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Becoming Religious in a Secular Age

Becoming Religious in a Secular Age

Mark Elmore

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780520290532
eISBN:
9780520964648
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520290532.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Religion is often viewed as a universally ancient element of the human inheritance, but in the Western Himalayas the community of Himachal Pradesh discovered its religion only after India became an ... More

Chanting Down the New JerusalemCalypso, Christianity, and Capitalism in the Caribbean

Chanting Down the New Jerusalem: Calypso, Christianity, and Capitalism in the Caribbean

Francio Guadeloupe

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520254886
eISBN:
9780520942639
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520254886.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This ethnography probes the ethos and attitude created by radio disc jockeys on the bi-national Caribbean island of Saint Martin/Sint Maarten. Examining the intersection of Christianity, calypso, and ... More

Critical ChristianityTranslation and Denominational Conflict in Papua New Guinea

Critical Christianity: Translation and Denominational Conflict in Papua New Guinea

Courtney Handman

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780520283756
eISBN:
9780520959514
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520283756.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

In Critical Christianity, Courtney Handman analyzes the complex and conflicting forms of sociality that Guhu-Samane Christians of rural Papua New Guinea privilege and celebrate as “the body of ... More

FBI and ReligionFaith and National Security before and after 9/11

FBI and Religion: Faith and National Security before and after 9/11

Sylvester A. Johnson and Steven Weitzman (eds)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780520287273
eISBN:
9780520962422
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520287273.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This volume is an interdisciplinary assessment of the relationship between religion and the FBI. We recount the history of the FBI’s engagement with multiple religious communities and with aspects of ... More

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

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

God and the Green DivideReligious Environmentalism in Black and White

God and the Green Divide: Religious Environmentalism in Black and White

Amanda J. Baugh

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780520291164
eISBN:
9780520965003
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520291164.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

American environmentalism historically has been associated with the interests of white elites. Yet religious leaders in the twenty-first century have helped instill concern about the earth among ... More

Making Chastity SexyThe Rhetoric of Evangelical Abstinence Campaigns

Making Chastity Sexy: The Rhetoric of Evangelical Abstinence Campaigns

Christine J. Gardner

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780520267275
eISBN:
9780520950559
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520267275.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Even though they are immersed in sex-saturated society, millions of teens are pledging to remain virgins until their wedding night. How are evangelical Christians persuading young people to wait ... More

Political Spirituality of Cesar ChavezCrossing Religious Borders

Political Spirituality of Cesar Chavez: Crossing Religious Borders

Luis D. León

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780520283688
eISBN:
9780520959484
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520283688.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This book is a mythology—not a history or a biography—inasmuch as the author’s interest is in tracing the myths Chavez created about himself and those told about him, paying particular attention to ... More

Religion and Popular Culture in America, Third Edition

Religion and Popular Culture in America, Third Edition

Bruce David Forbes and Jeffrey H. Mahan (eds)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780520291447
eISBN:
9780520965225
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520291447.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

The connection between popular culture and religion is an enduring part of American life. With 75 percent new content, the third edition of this multifaceted and popular collection has been revised ... More

Seeking Good Debate"Religion, Science, and Conflict in American Public Life"

Seeking Good Debate: "Religion, Science, and Conflict in American Public Life"

Michael S. Evans

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780520285071
eISBN:
9780520960664
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520285071.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Why do religion and science often appear in conflict in America's public sphere? This book examines the results from the first-ever study to combine large-scale empirical analysis of some of our ... More

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