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“The Vision Thing”

Douglas A Hicks

in With God on All Sides: Leadership in a Devout and Diverse America

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195337174
eISBN:
9780199868407
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195337174.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Leadership requires focusing on what George H. W. Bush once dismissively called the “vision thing.” Leaders communicate and help shape a common vision, whether for better or for worse. Competing ... More


Riding the Dragon: The Case of China

Thomas F. Farr

in World of Faith and Freedom: Why International Religious Liberty Is Vital to American National Security

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195179958
eISBN:
9780199869749
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195179958.003.0011
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

China is the largest and, arguably, the most consequential nation for American interests. It has a huge conventional and nuclear military establishment, is a permanent member of the UN Security ... 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


Genovefa’s Territory

Lisa M. Bitel

in Landscape with Two Saints: How Genovefa of Paris and Brigit of Kildare Built Christianity in Barbarian Europe

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195336528
eISBN:
9780199868599
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195336528.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Church History, Early Christian Studies

This chapter recounts the life of Genovefa (Saint Geneviève) from her birth at Nanterre ca. 420 to her death ca. 509 in Paris, as told by her earliest 6th-century biographer. Although a woman, and ... More


Temple Patronage

Richard G. Wang

in The Ming Prince and Daoism: Institutional Patronage of an Elite

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199767687
eISBN:
9780199950607
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199767687.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Chapter 5 is an in-depth study of Ming princely temple patronage. The Ming princes were most interested in traditional Daoist core temples. At the same time, they engaged in the activities of the ... More


Victorians and the Virgin Mary: Religion and Gender in England 1830 - 1885

Carol Engelhardt Herringer

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719077531
eISBN:
9781781700709
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719077531.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Religion

This interdisciplinary study of competing representations of the Virgin Mary examines how anxieties about religious and gender identities intersected to create public controversies that, whilst ... More


Universalistic Ambitions, Local Realities: Bricolage in (National) Context

Véronique Altglas

in From Yoga to Kabbalah: Religious Exoticism and the Logics of Bricolage

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
June 2014
ISBN:
9780199997626
eISBN:
9780199380336
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199997626.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Such a process of de-ethnicization is unavoidably affected by constraints and opportunities encountered by transnational movements on the local level. The book’s fourth chapter shows the importance ... More


A Transformed Religious Landscape

Samuel Helfont

in Compulsion in Religion: Saddam Hussein, Islam, and the Roots of Insurgencies in Iraq

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
April 2018
ISBN:
9780190843311
eISBN:
9780190843342
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190843311.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter begins by re-evaluating state–society relations in Iraq during the 1990s and early 2000s. It argues, along with other archival-based works, that the regime was much more robust than the ... More


The Contemporary Orthodox Jewish Family In America

Chaim I. Waxman

in Social Change and Halakhic Evolution in American Orthodoxy

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781906764845
eISBN:
9781800343450
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781906764845.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter analyses discussions of the Jewish family that are based on the assumption that the stereotypical Jewish family in eastern Europe is the only single model. It mentions Shaul Stampfer, ... More


Ahaquo! (Still there!) The Anetso Ceremonial Complex

Michael J. Zogry

in Anetso, the Cherokee Ball Game: At the Center of Ceremony and Identity

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807833605
eISBN:
9781469603940
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807898208_zogry.7
Subject:
Society and Culture, Native American Studies

This chapter summarizes every element of the ceremonial complex, with a focus on one particular element, going to water, and assesses change and persistence in the complex, making use of received ... More


Spirits at the Crossroads of Belief and Pragmatism

Diana Espírito Santo

in Developing the Dead: Mediumship and Selfhood in Cuban Espiritismo

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780813060781
eISBN:
9780813050850
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813060781.003.0001
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

The introductory chapter aims to provide the reader with a feel for the ethnographic context; first, in terms of the existing religious and political ecology and the history of the relationship ... More


The Many Meanings of the Secular

Joseph O. Baker

in Empty Churches: Non-Affiliation in America

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9780197529317
eISBN:
9780197529355
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197529317.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

The increase in the percentage of Americans who claim no religious affiliation has sparked renewed debates about processes of secularization. Too often, however, these discussions overlook ... More


Beginnings: The History and Development of the Sister Church Model Among North American Christians

Janel Kragt Bakker

in Sister Churches: American Congregations and Their Partners Abroad

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199328208
eISBN:
9780199369331
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199328208.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter chronicles the history and development of the sister church model of mission in North America, exploring how this model reflects the religious landscape of North America as well as ... More


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