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Freemasonry’s Sacred Space in America  

Phillip Gordon Mackintosh

This is an advance summary of a forthcoming article in the Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Religion. Please check back later for the full article. American ... More

Gender, Marriage, and Sexual Purity in American Religious History  

Seth Dowland

Throughout American history, religious people and groups have developed, sustained, or challenged cultural norms around gender, marriage, and sexual purity. Beginning with the earliest ... More

Race, Gender, Sexuality, and Religion in North America  

Anthony Petro

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Feb 2017
The history of religion in the United States cannot be understood without attending to histories of race, gender, and sexuality. Since the 1960s, social and political movements for civil ... More

Healing and Religion in the United States  

Brett Hendrickson

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Oct 2017
Religions, in almost every case, are concerned with healing the sick and the broken. Of course, healing is not the sole feature or function of religion, but for many people, restoration of ... More

Hinduism in America  

Amanda Lucia

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Jan 2017
Hinduism came to the United States first in the American imagination and only second with emissaries and immigrants from India. The initial features of Hinduism that captivated North ... More

Hispanics and Religion in America  

Kristy Nabhan-Warren

What is today known as U.S. “Hispanic” culture is in reality a diverse array of ethnic, regional, national, and religious peoples and communities. Hispanic Americans trace their lineage ... More

Imperialism, Mission, and Global Power Relations in East Asian Religions in the United States  

Connie A. Shemo

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Aug 2017
The history of East Asian religions in the United States is inextricably intertwined with the broader history of United States–East Asian relations, and specifically with U.S. imperialism. ... More

Law, the U.S. Supreme Court, and Religion  

Derek H. Davis

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Aug 2016
The United States Supreme Court’s religion jurisprudence is typically analyzed based on whether a court’s decision emerges from an Establishment Clause analysis or a Free Exercise Clause ... More

Martin Luther in North America  

Mark A. Granquist

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Nov 2016
The United States as a country was religiously formed by Reformed Protestants, who were later joined by substantial numbers of immigrant Lutherans, Roman Catholics, and Jews. The role of ... More

Martyrdom and Religion in North America  

Adrian Chastain Weimer

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Feb 2017
In American history, venerating a death as martyrdom has been a way of claiming its significance within a narrative of ultimate victory. The words for martyr in both Greek and Arabic ... More

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