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Homespun Gospel: The Triumph of Sentimentality in Contemporary American Evangelicalism

Todd M. Brenneman

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199988983
eISBN:
9780199370009
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199988983.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Evangelicalism has always traditionally been understood as a movement centered on certain beliefs regarding the Bible, conversion, and society. Contemporary evangelicalism, however, is not so much ... More


Common Things: Romance and the Aesthetics of Belonging in Atlantic Modernity

James D. Lilley

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780823255153
eISBN:
9780823261062
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823255153.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

What are the relationships between the books we read and the communities we share?Common Things explores how transatlantic romance revivals of the eighteenth and nineteenth century influenced and ... More


“They Won’t Believe What I Say”: Theorizing Freedom as an Economy of Violence

Regis M. Fox

in Resistance Reimagined: Black Women's Critical Thought as Survival

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780813056586
eISBN:
9780813053431
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813056586.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

“‘They Won’t Believe What I Say’: Theorizing Freedom as an Economy of Violence” analyzes Harriet Wilson’s Our Nig (1859) in which Wilson exposes the coerciveness of imbricated discourses of ... More


God’s in the Business of Giving Mulligans: Sentimentality and Therapeutic Culture

Todd M. Brenneman

in Homespun Gospel: The Triumph of Sentimentality in Contemporary American Evangelicalism

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199988983
eISBN:
9780199370009
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199988983.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter investigates the rise of evangelical therapeutic culture in the twentieth century. Through the examination of Max Lucado, Rick Warren, and Joel Osteen as case studies, it becomes ... More


You Are Special: The Anti-Intellectualism of Sentimental Evangelicalism

Todd M. Brenneman

in Homespun Gospel: The Triumph of Sentimentality in Contemporary American Evangelicalism

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199988983
eISBN:
9780199370009
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199988983.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Because evangelicals have relied so heavily on Scottish Common Sense philosophy for understanding the world and encouraging people to moral action, contemporary evangelicals have encountered ... More


“New York Times Best-Selling Author”: Christian Media and the Marketing of Sentiment

Todd M. Brenneman

in Homespun Gospel: The Triumph of Sentimentality in Contemporary American Evangelicalism

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199988983
eISBN:
9780199370009
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199988983.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Marketing has been a part of evangelicalism from the beginning of the movement. Much of contemporary evangelical popular culture, though, is about the creation of brands that have staying power in ... More


America Looks Up: Sentimentality, Politics, and American Evangelicalism

Todd M. Brenneman

in Homespun Gospel: The Triumph of Sentimentality in Contemporary American Evangelicalism

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199988983
eISBN:
9780199370009
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199988983.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

With the rise of a contemporary evangelical presence in politics, evangelicals have turned to emotion to shape that presence. Sentimentality, particularly, has provided the authority to be involved ... More


Conclusion: Cure for the Common Historiography: The Future of Evangelicalism and Evangelical Studies

Todd M. Brenneman

in Homespun Gospel: The Triumph of Sentimentality in Contemporary American Evangelicalism

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199988983
eISBN:
9780199370009
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199988983.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

By comparing evangelical sentimentality to “An Evangelical Manifesto,” it becomes apparent that there are tensions in evangelicalism over the shape and direction of the movement. The evangelicals of ... More


Introduction

Todd M. Brenneman

in Homespun Gospel: The Triumph of Sentimentality in Contemporary American Evangelicalism

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199988983
eISBN:
9780199370009
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199988983.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Scholars of evangelicalism have largely overlooked the persistence of sentimentality in contemporary evangelicalism, instead focusing on evangelical beliefs. This approach overlooks the power of ... More


Typing Feeling: Sympathy, Sensibility, and Sentimentality

Lorri G. Nandrea

in Misfit Forms: Paths Not Taken by the British Novel

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780823263431
eISBN:
9780823266623
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823263431.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

This chapter traces distinctions between three dynamics of feeling found in eighteenth-century literature and culture. “Sentimentality” emphasizes sameness and accord between parties. It can be ... More


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