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6. African American Christianity since 1980

6. African American Christianity since 1980  

Eddie S. Glaude

in African American Religion: A Very Short Introduction

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Aug 2014
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‘African American Christianity Since 1980’ is concerned with the contemporary phase, beginning with the election of Ronald Reagan in 1980 and the significant demographic and political ... More
3. African American Christianity: The early phase (1760–1863)

3. African American Christianity: The early phase (1760–1863)  

Eddie S. Glaude

in African American Religion: A Very Short Introduction

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The majority of African Americans are Christian. Black Christianity has played a critical role in the history of African American responses to white supremacy in the United States. ‘African ... More
4. African American Christianity: The modern phase (1863–1935)

4. African American Christianity: The modern phase (1863–1935)  

Eddie S. Glaude

in African American Religion: A Very Short Introduction

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‘African American Christianity: The Modern Phase (1863–1935)’ describes three distinctive moments: firstly, the nationalization of black Christianity, as the “invisible institution” of the ... More
5. African American Christianity: The modern phase (1935–1980)

5. African American Christianity: The modern phase (1935–1980)  

Eddie S. Glaude

in African American Religion: A Very Short Introduction

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The political dimension is important to any understanding of the modern phase of African American Christianity, and it is clearly expressed in the explosion of civic and religious energy in ... More
7. African American Islam

7. African American Islam  

Eddie S. Glaude

in African American Religion: A Very Short Introduction

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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 ... More
1. The ancient world

1. The ancient world  

Owen Davies

in Paganism: A Very Short Introduction

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May 2011
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9780191777110
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10.1093/actrade/9780199235162.003.0002
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According to ‘The ancient world’, burial evidence points to three main models of our earliest religious beliefs: the notion of the earth mother; veneration of the dead, and by extrapolation ... More
3. An argument against the existence of God

3. An argument against the existence of God  

Stephen Law

in Humanism: A Very Short Introduction

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Jan 2011
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10.1093/actrade/9780199553648.003.0004
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God in Judaism, Christianity, and Islam has three important characteristics: omnipotence, omniscience, and supreme benevolence. Through these three characteristics, theism is challenged by ... More
2. Arguments for the existence of God

2. Arguments for the existence of God  

Stephen Law

in Humanism: A Very Short Introduction

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Humanists think that belief in a God is not especially reasonable or justified. ‘Arguments for the existence of God’ presents two popular arguments to explain why there is a God and ... More
5. The case against secularism

5. The case against secularism  

Andrew Copson

in Secularism: A Very Short Introduction

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Jul 2019
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9780191809378
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10.1093/actrade/9780198747222.003.0005
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Arguments against secularism come from both defensive and offensive positions and vary accordingly. ‘The case against secularism’ considers some of the opponents to secularism, including ... More
4. The case for secularism

4. The case for secularism  

Andrew Copson

in Secularism: A Very Short Introduction

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The secular systems of different states have varied according to the nature of their own particular society and their religious, cultural, and political history. Even so, the same types of ... More
1. The category of “African American religion”

1. The category of “African American religion”  

Eddie S. Glaude

in African American Religion: A Very Short Introduction

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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 ... More
6. Conceptions of secularism

6. Conceptions of secularism  

Andrew Copson

in Secularism: A Very Short Introduction

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Jean Baubérot’s ideal secularism is not a political reality anywhere and never has been. There are a variety of configurations even in states that describe themselves officially as secular. ... More
Conclusion

Conclusion  

Eddie S. Glaude

in African American Religion: A Very Short Introduction

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African Americans are generally more religious than other groups in the United States. But African American religion is much more than a description of how deeply religious African ... More
7. Conclusion

7. Conclusion  

Malise Ruthven

in Fundamentalism: A Very Short Introduction

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Jan 2007
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10.1093/actrade/9780199212705.003.0007
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Towards the end of the last century, it was thought that politics and religion were drifting part. Political theorists believed that in different ways, secularization was intergral to ... More
7. Conclusion: leading a spiritual life

7. Conclusion: leading a spiritual life  

Philip Sheldrake

in Spirituality: A Very Short Introduction

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Nov 2012
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9780191777981
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10.1093/actrade/9780199588756.003.0008
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Spirituality is widespread and increasingly influential. There is a growing use of the term ‘spiritual capital’ with reference to the potential value of spirituality in everyday lives. What ... More
2. Conjure and African American religion

2. Conjure and African American religion  

Eddie S. Glaude

in African American Religion: A Very Short Introduction

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‘Conjure and African American Religion’ draws our attention to the continuity and discontinuity with African religious practices as well as a particular instance of a religious imagination, ... More
4. Controlling women

4. Controlling women  

Malise Ruthven

in Fundamentalism: A Very Short Introduction

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Several recent studies have suggested that sex, specifically the control of female sexuality, looms large in fundamentalist language. ‘Controlling women’ looks at gender issues in ... More
8. Culture

8. Culture  

Malcolm Gaskill

in Witchcraft: A Very Short Introduction

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Mar 2010
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9780191777158
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10.1093/actrade/9780199236954.003.0008
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Witches are archetypes, stored inside individuals but originating in shared cultural sources and activated by similar experiences and emotions. The stereotype of the historic and folkloric ... More
5. Definitions, types, domains

5. Definitions, types, domains  

Barry Stephenson

in Ritual: A Very Short Introduction

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Jan 2015
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9780199394432
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10.1093/actrade/9780199943524.003.0006
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The word “ritual” is used in three different, though related, ways. First, ritual is conceived as a kind of action. Second, ritual is a cultural domain, arena, stage, or field, in and out ... More
5. Does agnosticism rest on a mistake?

5. Does agnosticism rest on a mistake?  

Robin Le Poidevin

in Agnosticism: A Very Short Introduction

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Oct 2010
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9780191777684
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10.1093/actrade/9780199575268.003.0006
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‘Does agnosticism rest on a mistake?’ examines knowledge and belief and asks whether assumptions made by agnostics are defensible. The work of A. J. Ayer and the influence of logical ... More

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