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African Christian Communities  

David Chidester

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Oct 2006
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Sep 2009
As a global religion, Christianity is also an African religion, and increasingly so. During the twentieth century, the number of Christians in Africa rose from an estimated 10 million to ... More

Afro-Caribbean Religious Societies  

Karen McCarthy Brown

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Oct 2006
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Sep 2009
The product of an early and involuntary globalization of African culture, Haitian Vodou is arguably the most misunderstood and maligned world religion. The reasons for this are not so much ... More

American Coverage of Immigration, Islam, and Identity in the UK and the Netherlands  

Elizabeth Poole

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Aug 2012
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Nov 2012
This article explores how American journalists cover religion in Europe, where issues of faith and church-state relations lead to differing interpretations of religio-ethnic news events, ... More

American Islamic Communities  

Jane I. Smith

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Oct 2006
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Sep 2009
Muslims who live in regions such as Europe and the United States that are outside the sphere of dominant Islamic culture face a steady array of choices. Underlying the lifestyle decisions ... More

Anglican Relations with Islam  

Michael Nazir-Ali

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Oct 2015
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Jul 2016
Anglican relations with Islam and with Muslims are rooted in the long history of Christian contact with the world of Islam. There has been mutual recognition and cooperation during the ... More

Anti-Global Religion?  

Roland Robertson

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Oct 2006
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Sep 2009
The events in Seattle surrounding—or more accurately, opposing—the meeting of the World Trade Organization in the fall of 1999 constituted a symbolic beginning of the targeting of the ... More

Arab Islamic Societies  

Saad Ibrahim and Richard C. Martin

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Oct 2006
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Sep 2009
Islam is often identified as the religion of Arabs, and Arabs are commonly assumed to be Muslims. Today, the majority of Muslims live east of Karachi, Pakistan—far from Arab lands. For all ... More

Artistry and Aesthetics in Modern and Postmodern Worship  

Don Saliers

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Feb 2014
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Feb 2014
Worship and its practices occupy a central place in every religious tradition, from Christianity and Judaism to Buddhism and Hinduism. Understanding aesthetics in religion requires paying ... More

Australian Aboriginal Societies  

John Hilary Martin

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Oct 2006
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Sep 2009
Indigenous societies are affected by globalization in two ways: the forces of the global economy and culture that come into their traditional homes and their own out-migration to new ... More

Belgium  

Farid El Asri and Nadia Fadil

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Oct 2014
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Jan 2015
This chapter offers a comprehensive overview of the literature on Islam in Belgium since the early 1980s. It argues that this interdisciplinary field of study is largely typified by a ... More

Beyond the God/Man Duo: Globalization, Feminist Theology, and Religious Subjectivity  

Ellen T. Armour

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Nov 2011
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Jan 2012
This chapter considers analyses offered by three important feminist scholars, working in different religious traditions, who attend to specific forms of women's religiosity. In Changing ... More

Biblical Hermeneutics in the Context of Post-Anglicanism: Beyond  

Kim Micah Eun-Kya

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Oct 2015
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Jul 2016
This chapter searches the new identity of Post-Anglicanism beyond Anglicanism in the age of the global empires. The British Empire and Anglicanism were a two-wheeled vehicle during the ... More

Bosnia and Herzegovina  

Ahmet Alibašić

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Oct 2014
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Jan 2015
This chapter surveys the state of knowledge on six key topics of studies on Islam in Bosnia and Herzegovina: the Islamization process, the encounter of Bosnian Muslims (Bosniaks) with ... More

Buddhist Communities Abroad  

Thomas A. Tweed

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Oct 2006
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Sep 2009
Buddhism arose during the fifth century BCE in what is today Nepal and northeastern India to become one of the world's first transregional religions. In crossing from one region to ... More

Buddhist Studies beyond the Nation-State  

Richard K. Payne

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Jun 2016
This essay examines the variety of dysfunctional consequences of employing nation-states, that is, geopolitical boundaries, as the default organizing category for Buddhist studies. Two of ... More

Bulgaria  

Antonina Zhelyazkova

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Oct 2014
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Jan 2015
This chapter presents an overview of the state of knowledge on Islam and Muslim communities in Bulgaria. Since 1989, an extensive body of literature has been produced, mainly in fields of ... More

Catholic Theology and Other Religions  

Michael Barnes SJ

This chapter considers Catholic theology’s response to non-Christian faiths. It argues that the ‘theology of religions’ is not a locus of theological reflection distinct from Christology ... More

Chinese Christologies: Images of Christ and Chinese Cultures  

K. K. Yeo

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Sep 2015
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Sep 2015
The chapter surveys the historical landscape of Chinese Christologies since the Tang dynasty, noting how the images of Christ relate to and impact specific cultural contexts. It also ... More

Chinese Islamic Communities  

Dru C. Gladney

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Oct 2006
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Sep 2009
There are almost twenty million Muslims in China, constituting a diverse community that is both multi-ethnic and, within Islam, multi-religious. There are ten official Muslim nationalities ... More

Christian Communities in China  

Richard Madsen

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Oct 2006
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Sep 2009
Christianity in China is a relatively new import from the West. During the seventeenth century, European missionary orders, especially the Jesuits and Dominicans, entered China and began ... More

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