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Prophecy Fiction and Evangelical Political Reengagement

Crawford Gribben

in Writing the Rapture: Prophecy Fiction in Evangelical America

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195326604
eISBN:
9780199870257
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195326604.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter describes the evangelical political reengagement of the 1980s, as American prophecy believers began to search for a new eschatological enemy in the face of the impending collapse of the ... More


Material Salvation: Healing, Deliverance, and “Breakthrough” in African Migrant Churches in Germany

Claudia Währisch-Oblau

in Global Pentecostal and Charismatic Healing

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780195393408
eISBN:
9780199894390
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195393408.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

Migrants from West and Central Africa, mostly Ghana and Nigeria, arrived in Germany in the 1980s. Migrant pentecostal churches are missionary bridgeheads with evangelistic calling, or reverse ... More


More Hindus and Others Come to Town

Paul D. Numrich

in The Faith Next Door: American Christians and Their New Religious Neighbors

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195386219
eISBN:
9780199866731
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195386219.003.0012
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter updates the story in chapter 1 by exploring the increasing religious diversity of the blue-collar city featured there and revisiting the principal churches involved in the 1985 debate ... More


Spiritual Warfare and Christlikeness: Narratives of Bodies and Battlefields

Annie Blazer

in Playing for God: Evangelical Women and the Unintended Consequences of Sports Ministry

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781479898015
eISBN:
9781479838820
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479898015.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

When Christian athletes feel connected to God, they often describe this as a feeling of “Christlikeness”: an affiliation and proximity to Christ that grants them the power to push themselves in their ... More


Eradicating sin, in practice

Tom Licence

in Hermits and Recluses in English Society, 950–1200

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199592364
eISBN:
9780191595639
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199592364.003.0007
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History, Cultural History

Chapter 6 asks what it meant in practice to eradicate sin and responds with a discussion of the strategies anchorites developed in the field of spiritual warfare. Their first imperative was to flee ... More


Delivering the World

Sean McCloud

in American Possessions: Fighting Demons in the Contemporary United States

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780190205355
eISBN:
9780190205386
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190205355.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter focuses on Third Wave views of demonic activity in American popular culture, the nation state and its politics, and non-evangelical religions. The Third Wave’s primary focus is spiritual ... More


Introduction: American Religion in an era of Possessions

Sean McCloud

in American Possessions: Fighting Demons in the Contemporary United States

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780190205355
eISBN:
9780190205386
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190205355.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

The introduction argues that, while Third Wave spiritual warfare seems removed from the “American mainline” of religious practice, it provides an ideal case study for identifying tropes within ... More


Mediating Money: Materiality and Spiritual Warfare in Tanzanian Charismatic Christianity

Martin Lindhardt

in The Anthropology of Global Pentecostalism and Evangelicalism

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780814772591
eISBN:
9780814723517
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814772591.003.0008
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Religion

This chapter examines how Pentecostal and charismatic beliefs and practices regarding spiritual warfare entail a specific stance toward materiality. Most of the scholarship to date has centered on ... More


Bringing Worship to the Streets: The Praise March as Public Congregation

Monique M. Ingalls

in Singing the Congregation: How Contemporary Worship Music Forms Evangelical Community

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
October 2018
ISBN:
9780190499631
eISBN:
9780190499679
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190499631.003.0005
Subject:
Music, History, American

Chapter 4 examines what happens when congregational music “goes public” through the lens of the praise march, a public procession in which evangelical Christians sing contemporary worship songs in ... More


To Crush the Devil’s Head

Leah Sarat

in Fire in the Canyon: Religion, Migration, and the Mexican Dream

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814759370
eISBN:
9780814724675
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814759370.003.0005
Subject:
Anthropology, Latin American Cultural Anthropology

This chapter examines spiritual warfare as a way for Pentecostals of El Alberto to deal with the dangerous effects of mobility and globalization upon the bodies of the faithful, especially the youth. ... More


Erasmus, Christian Humanism, and Spiritual Warfare

Darren M. Provost

in Re-Envisioning Christian Humanism: Education and the Restoration of Humanity

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
December 2016
ISBN:
9780198778783
eISBN:
9780191823961
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198778783.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Theology, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter describes the work of Erasmus of Rotterdam and his Philosophia Christi as the recovery of patristic humanism for the Reformation period. Reading the Enchiridion and other texts, it shows ... More


Haunting Desires: Agency in an era of Possessions

Sean McCloud

in American Possessions: Fighting Demons in the Contemporary United States

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780190205355
eISBN:
9780190205386
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190205355.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter begins by examining—through case studies of sexual desires and human and divine intercession—spiritual warfare conceptions of free will, autonomy, control, and agency. Third Wave ... More


High Science

J. Brent Crosson

in Experiments with Power: Obeah and the Remaking of Religion in Trinidad

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780226700649
eISBN:
9780226705514
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226705514.003.0013
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Religion

In this chapter, the long-standing equation of obeah and science in the anglophone Caribbean reframes the story of modernity. The chapter shows how regnant ideas of both science and religion promise ... More


American Possessions: Fighting Demons in the Contemporary United States

Sean McCloud

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780190205355
eISBN:
9780190205386
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190205355.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This book examines contemporary American religious culture through the themes of a “consuming convert’s republic,” “the haunted present,” and “the therapeutic.” The work argues that US religious ... More


The Heartland of Pentecostalism

Todd Hartch

in The Rebirth of Latin American Christianity

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199844593
eISBN:
9780199358304
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199844593.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

Pentecostalism and Charismatic Catholicism transformed the religious landscape of Latin America in the period between 1970 and 2000. Contemporary praise songs, “spiritual warfare,” speaking in ... More


The Product: Supernatural Power and Social Transformation

Brad Christerson and Richard Flory

in The Rise of Network Christianity: How Independent Leaders Are Changing the Religious Landscape

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
March 2017
ISBN:
9780190635671
eISBN:
9780190635701
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190635671.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter describes the unique beliefs and practices of INC Christianity and explores what makes it so compelling to its followers. We begin the chapter with in-depth descriptions of three ... More


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