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Religion and Sports in America  

Arthur Remillard

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Mar 2016
Athletic events occur in discrete locations, played by individuals following a prescribed set of rules, leaving behind metrics like wins and losses, final scores, and overall records. So ... More

Religion in Space: Spatial Approaches to American Religious Studies  

Bret Carroll

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Aug 2015
Space is a basic yet complex dimension in American religion. Historically and historiographically, conceptually and in practice, it has been central to believers’ experiences of what they ... More

The Religious Right in America  

Michael J. McVicar

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Mar 2016
The phrase Religious Right refers to a loose network of political actors, religious organizations, and political pressure groups that formed in the United States in the late 1970s. Also ... More

Social Christianity in America  

Heath W. Carter

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May 2017
Social Christianity is a heterogeneous tradition that has been cultivated by a diverse array of American Christians who shared in common an intuition that the source of social problems is ... More

Space and Church–State Controversies in America  

John C. Blakeman

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May 2017
Issues of church and state are an important element of American religious history and politics. Church–state issues frequently concern the extent of government regulation over religious ... More

The Spatial Dynamics of American Religious Pluralism  

Bret E. Carroll

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Apr 2017
American religious pluralism is not simply diversity but a dynamic process of interaction and exchange. Its core is a spatial politics in which religious groups create meaningful spaces ... More

The Spatial Strategies of American Megachurches  

Kip Richardson

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May 2017
The megachurch is one of the most recognizable and characteristic religious spaces in the modern United States. Super-sized, consumer oriented, and blandly contemporary, megachurches have ... More

U.S. Foreign Mission Movement, c. 1800–1860  

Emily Conroy-Krutz

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Feb 2017
In the early 19th century, American Protestants began to send missionaries abroad as part of the foreign mission movement. They were responding to the Great Commission of the Bible: to go ... More

America’s Interactions with Islam and Judaism in North Africa  

Lawrence A. Peskin

Encounters between Americans, Muslims, and Jews in North Africa played a foundational role in Americans’ early understanding of Islam and Judaism. At a time when the United States ... More

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