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Reconciliation

Steven K. Green

in The Second Disestablishment: Church and State in Nineteenth-Century America

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195399677
eISBN:
9780199777150
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195399677.003.0011
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity, Religion and Society

This chapter discusses the reactions of moderate Protestants and jurists who sought to reconcile understandings of America’s Christian character with developing secularization. It examines the ... More


Resistance and Revisionism

Steven K. Green

in The Second Disestablishment: Church and State in Nineteenth-Century America

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195399677
eISBN:
9780199777150
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195399677.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity, Religion and Society

This chapter discusses the reactions among conservative clergy to disestablishment that were generated by the French Revolution and Jefferson’s election as president in 1800. It examines the impact ... More


How Wide Is Our Lens?

Douglas A Hicks

in With God on All Sides: Leadership in a Devout and Diverse America

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195337174
eISBN:
9780199868407
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195337174.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter examines the predominant vision many political leaders have articulated post-September 11, 2001: a narrow and embattled vision of the collective American identity. It draws on Samuel ... More


Reaction

Steven K. Green

in The Second Disestablishment: Church and State in Nineteenth-Century America

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195399677
eISBN:
9780199777150
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195399677.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity, Religion and Society

This chapter considers the reaction among conservative evangelicals to perceived secularization in the closing decades of the nineteenth century. It traces the rise of new moral reform societies and ... More


 Black Religion in the New Nation: Outside the Boundaries of Whiteness

Curtis J. Evans

in The Burden of Black Religion

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195328189
eISBN:
9780199870028
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195328189.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter traces the convergence of white northern critiques of black religion in the post‐Civil War period and demonstrate the ways in which they converged with white southern views of black ... More


Introduction

Daniel K. Williams

in God's Own Party: The Making of the Christian Right

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780195340846
eISBN:
9780199867141
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195340846.003.0000
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter introduces the main arguments of this book, which are that (1) the Christian Right is not a late twentieth-century phenomenon but is rather the product of a long-standing evangelical ... More


Legal Christianity Conceived

Steven K. Green

in The Second Disestablishment: Church and State in Nineteenth-Century America

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195399677
eISBN:
9780199777150
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195399677.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity, Religion and Society

This begins a three-chapter discussion of legal disestablishment, of the development and decline of the maxim that Christianity formed part of the common law. It traces the origins of the maxim in ... More


God and the World

Philip Jenkins

in The Next Christendom: The Coming of Global Christianity

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195146165
eISBN:
9780199834341
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195146166.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter discusses the implications of the very close association between church and state in the global South, which in some sense mirrors the lack of distinction between religion and ordinary ... More


Legal Christianity Applied

Steven K. Green

in The Second Disestablishment: Church and State in Nineteenth-Century America

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195399677
eISBN:
9780199777150
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195399677.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity, Religion and Society

This chapter examines the Christian-nation maxim’s antebellum application in three areas—blasphemy laws (the trial of Abner Kneeland), oath requirements, and Sunday laws—and how those uses affected ... More


What Did They Fight, and Bargain, For?

John A. Ragosta

in Wellspring of Liberty: How Virginia's Religious Dissenters Helped Win the American Revolution and Secured Religious Liberty

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780195388060
eISBN:
9780199866779
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195388060.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

Given dissenters' central role in Virginia's adoption of religious liberty, their understanding of the meaning of religious freedom takes on particular importance. Virginia's evangelical dissenters, ... More


Legal Christianity Refuted

Steven K. Green

in The Second Disestablishment: Church and State in Nineteenth-Century America

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195399677
eISBN:
9780199777150
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195399677.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity, Religion and Society

This chapter traces the decline of the maxim of Christianity’s incorporation into the law. It discusses the transformation in attitudes during the antebellum era through the impact of movements ... More


After Cloven Tongues of Fire: Protestant Liberalism in Modern American History

David A. Hollinger

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691158426
eISBN:
9781400845996
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691158426.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

The role of liberalized, ecumenical Protestantism in American history has too often been obscured by the more flamboyant and orthodox versions of the faith that oppose evolution, embrace narrow ... More


Alternative Visions of a Christian Canada (1867–1925)

Robert T. Handy

in A History of the Churches in the United States and Canada

Published in print:
1976
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198269106
eISBN:
9780191683572
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198269106.003.0012
Subject:
Religion, Church History

Often intensifying the conflicts among the witnesses to the alternative visions of the role of Christianity in Canada were the familiar differences between those who struggled to maintain great ... More


Introduction: The Christian Nation Debate, Methodological Fallacies, and the Role of Myths

Steven K. Green

in Inventing a Christian America: The Myth of the Religious Founding

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780190230975
eISBN:
9780190231002
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190230975.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

The Introduction identifies the various sides in the Christian nation debate and their arguments, examines the faulty use of history in the debate, and explains why it is impossible for any side to ... More


Slavery and Religion in (Not Just) a Christian Nation

Edward J. Blum

in Faith in the New Millennium: The Future of Religion and American Politics

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
December 2015
ISBN:
9780199372690
eISBN:
9780199372737
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199372690.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Using tools from digital history and the digital humanities, this chapter juxtaposes Barack Obama’s claims about the United States as a Christian nation with those of petitions for freedom from ... More


Founding Sins: How a Group of Antislavery Radicals Fought to Put Christ into the Constitution

Joseph S. Moore

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780190269241
eISBN:
9780190269272
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190269241.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

The United States was not founded as a Christian nation, since slavery was in the Constitution but Jesus was not. The Covenanters, America’s first Christian nationalists and earliest abolitionists, ... More


On the Secularization of the Public Square: Jews in France and in the United States

Pierre Birnbaum

in Constitutional Secularism in an Age of Religious Revival

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199660384
eISBN:
9780191748264
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199660384.003.0007
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law, Public International Law

This chapter describes a paradox: both France and the United States are seen as societies in which State and Church are separated, even if they have deeply different kinds of States. The French State ... More


Anything That Ought to Be Done: The Triumph of Clericalism

Joseph Locke

in Making the Bible Belt: Texas Prohibitionists and the Politicization of Southern Religion

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
June 2017
ISBN:
9780190216283
eISBN:
9780190216313
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190216283.003.0009
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century, History of Religion

Fleeting political defeats could not blunt the rising power of Texas’s evangelical activists, and clerics’ cloistered denominational worlds sustained their efforts through all of the bitter political ... More


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