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Empire of ReligionImperialism and Comparative Religion

Empire of Religion: Imperialism and Comparative Religion

David Chidester

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780226117263
eISBN:
9780226117577
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226117577.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

Providing a new history of the study of religion, Empire of Religion locates knowledge about religion and religions within the power relations of imperial ambitions, colonial situations, and ... More

Friends of the Unrighteous MammonNorthern Christians and Market Capitalism, 1815-1860

Friends of the Unrighteous Mammon: Northern Christians and Market Capitalism, 1815-1860

Stewart Davenport

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226137063
eISBN:
9780226137087
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226137087.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

What did Protestants in America think about capitalism when capitalism was first something to be thought about? The Bible told antebellum Christians that they could not serve both God and mammon, but ... More

Religion, Empire, and TortureThe Case of Achaemenian Persia, with a Postscript on Abu Ghraib

Religion, Empire, and Torture: The Case of Achaemenian Persia, with a Postscript on Abu Ghraib

Bruce Lincoln

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226481968
eISBN:
9780226481913
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226481913.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

How does religion stimulate and feed imperial ambitions and violence? Recently this question has acquired new urgency, and this book approaches the problem via a classic but little-studied case: ... More

Revival and AwakeningAmerican Evangelical Missionaries in Iran and the Origins of Assyrian Nationalism

Revival and Awakening: American Evangelical Missionaries in Iran and the Origins of Assyrian Nationalism

Adam H. Becker

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780226145280
eISBN:
9780226145457
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226145457.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

This book examines how the presence of an American evangelical mission in the borderlands between Qajar Iran and the Ottoman Empire in the nineteenth century contributed to the development of a ... More

Secularism in Antebellum America

Secularism in Antebellum America

John Lardas Modern

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226533230
eISBN:
9780226533254
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226533254.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

Ghosts, railroads, Sing Sing, and sex machines are just a few of the phenomena that appear in this account of religion and society in nineteenth-century America. This book uncovers surprising ... More

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