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African Christian Communities

David Chidester.

in The Oxford Handbook of Global Religions

October 2006; p ublished online September 2009 .

Article. Subjects: Religion; Interfaith Relations. 3234 words.

As a global religion, Christianity is also an African religion, and increasingly so. During the twentieth century, the number of Christians in Africa rose from an estimated 10 million to...

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Afro-Caribbean Religious Societies

Karen McCarthy Brown.

in The Oxford Handbook of Global Religions

October 2006; p ublished online September 2009 .

Article. Subjects: Religion; Interfaith Relations. 3564 words.

The product of an early and involuntary globalization of African culture, Haitian Vodou is arguably the most misunderstood and maligned world religion. The reasons for this are not so much...

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American Coverage of Immigration, Islam, and Identity in the UK and the Netherlands

Elizabeth Poole.

in The Oxford Handbook of Religion and the American News Media

August 2012; p ublished online November 2012 .

Article. Subjects: Religion; Religious Studies; Islam; Interfaith Relations. 6481 words.

This article explores how American journalists cover religion in Europe, where issues of faith and church-state relations lead to differing interpretations of religio-ethnic news events, by...

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American Islamic Communities

Jane I. Smith.

in The Oxford Handbook of Global Religions

October 2006; p ublished online September 2009 .

Article. Subjects: Religion; Interfaith Relations; Islam. 3117 words.

Muslims who live in regions such as Europe and the United States that are outside the sphere of dominant Islamic culture face a steady array of choices. Underlying the lifestyle decisions...

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Anglican Relations with Islam

Michael Nazir-Ali.

in The Oxford Handbook of Anglican Studies

October 2015; p ublished online July 2016 .

Article. Subjects: Christianity; Islam; Interfaith Relations. 7941 words.

Anglican relations with Islam and with Muslims are rooted in the long history of Christian contact with the world of Islam. There has been mutual recognition and cooperation during the...

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Anti-Global Religion?

Roland Robertson.

in The Oxford Handbook of Global Religions

October 2006; p ublished online September 2009 .

Article. Subjects: Religion; Interfaith Relations. 5512 words.

The events in Seattle surrounding—or more accurately, opposing—the meeting of the World Trade Organization in the fall of 1999 constituted a symbolic beginning of the targeting of the...

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Arab Islamic Societies

Saad Ibrahim and Richard C. Martin.

in The Oxford Handbook of Global Religions

October 2006; p ublished online September 2009 .

Article. Subjects: Religion; Interfaith Relations; Islam. 3384 words.

Islam is often identified as the religion of Arabs, and Arabs are commonly assumed to be Muslims. Today, the majority of Muslims live east of Karachi, Pakistan—far from Arab lands. For all...

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Artistry and Aesthetics in Modern and Postmodern Worship

Don Saliers.

in The Oxford Handbook of Religion and the Arts

February 2014; p ublished online February 2014 .

Article. Subjects: Religion; Religious Subjects in Art; Interfaith Relations; Religious Studies. 7422 words.

Worship and its practices occupy a central place in every religious tradition, from Christianity and Judaism to Buddhism and Hinduism. Understanding aesthetics in religion requires paying...

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Australian Aboriginal Societies

John Hilary Martin.

in The Oxford Handbook of Global Religions

October 2006; p ublished online September 2009 .

Article. Subjects: Religion; Interfaith Relations. 5383 words.

Indigenous societies are affected by globalization in two ways: the forces of the global economy and culture that come into their traditional homes and their own out-migration to new...

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Belgium

Farid El Asri and Nadia Fadil.

in The Oxford Handbook of European Islam

October 2014; p ublished online January 2015 .

Article. Subjects: Religion; Islam; Interfaith Relations. 19593 words.

This chapter offers a comprehensive overview of the literature on Islam in Belgium since the early 1980s. It argues that this interdisciplinary field of study is largely typified by a...

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Beyond the God/Man Duo: Globalization, Feminist Theology, and Religious Subjectivity

Ellen T. Armour.

in The Oxford Handbook of Feminist Theology

November 2011; p ublished online January 2012 .

Article. Subjects: Religion; Religious Studies; Christianity; Interfaith Relations. 5379 words.

This chapter considers analyses offered by three important feminist scholars, working in different religious traditions, who attend to specific forms of women's religiosity. In Changing the...

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Biblical Hermeneutics in the Context of Post-Anglicanism

Kim Micah Eun-Kya.

in The Oxford Handbook of Anglican Studies

October 2015; p ublished online July 2016 .

Article. Subjects: Christianity; Interfaith Relations. 6931 words.

This chapter searches the new identity of Post-Anglicanism beyond Anglicanism in the age of the global empires. The British Empire and Anglicanism were a two-wheeled vehicle during the...

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Bosnia and Herzegovina

Ahmet Alibašić.

in The Oxford Handbook of European Islam

October 2014; p ublished online January 2015 .

Article. Subjects: Religion; Islam; Interfaith Relations. 23443 words.

This chapter surveys the state of knowledge on six key topics of studies on Islam in Bosnia and Herzegovina: the Islamization process, the encounter of Bosnian Muslims (Bosniaks) with...

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Buddhist Communities Abroad

Thomas A. Tweed.

in The Oxford Handbook of Global Religions

October 2006; p ublished online September 2009 .

Article. Subjects: Religion; Interfaith Relations; Buddhism. 4671 words.

Buddhism arose during the fifth century BCE in what is today Nepal and northeastern India to become one of the world's first transregional religions. In crossing from one region to another,...

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Buddhist Studies beyond the Nation-State

Richard K. Payne.

P ublished online June 2016 .

Article. Subjects: Buddhism; History of Religion; Interfaith Relations. 13961 words.

This essay examines a variety of dysfunctional consequences of employing modern nation-states as the default organizing category for Buddhist studies regardless of the period being studied....

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Bulgaria

Antonina Zhelyazkova.

in The Oxford Handbook of European Islam

October 2014; p ublished online January 2015 .

Article. Subjects: Religion; Islam; Interfaith Relations. 23801 words.

This chapter presents an overview of the state of knowledge on Islam and Muslim communities in Bulgaria. Since 1989, an extensive body of literature has been produced, mainly in fields of...

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Catholic Theology and Other Religions

Michael Barnes.

in The Oxford Handbook of Catholic Theology

March 2019; p ublished online October 2015 .

Article. Subjects: Philosophy of Religion; Christianity; Interfaith Relations. 5707 words.

This chapter considers Catholic theology’s response to non-Christian faiths. It argues that the ‘theology of religions’ is not a locus of theological reflection distinct from Christology or...

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Chinese Christologies

K. K. Yeo.

in The Oxford Handbook of Christology

September 2015; p ublished online September 2015 .

Article. Subjects: Religion; Philosophy of Religion; Christianity; Interfaith Relations. 7215 words.

The chapter surveys the historical landscape of Chinese Christologies since the Tang dynasty, noting how the images of Christ relate to and impact specific cultural contexts. It also...

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Chinese Islamic Communities

Dru C. Gladney.

in The Oxford Handbook of Global Religions

October 2006; p ublished online September 2009 .

Article. Subjects: Religion; Interfaith Relations; Islam; East Asian Religions. 2828 words.

There are almost twenty million Muslims in China, constituting a diverse community that is both multi-ethnic and, within Islam, multi-religious. There are ten official Muslim nationalities...

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Christian Communities in China

Richard Madsen.

in The Oxford Handbook of Global Religions

October 2006; p ublished online September 2009 .

Article. Subjects: Religion; Interfaith Relations; Christianity; East Asian Religions. 2017 words.

Christianity in China is a relatively new import from the West. During the seventeenth century, European missionary orders, especially the Jesuits and Dominicans, entered China and began...

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