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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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African American Religion

Eddie S. Glaude Jr..

August 2014; p ublished online September 2014 .

Book. Subjects: United States History; Sociology and Anthropology of Religion. 160 pages.

African American Religion: A Very Short Introduction explores the history and circumstances of African American religion through three examples: conjure, African American Christianity, and...

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The category of “African American religion”

Eddie S. Glaude.

in African American Religion

August 2014; p ublished online September 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: United States History; Sociology and Anthropology of Religion. 4665 words.

African American religious life is not defined by just the “Negro church”—the preacher, music, and the frenzy—but consists of all the varied religious practices that occur within black...

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African American Islam

Eddie S. Glaude.

in African American Religion

August 2014; p ublished online September 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: United States History; Sociology and Anthropology of Religion. 5737 words.

In some ways, Islam best represents the idea of African American religion as a practice of freedom and a sign of difference. For those African Americans who embraced Islam during the modern...

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Feeding the Hungry

Mallory McDuff.

in Natural Saints

August 2010; p ublished online September 2010 .

Chapter. Subjects: Religious Studies; Christian Life and Practice; Religious Issues and Debates; Sociology and Anthropology of Religion. 7775 words.

This chapter addresses the question of how people of faith have transformed the ministry of feeding by a focus on the environment. The stories in this chapter include two faith communities...

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Promoting Justice

Mallory McDuff.

in Natural Saints

August 2010; p ublished online September 2010 .

Chapter. Subjects: Religious Studies; Christian Life and Practice; Religious Issues and Debates; Sociology and Anthropology of Religion. 6041 words.

This chapter shows how people of faith are reclaiming a ministry of justice with a focus on the environment. Faith communities helped to define environmental justice as a national movement...

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Conclusion

Mallory McDuff.

in Natural Saints

August 2010; p ublished online September 2010 .

Chapter. Subjects: Religious Studies; Christian Life and Practice; Religious Issues and Debates; Sociology and Anthropology of Religion. 753 words.

The conclusion draws connections between the lessons revealed by the stories in each chapter. This chapter notes that the saints in the book lead ordinary lives touched by both passion and...

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Bearing Witness

Mallory McDuff.

in Natural Saints

August 2010; p ublished online September 2010 .

Chapter. Subjects: Religious Studies; Christian Life and Practice; Religious Issues and Debates; Sociology and Anthropology of Religion. 7548 words.

This chapter shows how faith communities have transformed the ministry of bearing witness through a focus on environmental advocacy. The work of churches involved with the organization...

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Making a Pilgrimage

Mallory McDuff.

in Natural Saints

August 2010; p ublished online September 2010 .

Chapter. Subjects: Religious Studies; Christian Life and Practice; Religious Issues and Debates; Sociology and Anthropology of Religion. 8384 words.

Religious traditions are rich with stories of pilgrimage, a journey for spiritual enrichment that involves travel to a place of meaning. This chapter reveals how people of faith made a...

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Creating Sacred Spaces

Mallory McDuff.

in Natural Saints

August 2010; p ublished online September 2010 .

Chapter. Subjects: Religious Studies; Christian Life and Practice; Religious Issues and Debates; Sociology and Anthropology of Religion. 8687 words.

This chapter explores how churches are redefining the creation of sacred space to reflect stewardship of the earth. The stories in this chapter include the initial steps taken by La Capilla...

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Natural Saints

Mallory McDuff.

August 2010; p ublished online September 2010 .

Book. Subjects: Religious Studies; Christian Life and Practice; Religious Issues and Debates; Sociology and Anthropology of Religion. 240 pages.

Natural Saints: How Churches are Working to Save God’s Earth shares stories and strategies of people of faith working to integrate the environment into their ministries. This...

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