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ReligionMaterial Dynamics

Religion: Material Dynamics

David Chidester

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780520297654
eISBN:
9780520969933
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520297654.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

Religion: Material Dynamics is a lively resource for thinking about religious materiality and the material study of religion. Deconstructing and reconstructing religion as material categories, social ... More

Spirits of ProtestantismMedicine, Healing, and Liberal Christianity

Spirits of Protestantism: Medicine, Healing, and Liberal Christianity

Pamela Klassen

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520244283
eISBN:
9780520950443
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520244283.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

This book reveals how liberal Protestants went from being early-twentieth-century medical missionaries seeking to convert others through science and scripture, to becoming vocal critics of missionary ... More

Studying Global PentecostalismTheories and Methods

Studying Global Pentecostalism: Theories and Methods

Allan Anderson, Michael Bergunder, and Andre Droogers (eds)

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520266612
eISBN:
9780520947504
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520266612.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

With its remarkable ability to adapt to different cultures, Pentecostalism has become the world's fastest growing religious movement. More than five hundred million adherents worldwide have reshaped ... More

Boundless FaithThe Global Outreach of American Churches

Boundless Faith: The Global Outreach of American Churches

Robert Wuthnow

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520259157
eISBN:
9780520943063
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520259157.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

This book looks systematically at American Christianity in relation to globalization. It shows that American Christianity is increasingly influenced by globalization and is, in turn, playing a larger ... More

Unsettled MindsPsychology and the American Search for Spiritual Assurance, 1830–1940

Unsettled Minds: Psychology and the American Search for Spiritual Assurance, 1830–1940

Christopher White

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520256798
eISBN:
9780520942721
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520256798.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

This book examines how nineteenth- and twentieth-century American believers rejected older, often evangelical, theological traditions and turned to scientific psychologies to formulate new ideas ... More

Them That BelieveThe Power and Meaning of the Christian Serpent-Handling Tradition

Them That Believe: The Power and Meaning of the Christian Serpent-Handling Tradition

Ralph Hood, Jr. and W. Paul Williamson

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520231474
eISBN:
9780520942714
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520231474.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

Although outlawed in many states, serpent handling remains an active religious practice—and one that is far more stereotyped than understood. The authors of this volume have spent fifteen years ... More

The Plot to Kill GodFindings from the Soviet Experiment in Secularization

The Plot to Kill God: Findings from the Soviet Experiment in Secularization

Paul Froese

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520255289
eISBN:
9780520942738
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520255289.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

This book explores the nature of religious faith in a provocative examination of the most massive atheism campaign in human history. That campaign occurred after the 1917 Russian Revolution, when ... More

Democracy's DharmaReligious Renaissance and Political Development in Taiwan

Democracy's Dharma: Religious Renaissance and Political Development in Taiwan

Richard Madsen

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520252271
eISBN:
9780520941038
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520252271.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

This book explores the remarkable religious renaissance that has reformed, revitalized, and renewed the practices of Buddhism and Daoism in Taiwan. The author connects these noteworthy developments ... More

Blood and BeliefThe Circulation of a Symbol between Jews and Christians

Blood and Belief: The Circulation of a Symbol between Jews and Christians

David Biale

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520253049
eISBN:
9780520934238
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520253049.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

Blood contains extraordinary symbolic power in both Judaism and Christianity — as the blood of sacrifice, of Jesus, of the Jewish martyrs, of menstruation, and more. Yet, though they share the same ... More

In the Course of a LifetimeTracing Religious Belief, Practice, and Change

In the Course of a Lifetime: Tracing Religious Belief, Practice, and Change

Michele Dillon and Paul Wink

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520249004
eISBN:
9780520940031
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520249004.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

This book provides an unprecedented portrait of the dynamic role religion plays in the everyday experiences of Americans over the course of their lives. The book draws from a unique sixty-year-long ... More

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