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Secular Ministries, Secular Theologies

Mark Wild

in Renewal: Liberal Protestants and the American City after World War II

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780226605234
eISBN:
9780226605371
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226605371.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter examines the growing attraction of many renewalists towards secularization, that is, in non-religious forms of ministry. As they grew more frustrated with the church’s inability to ... More


The Village Since the 1980s

Henrietta Harrison

in The Missionary's Curse and Other Tales from a Chinese Catholic Village

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780520273115
eISBN:
9780520954724
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520273115.003.0008
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter looks at the reasons for the growth of Christianity and its future. It argues that the need to rebuild the broken village community pressured people to demonstrate their commitment to ... More


“What Is a Church?”

Catherine R. Osborne

in American Catholics and the Church of Tomorrow: Building Churches for the Future, 1925-1975

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780226561028
eISBN:
9780226561165
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226561165.003.0007
Subject:
History, History of Religion

The Vatican II era was experienced by many American Catholics as a spatial crisis. Church renovations, innovative new buildings, and unconventional Eucharistic spaces like rented cafeterias ... 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


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