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The Decline of Christendom

Hugh McLeod

in The Religious Crisis of the 1960s

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780199298259
eISBN:
9780191711619
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199298259.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter begins by discussing some of the main theories advanced by historians and sociologists to explain the religious crisis of the 1960s. It then suggests a historical framework within which ... More


The Masks of Character

Richard Lischer

in The Preacher King: Martin Luther King Jr. and the Word that Moved America

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195111323
eISBN:
9780199853298
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195111323.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

In a 1961 article of the New York Times Magazine, Ved Mehta wrote that Gandhi and Martin Luther King shared a particular dramatist genius. Both led demonstrations as if they were theatrical ... More


Being Young, Active, and Faithful: Black Youth Activism Reshaping Black Christian Social Witness

Almeda M. Wright

in The Spiritual Lives of Young African Americans

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
August 2017
ISBN:
9780190664732
eISBN:
9780190678951
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190664732.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity, Religion and Society

Chapter 5 continues exploring alternatives to fragmented spirituality by drawing connections between historical and contemporary models of American public theology and activism. Is Black youth ... More


Mighty Like a River: The Black Church and Social Reform

Andrew Billingsley

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195161793
eISBN:
9780199849512
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195161793.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Throughout the history of the African American people there has been no stronger resource for overcoming adversity than the black church. From its role in leading a group of free Blacks to form a ... More


Black Women's Christian Activism: Seeking Social Justice in a Northern Suburb

Betty Livingston Adams

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780814745465
eISBN:
9781479880324
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814745465.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This book argues that religion made a difference in black working women’s activism and organizational strategies in the struggle for social justice in the first half of the twentieth century. Living ... More


Exodus in the Civil Rights Era: Returning the Struggle to the Black Church

Herbert Robinson Marbury

in Pillars of Cloud and Fire: The Politics of Exodus in African American Biblical Interpretation

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9781479835966
eISBN:
9781479875030
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479835966.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter looks at the Civil Rights Movement both as an ideological trajectory and a chronological rubric, analyzing the interpretive work of two figures: Adam Clayton Powell, Jr., the U.S. ... More


More than Settlement Houses

Margaret M. McGuinness

in Neighbors and Missionaries: A History of the Sisters of Our Lady of Christian Doctrine

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780823239870
eISBN:
9780823239917
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823239870.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter details the congregation's work at four parishes, three located in the South and one, St. Brigid's, in New York City. Sisters assigned to these parishes conducted religious education ... More


Homegrown Muslim Leaders: Convergences of Race and Class

Sally Howell

in Old Islam in Detroit: Rediscovering the Muslim American Past

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2014
ISBN:
9780199372003
eISBN:
9780199389285
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199372003.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This chapter analyzes how American Islam was reconfigured as transnational Muslim movements like the Tablighi Jamaʿat and the Muslim Brotherhood gained sway and the Civil Rights and Black Power ... More


Conclusion: “You Just as Well Die with the Ague as with the Fever”

Betty Livingston Adams

in Black Women's Christian Activism: Seeking Social Justice in a Northern Suburb

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780814745465
eISBN:
9781479880324
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814745465.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

The conclusion extends the arc of black women’s Christian activism into World War II as the fight against fascism transformed race, class, and gender into matters of national defense. This book has ... More


The Bible Cause at Home in a Postwar World

John Fea

in The Bible Cause: A History of the American Bible Society

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2016
ISBN:
9780190253066
eISBN:
9780190253097
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190253066.003.0021
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society, History of Christianity

This chapter examines the American Bible Society (ABS) in the 1950s. It focuses on the various ways in which the ABS distributed Bibles in this period with a particular focus on how the Bible Cause ... More


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