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Shaping the Culture

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/9780195337174.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter explores a particular application of the well-accepted view that effective leaders both understand and help shape their institution’s culture. Language and religious symbols make a vital ... More


 Acts of Communion

David Domke and Kevin Coe

in The God Strategy: How Religion Became a Political Weapon in America

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780195326413
eISBN:
9780199870431
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195326413.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter focuses on the third religious signal: embracing religious symbols, practices, and rituals by engaging in acts of communion with the faithful. Three presidential acts of communion are ... More


Religion, Education, and Public Institutions

Norman Doe

in Law and Religion in Europe: A Comparative Introduction

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199604005
eISBN:
9780191729331
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199604005.003.0009
Subject:
Law, EU Law, Comparative Law

This chapter examines national laws on religion and education in State schools. It explores States with, variously, systems of compulsory Christian religious education, compulsory denominational ... More


The Emergence and Social Function of Chinese Religious Associations in Singapore: (1961)*

Marjorie Topley

Jean DeBernardi (ed.)

in Cantonese Society in Hong Kong and Singapore: Gender, Religion, Medicine and Money

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789888028146
eISBN:
9789882206663
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888028146.003.0009
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

One of the ways in which religious associations in Singapore differ from those in urban China is in their greater freedom to make use of religious symbols and to engage in religious activities. ... More


Reliving Karbala: Martyrdom in South Asian Memory

Syed Akbar Hyder

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780195373028
eISBN:
9780199851973
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195373028.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Islam

In 680 C.E., a small band of the Prophet Muhammad’s family and their followers, led by his grandson, Husain, rose up in a rebellion against the ruling caliph, Yazid. The family and its supporters, ... More


Religion in the Making of the Israeli and Turkish Nation-States: Incomplete Debates and Continuing Institutional Reformations

in Beyond Sacred and Secular: Politics of Religion in Israel and Turkey

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804758642
eISBN:
9780804763158
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804758642.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This chapter details the ideas, agreements, and shifts that have marked the broader settings of religious politics in Israel and Turkey, and analyzes how elites of religious parties reproduced ... More


The Sermon as Public Discourse

Patrick D. Gaffney

in The Prophet's Pulpit: Islamic Preaching in Contemporary Egypt

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520084711
eISBN:
9780520914582
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520084711.003.0006
Subject:
Anthropology, Middle Eastern Cultural Anthropology

The era following World War I was characterized throughout the Middle East by a growing anti-colonial sentiment. The attempt to fuse the primordial ties represented by Islam with the loyalties ... More


The Ultimate Demise of Christmas and Chanukah

in Bleached Faith: The Tragic Cost When Religion Is Forced into the Public Square

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804758611
eISBN:
9780804763141
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804758611.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This chapter discusses how the celebration of Christmas and Chanukah has been drained of their religion meaning. It begins by looking at the litigation over Christmas and Chanukah symbols on ... More


In the Name of God: Regulating Religion in Elections

Ronojoy Sen

in Articles of Faith: Religion, Secularism, and the Indian Supreme Court

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780198063803
eISBN:
9780199080168
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198063803.003.0003
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This chapter examines how religion and religious propaganda in election campaigns in India are regulated, focusing on the Supreme Court's interventions in the sphere of election campaigns. In the ... More


Conclusion

in Bleached Faith: The Tragic Cost When Religion Is Forced into the Public Square

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804758611
eISBN:
9780804763141
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804758611.003.0006
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This chapter presents some concluding thoughts from the author. It argues that the bleached faith seen around us is not the inevitable product of American law. It is the result of mistaken policy ... More


Performing the Constitutional Landscape

Nicolas Howe

in Landscapes of the Secular: Law, Religion, and American Sacred Space

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780226376776
eISBN:
9780226376806
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226376806.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter shifts focus from street-level litigation and lived religious politics to the rarified world of constitutional law. Focusing on what, for many Americans, is the ultimate symbol of ... More


Symbolic Violence: Religion and Empowerment

Mark Juergensmeyer

in Powers: Religion as a Social and Spiritual Force

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823231560
eISBN:
9780823235537
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823231560.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

This chapter focuses on the interconnections between religion and violence, which is closely connected with the striving for empowerment. It explores why religious symbols ... More


The Panathenaea

Robert Parker

in Polytheism and Society at Athens

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199216116
eISBN:
9780191705847
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199216116.003.0013
Subject:
Classical Studies, World History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter examines the processions, sacrifices, religious symbols, and rituals associated with the Greater Panathenaea, one of the four Attic festivals in ancient Athens that stand out for the ... More


Religion and Freedom of Expression

Carolyn Evans

in Religion and Human Rights: An Introduction

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199733453
eISBN:
9780190258269
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199733453.003.0011
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter examines the complex relationship between religion and freedom of expression. More specifically, it considers several forms of religious expression that have proved contentious with ... More


Employment

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/9780199606474.003.0010
Subject:
Law, Comparative Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This chapter discusses the status of ministers of religion, the position of a religious person in a secular workplace, and the question of religious freedom and religious employers. Underlying these ... More


Headscarf versus Burqa: Two French Bans with Different Meanings

Patrick Weil

in Constitutional Secularism in an Age of Religious Revival

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199660384
eISBN:
9780191748264
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199660384.003.0011
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law, Public International Law

In 2004, the French Parliament enacted a law banning the wearing of conspicuous religious symbols in public schools. Coming at the conclusion of a public and open debate, it was supported by school ... More


From Jeremiad to Jihad: "Religion, Violence, and America"

John D. Carlson and Jonathan H. Ebel (eds)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780520271654
eISBN:
9780520951532
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520271654.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Violence has been a central feature of America's history, culture, and place in the world. It has taken many forms: from state-sponsored uses of force such as war or law enforcement, to revolution, ... More


“Without my headscarf I feel naked”: “Veiling,” Laïcité, Politics, and Islamist Discourse in North Cameroon

José C. M. Van Santen

in Powers: Religion as a Social and Spiritual Force

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823231560
eISBN:
9780823235537
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823231560.003.0013
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

This chapter examines the impact of Islamic discourse about the “veil” on the personal life of women in contemporary North Cameroon. Currently, there is a symbiotic ... More


Linguistic, Material, and Religious Symbols

Anna Servaes

in "Franco-American Identity, Community, and La Guiannée"

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781628462104
eISBN:
9781626745599
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781628462104.003.0012
Subject:
Society and Culture, Social Groups

Speech communities develop to express particular cultural traits and their language may be used only for a specific function as in the Guiannée. Members of a speech community may belong to more than ... More


Spirited Transformations: Pneumatology as a Resource for Comparative Theology

Holly Hillgardner

in Divine Multiplicity: Trinities, Diversities, and the Nature of Relation

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780823253951
eISBN:
9780823260980
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823253951.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Theology

This chapter explores the capacity of the religious symbol of the Spirit to enrich and complicate thought about the one and the many across the religions. It begins by noting the extent to which the ... More


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