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Empire of SacrificeThe Religious Origins of American Violence

Empire of Sacrifice: The Religious Origins of American Violence

Jon Pahl

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814767627
eISBN:
9780814768440
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814767627.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

It is widely recognized that American culture is both exceptionally religious and exceptionally violent. Americans participate in religious communities in high numbers, yet American citizens also own ... More

Faith and WarHow Christians Debated the Cold and Vietnam Wars

Faith and War: How Christians Debated the Cold and Vietnam Wars

David E. Settje

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814741337
eISBN:
9780814708729
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814741337.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Throughout American history, Christianity has shaped public opinion, guided leaders in their decision making, and stood at the center of countless issues. To gain complete knowledge of an era, ... More

The Fervent EmbraceLiberal Protestants, Evangelicals, and Israel

The Fervent Embrace: Liberal Protestants, Evangelicals, and Israel

Caitlin Carenen

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814741047
eISBN:
9780814708378
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814741047.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

When Israel declared its independence in 1948, Harry Truman issued a memo recognizing the Israeli government within eleven minutes. Today, the United States and Israel continue on as partners in an ... More

Filipino American Faith in ActionImmigration, Religion, and Civic Engagement

Filipino American Faith in Action: Immigration, Religion, and Civic Engagement

Joaquin Jay Gonzalez

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814731963
eISBN:
9780814733257
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814731963.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Filipinos are now the second largest Asian American immigrant group in the United States, with a population larger than Japanese Americans and Korean Americans combined. Surprisingly, there is little ... More

From Africa to AmericaReligion and Adaptation among Ghanaian Immigrants in New York

From Africa to America: Religion and Adaptation among Ghanaian Immigrants in New York

Moses O. Biney

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814786390
eISBN:
9780814789810
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814786390.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Upon arrival in the United States, most African immigrants are immediately subsumed under the category “black.” In the eyes of most Americans—and more so to American legal and social systems—African ... More

God and BlacknessRace, Gender, and Identity in a Middle Class Afrocentric Church

God and Blackness: Race, Gender, and Identity in a Middle Class Afrocentric Church

Andrea C. Abrams

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814705230
eISBN:
9780814705254
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814705230.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Blackness, as a concept, is extremely fluid: it can refer to cultural and ethnic identity, socio-political status, an aesthetic and embodied way of being, a social and political consciousness, or a ... More

Holy MavericksEvangelical Innovators and the Spiritual Marketplace

Holy Mavericks: Evangelical Innovators and the Spiritual Marketplace

Shayne Lee and Phillip Luke Sinitiere

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814752340
eISBN:
9780814753453
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814752340.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Joel Osteen, Paula White, T. D. Jakes, Rick Warren, and Brian McLaren pastor some the largest churches in the United States, lead vast spiritual networks, write best-selling books, and are among the ... More

Immigrant FaithPatterns of Immigrant Religion in the United States, Canada, and Western Europe

Immigrant Faith: Patterns of Immigrant Religion in the United States, Canada, and Western Europe

Phillip Connor

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9781479853908
eISBN:
9781479858279
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479853908.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This book examines trends and patterns relating to religion in the lives of immigrants. It moves beyond specific studies of particular faiths in particular immigrant destinations to present the ... More

An Islam of Her OwnReconsidering Religion and Secularism in Women's Islamic Movements

An Islam of Her Own: Reconsidering Religion and Secularism in Women's Islamic Movements

Sherine Hafez

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814773031
eISBN:
9780814790724
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814773031.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Islam

As the world grapples with issues of religious fanaticism, extremist politics, and rampant violence that seek justification in either “religious” or “secular” discourses, women who claim Islam as a ... More

Jewish Concepts of ScriptureA Comparative Introduction

Jewish Concepts of Scripture: A Comparative Introduction

Benjamin D. Sommer

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814740620
eISBN:
9780814724798
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814740620.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

What do Jews think scripture is? How do the People of the Book conceive of the Book of Books? In what ways is it authoritative? Who has the right to interpret it? Is it divinely or humanly written? ... More

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