative of conciliating cultural discourses and personalization of Islam

Ladan Rahbari and Chia Longman

in Women and Religion: Contemporary and Future Challenges in the Global Era

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781447336358
eISBN:
9781447336396
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447336358.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter offers a better understanding of the relation between gender and Islam by portraying and exploring a subjective account of conciliating religiosity and modern individualism. The study is ... More


Belonging—Aggregate Measures

Clive D. Field

in Secularization in the Long 1960s: Numerating Religion in Britain

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780198799474
eISBN:
9780191839740
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198799474.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Various aggregate measures of religious belonging are presented, relative to population. The data derive from opinion polls, church sources, and estimates by Peter Brierley. They reveal the extent of ... More


Belonging—Part 1: Saliency and Affiliation

Clive D. Field

in Counting Religion in Britain, 1970-2020: Secularization in Statistical Context

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
January 2022
ISBN:
9780192849328
eISBN:
9780191944567
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780192849328.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

Two key features of religious belonging are investigated, saliency of religion (self-identification as a religious person) and religious affiliation. The former, evidenced in sample surveys, is ... More


Ms. Marvel is an Immigrant

Hussein Rashid

in Ms. Marvel's America: No Normal

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781496827029
eISBN:
9781496827067
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496827029.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

Kamala Khan is often described as a Muslim superhero. But her official description mentions more than her religion: her family is​ ​from Pakistan, she is a teenager, and she is from New Jersey. She ... More


Reviving Sheila: Listening to the Call of Multiple Religious Belonging

Katherine (Trina) Janiec Jones

in Hearing Vocation Differently: Meaning, Purpose, and Identity in the Multi-Faith Academy

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
December 2018
ISBN:
9780190888671
eISBN:
9780190888701
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190888671.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

This chapter observes that many undergraduates find themselves drawn to more than one religious tradition, philosophical perspective, or lifestance. Indeed, the concept of “multiple religious ... More


Conclusion

Clive D. Field

in Secularization in the Long 1960s: Numerating Religion in Britain

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780198799474
eISBN:
9780191839740
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198799474.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

The first four sections reprise findings for religious belonging, behaving, and believing and institutional measures outlined in Chapters 2–8. The fifth attempts a balance-sheet of religious change ... More


Belonging—Part 2: Membership

Clive D. Field

in Counting Religion in Britain, 1970-2020: Secularization in Statistical Context

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
January 2022
ISBN:
9780192849328
eISBN:
9780191944567
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780192849328.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

The extent of religious belonging is investigated in terms of membership of particular faith communities, preferably as directly enumerated by them, supplemented by Peter Brierley’s estimates and the ... More


Belonging—Denominations and Faiths

Clive D. Field

in Secularization in the Long 1960s: Numerating Religion in Britain

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780198799474
eISBN:
9780191839740
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198799474.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

The size of individual denominations and faiths is documented, from their own returns of ‘membership’ or constituency, occasionally supplemented by external estimates. There were per capita falls in ... More


Belonging

Sally K. Gallagher

in Getting to Church: Narratives of Gender and Joining

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
August 2017
ISBN:
9780190239671
eISBN:
9780190239701
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190239671.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Chapter 4 assesses gender differences in the beliefs, practices, and ideas of community that draw women and men toward belonging. We tracked groups of individuals who were visiting or considering ... More


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