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Published: 01 September 2013
Figure 2 Badlands (Christian Bus Group) , 2006 More
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Public Culture (2019) 31 (1): 145–171.
Published: 01 January 2019
...Christian Sorace In this essay, I argue that the Chinese Communist Party’s (CCP) affective sovereignty results from its ability to adapt confessional practices to fit its governing needs at different moments in history. I analyze what recent televised confessions of party cadres reveal about...
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Public Culture (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 (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 (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 world...
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Public Culture (2010) 22 (1): 67–88.
Published: 01 January 2010
..., with 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 cadre...
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Public Culture (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...
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Public Culture (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 church...
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Public Culture (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 (2009) 21 (1): 77–100.
Published: 01 January 2009
... 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 (2016) 28 (1 (78)): 113–138.
Published: 01 January 2016
.../library/document/speech-on-independence-day ( accessed June 24, 2015 ). Agamben Giorgio . 2005 . State of Exception . Translated by Attell Kevin . Chicago : University of Chicago Press . Alves Rubem . 1973 . “ Christian Realism: Ideology of the Establishment...
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Public Culture (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 the “erudite...
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Public Culture (2017) 29 (3 (83)): 457–480.
Published: 01 September 2017
... of a “tagged” Jesus and Mary from its 2004 campaign against anti-Semitism. Certainly, the UEJF’s choice of imagery was provocative and surprising. The use of Jesus and Mary seemed to highlight the irony of Christian anti-Semitism at a time when scholars and political observers insisted...
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Public Culture (2000) 12 (3): 721–748.
Published: 01 September 2000
... 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 Americas into the global vision...
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Public Culture (2002) 14 (3): 629–641.
Published: 01 September 2002
... 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- ically speaking, “darkness” constitutes a primordial tragedy if only because...
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Public Culture (1999) 11 (3): 475–498.
Published: 01 September 1999
.... 3. On the sensual body in the Christian tradition, particularly in medieval iconography, see Car- olyn Walker Bynum, Fragmentation and Redemption: Essays on Gender and the Human Body in Medieval Religion (New York: Zone, 1992...
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Public Culture (2018) 30 (3): 367–392.
Published: 01 September 2018
.... The modern human rights movement saw conscience as linked to political prisoners. And for twenty-first-century conservative Christians, sexuality is the main concern. Whatever its focus though, one of the key things that a claim of conscience does, in liberal regimes in particular, is try to address...
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Public Culture (2015) 27 (2 (76)): 259–279.
Published: 01 May 2015
...: Discipline and Reasons of Power in Christianity and Islam . Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press . Asad Talal . 1999 . “ Religion, Nation-State, Secularism .” In Nation and Religion: Perspectives on Europe and Asia , edited by van der Veer Peter Lehmann Hartmut , 178 – 96...
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Public Culture (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 needs...
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Public Culture (2006) 18 (2): 281–300.
Published: 01 May 2006
... back to earlier, purer forms of religion, beyond the recent compromises of modernism. So Protestant fundamentalism sees itself as returning to the purity of the Reformation sola scriptura (by scripture alone), which in turn saw itself as a return to primitive Christianity. Influential...