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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

Growing God's FamilyThe Global Orphan Care Movement and the Limits of Evangelical Activism

Growing God's Family: The Global Orphan Care Movement and the Limits of Evangelical Activism

Samuel L. Perry

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781479800384
eISBN:
9781479820788
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479800384.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Since the mid-2000s, hundreds of American Christian evangelical leaders and organizations have sought to mobilize their ranks to address the problem of “orphans,” primarily through adoption and ... More

The Healing Power of the Santuario de ChimayóAmerica's Miraculous Church

The Healing Power of the Santuario de Chimayó: America's Miraculous Church

Brett Hendrickson

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781479815500
eISBN:
9781479870547
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479815500.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Nestled in a valley at the feet of the Sangre de Cristo mountains of New Mexico, the Santuario de Chimayó is a Catholic church famous for its miraculous healing dirt. The Healing Power of the ... 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

Lone Star MuslimsTransnational Lives and the South Asian Experience in Texas

Lone Star Muslims: Transnational Lives and the South Asian Experience in Texas

Ahmed Afzal

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9781479855346
eISBN:
9781479851638
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479855346.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This book offers an engaging and insightful look at contemporary Muslim American life in Texas. It illuminates the dynamics of the Pakistani Muslim community in Houston, a city with one of the ... More

Mainline ChristianityThe Past and Future of America's Majority Faith

Mainline Christianity: The Past and Future of America's Majority Faith

Jason S. Lantzer

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814753309
eISBN:
9780814753323
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814753309.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Since the Revolutionary War, Mainline Christianity has been comprised of the Seven Sisters of American Protestantism—the Congregational Church, the Episcopal Church, the Evangelical Lutheran Church, ... More

MiraclesWonder and Meaning in World Religions

Miracles: Wonder and Meaning in World Religions

David L. Weddle

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814794159
eISBN:
9780814784532
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814794159.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Despite the dominance of scientific explanation in the modern world, at the beginning of the twenty-first century faith in miracles remains strong, particularly in resurgent forms of traditional ... More

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