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 The Camp Meeting and the Paradoxes of Evangelical Protestant Ritual

Ann Taves

in Teaching Ritual

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2007
ISBN:
9780195176452
eISBN:
9780199785308
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195176452.003.0011
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter addresses the problem of teaching ritual in relation to historically anti-ritualistic traditions that developed ritual forms of their own, specifically, Protestantism in America. The ... More


Charles Wesley

J. R. Watson (ed.)

in An Annotated Anthology of Hymns

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198269731
eISBN:
9780191600791
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198269730.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Literature

Contains 19 hymns from the great hymn writer of the Methodist movement, beginning with one of the enthusiastic hymns written at the time of his conversion, and continuing with his hymns for the Great ... More


Jonathan Edwards’s Life of Brainerd

John A. Grigg

in The Lives of David Brainerd: The Making of an American Evangelical Icon

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195372373
eISBN:
9780199870868
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195372373.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

Although Brainerd's published journals had proven to be popular reading, the publication of his private writings as The Life of David Brainerd by Jonathan Edwards provided a fresh burst of interest ... More


“Like a moving fire”

John Wigger

in American Saint Francis Asbury and the Methodists

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195387803
eISBN:
9780199866410
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195387803.003.0020
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

Francis Asbury’s mother, Elizabeth Asbury, died in January 1802, severing his last tie to England. The revival sweeping through American Methodism continued unabated, with an increase of more than ... More


IntroductionPost‐Protestant America

Amanda Porterfield

in The Transformation of American Religion: The Story of a Late-Twentieth-Century Awakening

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195131376
eISBN:
9780199834570
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195131371.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

Since the 1960s, many Americans embraced the personal and experiential aspect of religion, even as their allegiance to religious institutions and particular doctrines lessened. This enthusiasm for ... More


Conclusion: The Great Awakening of the Late Twentieth Century

Amanda Porterfield

in The Transformation of American Religion: The Story of a Late-Twentieth-Century Awakening

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195131376
eISBN:
9780199834570
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195131371.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

The changes that took place in American religious life during the late twentieth century were, in some important respects, unprecedented. As the U.S. became hospitable to virtually all the religions ... More


Hume's Lucretian Mission: Is It Self-Refuting?

Paul Russell

in The Riddle of Hume's Treatise: Skepticism, Naturalism, and Irreligion

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195110333
eISBN:
9780199872084
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195110333.003.0020
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

Whatever the merits of the irreligious interpretation of the Treatise, it may be argued that there remain significant puzzles and problems relating to the coherence of Hume's aim to discredit and ... More


Introduction: Guns in America

Abigail A. Kohn

in Shooters: Myths and Realities of America's Gun Cultures

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780195150513
eISBN:
9780199944095
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195150513.003.0010
Subject:
Sociology, Culture, Sport and Leisure

This introductory chapter explains the coverage of this book, which is about the myths and realities of gun culture in the U.S. This volume features interviews with three different types of shooters, ... More


The World of Gun Enthusiasm

Abigail A. Kohn

in Shooters: Myths and Realities of America's Gun Cultures

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780195150513
eISBN:
9780199944095
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195150513.003.0011
Subject:
Sociology, Culture, Sport and Leisure

This chapter describes the world of gun enthusiasm and shooting sports in the Northern California area. It describes a number of people who have made guns integral to their lives and discusses the ... More


Introduction

Catriona Pennell

in A Kingdom United: Popular Responses to the Outbreak of the First World War in Britain and Ireland

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199590582
eISBN:
9780191738777
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199590582.003.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Military History

The introduction outlines the methodology and evidence used in exploring the question of public opinion in a time before opinion polls. It also establishes the thematic, geographic, and chronological ... More


A Volunteer War

Catriona Pennell

in A Kingdom United: Popular Responses to the Outbreak of the First World War in Britain and Ireland

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199590582
eISBN:
9780191738777
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199590582.003.0006
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Military History

This chapter looks closely at the importance of volunteerism in the British experience of ‘entering’ war and, in particular, questions whether enlistment to the army was indicative of enthusiasm for ... More


Mania for Freedom: American Literatures of Enthusiasm from the Revolution to the Civil War

John Mac Kilgore

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781469629728
eISBN:
9781469629742
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469629728.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 18th Century and Early American Literature

“Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm,” wrote Ralph Waldo Emerson in 1841. While this statement may read like an innocuous truism today, the claim would have been controversial in the ... More


The Tory critique of Whig literature

Abigail Williams

in Poetry and the Creation of a Whig Literary Culture 1681-1714

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199255207
eISBN:
9780191719837
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199255207.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

This chapter argues that early Whig poetry cannot be understood without first exploring the relationship between political and aesthetic judgements in the early 18th century. The chapter begins with ... More


Conclusion

Ian Forrest

in The Detection of Heresy in Late Medieval England

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199286928
eISBN:
9780191713217
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199286928.003.0010
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History

The conclusion attempts to explain the incidence of lollardy and the fact of heresy reporting in the parish. The nature of the church and local society are discussed, and heresy is placed in the ... More


Introduction: Religion, or Secularization: Dialectical Method For the Literary Study of Secularisms

Jordana Rosenberg

in Critical Enthusiasm: Capital Accumulation and the Transformation of Religious Passion

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199764266
eISBN:
9780199895359
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199764266.003.0000
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Literature, Religion and Society

The Introduction disputes the idea of modern history as a progressive disenchantment of spiritual meaning from the world, and it does so in the context of the Humanities’ recent reassessment of the ... More


Influences of Enlightenment and Romanticism, 1800–1820s

Vejas Gabriel Liulevicius

in The German Myth of the East: 1800 to the Present

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199546312
eISBN:
9780191720338
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199546312.003.0003
Subject:
History, European Modern History, Political History

This chapter reveals the multivalent potential of Enlightenment ideas and Romantic orientations in German thinking about Eastern Europe in the early 19th century. The profoundly important message of ... More


‘Every Honest Man is a Prophet’: Popular Enthusiasm and Radical Millenarianism

Jon Mee

in Dangerous Enthusiasm: William Blake and the Culture of Radicalism in the 1790s

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198183297
eISBN:
9780191674013
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198183297.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism, 18th-century Literature

This chapter examines William Blake's relationship with the popular culture of religious enthusiasm and the distinctive voice that culture had in the Revolution controversy. For Blake and Richard ... More


Retrospect, 1849–1989

Donald Read

in The Power of News: The History of Reuters

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198207689
eISBN:
9780191677779
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198207689.003.0017
Subject:
History, Cultural History, British and Irish Modern History

By the late 1980s Reuters was very different from the often hard-pressed news agency of earlier times. It had embraced computer technology with great enthusiasm and with great reward. Reuters had ... More


Revolution: Reagan and Texas in 1980

Sean P. Cunningham

in Cowboy Conservatism: Texas and the Rise of the Modern Right

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813125763
eISBN:
9780813135441
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813125763.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

The 1980s election of Ronald Reagan highlighted by his overwhelming win in Texas was a culmination of more than two decades of political change, hastened by a host of economic, social, and ... More


A History of French Passions: Volume 1: Ambition, Love, and Politics

Theodore Zeldin

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198221777
eISBN:
9780191678493
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198221777.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This is the first volume of a two-volume reinterpretation of France's achievement as a nation and of the individual experience of the French. This book tries to explain French idiosyncrasies, ... More


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