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Toward Explaining Ungenerous Giving

Christian Smith, Michael O. Emerson, and Patricia Snell

in Passing the Plate: Why American Christians Don't Give Away More Money

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195337112
eISBN:
9780199868414
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195337112.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter considers nine hypotheses potentially explaining the low levels of financial giving by American Christians. It argues that Most American Christians do not give generously for a ... More


The View from Pulpits and Pews

Patricia Snell

in Passing the Plate: Why American Christians Don't Give Away More Money

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195337112
eISBN:
9780199868414
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195337112.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter describes a survey of Christian pastors and church members about money and stewardship in order to understand the thoughts, feelings, experiences, and meanings of American Christians ... More


Giving to Change the World

Christian Smith, Michael O. Emerson, and Patricia Snell

in Passing the Plate: Why American Christians Don't Give Away More Money

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195337112
eISBN:
9780199868414
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195337112.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter focuses on how American Christians can make a difference through generous financial giving. It is estimated that if committed Christians in the United States gave ten percent of their ... More


Introduction: The Riddle of Stingy Christian Giving

Christian Smith, Michael O. Emerson, and Patricia Snell

in Passing the Plate: Why American Christians Don't Give Away More Money

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195337112
eISBN:
9780199868414
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195337112.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This introductory chapter begins with a brief discussion of the primary goal of this book, which is to better understand and explain American Christians' lack of generosity, from a sociological ... More


Conclusion

Christian Smith, Michael O. Emerson, and Patricia Snell

in Passing the Plate: Why American Christians Don't Give Away More Money

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195337112
eISBN:
9780199868414
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195337112.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This concluding chapter begins with a synthesis of the discussions in the previous chapters. It then offers a set of informed conjectures, based on the findings of the previous chapters, about ... More


A Mental Experiment in Raised Expectations

Christian Smith, Michael O. Emerson, and Patricia Snell

in Passing the Plate: Why American Christians Don't Give Away More Money

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195337112
eISBN:
9780199868414
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195337112.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter examines the results of a focused mental experiment wherein a nationally representative sample of American Christians was asked to ponder their response to the idea of their churches ... More


Old-Time Religion in a Free-Market Empire

Vincent D. Rougeau

in Christians in the American Empire: Faith and Citizenship in the New World Order

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195188097
eISBN:
9780199852109
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195188097.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Theology

This chapter argues that many American Christians, both Catholic and Protestant, appear unwilling to take a critical view of an economy and a political culture that not only promise easy prosperity ... More


Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, 1859-2009

Gregory Wills

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195377149
eISBN:
9780199869497
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195377149.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Church History

Southern Baptists have remained consistently conservative in a culture whose democratic drives have led the majority of American Christians to adapt their beliefs and practices to contemporary life's ... More


Introduction: Christian Imperialism and American Foreign Missions

Emily Conroy-Krutz

in Christian Imperialism: Converting the World in the Early American Republic

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801453533
eISBN:
9781501701047
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801453533.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This book examines the progress that Protestant missionaries had made around the world in the years before the U.S.–Mexican War. It discusses the efforts of American foreign missionaries to convert ... More


Inaugurating a “New Korea”: The March First Movement and the Korean Provisional Government

Richard S. Kim

in The Quest for Statehood: Korean Immigrant Nationalism and U.S. Sovereignty, 1905-1945

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780195369991
eISBN:
9780199918263
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195369991.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century, Asian History

This chapter narrates the systematic efforts of nationalist leaders in the diaspora to establish a national Korean state in the aftermath of the large-scale 1919 March First uprising. Japan’s brutal ... More


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