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Religion as CritiqueIslamic Critical Thinking from Mecca to the Marketplace

Religion as Critique: Islamic Critical Thinking from Mecca to the Marketplace

Irfan Ahmad

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781469635095
eISBN:
9781469635101
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469635095.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Islam

Irfan Ahmad makes the far-reaching argument that potent systems and modes for self-critique as well as critique of others are inherent in Islam—indeed, critique is integral to its fundamental tenets ... More

Religion of ChiropracticPopulist Healing from the American Heartland

Religion of Chiropractic: Populist Healing from the American Heartland

Holly Folk

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781469632797
eISBN:
9781469632810
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469632797.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

Chiropractic is the most common form of alternative medicine in the United States today, but its origins stretch back to the popular healing subcultures of the nineteenth century. This book focuses ... More

Religion, Art, and MoneyEpiscopalians and American Culture from the Civil War to the Great Depression

Religion, Art, and Money: Episcopalians and American Culture from the Civil War to the Great Depression

Peter W. Williams

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781469626970
eISBN:
9781469628134
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469626970.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

This cultural history of mainline Protestantism and American cities--most notably, New York City--focuses on rich, city-dwelling Episcopalians and what they did with their money. Peter Williams ... More

Religious FreedomThe Contested History of an American Ideal

Religious Freedom: The Contested History of an American Ideal

Tisa Wenger

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781469634623
eISBN:
9781469634647
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469634623.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

Religious freedom is so often presented as a timeless American ideal and an inalienable right, appearing fully formed at the founding of the United States. That is simply not so, Tisa Wenger contends ... More

The Religious History of American WomenReimagining the Past

The Religious History of American Women: Reimagining the Past

Catherine A. Brekus (ed.)

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807831021
eISBN:
9781469605173
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807867990_brekus
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

More than a generation after the rise of women's history alongside the feminist movement, it is still difficult, observes the author of this book, to locate women in histories of American religion. ... More

Religious Intolerance in AmericaA Documentary History

Religious Intolerance in America: A Documentary History

John Corrigan and Lynn S. Neal (eds)

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807833896
eISBN:
9781469604091
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807895955_corrigan
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

American narratives often celebrate the nation's rich heritage of religious freedom. There is, however, a less told and often ignored part of the story: the ways that intolerance and cultures of hate ... More

Resurrecting the Brother of JesusThe James Ossuary Controversy and the Quest for Religious Relics

Resurrecting the Brother of Jesus: The James Ossuary Controversy and the Quest for Religious Relics

Ryan Byrne and Bernadette McNary-Zak (eds)

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807832981
eISBN:
9781469604787
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807895498_byrne
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

In 2002 a burial box of skeletal remains purchased anonymously from the black market was identified as the ossuary of James, the brother of Jesus. Transformed by the media into a religious and ... More

The Sacred Mirror"Evangelicalism, Honor, and Identity in the Deep South, 1790-1860"

The Sacred Mirror: "Evangelicalism, Honor, and Identity in the Deep South, 1790-1860"

Robert Elder

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781469627564
eISBN:
9781469627588
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469627564.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

Most histories of the American South describe the conflict between evangelical religion and honor culture as one of the defining features of southern life before the Civil War. The Sacred Mirror is a ... More

Sister Thorn and Catholic Mysticism in Modern America

Sister Thorn and Catholic Mysticism in Modern America

Paula M. Kane

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9781469607603
eISBN:
9781469612560
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9781469607610_Kane
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

One day in 1917, while cooking dinner at home in Manhattan, Margaret Reilly (1884–1937) felt a sharp pain over her heart and claimed to see a crucifix emerging in blood on her skin. Four years later, ... More

St. Francis of AmericaHow a Thirteenth-Century Friar Became America's Most Popular Saint

St. Francis of America: How a Thirteenth-Century Friar Became America's Most Popular Saint

Patricia Appelbaum

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781469623740
eISBN:
9781469624990
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469623740.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

How did a thirteenth-century Italian friar become one of the best-loved saints in America? Around the nation today, St. Francis of Assisi is embraced as the patron saint of animals, beneficently ... More

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