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Introduction: ‘Defending the Faith: Global Histories of Apologetics and Politics in the 20th Century’

Hugh McLeod and Todd H. Weir

in Defending the Faith: Global Histories of Apologetics and Politics in the Twentieth Century

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780197266915
eISBN:
9780191938177
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197266915.003.0001
Subject:
History, History of Religion

This chapter gives an overview of the history of religious competition and secular-religious politics in the twentieth century. It introduces two key terms of this volume, secularism and apologetics. ... More


The Leaping Child: Imagining the Unborn in Early Christian Literature

Catherine Playoust and Ellen Bradshaw Aitken

in Imagining the Fetus: The Unborn in Myth, Religion, and Culture

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195380040
eISBN:
9780199869077
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195380040.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society, World Religions

Christian literature of the first and second centuries CE contains few references to unborn children; where they are found, however, the unborn become an important rhetorical site for constructing ... More


Conclusion

Paul Christopher Johnson

in Secrets, Gossip, and Gods: The Transformation of Brazilian Candomblé

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195150582
eISBN:
9780199834358
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195150589.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

Explains the rise of secretism by summarizing three related arguments: First, Candomblé had no option to remain silent about the religion, only to either be represented or to take part in the control ... More


Finding Their Way: The Mosque in the Shadow of the Church

Jack Tannous

in The Making of the Medieval Middle East

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780691179094
eISBN:
9780691184166
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691179094.003.0014
Subject:
History, History of Religion

This chapter details how Muslims dealt with being a religious minority. Political power over a variety of religious groups may have influenced how some people viewed the truth of the Prophet's ... More


Religious Pluralism, Political Incentives, and the Origins of Religious Liberty

Anthony Gill

in The Future of Religious Freedom: Global Challenges

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199930890
eISBN:
9780199980581
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199930890.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter presents a theory about the origins of religious liberty as rooted in religious pluralism and the political incentives to recognize and protect it. The argument of the chapter is that ... More


Rumors, Religious Competition, and Community Violence: The Cane Creek Massacre

Patrick Q. Mason

in The Mormon Menace: Violence and Anti-Mormonism in the Postbellum South

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199740024
eISBN:
9780199894666
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199740024.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Mormonism seemed to be exploding in rural northwestern Tennessee in the mid-1880s, thanks largely to the efforts of Elder John Gibbs. This engendered considerable resentment among many local ... More


A Geography Of Invention, 1500–1600

Jonathan Scott

in How the Old World Ended: The Anglo-Dutch-American Revolution 1500-1800

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780300243598
eISBN:
9780300249361
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300243598.003.0004
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

This chapter describes the European political geography of invention, upon which the Anglo-Dutch-American process would draw. Much of the technology underpinning the rise of early modern Europe, ... More


Models of Religion–State Relations

Rex Ahdar and Ian Leigh

in Religious Freedom in the Liberal State

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199606474
eISBN:
9780191744259
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199606474.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Comparative Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This chapter surveys the various types of interaction between religion and government. The object is not to posit yet another typology of religion-state relations, but to consider which model or ... More


The Santo Niño de Atocha

Brett Hendrickson

in The Healing Power of the Santuario de Chimayó: America's Miraculous Church

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781479815500
eISBN:
9781479870547
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479815500.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter chronicles the rise of the most important devotional figure at the Santuario de Chimayó, the Santo Niño de Atocha. Two arguments are offered as to why the Santo Niño gained prominence in ... More


‘Shared Worlds’: Religious Identities—A Question of Evidence

Catherine Holmes

in Byzantines, Latins, and Turks in the Eastern Mediterranean World after 1150

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199641888
eISBN:
9780191808357
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199641888.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, Asian and Middle Eastern History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter examines the significance of religious identity in the late medieval eastern Mediterranean, in particular the role that it played in broader social and political change. It engages with ... More


Why Are Americans So Religious? The Limitations of Market Explanations

E. Brooks Holifield

in Religion and the Marketplace in the United States

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199361793
eISBN:
9780190233082
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199361793.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter offers an extensive evaluation of the academic explanations for American religious vitality. It takes on the task of weighing and measuring Finke and Stark’s thesis of ... More


Mediation *

Matthew R. Sayers

in Feeding the Dead: Ancestor Worship in Ancient India

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199917471
eISBN:
9780199345564
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199917471.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

This chapter addresses the development of the new ritual expert conceived in the G?hyasātras and legitimated in the dharma literature. While the Brahmanical authors draw upon Vedic models of ... More


Ancestral Rites in the Buddhist Literature

Matthew R. Sayers

in Feeding the Dead: Ancestor Worship in Ancient India

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199917471
eISBN:
9780199345564
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199917471.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

This chapter discusses the Buddhist reference to the śrāddha-rite found in the Pāli Canon in order to show that the early tradition understood the ancestral rites to be a part of their proper ... More


Pastoral Power and the Miracles of Christ

Nathaniel Roberts

in To Be Cared For: The Power of Conversion and Foreignness of Belonging in an Indian Slum

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780520288812
eISBN:
9780520963634
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520288812.003.0006
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This and the following chapter describe Pentecostal Christianity’s practices and effects in the slum. This chapter describes how a church is normally viewed as depending on the charismatic appeal of ... More


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