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American ReligionContemporary Trends

American Religion: Contemporary Trends

Mark Chaves

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691146850
eISBN:
9781400839957
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691146850.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Most Americans say they believe in God, and more than a third say they attend religious services every week. Yet studies show that people do not really go to church as often as they claim, and it is ... More

The Chosen FewHow Education Shaped Jewish History, 70-1492

The Chosen Few: How Education Shaped Jewish History, 70-1492

Maristella Botticini and Zvi Eckstein

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691144870
eISBN:
9781400842483
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691144870.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

In 70 CE, the Jews were an agrarian and illiterate people living mostly in the Land of Israel and Mesopotamia. By 1492, the Jewish people had become a small group of literate urbanites specializing ... More

Confucianism as a World ReligionContested Histories and Contemporary Realities

Confucianism as a World Religion: Contested Histories and Contemporary Realities

Anna Sun

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691155579
eISBN:
9781400846085
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691155579.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

Is Confucianism a religion? If so, why do most Chinese think it isn't? This book traces the birth and growth of the idea of Confucianism as a world religion. The book begins at Oxford, in the late ... More

Islamic Political ThoughtAn Introduction

Islamic Political Thought: An Introduction

Gerhard Bowering (ed.)

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691164823
eISBN:
9781400866427
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691164823.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Islam

In sixteen concise chapters on key topics, this book provides a rich, authoritative, and up-to-date introduction to Islamic political thought from the birth of Islam to today, presenting essential ... More

The Jewish JesusHow Judaism and Christianity Shaped Each Other

The Jewish Jesus: How Judaism and Christianity Shaped Each Other

Peter Schäfer

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691153902
eISBN:
9781400842285
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691153902.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

In late antiquity, as Christianity emerged from Judaism, it was not only the new religion that was being influenced by the old. The rise and revolutionary challenge of Christianity also had a ... More

Latino CatholicismTransformation in America's Largest Church

Latino Catholicism: Transformation in America's Largest Church

Timothy Matovina

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691139791
eISBN:
9781400839735
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691139791.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

Most histories of Catholicism in the United States focus on the experience of Euro-American Catholics, whose views on social issues have dominated public debates. This book provides a comprehensive ... More

Pagans and PhilosophersThe Problem of Paganism from Augustine to Leibniz

Pagans and Philosophers: The Problem of Paganism from Augustine to Leibniz

John Marenbon

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691142555
eISBN:
9781400866359
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691142555.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

From the turn of the fifth century to the beginning of the eighteenth, Christian writers were fascinated and troubled by the ‘Problem of Paganism’, which this book identifies and examines for the ... More

Rough CountryHow Texas Became America's Most Powerful Bible-Belt State

Rough Country: How Texas Became America's Most Powerful Bible-Belt State

Robert Wuthnow

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691159898
eISBN:
9781400852116
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691159898.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Tracing the intersection of religion, race, and power in Texas from Reconstruction through the rise of the Religious Right and the failed presidential bid of Governor Rick Perry, this book ... More

The Scandal of KabbalahLeon Modena, Jewish Mysticism, Early Modern Venice

The Scandal of Kabbalah: Leon Modena, Jewish Mysticism, Early Modern Venice

Yaacob Dweck

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691145082
eISBN:
9781400840007
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691145082.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This is the first book about the origins of a culture war that began in early modern Europe and continues to this day: the debate between kabbalists and their critics on the nature of Judaism and the ... More

The Secular CitySecularization and Urbanization in Theological Perspective

The Secular City: Secularization and Urbanization in Theological Perspective

Harvey Cox

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691158853
eISBN:
9781400848850
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691158853.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Since its initial publication in 1965, this book has been hailed as a classic for its nuanced exploration of the relationships among the rise of urban civilization, the decline of hierarchical, ... More

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