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Published: 01 September 2013
Figure 2 Badlands (Christian Bus Group) , 2006 Figure 2. Badlands (Christian Bus Group), 2006 More
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Public Culture (1 September 2012) 24 (3 68): 577–599.
Published: 01 September 2012
...Erica Robles-Anderson Within the past half century a style of worship known as “megachurch” has radically transformed the religious landscape. Characterized by spectacular largesse, megachurches reimagine the material culture of Christianity by blending audio, visual, and communications...
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Public Culture (1 September 2018) 30 (3): 483–508.
Published: 01 September 2018
... places such corporate pedagogies of the postracial human within a longer history of Christian mission. It is written as a proof for why cultural critics’ locutions of religion and the secular require greater precision, especially as they interpret regimes of race within contemporary capitalism...
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Public Culture (1 January 2014) 26 (1 (72)): 153–185.
Published: 01 January 2014
... of the 1960s classified as a buffer zone has slowly become a center of social and commercial life for Syriac Christians, a group that arrived en masse in the 1970s. Since then, this “blank” space has been gradually but significantly altered through Syriac architectural projects, including an Orthodox...
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Public Culture (1 September 2017) 29 (3 (83)): 493–514.
Published: 01 September 2017
...Kevin Lewis O’Neill Across Guatemala City, Pentecostal drug rehabilitation centers warehouse users (often against their will) in the name of salvation. This essay, in response, details how pastors deploy digital media to assess a user’s relative fitness for a Christian life. Of particular interest...
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Public Culture (1 September 2008) 20 (3): 437–445.
Published: 01 September 2008
...Stathis Gourgouris Against simple antisecularist claims that secularism is to be equated with Western rationalism or with Christianity, or with colonialism tout court, I argue that an essential task of secular criticism (according to Edward Said's initial conception) is to conduct a double and...
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Public Culture (1 September 2018) 30 (3): 465–482.
Published: 01 September 2018
... , and the National September 11 Memorial, I propose that in a truly secular world salvation would turn into a downward movement, as opposed to the rapture’s elevation of Christian eschatology. The author concludes that reversed rapture images exemplify how transcendence is re-created and reimagined in a...
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Public Culture (1 January 2010) 22 (1): 67–88.
Published: 01 January 2010
... the strongest networks forming in the postwar countries of Guatemala, Honduras, and El Salvador. Today a range of security officials train their efforts on a curious loophole in gang membership—Christian conversion as a way out—and by doing so open up new streams of funding and prompt a specialized...
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Public Culture (1 January 2003) 15 (1): 195–198.
Published: 01 January 2003
... of violence, the Middle East is replete with examples, both historical and contemporary, of coexistence among Muslims, Jews, and Christians. Some anthropologists have ascribed coexistence to an ethnic division of labor or, as Carleton Coon has called it, a “mosaic,” a sit- uation where everybody...
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Public Culture (1 May 2007) 19 (2): 233–237.
Published: 01 May 2007
... with “an educated Persian on the subject of Christianity and Islam, and the truth of both”: “Show me just what Mohammed brought that was new, and there you will find things only evil and inhuman, such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached.” Admittedly, the arguments of...
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Public Culture (1 January 2009) 21 (1): 77–100.
Published: 01 January 2009
... Sacrificial Love? Elizabeth A. Povinelli Christ is alive! Let Christians sing. The cross stands empty to the sky. Let streets and homes with praises ring. Love, drowned in death, shall never die...
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Public Culture (1 September 2017) 29 (3 (83)): 457–480.
Published: 01 September 2017
... that the 2004 law was instantly known as “the law against the veil,” signaling the public’s particular discomfort with Muslim—not Jewish or Christian—forms of religiosity. It was also not surprising that during the same period the government passed legislation that contributed to the concurrence des...
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Public Culture (1 May 2000) 12 (2): 344–350.
Published: 01 May 2000
... \ ’lä-t -ree \ n The globalization of the Christian holiday of Christmas has accompanied economic liberalization. In Sri Lanka, this global capitalist holiday has been appropriated by non-Christians: The Christmas season has become the buying season, with the main icon Santa Claus, not...
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Public Culture (1 January 2006) 18 (1): 7–10.
Published: 01 January 2006
... one has faith) as a Christian; on the other side, it can be lived in a mode of trivial self-absorption. You can’t open the door to this kind of exploration of identity without letting in some of both these outcomes. Really to accept...
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Public Culture (1 January 2016) 28 (1 (78)): 113–138.
Published: 01 January 2016
... himself approached that threshold of ruthlessness. He equivocated on the question of dropping the atomic bomb on Japan—even in light of Christian just war doctrine. He objected to the use of the bomb without warning, but unlike his colleagues in a 1946 statement of the mainline church leaders on the bomb...
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Public Culture (1 September 2000) 12 (3): 721–748.
Published: 01 September 2000
...? Let’s assume then that globalization is a set of designs to manage the world while cosmopolitanism is a set of projects toward planetary conviviality. The first global design of the modern world was Christianity, a cause and a consequence of the incorporation of the...
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Public Culture (1 September 2002) 14 (3): 629–641.
Published: 01 September 2002
... brutality that is its corollary), Islam, in its penetration of Africa, presents itself to the converted as an ethical project in and of itself.9 The second system of knowledge is Christianity. Right from the beginning, the Christian narrative of Africa is dominated by the motif of darkness. Theolog...
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Public Culture (1 January 2014) 26 (1 (72)): 1–2.
Published: 01 January 2014
... Mack illustrates how, in one Swedish town, a group of Syriac Christian immigrants gradually transformed the built environment, remaking the city without a master plan. And, in different ways, questions about public participation in the body politic are central to Joseph Massad’s essay, “Love, Fear, and...
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Public Culture (1 September 2013) 25 (3 (71)): 453–462.
Published: 01 September 2013
...Figure 2 Badlands (Christian Bus Group) , 2006 Figure 2. Badlands (Christian Bus Group), 2006 ...
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Public Culture (1 September 1999) 11 (3): 475–498.
Published: 01 September 1999
... Max Weber, Sociologie des religions, trans. J. P. Grossein (Paris: Gallimard, 1996), 438–47. 3. On the sensual body in the Christian tradition, particularly in medieval iconography, see Car- olyn Walker Bynum, Fragmentation and Redemption...