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The Megachurch and the MainlineRemaking Religious Tradition in the Twenty-first Century

The Megachurch and the Mainline: Remaking Religious Tradition in the Twenty-first Century

Stephen Ellingson

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226204895
eISBN:
9780226204925
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226204925.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Religious traditions provide the stories and rituals that define the core values of church members. Yet modern life in America can make those customs seem undesirable, even impractical. As a result, ... More

A Ministry of PresenceChaplaincy, Spiritual Care, and the Law

A Ministry of Presence: Chaplaincy, Spiritual Care, and the Law

Winnifred Fallers Sullivan

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780226779751
eISBN:
9780226145594
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226145594.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This book describes the convergence of shifts in law, psychology, and religious practice that explains the increasing ubiquity of chaplains across the domains of contemporary life—in hospitals, ... More

A Monastery in TimeThe Making of Mongolian Buddhism

A Monastery in Time: The Making of Mongolian Buddhism

Caroline Humphrey and Hurelbaatar Ujeed

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780226031873
eISBN:
9780226032061
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226032061.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This book describes the life of a Mongolian Buddhist monastery—the Mergen Monastery in Inner Mongolia—from inside its walls. From the Qing occupation of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries ... More

The Monk and the BookJerome and the Making of Christian Scholarship

The Monk and the Book: Jerome and the Making of Christian Scholarship

Megan Hale Williams

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226899008
eISBN:
9780226899022
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226899022.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

In the West, monastic ideals and scholastic pursuits are complementary; monks are popularly imagined copying classics, preserving learning through the Middle Ages, and establishing the first ... More

The Mystic Fable, Volume TwoThe Sixteenth And Seventeenth Centuries

The Mystic Fable, Volume Two: The Sixteenth And Seventeenth Centuries

Michel de Certeau

Luce Giard (ed.)

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780226209135
eISBN:
9780226209272
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226209272.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

This second and final volume of Michel de Certeau’s Mystic Fable, brought to fruition despite the author’s death in 1986 (see “Presentation” below) is a close analysis of the prose and poetry of John ... More

Paternal Tyranny

Paternal Tyranny

Arcangela Tarabotti

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226789651
eISBN:
9780226789675
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226789675.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

Sharp-witted and sharp-tongued, Arcangela Tarabotti (1604–1652) yearned to be formally educated and enjoy an independent life in Venetian literary circles. But instead, at sixteen, her father forced ... More

Politics of Religious Freedom

Politics of Religious Freedom

Winnifred Fallers Sullivan, Elizabeth Shakman Hurd, and Saba Mahmood (eds)

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780226248479
eISBN:
9780226248646
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226248646.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

In a remarkably short span of time, religious freedom has taken center stage in public and policy debates worldwide. Longstanding legal guarantees of religious freedom built into laws and ... More

Public PulpitsMethodists and Mainline Churches in the Moral Argument of Public Life

Public Pulpits: Methodists and Mainline Churches in the Moral Argument of Public Life

Steven M. Tipton

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226804743
eISBN:
9780226804767
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226804767.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Since the 2000 presidential election, debate over the role of religion in public life has followed a narrow course as pundits and politicians alike have focused on the influence wielded by ... More

The Religion of ExistenceAsceticism in Philosophy from Kierkegaard to Sartre

The Religion of Existence: Asceticism in Philosophy from Kierkegaard to Sartre

Noreen Khawaja

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780226404516
eISBN:
9780226404653
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226404653.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

This book offers a broad new vision of the history and substance of existential philosophy. It shows how an ascetic tradition with roots in European piety movements focused on personal conversion ... 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

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