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Christian Nonprofits: The Religious Market’s Other Supplier

Christopher P. Scheitle

in Beyond the Congregation: The World of Christian Nonprofits

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199733521
eISBN:
9780199866281
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199733521.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter introduces readers to the market perspective on religion. It argues that a new supplier of religious goods and services, Christian nonprofits, has grown in size and prominence. The ... More


 Uneven Secularization in the United States and Western Europe

Pippa Norris and Ronald Inglehart

in Democracy and the New Religious Pluralism

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195307221
eISBN:
9780199785513
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195307221.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter argues that secularization is proceeding apace on both sides of the Atlantic — at different speeds and at different levels. It describes systematic and consistent evidence establishing ... More


 Religion, Outreach, and Mission

James K. Wellman Jr.

in Evangelical vs. Liberal: The Clash of Christian Cultures in the Pacific Northwest

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780195300116
eISBN:
9780199868742
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195300116.003.0012
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter on religion and culture argues that H. Richard Niebuhr's model of Christ and Culture is too abstract in this context. The Pacific Northwest has no assumed religious ethos; it is an open ... More


Oligopoly Dynamics and the Triple Religious Markets in China

Fenggang Yang

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/9780199930890.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter introduces four types of state-religion relations in human history – religious monopoly, pluralism, oligopoly, and a total ban. It argues that religious oligopoly is the most common ... More


Beyond the Congregation: The World of Christian Nonprofits

Christopher P. Scheitle

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199733521
eISBN:
9780199866281
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199733521.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Christianity in the United States has long been organized around congregations and denominations. However, a different type of organization operating outside of these traditional structures is ... More


Transforming Post-Catholic Ireland: Religious Practice in Late Modernity

Gladys Ganiel

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2016
ISBN:
9780198745785
eISBN:
9780191808203
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198745785.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies, Religion and Society

Transforming Post-Catholic Ireland is the first major book to explore the dynamic religious landscape of contemporary Ireland, north and south, and to analyse the island’s religious transition. It ... More


The Future of Religious Freedom: Global Challenges

Allen D. Hertzke (ed.)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199930890
eISBN:
9780199980581
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199930890.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

What is the status of religious freedom in the world today? What barriers does it face? What are the realistic prospects for improvement, and why does this matter? This book addresses these critical ... More


Introduction: Advancing the First Freedom in the Twenty-First Century

Allen D. Hertzke

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/9780199930890.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter summarizes the contributions of the volume by placing them into a synoptic global context. It traces the origins of religious freedom in the ontology of human experience and demonstrates ... More


The Orthodox hesitation: the ‘liberal-democracy’ paradox

John Anderson

in Christianity and Democratisation: From Pious Subjects to Critical Participants

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719077388
eISBN:
9781781702000
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719077388.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization

This chapter addresses liberalism and pluralism. It explains how traditionally dominant churches have handled the acceptance of a wider range of sexual difference, with the focus on homosexuality, ... More


The Celtic Tiger and the new Irish religious market

Catherine Maignant

in From prosperity to austerity: A socio-cultural critique of the Celtic Tiger and its aftermath

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780719091674
eISBN:
9781781707197
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719091674.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, European Union

Many assume that the Celtic Tiger was the root cause of the decline of religion as a hegemonic force in Irish society. Careful examination of data does not support this analysis, and this chapter ... More


Extra-Institutional Religion: Transforming Post-Catholic Ireland?

Gladys Ganiel

in Transforming Post-Catholic Ireland: Religious Practice in Late Modernity

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2016
ISBN:
9780198745785
eISBN:
9780191808203
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198745785.003.0012
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies, Religion and Society

This chapter demonstrates the relevance of the concept of extra-institutional religion in general, extending its theoretical application outside post-Catholic Ireland. Extra-institutional religion’s ... More


Believing in Religious Freedom

Elizabeth Shakman Hurd

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/9780226248646.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This essay examines the effects of conceiving of religion as belief in the context of international religious freedom promotion. Hurd points out that the lived reality of many religious practitioners ... More


Introduction: A Post-Catholic Ireland?

Gladys Ganiel

in Transforming Post-Catholic Ireland: Religious Practice in Late Modernity

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2016
ISBN:
9780198745785
eISBN:
9780191808203
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198745785.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies, Religion and Society

This chapter engages with religious debates about religious markets in Europe, arguing that the religious landscape of the island of Ireland should be considered a ‘mixed’, post-Catholic religious ... More


Religion and Religiosity in the US: A Contrasting Case to Europe?

Detlef Pollack and Gergely Rosta

in Religion and Modernity: An International Comparison

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
December 2017
ISBN:
9780198801665
eISBN:
9780191840302
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198801665.003.0016
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Although the countries of Western Europe are very similar to the US in terms of their social, political, and economic conditions, they differ greatly when it comes to religion. Chapter 10 discusses ... 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


From Monopoly to Market

Gladys Ganiel

in Transforming Post-Catholic Ireland: Religious Practice in Late Modernity

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2016
ISBN:
9780198745785
eISBN:
9780191808203
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198745785.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies, Religion and Society

This chapter explores how the religious landscape of the island of Ireland changed from one of monopoly Catholicism to a mixed, post-Catholic religious market. It explores differences and ... More


The Status of and Threats to International Law on Freedom of Religion or Belief

W. Cole Jr. Durham, Matthew K. Richards, and Donlu D. Thayer

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/9780199930890.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter provides a sweeping overview of the status of international law on religion and explores threats to its realization. It demonstrates that freedom of religion or belief is firmly ... More


Religion and Democratization: Framing Religious and Political Identities in Muslim and Catholic Societies

Michael D. Driessen

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780199329700
eISBN:
9780199375288
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199329700.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, Democratization

The book is a comparative study of how regime types and religion-state arrangements frame questions of religious and political identities in Muslim and Catholic societies. The book proposes a theory ... 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


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