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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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Hispanics and Religion in America

Kristy Nabhan-Warren.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Religion

P ublished online March 2016 .

Article. Subjects: Religious Studies; Religion and Science. 6630 words.

What is today known as U.S. “Hispanic” culture is in reality a diverse array of ethnic, regional, national, and religious peoples and communities. Hispanic Americans trace their lineage...

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Religion, Charity, and Philanthropy in America

David P. King.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Religion

P ublished online February 2018 .

Article. Subjects: Religious Studies; Religion and Science. 14081 words.

Giving to religion makes up the largest percentage of American charity and philanthropy. Religious charities also make up the largest percent of U.S. nonprofits. Beyond the numbers,...

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African Americans and Religion

Sylvester A. Johnson.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Religion

P ublished online September 2015 .

Article. Subjects: Religious Studies; Religion and Science. 14344 words.

Beginning with trans-Atlantic slavery, which forced hundreds of thousands of people into what is presently the United States, religion among African Americans consistently featured a...

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Feeling of Emptiness and Religion in America

John Corrigan.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Religion

P ublished online January 2017 .

Article. Subjects: Religious Studies; Religion and Science. 9089 words.

As part of a broader turn in humanities scholarship toward emotion since the late 20th century, scholars of religion increasingly have explored how emotion has been a key component in the...

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Class and Religion in America

William A. Mirola.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Religion

P ublished online August 2016 .

Article. Subjects: Religious Studies; Religion and Science. 7536 words.

Scholars pursuing questions on the links between religion and social class typically examine several distinct sets of dynamics. A main research focus has addressed how religious beliefs,...

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Virtual Religion

Christopher Helland.

P ublished online February 2015 .

Article. Subjects: Religion and Science; Alternative Belief Systems; Buddhism. 11231 words.

This essay introduces some of the key issues associated with virtual religious practices. With the development of the MODEM program and public access to the Internet and then the WWW,...

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Islam And Science

Seyyed Hossein Nasr.

in The Oxford Handbook of Religion and Science

April 2008; p ublished online September 2009 .

Article. Subjects: Religion; Religion and Science; Islam. 8267 words.

The issue of Islam and modern science, along with its progeny, modern technology, continues today as one of the most crucial faced by the Islamic community. It has been, and continues to...

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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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Urban Space and Religion in the United States

Katie Day.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Religion

P ublished online July 2017 .

Article. Subjects: Christianity; Religious Studies; Religion and Science. 8795 words.

Religion has always been a contextually based phenomenon, particularly in urban space. Cities of every size, in every period, and in every region of the country have been defined by the...

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Science

Patricia Heberer.

in The Oxford Handbook of Holocaust Studies

November 2010; p ublished online January 2011 .

Article. Subjects: Religion; Religious Studies; Religion and Science; Judaism and Jewish Studies. 6524 words.

This article shows how science and medicine, as practiced by influential researchers and physicians in Nazi Germany, were also among the enablers of the Holocaust. It explores a disturbing...

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