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Evangelical vs. Liberal: The Clash of Christian Cultures in the Pacific Northwest

James K. Wellman

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780195300116
eISBN:
9780199868742
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195300116.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

The book is the first in-depth ethnographic study of churched religion in the Pacific Northwest. It describes and explains how Protestant churches survive and thrive in the most unchurched region of ... More


 Complicating the Two‐Party Protestant Explanation

James K. Wellman Jr.

in Evangelical vs. Liberal: The Clash of Christian Cultures in the Pacific Northwest

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780195300116
eISBN:
9780199868742
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195300116.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

The two‐party system in American Protestantism is a convenient rubric to generalize American religion. However, it does not frame the facts on the ground; American religion generally and ... More


 Modernity, Religion, and Moral Worldviews

James K. Wellman Jr.

in Evangelical vs. Liberal: The Clash of Christian Cultures in the Pacific Northwest

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780195300116
eISBN:
9780199868742
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195300116.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Peter Berger has argued that modernity marginalizes religion to the private sphere, thus creating a secularization of culture. Later he reneged, suggesting that religion can survive without a “sacred ... More


“Jesus Was Not a Weak Fairy”: Chick Tracts and the Visual Culture of Evangelical Fear

Jason C. Bivins

in Religion of Fear: The Politics of Horror in Conservative Evangelicalism

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780195340815
eISBN:
9780199867158
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195340815.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

The first of the book's four case studies examines the long‐standing cartoon ministry of Californian Jack Chick. Situating Chick's work in the history of the comics genre and in the visual culture of ... More


Growing God's Family: The Global Orphan Care Movement and the Limits of Evangelical Activism

Samuel L. Perry

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781479800384
eISBN:
9781479820788
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479800384.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Since the mid-2000s, hundreds of American Christian evangelical leaders and organizations have sought to mobilize their ranks to address the problem of “orphans,” primarily through adoption and ... More


Anti-Semitism from Outer Space: The Protocols in the UFO Subculture

Michael Barkun

in The Paranoid Apocalypse: A Hundred-Year Retrospective on The Protocols of the Elders of Zion

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814748923
eISBN:
9780814748930
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814748923.003.0012
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter explores the relationship between UFOs and the Protocols, in which beings from outer space “reveal” the fact that the Zionist conspiracy reaches into the worlds beyond ours. While the ... More


Organized Secularism Beyond the “Humanist Twenty-First Century”

Richard Cimino and Christopher Smith

in Atheist Awakening: Secular Activism and Community in America

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780199986323
eISBN:
9780199392940
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199986323.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

The organized atheist and secular humanist movements have long operated under the premise of secularism progressing in American society. In the last two decades, however, progressive secularism has ... More


Conclusion

Amanda van Eck Duymaer van Twist

in Perfect Children: Growing Up on the Religious Fringe

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2014
ISBN:
9780199827787
eISBN:
9780190214746
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199827787.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Although much of the data is by now, or will soon be, historical, this does not change the essence of the argument, which is about processes, group dynamics in light of separatist teachings and ... More


Is there an American Exceptionalism?: American and German Catholics in Comparison

Wim Damberg

in Secularization and Religious Innovation in the North Atlantic World

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
June 2017
ISBN:
9780198798071
eISBN:
9780191839344
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198798071.003.0014
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter on the development of US and German Catholicism in the second half of the twentieth century till 2015 traces two paths of religious modernization. The legacy of the religious subcultures ... More


Why Won’t Religion Just Go Away?

Sally K. Gallagher

in Getting to Church: Narratives of Gender and Joining

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
August 2017
ISBN:
9780190239671
eISBN:
9780190239701
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190239671.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter outlines explanations for the continuing salience of religion in the United States and raises questions about how congregations, including the structures in which they worship, ... More


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