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Across God's FrontiersCatholic Sisters in the American West, 1850-1920

Across God's Frontiers: Catholic Sisters in the American West, 1850-1920

Anne M. Butler

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780807835654
eISBN:
9781469601618
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807837542_butler
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

Roman Catholic sisters first traveled to the American West as providers of social services, education, and medical assistance. This book traces the ways in which sisters challenged and reconfigured ... More

Ambivalent EmbraceJewish Upward Mobility in Postwar America

Ambivalent Embrace: Jewish Upward Mobility in Postwar America

Rachel Kranson

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781469635439
eISBN:
9781469635446
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469635439.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This new cultural history of Jewish life and identity in the United States after World War II focuses on the process of upward mobility. Rachel Kranson challenges the common notion that most American ... More

American Universities and the Birth of Modern Mormonism, 1867-1940 

American Universities and the Birth of Modern Mormonism, 1867-1940 

Thomas W. Simpson

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781469628639
eISBN:
9781469628653
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469628639.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

In the closing decades of the nineteenth century, college-age Latter-day Saints began undertaking a remarkable intellectual pilgrimage to the nation's elite universities, including Harvard, Columbia, ... More

Bill Bright & Campus Crusade for ChristThe Renewal of Evangelicalism in Postwar America

Bill Bright & Campus Crusade for Christ: The Renewal of Evangelicalism in Postwar America

John G. Turner

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807831854
eISBN:
9781469604756
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807889107_turner
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

Founded as a local college ministry in 1951, Campus Crusade for Christ has become one of the world's largest evangelical organizations, today boasting an annual budget of more than $500 million. ... More

Black Muslim Religion in the Nation of Islam, 1960–1975

Black Muslim Religion in the Nation of Islam, 1960–1975

Edward E. Curtis IV

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780807830543
eISBN:
9781469606088
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807877449_curtis
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

Elijah Muhammad's Nation of Islam came to America's attention in the 1960s and 1970s as a radical separatist African American social and political group, but the movement was also a religious one. ... More

Christian ReconstructionR. J. Rushdoony and American Religious Conservatism

Christian Reconstruction: R. J. Rushdoony and American Religious Conservatism

Michael McVicar

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9781469622743
eISBN:
9781469622767
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469622743.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

This is a critical history of Christian Reconstruction and its founder and champion, theologian and activist Rousas John Rushdoony (1916–2001). Drawing on access to Rushdoony’s personal papers and ... More

Christianity, Social Justice, and the Japanese American Incarceration During World War II

Christianity, Social Justice, and the Japanese American Incarceration During World War II

Anne M. Blankenship

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781469629209
eISBN:
9781469629223
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469629209.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

Anne M. Blankenship's study of Christianity in the infamous camps where Japanese Americans were incarcerated during World War II yields insights both far-reaching and timely. While most Japanese ... More

A Communion of ShadowsReligion and Photography in Nineteenth-Century America

A Communion of Shadows: Religion and Photography in Nineteenth-Century America

Rachel McBride Lindsey

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781469633725
eISBN:
9781469633732
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469633725.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

When the revolutionary technology of photography erupted in American culture in 1839, it swiftly became, in the day’s parlance, a “mania.” This richly illustrated book positions vernacular ... More

The Cursillo Movement in AmericaCatholics, Protestants, and Fourth-Day Spirituality

The Cursillo Movement in America: Catholics, Protestants, and Fourth-Day Spirituality

Kristy Nabhan-Warren

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9781469607153
eISBN:
9781469608037
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9781469607177_Nabhan-Warren
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

The internationally growing Cursillo movement, or “short course in Christianity,” founded in 1944 by Spanish Catholic lay practitioners, has become popular among American Catholics and Protestants ... More

Dixie DharmaInside a Buddhist Temple in the American South

Dixie Dharma: Inside a Buddhist Temple in the American South

Jeff Wilson

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807835456
eISBN:
9781469601816
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807869970_wilson
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

Buddhism in the United States is often viewed in connection with practitioners in the Northeast and on the West Coast, but in fact, it has been spreading and evolving throughout the United States ... More

Down HomeJewish Life in North Carolina

Down Home: Jewish Life in North Carolina

Leonard Rogoff

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807833759
eISBN:
9781469604138
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807895993_rogoff
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

Presenting a chronicle of Jewish life in the Tar Heel State from colonial times to the present, this book incorporates oral histories, original historical documents, and profiles of fascinating ... More

The Furnace of AfflictionPrisons and Religion in Antebellum America

The Furnace of Affliction: Prisons and Religion in Antebellum America

Jennifer Graber

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807834572
eISBN:
9781469603339
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807877838_graber
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

Focusing on the intersection of Christianity and politics in the American penitentiary system, this book explores evangelical Protestants' efforts to make religion central to emerging practices and ... More

Gender, Sainthood, & Everyday Practice in South Asian Shiʿism

Gender, Sainthood, & Everyday Practice in South Asian Shiʿism

Karen G. Ruffle

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807834756
eISBN:
9781469602981
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807877975_ruffle
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This study of devotional hagiographical texts and contemporary ritual performances of the Shi'a of Hyderabad, India demonstrates how traditions of sainthood and localized cultural values shape gender ... More

The Gospel of Freedom & PowerProtestant Missionaries in American Culture after World War II

The Gospel of Freedom & Power: Protestant Missionaries in American Culture after World War II

Sarah E. Ruble

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807835814
eISBN:
9781469601601
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807837429_ruble
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

In the decades after World War II, Protestant missionaries abroad were a topic of vigorous public debate. From religious periodicals and Sunday sermons to novels and anthropological monographs, ... More

Guaranteed PureThe Moody Bible Institute, Business, and the Making of Modern Evangelicalism

Guaranteed Pure: The Moody Bible Institute, Business, and the Making of Modern Evangelicalism

Timothy Gloege

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9781469621012
eISBN:
9781469623191
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469621012.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

American evangelicalism has long walked hand in hand with modern consumer capitalism. This book shows us why, through an engaging story about God and big business at the Moody Bible Institute. ... More

Hittin' the Prayer BonesMateriality of Spirit in the Pentecostal South

Hittin' the Prayer Bones: Materiality of Spirit in the Pentecostal South

Anderson Blanton

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781469623979
eISBN:
9781469623993
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469623979.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

In this work, Anderson Blanton illuminates how prayer, faith, and healing are intertwined with technologies of sound reproduction and material culture in the charismatic Christian worship of southern ... More

Into the PulpitSouthern Baptist Women and Power since World War II

Into the Pulpit: Southern Baptist Women and Power since World War II

Elizabeth H. Flowers

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807835340
eISBN:
9781469601823
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807869987_flowers
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

The debate over women's roles in the Southern Baptist Convention's conservative ascendance is often seen as secondary to theological and biblical concerns. This book argues, however, that for both ... More

Ismaʿili ModernGlobalization and Identity in a Muslim Community

Ismaʿili Modern: Globalization and Identity in a Muslim Community

Jonah Steinberg

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807834077
eISBN:
9781469603728
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807899458_steinberg
Subject:
Religion, Islam

The Isma'ili Muslims, a major sect of Shi'i Islam, form a community that is intriguing in its deterritorialized social organization. Informed by the richness of Isma'ili history, theories of ... More

Kingdom to CommuneProtestant Pacifist Culture between World War I and the Vietnam Era

Kingdom to Commune: Protestant Pacifist Culture between World War I and the Vietnam Era

Patricia Appelbaum

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780807832677
eISBN:
9781469605975
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807889763_appelbaum
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

American religious pacifism is usually explained in terms of its practitioners' ethical and philosophical commitments. This book argues that Protestant pacifism, which constituted the religious ... More

The Last PuritansMainline Protestants and the Power of the Past

The Last Puritans: Mainline Protestants and the Power of the Past

Margaret Bendroth

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781469624006
eISBN:
9781469624020
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469624006.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Church History

Congregationalists, the oldest group of American Protestants, are the heirs of New England's first founders. While they were key characters in the story of early American history, from Plymouth Rock ... More

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