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Mormon Studies

The Bloomsbury Companion to New Religious Movements

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

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...Research Methods and Problems in Mormon Studies reflect the study of Christianity in microcosm. As with Christianity’s emergence from Judaism, even the question of whether this group should be classified as ‘new’ is beset with difficulties....

Women, Feminism and Becoming Faithless

Callum G. Brown

Callum G. Brown is Professor of Late Modern European History at the University of Glasgow, UK. He is author of The Death of Christian Britain: Understanding Secularisation 1800–2000 (2nd edition 2009) and Religion and the Demographic Revolution: Women and Secularisation in Canada, UK, Ireland and USA since the 1960s (2012). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Becoming Atheist : Humanism and the Secular West

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...Narrating the gendered non-religious self There is good cause to believe that the ways in which men and women lose religion are subject to differences. At least four reasons inform this. First, there is ample evidence that men and women...

Women and Christianity

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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...According to the Pew Research Center, women in the United States are more likely than men to believe in God, consider religion to be an important part of life, attend religious services, pray, participate in religious education, meditate...

Todd and Becky: Authenticity, Dissent, and Gender in Christian Punk and Metal

Christian Punk : Identity and Performance

Bloomsbury Academic, 2020

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...Introduction Due to the simultaneously personal and communal value that unifies it, Christian popular music is a complex and at times contradictory activity (Romanowski 2000). One particular site of conflict in Christian music is gender...

Negotiating identity, citizenship and power

Afe Adogame

Afe Adogame is Senior Lecturer in World Christianity and Religious Studies at the University of Edinburgh, UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The African Christian Diaspora : New Currents and Emerging Trends in World Christianity

Bloomsbury Academic, 2013

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...Introduction The discourse on identity, its scope, structure and modes of negotiation remain contentious. Is identity a given out there or is it a figment of construction? Is it used as a descriptive or analytical term? How helpful...

Gender

The Bloomsbury Companion to New Religious Movements

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

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...As a mode of cultural analysis, the field of gender studies provides critical insights into the beliefs and practices of new religious movements. Several scholars – notably Janet Jacobs, Sarah Pike and Susan Palmer – have emphasized...

Men, Reason and Radicalism

Callum G. Brown

Callum G. Brown is Professor of Late Modern European History at the University of Glasgow, UK. He is author of The Death of Christian Britain: Understanding Secularisation 1800–2000 (2nd edition 2009) and Religion and the Demographic Revolution: Women and Secularisation in Canada, UK, Ireland and USA since the 1960s (2012). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Becoming Atheist : Humanism and the Secular West

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...Absences and silences Men’s accounts of losing religion are rather different from those of women. True, there are points where the characteristics are shared, and these will be signposted. But for the men of the sixties generation...

‘You are YOU in a body’

Aled Thomas

Aled Thomas is a Lecturer in Religious Studies at the University of Wolverhampton, UK, Visiting Fellow at the Open University, UK and co-founder of alt-ac.uk. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Free Zone Scientology : Contesting the Boundaries of a New Religion

Bloomsbury Academic, 2021

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...The purpose of this chapter is to explore different Scientologist understandings of the self in relation to the auditing process. Throughout his leadership of the Church of Scientology (CoS), L. Ron Hubbard published extensively on the self...

Representation, Accountability and Influence at the UN: Results from the Survey of Religious NGOs

Religion, NGOs and the United Nations : Visible and Invisible Actors in Power

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...Drawing from our survey of UN-affiliated NGOs, in this chapter I will explore the issues of representation, accountability and influence at the UN from several angles. First, I will explore how the presence of RNGOs at the UN either...

Sex, Sexuality, and Christianity

Kristy L. Slominski

Kristy L. Slominski is Assistant Professor of Religious Studies at the University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, United States Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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...Sex and sexuality, along with closely related issues of gender, have been consistently hot topics among American Christian communities. These topics have included—but are not limited to—women’s ordination; lesbian, gay, bisexual, transexual...