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...After a swift triumph in the Spanish-American War in December 1898, the United States negotiated the purchase of Spain’s largest Asian colony, the Philippine Islands, and quickly moved to establish its control over the archipelago...

Buddhism: The Basics

Gwendolyn Gillson

Gwendolyn Gillson is Assistant Professor at Illinois College, Jacksonville, IL, United States Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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...Buddhism is a religion that arose out of northern India more than two millennia ago. As it has grown and spread around the world, it has become extremely diverse, drawing on traditional ideas but adapting and transforming them for new...

Conversing with the Past: First-Person Religion Programming at Colonial Williamsburg

Gretchen Buggeln

Gretchen Buggeln holds the Duesenberg Chair in Christianity and the Arts at Valparaiso University, Indiana, USA. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Religion in Museums : Global and Multidisciplinary Perspectives

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...Tourists walking down Duke of Gloucester Street in the open air museum of Colonial Williamsburg (Virginia, USA) see neat brick and wood-frame houses, taverns, and government buildings. Costumed interpreters take them through the Governor...

The National Shari‘as

Ahmad Atif Ahmad

Ahmad Atif Ahmad is Professor of Religious Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara, USA. He has taught Arabic, Islamic and Religious Studies at Harvard University, USA; Tufts University, USA; Macalester College, USA; Utrecht University, the Netherlands; and the College of William and Mary, USA. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Islamic Law : Cases, Authorities, and Worldview

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...The influence of the shari‘a in modern national laws in Muslim nations is sometimes superficial (even when it is pronounced and overemphasized), sometimes deep (even when it is denied or not well-articulated). If you learn this and can make...

The hatred unto death: When prejudice becomes killing and genocide

Paul Hedges

Paul Hedges is Associate Professor in Interreligious Studies in the Study of Inter-Religious Relations in Plural Societies programme at RSIS, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, and was previously Reader in Interreligious Studies at the University of Winchester, UK. He has published widely in interfaith areas, including Preparation and Fulfillment (2001), Christian Approaches to Other Faiths (co-edited with Alan Race, textbook: 2008; reader: 2009), Controversies in Interreligious Dialogue and the Theology of Religions (2010). He is General Editor of the multivolume series Controversies in Contemporary Religion (2014), and is on the Editorial Board of Studies in Interreligious Dialogue, and the Journal of Religious History. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Religious Hatred : Prejudice, Islamophobia, and Antisemitism in Global Context

Bloomsbury Academic, 2021

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...Introduction We all know that prejudice does not necessarily, even normally, lead to the killing of another human being. Whether it be the attitude we (our societies) have towards Romanies (Gypsies), Hispanics, South Asians (Bangladeshis...

Reggae

Christopher Partridge

Christopher Partridge is Professor of Religious Studies in the Department of Politics, Philosophy and Religion at Lancaster University, UK. Recent publications include The Occult World (2014, ed.,), The Lyre of Orpheus: Popular Music, the Sacred and the Profane (2013), Dub in Babylon (2010), and Holy Terror: Understanding Religion and Violence in Popular Culture (2010, ed.,). He is co-editor of Bloomsbury Studies in Religion and Popular Music. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Bloomsbury Handbook of Religion and Popular Music

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...African, African-Caribbean and Judaeo-Christian religious traditions have been central to the development of Jamaican culture generally and reggae in particular (see Chevannes 1998a,b). Likewise, rhythms developed in African-Caribbean...

Evangelical Christianities in North America

Emma Rifai

Emma Rifai is a PhD Candidate at the University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA, United States Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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...Thanks to the 2015 “Religious Landscape Survey” conducted by the Pew Research Center, we know that evangelical Christianity is the single largest religious community in the United States, representing over a quarter of the adult population....
...In 1583, Licenciate Cristóbal de Ovalle began making provisions for his household to accompany him from Spain to the island of Hispaniola so that he could assume his post as captain general and president of the Royal Court (Audiencia...

New Orleans As An American City: Origins, Exchanges, Materialities, And Religion

Charles H. Long

Charles H. Long is Emeritus Professor of Religious Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara, USA. He is the author of Significations: Signs, Symbols, and Images in the Interpretation of Religion (1986). Over a long career, Long held professorial positions at the University of Chicago, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Duke University, and Syracuse University. In addition, he has served as a visiting professor at Tsukuba University in Japan, the University of Queensland in Australia, and Capetown University in South Africa. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Collected Writings of Charles H. Long : Ellipsis

Bloomsbury Academic, 2018

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...Introduction New Orleans is rightly thought of as the most exotic city in the United States. In the midst of a dominating Protestantism as the style of the culture of the United States, New Orleans has continued its Spanish, French...

Hindu Reform and Western Fascination: The Nineteenth Century

Jeffery D. Long

Jeffery D. Long is Professor of Religion and Asian Studies at Elizabethtown College, USA. He is the author of The Historical Dictionary of Hinduism (2011), Jainism–An Introduction (2009), and A Vision for Hinduism–Beyond Hindu Nationalism (2007). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Hinduism in America : A Convergence of Worlds

Bloomsbury Academic, 2020

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...This chapter describes the Hindu reform movements of the nineteenth century, which developed in response to the British presence in India, and the simultaneous fascination with Hinduism among intellectuals, particularly in America, during...