Spiritual Mapping in the United States and Argentina

Spiritual Mapping in the United States and Argentina

Author: René Holvast

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004170469

Category: Religion

Page: 367

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Referring to U.S. Evangelicalism and Neo-Pentecostalism, this book presents a comprehensive historical description of the movement and concept of "Spiritual Mapping," with special attention to theological and anthropological concepts. The result is a facinating picture of modern Christian Americanism.

Facing West

Facing West

Author: David R. Swartz

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780190250812

Category: Religion

Page: 320

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In 1974 nearly 3,000 evangelicals from 150 nations met at the Lausanne Congress on World Evangelization. Amidst this cosmopolitan setting and in front of the most important white evangelical leaders of the United States members of the Latin American Theological Fraternity spoke out against the American Church. Fiery speeches by Ecuadorian René Padilla and Peruvian Samuel Escobar revealed a global weariness with what they described as an American style of coldly efficient mission wedded to a myopic, right-leaning politics. Their bold critiques electrified Christians from around the world. The dramatic growth of Christianity around the world in the last century has shifted the balance of power within the faith away from traditional strongholds in Europe and the United States. To be sure, evangelical populists who voted for Donald Trump have resisted certain global pressures, and Western missionaries have carried Christian Americanism abroad. But the line of influence has also run the other way. David R. Swartz demonstrates that evangelicals in the Global South spoke back to American evangelicals on matters of race, imperialism, theology, sexuality, and social justice. From the left, they pushed for racial egalitarianism, ecumenism, and more substantial development efforts. From the right, they advocated for a conservative sexual ethic grounded in postcolonial logic. As Christian immigration to the United States burgeoned in the wake of the Immigration Act of 1965, global evangelicals forced many American Christians to think more critically about their own assumptions. The United States is just one node of a sprawling global network that includes Korea, India, Switzerland, the Philippines, Guatemala, Uganda, and Thailand. Telling stories of resistance, accommodation, and cooperation, Swartz shows that evangelical networks not only go out to, but also come from, the ends of the earth.

God's Plenty

God's Plenty

Author: William Closson James

Publisher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP

ISBN: 9780773538894

Category: Religion

Page: 433

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God's Plenty examines the religious landscape of Kingston, Ontario, in the twenty-first century. The rich religious life of Kingston - a mid-sized city with a strong sense of its history and its status as a university town - is revealed in a narrative that integrates material from sociological and historical studies, websites, interviews, religious and literary scholarship, and personal experience. In Kingston, as in every Canadian city, downtown parishes and congregations have dwindled, disappeared, or moved to the suburbs. Attendance at mainline churches - and their political authority - has declined. Ethnic diversity has increased within Christian churches, while religious communities beyond Christianity and Judaism have grown. Faith groups have split along liberal and conservative lines, and the number of those claiming to have no religion - or to be spiritual but not religious - has increased. Yet amidst all this, religion continues to be evident in institutions and public life and important to the lives of many Canadians. God's Plenty, a ground-breaking contribution to the study of religion in Canada and a model for future community-based research, is the first overview of the religious topography of a Canadian city, telling the story of various faith communities and adding to the study of religious diversity and multiculturalism.

Pentecostals and Charismatics in Latin America and Latino Communities

Pentecostals and Charismatics in Latin America and Latino Communities

Author: Néstor Medina

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137550606

Category: Religion

Page: 242

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Pentecostal-charismatics in Latin America and among Latinos: communities that share profound historical, linguistic and cultural roots. This compilation brings together practitioners and academics with pentecostal-charismatic affiliations, who analyse from within the development of the movement among these diverse communities.

Satanism: A Social History

Satanism: A Social History

Author: Massimo Introvigne

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004244962

Category: Religion

Page: 668

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For the first time, Massimo Introvigne proposes a general social history of Satanism and anti-Satanism, from the French Court of Louis XIV to the Satanic scares of the late 20th century, satanic themes in Black Metal music, the Church of Satan, and beyond.

Encyclopedia of Christianity in the Global South

Encyclopedia of Christianity in the Global South

Author: Mark A. Lamport

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781442271579

Category: Religion

Page: 1122

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The rapid growth of Christianity in the global south is not just a demographic shift—it is transforming the faith itself. The Encyclopedia of Christianity in the Global South traces both the history and the contemporary themes of Christianity in more than 150 countries and regions. It includes maps, images, and a detailed timeline of key events.

The New Apostolic Reformation

The New Apostolic Reformation

Author: John Weaver

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9780786499564

Category: Religion

Page: 316

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From Justin Bieber, to Sarah Palin and Michele Bachmann, to the controversial documentary Jesus Camp (2006), the New Apostolic Reformation's influence can be seen everywhere in mainstream America. Beginning with an examination of the Latter Rain, Church Growth and Shepherding movements, this book explores how the new Reformation has become one of the most powerful movements in modern evangelical Christianity and a major influence on American political and cultural life. The author describes the New Apostolic Reformation's organization, how the movement spread and its national and international objectives.

The Rowman & Littlefield Handbook of Contemporary Christianity in the United States

The Rowman & Littlefield Handbook of Contemporary Christianity in the United States

Author: Mark A. Lamport

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781538138816

Category: Religion

Page: 584

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This one-volume handbook examines Christianity’s contributions to and conflicts with the contemporary culture of the postmodern United States. Chapters present historical, cultural, and theological context for the ways conservative, mainline, and evangelical Christian traditions have influenced and responded to modern life.

Spirited Things

Spirited Things

Author: Paul Christopher Johnson

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226122939

Category: Social Science

Page: 344

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The word “possession” is anything but transparent, especially as it developed in the context of the African Americas. There it referred variously to spirits, material goods, and people. It served as a watershed term marking both transactions in which people were made into things—via slavery—and ritual events by which the thingification of people was revised. In Spirited Things, Paul Christopher Johnson gathers together essays by leading anthropologists in the Americas that reopen the concept of possession on these two fronts in order to examine the relationship between African religions in the Atlantic and the economies that have historically shaped—and continue to shape—the cultures that practice them. Exploring the way spirit possessions were framed both by material things—including plantations, the Catholic church, the sea, and the phonograph—as well as by the legacy of slavery, they offer a powerful new way of understanding the Atlantic world.