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Evangelizing the South: A Social History of Church and State in Early America

Monica Najar

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780195309003
eISBN:
9780199867561
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195309003.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Although many refer to the American South as the “Bible Belt”, the region was not always characterized by a powerful religious culture. In the 17th century and early 18th century, religion was ... More


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


Godly Ambition: John Stott and the Evangelical Movement

Alister Chapman

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199773978
eISBN:
9780199919024
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199773978.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

John Stott was one of the most influential leaders of the evangelical movement during the second half of the twentieth century. Called the pope of evangelicalism by many, he did as much as anyone to ... More


The Shaping of Ulster Presbyterian Belief and Practice, 1770-1840

Andrew R. Holmes

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2007
ISBN:
9780199288656
eISBN:
9780191710759
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199288656.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Church History

Until now, scholars of Ulster Presbyterianism have focused upon internal theological debates, institutions, and the political implications of Presbyterian theology as a way to explain the origins of ... More


Death

Andrew R. Holmes

in The Shaping of Ulster Presbyterian Belief and Practice, 1770-1840

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2007
ISBN:
9780199288656
eISBN:
9780191710759
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199288656.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Church History

This chapter examines two areas of practice to illustrate how Ulster Presbyterians perceived both life and death. Section one deals with wakes, their social character, the various popular beliefs ... More


Family Worship, Prayer Meetings, and Lay Involvement in Church Life

Andrew R. Holmes

in The Shaping of Ulster Presbyterian Belief and Practice, 1770-1840

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2007
ISBN:
9780199288656
eISBN:
9780191710759
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199288656.003.0012
Subject:
Religion, Church History

This chapter describes the opportunities for fellowship and spiritual development that existed alongside public worship by assessing family worship and the development of prayer and fellowship ... More


Preaching

Andrew R. Holmes

in The Shaping of Ulster Presbyterian Belief and Practice, 1770-1840

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2007
ISBN:
9780199288656
eISBN:
9780191710759
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199288656.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Church History

This chapter examines the various traditions and changes within Ulster Presbyterian preaching. The first section provides an overview of Old Light and Seceder preaching, drawing attention to the ... More


Crisis of Faith

Timothy Larsen

in Crisis of Doubt: Honest Faith in Nineteenth-Century England

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2007
ISBN:
9780199287871
eISBN:
9780191713422
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199287871.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Theology

This chapter documents the way that the theme of Victorian crisis of faith has become vastly overblown in general histories of the period, textbooks, literary studies, and intellectual history. It ... More


 Religion and Civic Life for Korean Americans

Elaine Howard Ecklund

in Korean American Evangelicals: New Models for Civic Life

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2007
ISBN:
9780195305494
eISBN:
9780199785155
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195305494.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter creates a lens for readers to view the broader issues connecting religious participation and civic life for immigrants and their children. It explains that Korean Americans, as a growing ... More


 Sexual Experience

Mark D. Regnerus

in Forbidden Fruit: Sex and Religion in the Lives of American Teenagers

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2007
ISBN:
9780195320947
eISBN:
9780199785452
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195320947.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter focuses on actual sexual behavior: teenagers' experience of “first sex”, their patterns of heterosexual behavior after losing their virginity, and some adolescents' regrets about sexual ... More


 The Racial Reconciliation Movement

Kathleen Garces-Foley

in Crossing the Ethnic Divide: The Multiethnic Church on a Mission

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2007
ISBN:
9780195311082
eISBN:
9780199785322
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195311082.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter examines the theological foundations of the racial reconciliation movement, which has played an important role in Evergreen's development. After discussing the biblical basis of racial ... More


 The Multiethnic Church in Society

Kathleen Garces-Foley

in Crossing the Ethnic Divide: The Multiethnic Church on a Mission

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2007
ISBN:
9780195311082
eISBN:
9780199785322
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195311082.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter speculates on the future development of multiethnic churches by looking at the factors that propelled Evergreen Baptist Church to its new identity. It is argued that the new Evergreen ... More


 Religion, Twice Removed: Exploring the Role of Media in Religious Understandings among “Secular” Young People

Lynn Schofield Clark

in Everyday Religion: Observing Modern Religious Lives

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2007
ISBN:
9780195305418
eISBN:
9780199785094
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195305418.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Popular entertainment media are implicit (and sometimes explicit) means by which a culture describes itself, including the images and ideas, stories, and fantasies that draw from and supply its ... More


Evangelical Christianity and Democracy in Africa

Terence O. Ranger (ed.)

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195174779
eISBN:
9780199871858
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195174779.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

In recent decades, Christianity has acquired millions of new adherents in Africa, the region with the world's fastest expanding population. What role has this development of evangelical Christianity ... 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


To Change the World: The Irony, Tragedy, and Possibility of Christianity Today

James Davison Hunter

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199730803
eISBN:
9780199777082
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199730803.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

The call to make the world a better place is inherent in the Christian belief and practice. But why have efforts to change the world by Christians so often failed or gone tragically awry? And how ... More


 Evangelical Attitudes toward Democracy in Kenya

Terence O. Ranger and John Karanja

in Evangelical Christianity and Democracy in Africa

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195174779
eISBN:
9780199871858
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195174779.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

This chapter examines the sociotheological character of the main evangelical institutions in Kenya and how that character affects their political orientation. It also explores their participation in ... More


 President Frederick Chiluba and Zambia: Evangelicals and Democracy in a “Christian Nation”

Terence O. Ranger and Isabel Apawo Phiri

in Evangelical Christianity and Democracy in Africa

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195174779
eISBN:
9780199871858
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195174779.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

Christians in general and evangelicals in particular have come to dominate Zambian politics. There are three reasons for this. First, Chiluba's regime fell far short of the expectations of those — ... More


 Foundations for Democracy in Zimbabwean Evangelical Christianity

Terence O. Ranger and Isabel Mukonyora

in Evangelical Christianity and Democracy in Africa

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195174779
eISBN:
9780199871858
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195174779.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

This chapter examines the broad range of ideas and groups associated with evangelical faith and how they shape attitudes to politics and promote active participation in the quest for democracy in ... More


 Evangelicals and Democracy in Mozambique

Terence O. Ranger and Teresa Cruz e Silva

in Evangelical Christianity and Democracy in Africa

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195174779
eISBN:
9780199871858
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195174779.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

This chapter examines the dynamics of religious and political interaction in the context of rapid social and political change, focusing particularly on evangelical Christianity. It does this by ... More


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