The Naked Public Square: A Metaphor Reconsidered
- Dichotomy of Believing and Belonging - An Irish Context. Gallagher, Kerry // Journal of Sociological Research;2009, Vol. 1 Issue 1, p1
Religion, in both the sense of the institution and religious practices, is embedded in society - the social forms of religious life are fully integrated into the structures of society. Secularization is a source of great debate, and is a prominent feature in the sociology of religion literature....
- Revisiting Our Indigenous Shrines Through Mungiki. Wamue, Grace Nyatugah // African Affairs;Jul2001, Vol. 100 Issue 400
This article discusses the Mungiki movement's beliefs and practices as they relate to the traditional religion and cultural practice of the Gikuyu people. Mungiki is a Gikuyu word taken from the etymological root word, Muingi , to mean masses or people. The Mungiki is a fundamentalist movement...
- Skating with Jesus. // New Humanist;Sep/Oct2008, Vol. 123 Issue 5, p6
The article focuses on how members of the Cavalry Christian Fellowship in Dunfermline, Scotland express their belief about religion. They warn children at the park of the coming Apocalypse. They say that those who love Jesus will be saved when the world will die. Members of the organization...
- Is New Zealand's future churchless? Ward, Kevin // Stimulus: The New Zealand Journal of Christian Thought & Practic;May2004, Vol. 12 Issue 2, p2
The article presents a discussion on the claim by Lloyd Geering, a leading public spokesperson for religion in New Zealand that the religious statistics indicate the death of religious institutions. In New Zealand, church attendance in 1960 was about 20% of the population weekly, and 40%...
- The face we see in the digital mirror. Thieme, Richard // National Catholic Reporter;2/11/2005, Vol. 41 Issue 15, p12
Focuses on the impact of technology on religion. Capacity of technology to restructure one's belief; Effect on the organization structure of religions; Transformation on the foundation of religious traditions.
- THE BROTHERHOOD OF THE MOUNTAINS. Watkins, T. H. // American Heritage;Apr/May1979, Vol. 30 Issue 3, p58
The article presents information on the religious converts or Penitents living in the Southwest U.S., who have a sense of community and spiritual security. The religious converts are efforts of combining people who are struggling to retain the cultural values. The Southwest people have faced a...
- The good sought in common. Fromherz, Frank A. // America;5/2/1998, Vol. 178 Issue 15, p13
Discusses the role of religious organizations in shaping the public good in a society that is naturally blessed and has signs of anti-institutionalism. Oregon as an example of a society that exhibits animosity with religious organizations; Attitudes of people that belongs to organized religions.
- THERE IS A RELIGIOUS REVIVAL! Herberg, Will // Review of Religious Research;Fall59, Vol. 1 Issue 2, p45
In this article, the author comments upon an article "Religion in America: What Religious Revival?" by S.M. Lipset. According to the Lipset, the U.S. has long been a" religious" country. American religion has long been more or less secularized in character. While changes have occurred in its...
- Academic Religion: Playground of the Vandals. Mankowski, Paul V. // First Things: A Monthly Journal of Religion & Public Life;May1992, Issue 23, p31
Reflects on the meaning of academic religion in the U.S. Political issues affecting religious beliefs and practices; Notions about religious education in the country; Attitude of students toward religion; Religious behavior of atheist Catholics.