by Jane Iwamura, Revealing The Sacred In Asian And Pacific America Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Revealing The Sacred In Asian And Pacific America books, First published in 2003. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
by Timothy Tseng, The 2008 Report Bay Area Chinese Churches Research Project Phase Ii Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download The 2008 Report Bay Area Chinese Churches Research Project Phase Ii books, The 2008 report of the San Francisco Bay Area Chinese churches project, edited by James Chuck and Timothy Tseng. Contains updated profiles of Chinese congregations in the Bay Area and essays by Dean Adachi, Ken Carlson, Johnson Chiu, Virstan Choy, James Chuck, Russell Jeung, Ricky Manalo, Donald Ng, Victor Quan, Steve Quen, Chloe Sun, and Timothy Tseng, and Russell Yee.
by Tony Carnes, Asian American Religions Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Asian American Religions books, Asian American Religions brings together some of the most current research on Asian American religions from a social science perspective. The volume focuses on religion in Asian American communities in New York, Houston, Los Angeles, and the Silicon Valley/Bay Area, and it includes a current demographic overview of the various Asian populations across the United States. It also provides information on current trends, such as that Filipino and Korean Americans are the most religiously observant people in America, that over 60 percent of Asian Americans who have a religious identification are Christian, and that one-third of Muslims in the United States are Asian Americans. Rather than organizing the book around particular ethnic groups or religions, Asian American Religions centers on thematic issues, like symbols and rituals, political boundaries, and generation gaps, in order to highlight the role of Asian American religions in negotiating, accepting, redefining, changing, and creating boundaries in the communities' social life.
by Klaus Koschorke, A History Of Christianity In Asia Africa And Latin America 1450 1990 Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download A History Of Christianity In Asia Africa And Latin America 1450 1990 books, The map of world Christianity has changed dramatically, with a large number of Christians living in Africa, Asia, and Latin America. This text is a comparative documentary history of Christianity for these regions covering the period 1450-1990.
by G. Wright Doyle, Christianity In America Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Christianity In America books, Was America founded as a "Christian" nation? What role has the Christian faith of many of its leaders played in the course of its history? How has Christianity affected American culture and society? This trenchant critique of the role of Christianity in American history highlights both the ways in which Christians have made many valuable contributions as "salt and light," and how they have caused a great deal of damage by trying to be "savior and lord." Believers in Christ have built one of the most "Christianized" countries in the world, with benefits for millions. They have also nurtured messianic aspirations that have spawned disasters for themselves and other countries. Generous in praise for dedicated believers who have reflected the character of Christ, the book is also unsparing in criticism of Christians who have, sometimes with the best intentions, failed to act wisely. In short, the reader will be encouraged by the many "triumphs" of Christianity in America, and sobered by its "tragedy."
by Siew-Min Sai, Chinese Indonesians Reassessed Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Chinese Indonesians Reassessed books, The Chinese in Indonesia form a significant minority of about three percent of the population, and have played a disproportionately important role in the country. Given that Chinese Indonesians are not seen as indigenous to the country and are consistently defined against Indonesian nationalism, most studies on the community concentrate on examining their ambivalent position as Indonesia's perennial "internal outsider." Chinese Indonesians Reassessed argues for the need to dislodge this narrow nationalistic approach and adopt fresh perspectives which acknowledge the full complexity of ethnic relations within the country. The focus of the book extends beyond Java to explore the historical development of Chinese Indonesian communities in more peripheral areas of Indonesia, such as Medan, the Riau Islands and West Kalimantan. It reveals the diverse religious practices of Chinese Indonesians, which are by no means confined to "Chinese" religions, and celebration of "Chinese" ethnic events. Presenting a rich array of historical and contemporary case studies, the book goes beyond national stereotypes to demonstrate how Chinese Indonesians interact with different spaces and environments to establish new Chinese Indonesian identities which are complex and multi-faceted. The book engages with a larger global literature concerned with diasporic Chinese identities and practices and offers sophisticated and empirically grounded insights on the commodification of ethnic cultures and religions.
by Lewis R. Rambo, The Oxford Handbook Of Religious Conversion Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download The Oxford Handbook Of Religious Conversion books, The Oxford Handbook of Religious Conversion offers a comprehensive exploration of the dynamics of religious conversion, which for centuries has profoundly shaped societies, cultures, and individuals throughout the world. Scholars from a wide array of religions and disciplines interpret both the varieties of conversion experiences and the processes that inform this personal and communal phenomenon. This volume examines the experiences of individuals and communities who change religions, those who experience an intensification of their religion of origin, and those who encounter new religions through colonial intrusion, missionary work, and charismatic and revitalization movements. The thirty-two innovative essays provide overviews of the history of particular religions, including Hinduism, Buddhism, Confucianism, Taoism, Sikhism, Islam, Christianity, Judaism, indigenous religions, and new religious movements. The essays also offer a wide range of disciplinary perspectives-psychological, sociological, anthropological, legal, political, feminist, and geographical-on methods and theories deployed in understanding conversion, and insight into various forms of deconversion.
by Helen Rose Fuchs Ebaugh, Religion Across Borders Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Religion Across Borders books, Religion Across Borders examines both personal and organizational networks that exist between members in U.S. immigrant religious communities and individuals and religious institutions left behind. Building upon Religion and the New Immigrants (2000)—their previous study of immigrant religious communities in Houston—sociologists Ebaugh and Chafetz ask how religious remittances flow between home and host communities, how these interchanges affect religious practices in both settings, and how influences change over time as new immigrants become settled.