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 Selected Publications:  
"Moral Ambition: Mobilization and Social Outreach in Evangelical Megachurches" California University Press, July 2011, ISBN: 9780520267510

"Faith Beyond Belief: Evangelical Protestant Conceptions of Faith and the Resonance of Anti-Humanism." Social Analysis, 52 (1), Spring 2008.

"Moral Ambitions of Grace: The Paradox of Compassion and Accountability in Evangelical Faith-Based Activism." Cultural Anthropology, 23(1), February 2008.

"You Can't Talk to an Empty Stomach: Faith-based Activism, Holistic Evangelism, and the Publicity of Evangelical Engagement." In Proselytization Revisited: Rights, Free Markets, and Culture Wars, Rosalind Hackett, ed. Equinox Press, 2008.

"God is in the Retails" (review essay). In Many Americas: Reading and Writing Across the Cultural Divides, Gilbert Muller, ed. Houghton Mifflin Company, 2006.

"Sins of Our Soccer Moms: Servant Evangelism and the Spiritual Injuries of Class." In Local Actions: Cultural Activism, Power, and Public Life in America, Melissa Checker and Margaret Fishman, eds. Columbia University Press, 2004.

"Sustaining Charisma: Mormon Sectarian Culture and the Struggle for Plural Marriage, 1852-1890." Nova Religio, 6(1), October 2002.

"A Theology of Blame." Anthropology News, 43(3):5, March 2002.

Omri Elisha  
Assistant Professor   
Ph. D. 2005, NYU     
  • Anthropology of Religion
  • Evangelicalism/Christianity
  • Urban Anthropology
  • North American Ethnography
  • Cultural Activism/Social Movements
  • Courses Taught:
  • Introduction to Cultural Anthropology (101)