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Overview page. Subjects: Social Sciences — Arts and Humanities.

Many sociological and anthropological definitions exist, but most tend to privilege some combination of small-scale, relative boundedness, strong affective ties, traditionalism, and...

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Priests, Prophets, Sorcerers

Manfred Hutter.

in The Oxford Handbook of the Study of Religion

November 2016; p ublished online June 2017 .

Article. Subjects: Comparative Religion. 6108 words.

Definitions of ‘priest,’ ‘prophet,’ or ‘sorcerer’ must take account of the social setting of such religious specialists. Though most definitions are rooted in biblical traditions, ‘priest’...

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Chevetogne, Taizé, and the Groupe des Dombes

Joseph Famerée.

in The Oxford Handbook of Ecumenical Studies

P ublished online August 2019 .

Article. Subjects: Christianity; Comparative Religion. 4026 words.

Since the mid-twentieth century, three institutions in the French-speaking world have been playing unquestionably important roles in ecumenism. The institutions here presented are, in...

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Native American Religions

Sarah E. Dees.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Religion

P ublished online February 2018 .

Article. Subjects: Comparative Religion; Religious Studies. 6740 words.

Native American religious traditions encompass a diverse array of beliefs, practices, and features of material culture and society that reflect and shape individual experiences and communal...

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Space, Architecture, and American Religious Diversity

Jeanne Halgren Kilde.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Religion

P ublished online September 2017 .

Article. Subjects: Comparative Religion; Religious Studies. 9511 words.

Religions are fundamentally spatial, as they require space in which to assemble, to engage in ritual practices, and to form community. Every religious group that has existed in the United...

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Faith and Order

Geoffrey Wainwright.

in The Oxford Handbook of Ecumenical Studies

P ublished online April 2017 .

Article. Subjects: Christianity; Comparative Religion. 4441 words.

Generically, ‘faith and order’ designates the contents of doctrinal belief and the patterns of social and governmental structure that mark the historically varied communities that claim the...

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Global Christian Forum

Robert Gribben and Larry Miller.

in The Oxford Handbook of Ecumenical Studies

P ublished online October 2017 .

Article. Subjects: Christianity; Comparative Religion. 4212 words.

Among the trends of world Christianity is the growth of ‘new churches’, mostly evangelical or Pentecostal in character. Few of these have any real contact with historic Protestant...

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Methodist

David M. Chapman.

in The Oxford Handbook of Ecumenical Studies

P ublished online April 2017 .

Article. Subjects: Christianity; Comparative Religion. 8642 words.

The chapter investigates the ways in which Methodism, both globally and nationally, has viewed ecumenism theoretically and practically, responded to its challenges and opportunities, and...

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Intense Activity: 1965–1990

Günther Gassmann.

in The Oxford Handbook of Ecumenical Studies

P ublished online August 2017 .

Article. Subjects: Christianity; Comparative Religion. 5400 words.

This chapter explains that 1965–1990 was a highly intensive period of ecumenical action and reflection. A new and very active partner had entered the ecumenical scene, namely the Roman...

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United States of America

Jeffrey Gros.

in The Oxford Handbook of Ecumenical Studies

P ublished online April 2017 .

Article. Subjects: Christianity; Comparative Religion. 3840 words.

The chapter considers the development of ecumenism in the United States, noting particular historical, cultural, and religious factors that have influenced relations there between...

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Martyrdom and Religion in North America

Adrian Chastain Weimer.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Religion

P ublished online February 2017 .

Article. Subjects: Comparative Religion; Religious Studies. 8001 words.

In American history, venerating a death as martyrdom has been a way of claiming its significance within a narrative of ultimate victory. The words for martyr in both Greek and Arabic...

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Denomination in American Public Life

Russell E. Richey.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Religion

P ublished online January 2018 .

Article. Subjects: Christianity; Comparative Religion; Religious Studies. 10762 words.

A voluntary religious community and ecclesial creation of modernity, the denomination emerged alongside of and along with the political party, the free press, and free enterprise. By 1702...

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Film and Religion in America

Eric Michael Mazur.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Religion

P ublished online January 2018 .

Article. Subjects: Comparative Religion; Religion and Art, Literature, and Music; Religious Studies. 7565 words.

Religion intersects with film not only in film content, but also in the production and experience of film. From the earliest period, religious attitudes have shaped how religious...

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Millennialism in Cross-Cultural Perspective

Catherine Wessinger.

in The Oxford Handbook of Millennialism

October 2011; p ublished online January 2012 .

Article. Subjects: Religion; Religious Studies; Comparative Religion. 9765 words.

This article explains millennialism as a radical break from status-quoism and an aspiration to experience a total overhaul at the level of reflexive life planning. Changes and mobility, the...

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Rituals of Death and Remembrance

Susumu Shimazono and Margo Kitts.

in The Oxford Handbook of Religion and Violence

January 2013; p ublished online March 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Religion; Religious Studies; Comparative Religion. 2405 words.

This chapter reviews death rituals from ancient times to the present, but is limited to corpse treatments across traditions. It is shown that death may be a drawn-out process, wherein...

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Three Rings or Three Impostors? The Comparative Approach to the Abrahamic Religions and its Origins

Guy G. Stroumsa.

in The Oxford Handbook of the Abrahamic Religions

October 2015; p ublished online November 2015 .

Article. Subjects: Religion; Religious Studies; Comparative Religion. 7653 words.

This chapter analyses the roots of the contemporary study of the Abrahamic religions. Despite the similarities and contacts between communities of believers in these religions, the modern...

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Nature and Religion in America

Brett Grainger.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Religion

P ublished online February 2018 .

Article. Subjects: Comparative Religion; Religion and Science; Religious Studies. 9814 words.

One of the most complex words in the English language, “nature” (sometimes personified as “Nature” or “Mother Nature”) has been central to developments in American religions. Despite their...

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A Sociological Approach to Questions about Religious Diversity

Michele Dillon.

in The Oxford Handbook of Religious Diversity

December 2010; p ublished online January 2011 .

Article. Subjects: Religion; Comparative Religion; Sociology of Religion. 6513 words.

This article examines questions about religious diversity from a sociological perspective, focusing on Europe and the United States. The public face and much of the public's awareness of...

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Uchimura and the Bible in Japan

Atsuhiro Asano.

in The Oxford Handbook of the Reception History of the Bible

January 2011; p ublished online May 2011 .

Article. Subjects: Religion; Christianity; Religious Studies; Comparative Religion. 7530 words.

This article first clarifies the motive behind Kanzo Uchimura' reception of the Bible in a brief historical description of Japan's encounter with Christianity and the emergence of...

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Religion and Violence from a Sociological Perspective

John R. Hall.

in The Oxford Handbook of Religion and Violence

January 2013; p ublished online March 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Religion; Religious Studies; Sociology of Religion; Comparative Religion. 5221 words.

This chapter investigates the circumstances of violence in a way that identifies alternative “domains” in which religious concatenations of violence arise. Despite the fluidity of empirical...

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Islamic Perspectives

Tariq Ramadan.

in The Oxford Handbook of the Abrahamic Religions

October 2015; p ublished online November 2015 .

Article. Subjects: Religion; Islam; Religious Studies; Comparative Religion. 7574 words.

This Epilogue offers a response to the chapters of the Handbook from an Islamic perspective. It addresses the way Muslims should look at the diversity of the Abrahamic religions,...

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