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Davis, Derek 1949-

Works: 52 works in 121 publications in 2 languages and 5,361 library holdings
Genres: History  Conference proceedings  Church history  Cross-cultural studies  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Juvenile works  Fiction 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: KF4783, 322.10973
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Most widely held works by Derek Davis
New religious movements and religious liberty in America ( )
9 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 1,467 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
New non-traditional religious movements are the most likely groups to offend mainstream culture and the least likely to have representatives in government to ensure that their liberty is protected. These new religious movements are sometimes ostracized and subject to various forms of discrimination. As America becomes increasingly pluralistic, with more and more groups contributing to the nation's religious mosaic, new religious movements may well play an increasing role in the course of religious liberty in America, just as groups such as the Jehovah's Witnesses did formerly. This book explores the problems and possibilities posed by new religious movements for religious liberty in America
Religion and the Continental Congress, 1774-1789 : contributions to original intent by Derek Davis( Book )
9 editions published between 1993 and 2000 in English and held by 1,391 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"In this book, Derek H. Davis offers the first comprehensive examination of the role of religion in the proceedings, theories, ideas, and goals of the Continental Congress. Those who argue that the United States was founded as a "Christian Nation" have made much of the religiosity of the founders, particularly as it was manifested in the ritual invocations of a clearly Christian God as well as in the adoption of practices such as government-sanctioned days of fasting and thanksgiving, prayers and preaching before legislative bodies, and the appointments of chaplains to the Army
Original intent : Chief Justice Rehnquist and the course of American church-state relations by Derek Davis( Book )
6 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 829 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Oxford handbook of church and state in the United States by Derek Davis( Book )
12 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 375 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Study of church and state in the United States is incredibly complex. Scholars working in this area have backgrounds in law, religious studies, history, theology, and politics, among other fields. Historically, they have focused on particular angles or dimensions of the church-state relationship, because the field is so vast. The results have mostly been monographs that focus only on narrow cross-sections of the field, and the few works that do aim to give larger perspectives are reference works of factual compendia, which offer little or no analysis. The Oxford Handbook of Church and State in the United States fills this gap, presenting an extensive, multidimensional overview of the field. Twenty-one essays offer a scholarly look at the intricacies and past and current debates that frame the American system of church and state, within five main areas: history, law, theology/philosophy, politics, and sociology. These essays provide factual accounts, but also address issues, problems, debates, controversies, and, where appropriate, suggest resolutions. They also offer analysis of the range of interpretations of the subject offered by various American scholars. This Handbook is an invaluable resource for the study of church-state relations in the United States. -- Jacket
The Role of religion in the making of public policy by J. E Wood( Book )
5 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 208 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Role of government in monitoring and regulating religion in public life ( Book )
3 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 194 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Legal deskbook for administrators of independent colleges and universities ( )
in English and held by 147 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The separation of church & state defended : selected writings of James E. Wood, Jr. by James Edward Wood( Book )
3 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 127 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Routledge international handbook of religious education by Derek Davis( Book )
12 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 123 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
How and what to teach about religion is controversial in every country. The Routledge International Handbook of Religious Education is the first book to comprehensively address the range of ways that major countries around the world teach religion in public and private educational institutions
Problems and conflicts between law and morality in a free society ( Book )
2 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 97 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Welfare reform & faith-based organizations ( Book )
2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 89 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Genesis and the millennium : an essay on religious pluralism in the twenty-first century by Bill D Moyers( Book )
2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Roger Williams freedom's forgotten hero ( Visual )
5 editions published between 2001 and 2005 in English and held by 59 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This is the story of a courageous, passionate, God-intoxicated man, who fought for liberty of conscience -- America's greatest gift to humankind. Roger Williams founded the state of Rhode Island and the Baptist movement in America. Here is his monumental story of establishing a governmental body to provide genuine "freedom of religion and soul liberty." - Container
Religious liberty in northern Europe in the twenty-first century ( Book )
2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Church-state relations and religious liberty in Mexico : historical and contemporary perspectives ( Book )
2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
International perspectives on freedom and equality of religious belief ( Book )
1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Baptist tradition of religious liberty in America : two lectures by Edwin Scott Gaustad by Edwin S Gaustad( Book )
1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Oxford handbook of church and state in America ( Book )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Religious pluralism as the essential foundation of America's quest for unity and order / by Derek H. Davis -- Historical dimensions -- The founding era (1774-1797) and the constitutional provision for religion / by John F. Wilson -- Eighteenth-century religious liberty : the founding generation's Protestant derived understanding / by Barry Alan Shain -- Church and state in nineteenth-century America / by Steven K. Green -- Religious advocacy by American religious institutions : a history / by Melissa Rogers -- Constitutional dimensions -- Constitutional language and judicial interpretations of the free exercise clause / by Bette Novitt Evans -- The U.S. Supreme Court and non-First Amendment religion cases / by Ronald B. Flowers -- The meaning of the separation of church and state : competing views / by Daniel L. Dreisbach -- Managed pluralism : the emerging church-state model in the United States / by Nicholas Gvosdev -- Theological and philosophical dimensions -- Religious liberty and religious minorities in the United States / by Elizabeth A. Sewell -- Religious symbols and religious expression in the public square / by T. Jeremy Gunn -- Religious liberty as a democratic institution / by Ted G. Jelen -- Pursuit of the moral good and the church-state conundrum in the United States : the politics of sexual orientation beyond Lawrence / by Andrew R. Murphy and Caitlin Kerr -- Political dimensions -- Monitoring and surveillance of religious groups in the United States / by James T. Richardson and Thomas Robbins -- The U.S. Congress : protecting and accommodating religion / by Allen D. Hertzke -- The Christian Right and church-state issues / by Clyde Wilcox and Sam Potolicchio -- American religious liberty in international perspective / by John Witte, Jr. -- Sociological dimensions -- Supply-side changes in American religion : exploring the implications of church-state relations / by Roger Finke -- Peeking through Jefferson's wall : a sociological assessment of U.S. church-state relations / by N.J. Demerath III -- The role of civil religion in American society / by Richard V. Pierard -- Conclusion -- The interplay of law, religion, and politics in the United States / by Derek H. Davis
Life and times at Crystal Creek High : moral lessons for today's youth by Derek Davis( Book )
2 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A collection of short stories set in a fictional high school to inspire ethical and moral behavior among teens
The revival of political hesychasm in Greek Orthodox thought : a study of the hesychast basis of the thought of John S. Romanides and Christos Yannaras by Daniel P Payne( Book )
3 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In the 1940s Russian émigré theologians rediscovered the ascetic-theology of St. Gregory Palamas. Palamas's theology became the basis for an articulation of an Orthodox theological identity apart from Roman Catholic and Protestant influences. In particular the "Neo-Patristic Synthesis" of Fr. Georges Florovsky and the appropriation of Palamas's theology by Vladimir Lossky set the course for future Orthodox theology in the twentieth century. Their thought had a direct influence upon the thought of Greek theologians John S. Romanides and Christos Yannaras in the late twentieth century. Each of these theologians formulated a political theology using the ascetic-theology of Palamas combined with the Roman identity of the Greek Orthodox people. Both of these thinkers called for a return to the ecclesial-communal life of the late Byzantine period as an alternative to the secular vision of the modern West. The resulting paradigm developed by their thought has led to the formation of what has been called the "Neo-Orthodox Movement." Essentially, what the intellectual and populist thinkers of the movement have expressed in their writings is "political hesychasm." Romanides and Yannaras desire to establish an Orthodox identity that separates the Roman aspect from the Hellenic element of Greek identity. The Roman identity of the Greek people is the Orthodox Christian element removed from the pagan Hellenism, which, as they argue, the Western powers imposed on the Greek people in the establishment of the modern nation-state of Greece in 1821. Romanides and Yannaras want to remove the Western and pagan elements from the Hellenic identity of the people, and replace it with the Orthodox identity rooted in hesychast spirituality based on the teachings of Gregory Palamas. Using an interdisciplinary approach to the study of the thought of Romanides and Yannaras, the work employs constructivist sociology with history and theology to arrive at a complete understanding of their politico-theological arguments. Furthermore, the work examines the theological sources as well as the historical setting for the development of their thought. Additionally, the project assesses their political theology and provides opportunities for further theological development
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Davis, Derek.
Davis, Derek H. 1949-
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