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Paradox: Tradition in a Posttraditional Society

Jerome P. Baggett

in Sense of the Faithful: How American Catholics Live Their Faith

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195326956
eISBN:
9780199870301
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195326956.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter reflects on an inherent paradox of religious traditions. Characterized by both stasis and flux, traditions conserve cultural meanings for new generations of people who, in reinterpreting ... More


 Becoming American

Michael W. Foley and Dean R. Hoge

in Religion and the New Immigrants: Social Capital, Identity, and Civic Engagement

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2007
ISBN:
9780195188707
eISBN:
9780199785315
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195188707.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Recent theories of civic engagement suggest three major pathways by which worship communities could promote the social and civic incorporation of recent immigrants: providing immigrants with social ... More


 Conclusion

Michael W. Foley and Dean R. Hoge

in Religion and the New Immigrants: Social Capital, Identity, and Civic Engagement

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2007
ISBN:
9780195188707
eISBN:
9780199785315
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195188707.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Immigrant worship communities promote the civic and social incorporation of immigrants in varying ways and to varying degrees, depending upon the demographics of the group, the organizational culture ... More


 Profiles in Diversity

Michael W. Foley and Dean R. Hoge

in Religion and the New Immigrants: Social Capital, Identity, and Civic Engagement

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2007
ISBN:
9780195188707
eISBN:
9780199785315
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195188707.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Recent immigrants to the United States differ from the last great wave of immigrants in their countries of origin and socio-economic diversity. Immigration to the Washington, D.C. area differs from ... More


Taking Religion Seriously in Public Universities

Warren A. Nord

in The American University in a Postsecular Age: Religion and the Academy

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195323443
eISBN:
9780199869145
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195323443.003.0013
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Nord argues that the study of religion is necessary if students are to understand either the religious or the secular dimensions of the world in which they live and concludes that taking religion ... More


New Homelands: Hindu Communities in Mauritius, Guyana, Trinidad, South Africa, Fiji, and East Africa

Paul Younger

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195391640
eISBN:
9780199866649
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195391640.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

This book is the story of how in six different locations indentured workers from India were able to design Hindu communities for themselves, and how those communities continue to thrive in those ... More


Teaching African American Religions

Carolyn M. Jones and Theodore Louis Trost (eds)

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2006
ISBN:
9780195167979
eISBN:
9780199784981
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019516797X.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

The variety and complexity of its traditions make African American religion one of the most difficult topics in religious studies to understand. The sheer scope of the subject is daunting to anyone ... More


Muslim Minorities in Contemporary Democracies: The Limitations of Liberal Toleration

Joseph H. Carens

in Culture, Citizenship, and Community: A Contextual Exploration of Justice as Evenhandedness

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198297680
eISBN:
9780191598937
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198297688.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

Asks how liberal democratic states should respond to immigrants whose cultural commitments are (or are alleged to be) at odds with liberal democratic norms and practices. The chapter takes Muslim ... More


Conclusion

Paul Younger

in New Homelands: Hindu Communities in Mauritius, Guyana, Trinidad, South Africa, Fiji, and East Africa

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195391640
eISBN:
9780199866649
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195391640.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

This chapter tries to explain why the Indian workers were so successful in building what they call a “new homeland” for themselves. One important factor was the weak and temporary nature of the ... More


CONTEXTUALIZING COMPLEXITY, II: INDIA'S DOMINANT RELIGIOUS TRADITIONS: SANĀTANA‐DHARMA AND DAR‐UL‐ISLAM

Robert Eric Frykenberg

in Christianity in India: From Beginnings to the Present

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780198263777
eISBN:
9780191714191
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198263777.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Church History

This chapter explores the contexts of classical religious traditions within which the impact of European Christendom occurred. Topics discussed include dharma and karma, Al Hind, and Dar-ul-Islam.


Introduction

Paul Younger

in New Homelands: Hindu Communities in Mauritius, Guyana, Trinidad, South Africa, Fiji, and East Africa

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195391640
eISBN:
9780199866649
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195391640.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

This chapter introduces the reader to the unusual social situations that were created when shiploads of Indian workers were taken to these distant lands. Not only did the workers learn to share the ... More


Back to Back

Joseph Epes Brown and Emily Cousins

in Teaching Spirits: Understanding Native American Religious Traditions

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195138757
eISBN:
9780199871759
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195138757.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

This chapter discusses the growing interest in Native North American heritage among both Native and non-Native Americans alike. Underlying many Native Americans' renewed interest in their own ... More


Animals and Religious Traditions

Paul Waldau

in The Specter of Speciesism: Buddhist and Christian Views of Animals

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195145717
eISBN:
9780199834792
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195145712.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

Because religious traditions are both complex and cumulative, this chapter analyzes what it means to claim generally that an entire religious tradition is, across time and place, characterized by a ... More


Popular Religious Expressions Today: U.S. Latinos and Latinas

Meredith B. McGuire

in Lived Religion: Faith and Practice in Everyday Life

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195172621
eISBN:
9780199851942
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195172621.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter examines the popular religious expressions of Latinos and Latinas in the United States. It suggests that people's religious practice is often informed by popular religious traditions as ... More


Conclusion

Ronan Mccrea

in Religion and the Public Order of the European Union

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199595358
eISBN:
9780191595776
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199595358.003.0007
Subject:
Law, EU Law

This chapter argues that the Union's approach to religion is characterised by a commitment to balancing its predominantly Christian religious tradition with a strong tradition of secularism and of ... More


Retrieving the Missing Dimension of Statecraft: Religious Faith in the Service of Peacebuilding

R. Scott Appleby

in Faith-Based Diplomacy Trumping Realpolitik

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195367935
eISBN:
9780199851805
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195367935.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

As shown by the many situations illustrated earlier in this book, religious faith truly has astounding effects on political endeavors even in the age of modernization, secularization, and ... More


Passing on the Faith

Timothy Matovina

in Latino Catholicism: Transformation in America's Largest Church

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691139791
eISBN:
9781400839735
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691139791.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

This chapter talks about how the transition from immigrant to U.S.-born generations is at the heart of the evangelization challenge among Latinos. As they begin to surpass their parents' and ... More


A Unity of Experience: Purification, Expansion, and Identity through Ritual

Joseph Epes Brown and Emily Cousins

in Teaching Spirits: Understanding Native American Religious Traditions

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195138757
eISBN:
9780199871759
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195138757.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

This chapter focuses on the unity of experience in Native American religious traditions. Native American traditions stress a unity of experience. Where such traditions are still alive and spiritually ... More


The Link Between Religion and Health: Psychoneuroimmunology and the Faith Factor

Harold G. Koenig and Harvey J. Cohen

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
April 2010
ISBN:
9780195143607
eISBN:
9780199893256
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195143607.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Neuropsychology

This book presents new medical research establishing a connection between religion and health and examines the implications for Eastern and Western religious traditions and for society and culture. ... More


Epilogue: Ancient Myths and Modern Phenomena

Edith Bruder

in The Black Jews of Africa: History, Religion, Identity

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780195333565
eISBN:
9780199868889
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195333565.003.0015
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This final chapter examines the cultural, social, and political factors that could have led African religious traditions mingled with Christianity, and sometimes with Islam, to be superseded by a new ... More


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