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 The Mosaic Office as the Model for Ordination

Thomas B. Dozeman

in Holiness and Ministry: A Biblical Theology of Ordination

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780195367331
eISBN:
9780199867417
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195367331.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Church History

Here I interpret the role of Moses in Torah as personifying the authority of ordination, characterized as the Mosaic Office. The section “The Mosaic Office in Torah” clarifies the corporate nature of ... More


Leaders

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/9780691146850.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter looks at several important trends concerning religious leaders. Religious leadership is a less attractive career choice for young people than it used to be. The numbers of older clergy ... More


Conclusion

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/9780691146850.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This concluding chapter argues that based on the religious trends documented in this book, no indicator of traditional religious belief or practice is going up. There is much continuity and some ... More


Leaders and Experts

Susan Starr Sered

in Priestess, Mother, Sacred Sister: Religions Dominated by Women

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195104677
eISBN:
9780199853267
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195104677.003.0012
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

A feature of all the religions treated in this book is that both in theory and in practice leadership roles are open to women, and women predominate in most positions of authority and prestige. ... More


Introduction

Susan Starr Sered

in Priestess, Mother, Sacred Sister: Religions Dominated by Women

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195104677
eISBN:
9780199853267
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195104677.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

Ethnographic and historical studies of women and religion have thoroughly documented patterns of women's exclusion from positions of significant religious leadership. Scattered throughout the world ... More


Religious Group Autonomy

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/9780199606474.003.0011
Subject:
Law, Comparative Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This chapter examines religious group autonomy, which comprises the right of religious communities to determine and administer their own internal religious affairs without interference from the ... More


Imagining Religious Leadership in the Middle Ages: Richard of Saint-Vanne and the Politics of Reform

Steven Vanderputten

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801453779
eISBN:
9780801456305
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801453779.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

Around the turn of the first millennium AD, there emerged in the former Carolingian Empire a generation of abbots that came to be remembered as one of the most influential in the history of Western ... More


Introduction

Vincent Goossaert, David Ownby, and Ji Zhe

in Making Saints in Modern China

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
December 2016
ISBN:
9780190494568
eISBN:
9780190494582
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190494568.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

The Introduction to this edited volume explores the concept of sainthood in the context of modern and contemporary Chinese history, illustrating that the idea and the practice of sainthood remain ... More


Winning the Heart Way: Organizing and Cultural Struggle

Adam D. Reich

in With God on Our Side: The Struggle for Workers' Rights in a Catholic Hospital

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801450662
eISBN:
9780801464188
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801450662.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work

This chapter examines how the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) successfully expanded the scope of conflict beyond the workplace by engaging broader religious and political communities in ... More


The Bishops, the Sisters, and Religious Freedom

Elizabeth A. Castelli

in Politics of Religious Freedom

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780226248479
eISBN:
9780226248646
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226248646.003.0022
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This essay describes American Catholic conceptions of and activism around the right to religious freedom, focusing on the “Fortnight of Freedom” campaign announced by the US bishops. The Fortnight ... More


A Space for Judaism: Rites of Passage and Old-New Jewish Holy Days

Sarah Wobick-Segev

in Homes Away from Home: Jewish Belonging in Twentieth-Century Paris, Berlin, and St. Petersburg

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781503605145
eISBN:
9781503606548
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9781503605145.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Jewish Studies

Chapter 4 explores how the largely Ashkenazic Jewish community began to alter the ways in which it celebrated holy days, weddings, and bar mitzvahs. The chapter examines the ways in which Jewish ... More


Setting the Stage for Pluralistic Judaism: Parashat Beha’alotecha (Numbers 8:1–12:16)

Steve Gutow

in Torah Queeries: Weekly Commentaries on the Hebrew Bible

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814720127
eISBN:
9780814785249
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814720127.003.0036
Subject:
Sociology, Sociology of Religion

This chapter discusses a reading of Parashat Beha'alotecha of Numbers showing how Moses assigned some elders political duties. He gathered seventy elders to whom God had granted the spirit of ... More


Women in eighteenth-century Methodism

Jennifer Lloyd

in Women and the Shaping of British Methodism: Persistent Preachers, 1807-1907

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719078859
eISBN:
9781781702574
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719078859.003.0002
Subject:
History, History of Religion

This chapter provides essential background for those unfamiliar with the histories of British Nonconformity and Wesleyan Methodism in the eighteenth century. It briefly describes female preaching in ... More


Associates and Religious Institutes

Jonathon Holland, Mary Johnson, and Patricia Wittberg

in Pathways to Religious Life

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
August 2018
ISBN:
9780190878153
eISBN:
9780190878184
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190878153.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter is based on two national surveys of associates and vowed religious that CARA conducted in 2015, replicating a 2000–2002 CARA study of the same population. Both studies were commissioned ... More


Navigating the Contemporary Religious Landscape: Discerning Distinctions with a Difference

Mary Johnson, Patricia Wittberg, and Mary L. Gautier

in New Generations of Catholic Sisters: The Challenge of Diversity

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199316847
eISBN:
9780199371457
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199316847.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

The chapter first outlines larger societal changes that impact the likelihood of Catholic women considering a religious vocation. In the present spiritual marketplace, Catholics reflect a larger ... More


“Chew the Meat and Spit Out the Bones”: Negotiating Women’s Clerical Identity

Richard N. Pitt

in Divine Callings: Understanding the Call to Ministry in Black Pentecostalism

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814768235
eISBN:
9780814768259
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814768235.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter gives voice to a set of ministers who have until now been absent from the samples informing our understanding of the clerical identity. Church of God in Christ women are missing from ... More


Gender Roles and Political, Social, and Economic Change in Bangladesh and Senegal

Katherine Marshall

in Islam, Gender, and Democracy in Comparative Perspective

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780198788553
eISBN:
9780191830419
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198788553.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Islam, Religion and Society

This chapter compares secular and religious influences on evolving gender roles and norms in two long-standing democratically governed countries: Bangladesh and Senegal. A broadly moderate and ... More


Laying the Foundations for Azusa: Black Women and Public Ministry in the Nineteenth Century

Valerie C. Cooper

in Afro-Pentecostalism: Black Pentecostal and Charismatic Christianity in History and Culture

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814797303
eISBN:
9780814789070
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814797303.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter focuses on two movements that unfolded, American Evangelicalism and Wesleyan Holiness, and how changing understandings of women's appropriate place in public life laid the foundations ... More


Church Mothers and Pentecostals in the Modern Age

Clarence E. Hardy III

in Afro-Pentecostalism: Black Pentecostal and Charismatic Christianity in History and Culture

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814797303
eISBN:
9780814789070
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814797303.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter explores the role of black Pentecostal women leaders in the evolution of Afro-Pentecostalism into an urban religion from its beginnings in the Mississippi Delta and upper South. Drawing ... More


Beyond the Mountain Refuge: ‘Alawism and the Sunni State (Thirteenth–Fifteenth Centuries)

Stefan Winter

in A History of the 'Alawis: From Medieval Aleppo to the Turkish Republic

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780691167787
eISBN:
9781400883028
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691167787.003.0003
Subject:
History, Middle East History

This chapter addresses what can in effect be described as the consolidation of the ʻAlawi community in a newfound “compact” form. It argues that the receding tide of Shiʻism did not expose the ... More


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