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Rapture Culture: Left Behind in Evangelical America

Amy Johnson Frykholm

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
July 2005
ISBN:
9780195159837
eISBN:
9780199835614
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195159837.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Examines the readership of the contemporary best-selling series Left Behind, drawing on a qualitative study of readers. Rapture Culture asks what role an anti-worldly theory like dispensationalism ... More


Holy Jumpers: Evangelicals and Radicals in Progressive Era America

William Kostlevy

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195377842
eISBN:
9780199777204
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195377842.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Church History

This book is the story of the Metropolitan Church Association (MCA) an intentional religious community founded in Chicago and later Waukesha, Wisconsin in the early 1890s. A product of the holiness ... More


Law and Religion

William Cornish, Michael Lobban, and Keith Smith

in The Oxford History of the Laws of England: Volume XI: 1820–1914 English Legal System

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199258819
eISBN:
9780191718151
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199258819.003.0005
Subject:
Law, Legal History

This chapter on law and religion begins with a discussion of Utilitarianism and Evangelicalism as the two competing and complementary social, political, and economic working ideologies in the 19th ... More


Transformation of Protestant Architecture

Jeanne Halgren Kilde

in When Church Became Theatre: The Transformation of Evangelical Architecture and Worship in Nineteenth-Century America

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195143416
eISBN:
9780199834372
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195143418.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

Introducing the transformation in the evangelical church architecture that occurred over the course of the nineteenth century – from the Federalist meetinghouses with their oblong meeting rooms ... More


Flesh and Spirit: Bibles, Beauty, and Bikinis

Karen W. Tice

in Queens of Academe: Beauty Pageants and Campus Life

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199842780
eISBN:
9780199933440
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199842780.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

The recent infusion of religiosity and spirituality in national beauty pageants is registered on college campuses as many contestants increasingly use college beauty pageants for divine purposes. ... More


More Light Amid the Encircling Gloom

William J. Abraham

in Canon and Criterion in Christian Theology: From the Fathers to Feminism

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199250035
eISBN:
9780191600388
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199250030.003.0013
Subject:
Religion, Theology

The creation of Anglo Catholicism represents a fresh way to deal with the epistemological crisis at the heart of Western Christianity. John Henry Newman's journey from Evangelicalism to Roman ... More


Gaelic Episcopalianism

Rowan Strong

in Episcopalianism in Nineteenth-Century Scotland: Religious Responses to a Modernizing Society

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199249220
eISBN:
9780191600760
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199249229.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

Establishes the reality and patterns of a genuinely Scottish Gaelic Episcopalianism against the historiographical marginality that has been assigned to Scottish historians. It proves that Gaelic ... More


Partisan Episcopalianism: Evangelicals and Anglo‐Catholics 1

Rowan Strong

in Episcopalianism in Nineteenth-Century Scotland: Religious Responses to a Modernizing Society

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199249220
eISBN:
9780191600760
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199249229.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

Looks at the impact on Scottish Episcopalian of two major reforming movements in nineteenth‐century Anglicanism, namely, Evangelicalism and Anglo‐Catholicism. It particularly seeks to recover the ... More


A Return to the Modern Discussion

James Barr

in Biblical Faith and Natural Theology: The Gifford Lectures for 1991: Delivered in the University of Edinburgh

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198263760
eISBN:
9780191600395
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198263767.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

A deeper investigation of the twentieth‐century discussion and especially the influence of Karl Barth within various theological traditions, including conservative Protestantism, conflicts within ... More


The Rapture in America

Amy Johnson Frykholm

in Rapture Culture: Left Behind in Evangelical America

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
July 2005
ISBN:
9780195159837
eISBN:
9780199835614
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195159837.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Examines the history of the idea of the rapture in American Protestantism and argues that belief in the rapture, although it has fundamentalist origins, needs to be understood as a much broader ... More


The Margins of Left Behind's Readership

Amy Johnson Frykholm

in Rapture Culture: Left Behind in Evangelical America

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
July 2005
ISBN:
9780195159837
eISBN:
9780199835614
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195159837.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

While the core of Left Behind’s readership is evangelical and white, the popularity of the books has seeped far beyond these boundaries. This chapter explores the response to Left Behind by ... More


“I'm a Survivor and He's a Survivor”

Amy Johnson Frykholm

in Rapture Culture: Left Behind in Evangelical America

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
July 2005
ISBN:
9780195159837
eISBN:
9780199835614
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195159837.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter trains its attention on the role that gender plays in how readers interact with Left Behind. It begins with female readers’ denial that gender is important to their reading of the books ... More


Fear, Desire, and the Dynamics of Left Behind

Amy Johnson Frykholm

in Rapture Culture: Left Behind in Evangelical America

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
July 2005
ISBN:
9780195159837
eISBN:
9780199835614
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195159837.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Left Behind has been a controversial force in American culture, drawing regular criticism from secular and religious corners. This chapter examines that criticism and argues for a ... More


The Catholicity of Protestantism: Redescribing the Church

Jeremy Morris

in F D Maurice and the Crisis of Christian Authority

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199545315
eISBN:
9780191602825
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199545315.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Theology, History of Christianity

The four years from Frederick Denison Maurice’s ordination in January 1834 to the appearance of the first edition of The Kingdom of Christ in 1838 were momentous ones, both for the national Church ... More


Wilberforce: Family and Friends

Anne Stott

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199699391
eISBN:
9780191739132
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199699391.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

The book casts a fresh light on William Wilberforce and his friends in the Clapham sect by looking at their private lives as revealed primarily in their voluminous family correspondence, much of it ... More


Fundamentalism and Evangelicals

Harriet A. Harris

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199532537
eISBN:
9780191701016
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199532537.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

This study examines the contentious claim that much Evangelicalism is Fundamentalist in character. Within Protestantism, the term ‘Fundamentalism’ denotes not only a movement but also a mentality ... More


The Sacred Mirror: "Evangelicalism, Honor, and Identity in the Deep South, 1790-1860"

Robert Elder

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781469627564
eISBN:
9781469627588
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469627564.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

Most histories of the American South describe the conflict between evangelical religion and honor culture as one of the defining features of southern life before the Civil War. The Sacred Mirror is a ... More


Joseph Alleine: Evangelical Calvinism

Dewey D. Wallace, Jr.

in Shapers of English Calvinism, 1660–1714: Variety, Persistence, and Transformation

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199744831
eISBN:
9780199897339
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199744831.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

Joseph Alleine (1634–1668) was a young minister ejected from his parish in 1662 for refusal to accept the Act of Uniformity. He underwent several imprisonments for illegal preaching which impaired ... More


Introduction

Harriet A. Harris

in Fundamentalism and Evangelicals

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199532537
eISBN:
9780191701016
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199532537.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

This chapter focuses on the relationship between Fundamentalism and Evangelicalism. The Fundamentalist movement is an integral part of Evangelicalism especially in Britain. The fundamentalist ... More


The Relation of Fundamentalism to Evangelicalism: A British Critique

Harriet A. Harris

in Fundamentalism and Evangelicals

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199532537
eISBN:
9780191701016
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199532537.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

This chapter focuses on the relationship between Fundamentalism and Evangelicalism as well as the criticisms against the Evangelical movement. According to James Barr, the main case against ... More


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