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Culture Wars in the Carter Years

Daniel K. Williams

in God's Own Party: The Making of the Christian Right

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780195340846
eISBN:
9780199867141
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195340846.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Although Jimmy Carter was a Southern Baptist, evangelicals came into conflict with his administration because of their opposition to his stances on the Equal Rights Amendment, abortion, and gay ... More


A Brief History of Misotheism

Bernard Schweizer

in Hating God: The Untold Story of Misotheism

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199751389
eISBN:
9780199894864
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199751389.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter offers a sweeping historical overview of misotheism. The major stopping points along this compelling history of ideas are: the Book of Job, Epicurus, Ovid, St. Augustine, Thomas Paine, ... More


In Defense of Secular Humanism

Adolf Grünbaum

in Collected Works, Volume I: Scientific Rationality, the Human Condition, and 20th Century Cosmologies

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199989928
eISBN:
9780199346356
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199989928.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

Chapter concludes that theism is neither indispensable for the delineation of moral imperatives, nor motivationally necessary to assure adherence to moral standards. On the contrary, as Grünbaum ... More


Atheist Awakening: Secular Activism and Community in America

Richard Cimino and Christopher Smith

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780199986323
eISBN:
9780199392940
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199986323.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This book examines the growth and development of organized atheism and humanism in the United States from a sociological perspective. This book is based on interviews with atheist leaders and ... More


Organized Secularism Beyond the “Humanist Twenty-First Century”

Richard Cimino and Christopher Smith

in Atheist Awakening: Secular Activism and Community in America

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780199986323
eISBN:
9780199392940
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199986323.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

The organized atheist and secular humanist movements have long operated under the premise of secularism progressing in American society. In the last two decades, however, progressive secularism has ... More


Bonhoeffer and the Idea of Christian Humanism

Jens Zimmermann

in Dietrich Bonhoeffer's Christian Humanism

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
July 2019
ISBN:
9780198832560
eISBN:
9780191871108
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198832560.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Theology

Chapter 1 prepares the ground for depicting Bonhoeffer’s theology as a form of Christian humanism. This preparatory work begins by delineating Bonhoeffer’s own initially negative use of the term ... More


Avoiding the ‘Anti-intellectual Abyss’: How Secular Humanists in Sweden try to Define the Boundaries between Science, Religion, Pseudoscience and Postmodernism

Susanne Kind

in Science, Belief and Society: International Perspectives on Religion, Non-Religion and the Public Understanding of Science

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781529206944
eISBN:
9781529206951
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781529206944.003.0010
Subject:
Sociology, Sociology of Religion

At least as far back as the “science wars” of the 1990s, many secular humanists and rationalist intellectuals have regarded the “defense of science” as “a war on two fronts.” Scientific methods and ... More


 A Voice of One's Own: Public Faith in a Pluralistic World

Miroslav Volf

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/9780195307221.003.0015
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter begins with a discussion of religious diversity in Western countries. It then discusses religion in liberal democracy, and gives a pluralist account of relations among religions, and ... More


Ritualizing and Commemorating the Secular

Richard Cimino and Christopher Smith

in Atheist Awakening: Secular Activism and Community in America

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780199986323
eISBN:
9780199392940
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199986323.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

In a reaction to the new atheism, a segment of secularists have been advocating a more positive atheism that seeks to create nontheist alternatives to traditional religion. Rites of passage usually ... More


Multireligious Possibilities: Judeo-Christian Discourse in a Multicultural Age

K. Healan Gaston

in Imagining Judeo-Christian America: Religion, Secularism, and the Redefinition of Democracy

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780226663715
eISBN:
9780226663999
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226663999.003.0010
Subject:
History, History of Religion

By the mid-1980s, Christian right leaders such as Jerry Falwell routinely mobilized Judeo-Christian language in support of “family values” and against the threat of “secular humanism.” Ronald Reagan ... More


Faith in a Secular Humanism

Melissa L. Caldwell

in Living Faithfully in an Unjust World: Compassionate Care in Russia

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780520285835
eISBN:
9780520961210
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520285835.003.0002
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This chapter presents the concept of a “secular theology of compassion.” Through a discussion of the ways in which Moscow’s religious communities cooperate to forge common cross-denominational ... More


“I Came to Tell You of My Life”: Narrative Expositions of “Mental Health” in an American Indian Community

Joseph P. Gone

in Empowering Settings and Voices for Social Change

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780195380576
eISBN:
9780199864508
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195380576.003.0007
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

This chapter traces the cultural contours of “mental health” among the Gros Ventres of the Fort Belknap Indian reservation in north central Montana. This group configures wellness much differently ... More


The Battle over the ERA

Erin M. Kempker

in Big Sister: Feminism, Conservatism, and Conspiracy in the Heartland

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780252041976
eISBN:
9780252050701
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252041976.003.0004
Subject:
History, Cultural History

Chapter 3 zeros in on Indiana to investigate how conservativism infused with one-world conspiracism developed there and affected feminist goals like the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA). Feminism was ... More


The New Atheism and the Revival of Secularism

Richard Cimino and Christopher Smith

in Atheist Awakening: Secular Activism and Community in America

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780199986323
eISBN:
9780199392940
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199986323.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter looks at how the new atheist phenomenon has been interpreted and appropriated by those involved in atheist and secular humanist organizations. The chapter shows that a connection between ... More


Conclusion

Richard Cimino and Christopher Smith

in Atheist Awakening: Secular Activism and Community in America

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780199986323
eISBN:
9780199392940
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199986323.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

The conclusion examines the prospects of secularism and its interaction with religion in the United States. First, it examines the relationship between secularism and secularization. The chapter also ... More


We Gather Together

Neil J. Young

in We Gather Together: The Religious Right and the Problem of Interfaith Politics

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2015
ISBN:
9780199738984
eISBN:
9780190262341
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199738984.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

The 1970s witnessed the explosive growth of conservative churches, culminating with 1976 being named “The Year of the Evangelical.” Evangelicalism’s vibrancy and visibility also exposed divisions ... More


Collected Works, Volume I: Scientific Rationality, the Human Condition, and 20th Century Cosmologies

Adolf Grünbaum

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199989928
eISBN:
9780199346356
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199989928.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

This volume is a collection of Adolf Grünbaum’s most discussed essays on Scientific Rationality. It covers the problem of what it takes for a theory to be called scientific and asks whether it is ... More


Atheisms Unbound: Moving Toward the Center, Speaking from the Margins

Richard Cimino and Christopher Smith

in Atheist Awakening: Secular Activism and Community in America

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780199986323
eISBN:
9780199392940
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199986323.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter examines the role of the Internet in the identity formation and emerging activism of secularists. The chapter argues that it is the ongoing interaction/contention with religious and ... More


The Culture Game

William Sims Bainbridge

in eGods: Faith versus Fantasy in Computer Gaming

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199935819
eISBN:
9780199333042
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199935819.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Computer games are a postmodern counterculture, disagreeing in significant ways with traditional religious norms and beliefs. Thus, religious conservatives in the United States express misgivings and ... More


“Which Way America?”: California’s Moral Guidelines Committee and the Forging of a Patriotic Morality

Natalia Mehlman Petrzela

in Classroom Wars: Language, Sex, and the Making of Modern Political Culture

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199358458
eISBN:
9780199358489
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199358458.003.0008
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century, Cultural History

In 1968, the California Moral Guidelines Committee (MGC) was formed to fashion a moral code teachers would impart in school. Emerging from a contested climate that permeated even committee ... More


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