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Pentecostal revivalism in the body (2017)
Book Chapter
Hunt, S. (2017). Pentecostal revivalism in the body. In M. Wilkinson, & P. Althouse (Eds.), Annual Review of the Sociology of Religion. Leiden: Brill

A contribution to a specialized edited volume considering ways in which the body is important to Pentecostal revivalism both in terms of purity and constraints and disinhibitions. Example of official dogma and instances of revivalism.

Handbook of Contemporary Christianity: Movements, Institutions and Allegiance (2016)
Book
Hunt, S. (2016). Handbook of Contemporary Christianity: Movements, Institutions and Allegiance. Leiden: Brill

An sole edited volume which considers various dimensions of contemporary Christianity from a global perspective, calling on international experts in various specialisms and disciplines.

Believing vaguely: Religious socialization and Christian beliefs in Britain (2015)
Journal Article
Hunt, S. (2015). Believing vaguely: Religious socialization and Christian beliefs in Britain. Italian Journal of Sociology of Education, 7(3), 10-46

Sociological research focusing on religion has customarily placed processes of socialization at the core of understanding not only individual religious identification, but also the broad aggregate transmission and survival of a generalised religious... Read More about Believing vaguely: Religious socialization and Christian beliefs in Britain.

Faith and religion (2015)
Book Chapter
Hunt, S. (2015). Faith and religion. In D. Paternotte, & M. Tremblay (Eds.), The Ashgate Research Companion to Lesbian and Gay Activism (234-271). Farnham: Ashgate

This chapter investigates the impact of LGBT activist groups within the major world religions. It focuses upon a number of crucial variables which shape mobilisation and levels of success: - The views of a particular religion in the way that it con... Read More about Faith and religion.

Pentecostal churches and homosexuality (2014)
Book Chapter
Hunt, S. (2014). Pentecostal churches and homosexuality. In A. Thatcher (Ed.), The Oxford Handbook of Theology, Sexuality, and Gender. Oxford: Oxford University Press

Negotiating sexual rights in the UK: Christian constituencies and contested moralities (2014)
Book Chapter
Hunt, S. (2014). Negotiating sexual rights in the UK: Christian constituencies and contested moralities. In H. Shipley (Ed.), Globalized Religion and Sexual Identity (193-213). UK: Brill

This chapter connects with the relevant “progressive” policies in the U.K.around sexual minorities and excavates the contrasting and contesting response by Christian constituencies – mainstream denominations, LGBT caucuses in the churches and outside... Read More about Negotiating sexual rights in the UK: Christian constituencies and contested moralities.

Christian lobbyist groups and the negotiation of sexual rights in the UK (2014)
Journal Article
Hunt, S. (2014). Christian lobbyist groups and the negotiation of sexual rights in the UK. Journal of Contemporary Religion, 29(1), 121-136. https://doi.org/10.1080/13537903.2014.864813

Although sexual minority rights have not necessarily generated polarised views within Christian churches and organisations, the subject has tended to forge an arena of contestation between liberal and conservative constituencies. Theological differen... Read More about Christian lobbyist groups and the negotiation of sexual rights in the UK.

Negotiating equality in the equality act 2010 (United Kingdom): Church-state relations in a post-Christian society (2013)
Journal Article
Hunt, S., & Hunt, S. E. (2013). Negotiating equality in the equality act 2010 (United Kingdom): Church-state relations in a post-Christian society. Journal of Church and State, 55(4), 690-711. https://doi.org/10.1093/jcs/css078

Few recent legislative enactments in the United Kingdom have wrought so much controversy as the Equality Act 2010. The far-ranging legislation, aiming to enhance civil rights and social inclusion, provides a unique opportunity to analyze how equality... Read More about Negotiating equality in the equality act 2010 (United Kingdom): Church-state relations in a post-Christian society.

The Ashgate research companion to contemporary religion and sexuality (2012)
Book
Hunt, S. (2012). S. Hunt, & A. Yip (Eds.), The Ashgate research companion to contemporary religion and sexuality. UK: Ashgate

The Ashgate Research Companion to Contemporary Religion and Sexuality provides academics and students with a comprehensive and authoritative state-of-the-art review of current research in the area of sexuality and religion, broadly defined. This coll... Read More about The Ashgate research companion to contemporary religion and sexuality.

Masculinity, homosexuality and the defence of Islam: A case study of Yusuf al-Qaradawi’s media fatwa (2012)
Journal Article
Hunt, S. (2012). Masculinity, homosexuality and the defence of Islam: A case study of Yusuf al-Qaradawi’s media fatwa. Religion and Gender, 2(2), 254-279

This paper analyses how Islamic Neo-traditionalists perceive gender constructs through a distorted view of religious texts and cultural conventions. It explores the ramifications of these constructs for attitudes towards same-sex orientations and rel... Read More about Masculinity, homosexuality and the defence of Islam: A case study of Yusuf al-Qaradawi’s media fatwa.

A turn to the rights: UK conservative Christian lobby groups and the 'gay debate' (2011)
Journal Article
Hunt, S. (2011). A turn to the rights: UK conservative Christian lobby groups and the 'gay debate'. Religion and Human Rights, 6(3), 291-313. https://doi.org/10.1163/187103211X592596

The extension of non-heterosexual rights in largely liberal democratic contexts and confirmed in wider international conventions poses a challenge to Christian churches which historically condemned homosexuality and other sexual 'variations' on the b... Read More about A turn to the rights: UK conservative Christian lobby groups and the 'gay debate'.

Evaluating prophetic radicalism: The nature of Pentecostal politics in Brazil (2011)
Book Chapter
Hunt, S. E. (2011). Evaluating prophetic radicalism: The nature of Pentecostal politics in Brazil. In C. Smith (Ed.), Pentecostal Power: Expressions, Impact and Faith of Latin American Pentecostalism (157-177). Brill. https://doi.org/10.1163/ej.9789004192492.i-284

Persecution from the secular world and ostracism exercised by established church authorities, alongside the emphasis on saving souls rather than changing socio-economic and political structures, ensured that for much of its history the Pentecostal mo... Read More about Evaluating prophetic radicalism: The nature of Pentecostal politics in Brazil.

Testing chaplaincy reforms in England and Wales (2011)
Journal Article
Hunt, S. (2011). Testing chaplaincy reforms in England and Wales. Archives de Sciences Sociales des Religions, 153, 43-64

The broad aims of the Her Majesty Prison chaplaincy service in England and Wales emphasise both rehabilitation and enhancement of the spiritual life of prisoners. In order to accomplish such aspirations substantial reforms have taken place in chaplai... Read More about Testing chaplaincy reforms in England and Wales.

But we're men aren't we!: Living history as a site of masculine identity construction (2008)
Journal Article
Hunt, S. (2008). But we're men aren't we!: Living history as a site of masculine identity construction. Men and Masculinities, 10(4), 460-483. https://doi.org/10.1177/1097184X08314773

Living history-the presentation of a historical period using live actors-remains an under-researched area despite the range of disciplines that might be brought to focus. While living history became popular in North America from the mid-twentieth cen... Read More about But we're men aren't we!: Living history as a site of masculine identity construction.