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Faith and the Presidency: From George Washington to George W. Bush

Gary Scott Smith

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2007
ISBN:
9780195300604
eISBN:
9780199785285
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195300604.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This book examines the religious beliefs, commitments, affiliation, and practices (church attendance, prayer, Bible reading, and personal morality) of eleven presidents, discusses the influences upon ... More


 The Pastor as Teacher

Amy Nelson Burnett

in Teaching the Reformation: Ministers and Their Message in Basel, 1529-1629

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2006
ISBN:
9780195305760
eISBN:
9780199784912
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195305760.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

Preaching and catechization were the primary responsibilities of Basel’s Reformed pastors. Rural pastors preached twice weekly; by the end of the 16th century, church attendance on Sundays was ... More


 Dwight David Eisenhower, Dynamic Conservatism, and the Religious Revival of the 1950s

Gary Scott Smith

in Faith and the Presidency: From George Washington to George W. Bush

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2007
ISBN:
9780195300604
eISBN:
9780199785285
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195300604.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Dwight D. Eisenhower’s personal behavior, the mood of the 1950s, and shrewd publicity combined to make his administration seem more religious than those of most other presidents. Although the general ... More


Pluralism's Puzzles, 1976–2000

Keith Robbins

in England, Ireland, Scotland, Wales: The Christian Church 1900-2000

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780198263715
eISBN:
9780191714283
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198263715.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity, Church History

This chapter considers the changed circumstances in which the churches operated. It notes a multi-faith environment in both Britain and Ireland: Islam, Sikhism, and Hinduism in particular. ... More


 Ronald Reagan: Making America God's Shining City on a Hill

Gary Scott Smith

in Faith and the Presidency: From George Washington to George W. Bush

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2007
ISBN:
9780195300604
eISBN:
9780199785285
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195300604.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Ronald Reagan’s religious convictions were crucial to his understanding of the world and performance as president, but few scholars have provided substantive analysis of his faith and its impact on ... More


 Why Do They Come?

Korie L. Edwards

in The Elusive Dream: The Power of Race in Interracial Churches

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780195314243
eISBN:
9780199871810
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195314243.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter addresses why people attend an interracial church by exploring their past interracial and religious experiences as well as those qualities and practices they appreciate most about ... More


Conclusion

Robert D. Putnam

in Democracies in Flux: The Evolution of Social Capital in Contemporary Society

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
April 2004
ISBN:
9780195150896
eISBN:
9780199834938
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195150899.003.0011
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This chapter begins with a synthesis on the papers presented in this volume. It highlights commonalities between countries and the differences in theoretical perspectives. It then discusses trends in ... More


Asunetus: Why All the Fuss?

CHRISTOPHER HAIGH

in The Plain Man's Pathways to Heaven: Kinds of Christianity in Post-Reformation England, 1570–1640

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199216505
eISBN:
9780191711947
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199216505.003.0005
Subject:
History, Social History, History of Ideas

This chapter focuses on the practice of religion. The law regulated churchgoing, and ministers and churchwardens were horrified that people might do as they pleased. But casual absence from services ... More


The Responses of British Evangelicals to the Religious and Secular Problems of the Inner City c.1810–60

Ian J. Shaw

in High Calvinists in Action: Calvinism and the City - Manchester and London, c. 1810-1860

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199250776
eISBN:
9780191600739
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199250774.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

The development of major urban areas in the early nineteenth century created significant challenges for early nineteenth‐century churches, including those in the evangelical tradition. The influence ... More


The Church Orders: An Introduction

Joseph Herl

in Worship Wars in Early Lutheranism Choir, Congregation and Three Centuries of Conflict

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195365849
eISBN:
9780199864263
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195365849.003.0003
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Lutheran agendas and church orders—documents containing regulations concerning church life, doctrine, and the liturgy—present a complex tapestry of liturgical life among early Lutherans. It included ... More


The Manchester Context c.1810–60

Ian J. Shaw

in High Calvinists in Action: Calvinism and the City - Manchester and London, c. 1810-1860

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199250776
eISBN:
9780191600739
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199250774.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

Manchester was the ‘shock city’ of the early nineteenth century, experiencing rapid industrial and urban growth. Living conditions for many were characterized by poor housing and poverty. National ... More


The Transformation of Imperial Churchgoing in the Fourth Century

Neil McLynn

in Approaching Late Antiquity: The Transformation from Early to Late Empire

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199297375
eISBN:
9780191708978
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199297375.003.0010
Subject:
Classical Studies, World History: BCE to 500CE

Historians of late antique government have at last become accustomed to taking imperial ceremonies seriously. ‘The increase in the frequency and elaboration of public ceremonial’ during the period is ... More


The Second World War and After

MATTHEW GRIMLEY

in Citizenship, Community, and the Church of England: Liberal Anglican Theories of the State Between the Wars

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199270897
eISBN:
9780191709494
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199270897.003.0007
Subject:
History, Social History

This chapter traces what happened to Liberal Anglican political ideas during and after the Second World War. Christian ideas of community enjoyed an Indian summer during the Second World War. This ... More


American Religion: Contemporary Trends

Mark Chaves

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691146850
eISBN:
9781400839957
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691146850.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Most Americans say they believe in God, and more than a third say they attend religious services every week. Yet studies show that people do not really go to church as often as they claim, and it is ... More


Social Divisions and Political Choices in Germany, 1980–2006

Martin Elff

in Political Choice Matters: Explaining the Strength of Class and Religious Cleavages in Cross-National Perspective

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199663996
eISBN:
9780191745140
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199663996.003.0011
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This chapter looks at the development of the relation between social divisions and party preferences and provides some background information about the political development in Germany and the impact ... More


The Great Divide

Marta Trzebiatowska and Steve Bruce

in Why are Women more Religious than Men?

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199608102
eISBN:
9780191744730
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199608102.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society, Religious Studies

This chapter illustrates the female preponderance in the ranks of the godly in modern industrial democracies. It analyses church attendance and church membership figures and data from large-scale ... More


The reign of Elizabeth I and the battle over the Lord's Day

Alistair Dougall

in The Devil's Book: Charles I, The Book of Sports and Puritanism in Tudor and Early Stuart England

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780859898560
eISBN:
9781781385067
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780859898560.003.0004
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This chapter examines changing attitudes to Sunday observance during the reign of Elizabeth I and shows how, although the church hierarchy continued to tolerate Sunday recreations, during the 1580s ... More


Lived Religion: Faith and Practice in Everyday Life

Meredith B. McGuire

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195172621
eISBN:
9780199851942
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195172621.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

What are we to make of the Latina schoolteacher who considers herself a good Catholic, rarely attends Mass, but meditates daily at her home altar (where she mixes images of the Virgin of Guadalupe ... More


In Polls We Trust?

Robert Wuthnow

in Inventing American Religion: Polls, Surveys, and the Tenuous Quest for a Nation's Faith

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780190258900
eISBN:
9780190258931
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190258900.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter addresses the controversy that surfaced in the 1990s about rates of church attendance as one example of declining accuracy in polling. No topic had been included in polls as often as ... More


James I's ‘dancing book ‘and the politicisation of ‘Saint Sabbath’

Alistair Dougall

in The Devil's Book: Charles I, The Book of Sports and Puritanism in Tudor and Early Stuart England

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780859898560
eISBN:
9781781385067
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780859898560.003.0005
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This chapter looks at the importance of puritan sabbatarianism in terms of the cultural divisions within Jacobean England. It analyses the reasons behind James I's decision to enter the debate by ... More


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