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Beyond ChrismukkahThe Christian-Jewish Interfaith Family in the United States

Beyond Chrismukkah: The Christian-Jewish Interfaith Family in the United States

Samira K. Mehta

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781469636368
eISBN:
9781469636382
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469636368.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Religion

The rate of interfaith marriage in the United States has risen so radically since the sixties that it is difficult to recall how taboo the practice once was. How is this development understood and ... More

Debating Yoga and Mindfulness in Public SchoolsReforming Secular Education or Reestablishing Religion?

Debating Yoga and Mindfulness in Public Schools: Reforming Secular Education or Reestablishing Religion?

Candy Gunther Brown

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781469648484
eISBN:
9781469648507
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469648484.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Religion

The introduction explains how yoga, mindfulness, and meditation entered the U.S. cultural mainstream, including public schools, between the 1970s and 2010s, and why it matters for education, law, and ... More

Devotions and DesiresHistories of Sexuality and Religion in the Twentieth-Century United States

Devotions and Desires: Histories of Sexuality and Religion in the Twentieth-Century United States

Gillian Frank, Bethany Moreton, and Heather R. White (eds)

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781469636269
eISBN:
9781469636276
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469636269.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Religion

At a moment when “freedom of religion” rhetoric fuels public debate, it is easy to assume that sex and religion have faced each other in pitched battle throughout modern U.S. history. Yet, by ... More

Finding God through YogaParamahansa Yogananda and Modern American Religion in a Global Age

Finding God through Yoga: Paramahansa Yogananda and Modern American Religion in a Global Age

David J. Neumann

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781469648637
eISBN:
9781469648651
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469648637.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Religion

Paramahansa Yogananda (1893–1952), a Hindu missionary to the United States, wrote one of the world’s most highly acclaimed spiritual classics, Autobiography of a Yogi, which was first published in ... More

God with UsLived Theology and the Freedom Struggle in Americus, Georgia, 1942-1976

God with Us: Lived Theology and the Freedom Struggle in Americus, Georgia, 1942-1976

Ansley L. Quiros

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781469646763
eISBN:
9781469646787
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469646763.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Religion

For many, the struggle over civil rights was not just about lunch counters, waiting rooms, or even access to the vote; it was also about Christian theology. Since both activists and segregationists ... More

Hashtag IslamHow Cyber-Islamic Environments Are Transforming Religious Authority

Hashtag Islam: How Cyber-Islamic Environments Are Transforming Religious Authority

Gary R. Bunt

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781469643168
eISBN:
9781469643182
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469643168.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Religion

This book explores the diverse ways digital technology is shaping how Muslims across vast territories relate to religious authorities in fulfilling spiritual, mystical, and legalistic agendas. From ... More

In a Pure Muslim LandShi'ism between Pakistan and the Middle East

In a Pure Muslim Land: Shi'ism between Pakistan and the Middle East

Simon Wolfgang Fuchs

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781469649795
eISBN:
9781469649818
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469649795.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Religion

Centering Pakistan in a story of transnational Islam stretching from South Asia to the Middle East, Simon Wolfgang Fuchs offers the first in-depth ethnographic history of the intellectual production ... More

Islam without EuropeTraditions of Reform in Eighteenth-Century Islamic Thought

Islam without Europe: Traditions of Reform in Eighteenth-Century Islamic Thought

Ahmad S. Dallal

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781469641409
eISBN:
9781469640365
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469641409.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Religion

Replete with a cast of giants in Islamic thought and philosophy, Ahmad S. Dallal’s pathbreaking intellectual history of the eighteenth-century Muslim world challenges stale views of this period as ... More

Muslim Pilgrimage in the Modern World

Muslim Pilgrimage in the Modern World

Babak Rahimi and Peyman Eshaghi (eds)

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781469651460
eISBN:
9781469651484
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469651460.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Religion

Pilgrimage is one of the most significant ritual duties for Muslims, entailing the visitation and veneration of sites associated with the Prophet Muhammad or saintly figures. As demonstrated in this ... More

Prescribing the DharmaPsychotherapists, Buddhist Traditions, and Defining Religion

Prescribing the Dharma: Psychotherapists, Buddhist Traditions, and Defining Religion

Ira Helderman

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781469648521
eISBN:
9781469648545
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469648521.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Religion

Interest in the psychotherapeutic capacity of Buddhist teachings and practices is widely evident in the popular imagination. News media routinely report on the neuropsychological study of Buddhist ... More

The Regulation of Religion and the Making of Hinduism in Colonial Trinidad

The Regulation of Religion and the Making of Hinduism in Colonial Trinidad

Alexander Rocklin

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781469648712
eISBN:
9781469648736
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469648712.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Religion

How can religious freedom be granted to people who do not have a religion? While Indian indentured workers in colonial Trinidad practiced cherished rituals, "Hinduism" was not a widespread category ... More

A Saint of Our OwnHow the Quest for a Holy Hero Helped Catholics Become American

A Saint of Our Own: How the Quest for a Holy Hero Helped Catholics Become American

Kathleen Sprows Cummings

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781469649474
eISBN:
9781469649498
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469649474.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Religion

Canonization, the process by which the Catholic Church names saints, may be fundamentally about holiness, but it is never only about holiness. In the United States, it was often about the ways in ... More

Strangers and Friends at the Welcome TableContemporary Christianities in the American South

Strangers and Friends at the Welcome Table: Contemporary Christianities in the American South

James Hudnut-Beumler

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781469640372
eISBN:
9781469640396
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469640372.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Religion

In this fresh and fascinating chronicle of Christianity in the contemporary South, historian and minister James Hudnut-Beumler draws on extensive interviews and his own personal journeys throughout ... More

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