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Chidester, David

Overview
Works: 61 works in 278 publications in 2 languages and 16,723 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Bibliography  Comparative studies  Abstracts  Church history 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
Classifications: DT1974, B
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by David Chidester
In his own words by Nelson Mandela( Book )

17 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and held by 1,672 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents a collection of South African human rights activist Nelson Mandela's most important speeches, arranged thematically, with introductory comments from former U.S. President Bill Clinton, and U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan
Christianity : a global history by David Chidester( Book )

23 editions published between 2000 and 2008 in English and held by 1,368 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

CHRISTIANITY reveals the religion as it was and is lived in the life of everyday people rather than focusing on the dry dogmas and beliefs that fill most histories
Salvation and suicide : an interpretation of Jim Jones, the Peoples Temple, and Jonestown by David Chidester( Book )

23 editions published between 1988 and 2007 in English and held by 1,252 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Book Description: Re-issued in recognition of the 25th anniversary of the mass suicides at Jonestown, this revised edition of David Chidester's pathbreaking book features a new prologue that considers the meaning of the tragedy for a post-Waco, post-9/11 world. For Chidester, Jonestown recalls the American religious commitment to redemptive sacrifice, which for Jim Jones meant saving his followers from the evils of capitalist society. "Jonestown is ancient history," writes Chidester, but it does provide us with an opportunity "to reflect upon the strangeness of familiar - promises of redemption through sacrifice
Authentic fakes : religion and American popular culture by David Chidester( Book )

12 editions published between 2005 and 2010 in English and held by 648 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Authentic Fakes explores the religious dimensions of American popular culture in unexpected places: baseball, the Human Genome Project, Coca-Cola, rock 'n' roll, the rhetoric of Ronald Reagan, the charisma of Jim Jones, Tupperware, and the free market, to name a few. Chidester travels through the cultural landscape and discovers the role that fakery - in the guise of frauds, charlatans, inventions, and simulations - plays in creating religious experience. His book is an analysis of the relationship between religion and popular culture and a celebration of the myriad ways in which invention can stimulate the religious imagination. Moving beyond American borders, Chidester considers the religion of McDonald's and Disney, the discourse of W.E.B. Du Bois and the American movement in Southern Africa, the messianic promise of Nelson Mandela's 1990 tour to America, and more. He also looks at the creative possibilities of the Internet in such phenomena as Discordianism, the Holy Order of the Cheeseburger, and a range of similar inventions. Arguing throughout that religious fakes can do authentic religious work, and that American popular culture is the space of that creative labour, Chidester looks toward a future "pregnant with the possibilities of new kinds of authenticity."
American sacred space( Book )

9 editions published in 1995 in English and Italian and held by 494 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a series of pioneering studies, this book examines the creation -- and the conflict behind the creation -- of sacred space in America. The essays in this volume visit places in America where economic, political, and social forces clash over the sacred and the profane, from wilderness areas in the American West to the Mall in Washington, D.C., and they investigate visions of America as sacred space at home and abroad. Here are the beginnings of a new American religious history -- told as the story of the contested spaces it has inhabited. The contributors are David Chidester, Matthew Glass, Edward T. Linenthal, Colleen McDannell, Robert S. Michaelsen, Rowland A. Sherrill, and Bron Taylor
Religions of South Africa by David Chidester( Book )

14 editions published between 1991 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 490 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shots in the streets : violence and religion in South Africa by David Chidester( Book )

10 editions published between 1991 and 1992 in English and held by 404 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Savage systems : colonialism and comparative religion in southern Africa by David Chidester( Book )

12 editions published between 1996 and 2011 in English and held by 387 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Savage Systems examines the emergence of the concepts of "religion" and "religions" on colonial frontiers. The book offers a detailed analysis of the ways in which European travelers, missionaries, settlers, and government agents, as well as indigenous Africans, engaged in the comparison of alternative religious ways of life as one dimension of intercultural contact. Focusing primarily on nineteenth-century frontier relations, David Chidester demonstrates that the terms and conditions for comparison - including a discourse about "otherness"--That were established during this period still remain
Patterns of transcendence : religion, death, and dying by David Chidester( Book )

14 editions published between 1989 and 2002 in English and held by 347 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This cross-cultural text examines social, religious, and cultural approaches to death and dying across Eastern and Western cultures and religious traditions. Organization of the book begins with an examination of death and dying among non-literate peoples in different parts of the world, then covers Hindu, Buddhist, Chinese, and Japanese approaches, Western patterns of transcendence (ancient Middle East, Judaic, Christian, and Islamic), and concludes with a chapter on death and dying in contemporary America. It discusses four patterns of transcendence: ancestral, experiential, cultural, and mythic
Empire of religion : imperialism and comparative religion by David Chidester( Book )

10 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 323 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"How is knowledge about religion and religions produced, and how is that knowledge authenticated and circulated? David Chidester seeks to answer these questions in Empire of Religion, documenting and analyzing the emergence of a science of comparative religion in Great Britain during the second half of the nineteenth century and its complex relations to the colonial situation in southern Africa. In the process, Chidester provides a counterhistory of the academic study of religion, an alternative to standard accounts that have failed to link the field of comparative religion with either the power relations or the historical contingencies of the imperial project. In developing a material history of the study of religion, Chidester documents the importance of African religion, the persistence of the divide between savagery and civilization, and the salience of mediations--imperial, colonial, and indigenous--in which knowledge about religions was produced. He then identifies the recurrence of these mediations in a number of case studies, including Friedrich Max Müller's dependence on colonial experts, H. Rider Haggard and John Buchan's fictional accounts of African religion, and W.E.B. Du Bois's studies of African religion. By reclaiming these theorists for this history, Chidester shows that race, rather than theology, was formative in the emerging study of religion in Europe and North America."--Publisher's website
Patterns of power : religion and politics in American culture by David Chidester( Book )

4 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 265 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

African traditional religion in South Africa : an annotated bibliography( Book )

9 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 257 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a changing South Africa, recovering the meaning and power of African tradition is a matter of crucial importance. This work participates in that recovery by providing a comprehensive guide to research on the indigenous religious heritage of this dynamic country. Detailed reviews of over 600 books, articles, and theses are offered along with introductory essays and detailed annotations that define the field of study. This work plus two forthcoming volumes, Christianity in South Africa: An Annotated Bibliography and Islam, Hinduism, and Judaism in South Africa: An Annotated Bibliography will
Christianity in South Africa : an annotated bibliography by David Chidester( Book )

8 editions published in 1997 in English and Undetermined and held by 223 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Islam, Hinduism, and Judaism in South Africa : an annotated bibliography by David Chidester( Book )

8 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 218 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wild religion : tracking the sacred in South Africa by David Chidester( Book )

13 editions published between 2012 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 218 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

'Wild Religion' is a wild ride through recent South African history from the advent of democracy in 1994 to the euphoria of the football World Cup in 2010. In the context of South Africa's political journey and religious diversity, David Chidester explores African indigenous religious heritage with a difference
Patterns of action : religion and ethics in a comparative perspective by David Chidester( Book )

4 editions published between 1987 and 2001 in English and held by 153 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Whatholdustogether : social cohesion in South Africa by David Chidester( Book )

11 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 119 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sovereignty, identity and the prospects for southern Africa's people, Peter Vale; The importance of political tolerance for fostering social cohesion, Amanda Gouws; Cultural justice: the pathway to reconciliation and social cohesion, Chirevo V Kwenda; Labour, globalisation and social cohesion in South Africa, Tony Ehrenreich; The poverty of work and social cohesion in global exports:the case of South African fruit, Stephanie Barrientos and Andrienetta Kritzinger; Together and apart: African refugees and immigrants in global Cape Town, Owen Sichone; Building a new nation: solidarity, democracy and nationhood in the age of circulatory capitalism, Thomas A Koelble; Building a better world: using the positive forces in globalistion to counteract the negative,Jan Hofmeyr; The family and social cohesion, Susan C Ziehl; Global tourism, marginalised communities and the development of Cape Town's City Bowl area, Sandra Klopper; Grounding 'globalisation from below': 'global citizens' in local spaces, Steven Robins; Human solidarity in postcolonial, Holocaust and African-American literature, Giles Gunn; Globalisation, identity and national policy in South Africa, David Chidester, Adrian Hadland and Sandra Prosalendis
Nelson Mandela : from freedom to the future : tributes and speeches by Nelson Mandela( Book )

4 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 65 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Religion and popular culture in America by Bruce David Forbes( Book )

4 editions published in 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The connection between American popular culture and religion is the subject of this multifaceted and innovative collection. In fourteen lively essays whose topics range from the divine feminine in The Da Vinci Code to Madonna's ""Like a Prayer, "" and from the world of sports to the ways in which cyberculture has influenced traditional religions, this book offers fascinating insights into what popular culture reveals about the nature of American religion today. Revised throughout, this new edition features three new essays-including a fascinating look at the role of women in apocalyptic
 
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In his own words
Alternative Names
치데스터, 데이비드

Languages
English (204)

Italian (1)

Covers
Christianity : a global historySalvation and suicide : an interpretation of Jim Jones, the Peoples Temple, and JonestownAuthentic fakes : religion and American popular cultureAmerican sacred spaceReligions of South AfricaSavage systems : colonialism and comparative religion in southern AfricaPatterns of transcendence : religion, death, and dyingAfrican traditional religion in South Africa : an annotated bibliography