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Race, the Law, and Religion in America  

Michael Graziano

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Sep 2017
The history of race, religion, and law in the United States is a story about who gets to be human and the relevance of human difference to political and material power. Each side in this ... More

Religion and Native American Assimilation, Resistance, and Survival  

Tammy Heise

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Nov 2017
Since the early 19th century, the expansion of American empire has constrained Native American autonomy and cultural expression. Native American history simply cannot be told apart from ... More

Religion and the Body  

Robert Fuller

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Mar 2015
The relationship between religion and the body can be viewed from two very different perspectives. The first perspective emphasizes culture’s role in constructing human thought and ... More

Religion, Anti-Catholicism, and the Mexican-American War  

John C. Pinheiro

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Sep 2017
The death and carnage that accompany war usually lead participants to seek transcendent meaning in their suffering as well as in their defeat or victory. This was especially true of the ... 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

Social Progressivism and Religion in America  

Zoe Trodd

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Oct 2017
American reformers have always put religion at the heart of their protest movements. They have invoked divine law and the word of God, ignored expediency and pragmatics, and acted on ... 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

Space, Architecture, and American Religious Diversity  

Jeanne Halgren Kilde

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Sep 2017
Religions are fundamentally spatial, as they require space in which to assemble, to engage in ritual practices, and to form community. Every religious group that has existed in the United ... More

Spatial Approaches to American Religious Studies  

Bret E. 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

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