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The New Theology

Molly Oshatz

in Slavery and Sin: The Fight against Slavery and the Rise of Liberal Protestantism

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199751686
eISBN:
9780199918799
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199751686.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

Beginning in the late 1870s, liberal Protestants including Washington Gladden, Lyman Abbott, Theodore Munger, Newman Smyth, and Charles Briggs endeavoured to construct a form of Christian orthodoxy ... More


 World War I and After: Godlessness and the Scopes Trial

Kevin M. Schultz

in Prophesies of Godlessness: Predictions of America's Iminent Secularization from the Puritans to Postmodernity

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780195342536
eISBN:
9780199867042
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195342536.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

In “Godlessness and the Scopes Trial,” Kevin M. Schultz examines the most famous battle over religion in the 1920s, and perhaps the most famous battle in the entirety of the twentieth century, the ... More


Lost, Then Found: Calvin in French Protestantism, 1830–1940

Andre Encrévé and Calvin Tams

in Calvin and His Influence, 1509–2009

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199751846
eISBN:
9780199914562
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199751846.003.0012
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

Over the course of the nineteenth century both interest in and knowledge about the life and writings of Calvin increased substantially among French Protestants, for whom he was a distant, little ... More


Digging Still Deeper for Firm Ground

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:
10.1093/0199250030.003.0015
Subject:
Religion, Theology

A fresh outburst of Liberal Protestantism represented by the work of Schubert Ogden in the middle of the twentieth century exposed afresh the captivity of Protestantism to epistemology. Reworking the ... More


After Cloven Tongues of Fire: Protestant Liberalism in Modern American History

David A. Hollinger

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691158426
eISBN:
9781400845996
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691158426.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

The role of liberalized, ecumenical Protestantism in American history has too often been obscured by the more flamboyant and orthodox versions of the faith that oppose evolution, embrace narrow ... More


The Dutch Enlightenment and the Distant Calvin

Ernestine van der Wall

in Calvin and His Influence, 1509–2009

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199751846
eISBN:
9780199914562
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199751846.003.0011
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

Calvin was practically absent from Dutch theology of the eighteenth century. Even those Reformed theologians who defended old orthodoxies tended to define their thought in relation to the Synod of ... More


The Structures of Catholicity: Sacramental and Hierarchical

Avery Dulles

in The Catholicity of the Church

Published in print:
1987
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198266952
eISBN:
9780191600555
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198266952.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Theology

‘Catholicism’ may be taken to mean the set of means whereby the catholicity of the Church is fostered and maintained. Although Luther and Calvin recognized the importance of canonical Scriptures, ... 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


Calvin and British Evangelicalism in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries

David Bebbington

in Calvin and His Influence, 1509–2009

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199751846
eISBN:
9780199914562
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199751846.003.0015
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

Although certain currents of modern British Evangelicalism owed a strong debt to the views on predestination and saving faith conventionally labelled “Calvinist,” the figure of Calvin himself was ... More


Enlarging the Faith Books and the Marketing of Liberal Religion in a Consumer Culture

Matthew S. Hedstrom

in The Rise of Liberal Religion: Book Culture and American Spirituality in the Twentieth Century

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780195374490
eISBN:
9780199979141
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195374490.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

The first major event in the modernization of religious publishing in the twentieth century was the Religious Book Week of the 1920s, an initiative spearheaded by Frederic Melcher and the National ... More


Theology Within the Limits of Experience Alone

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:
10.1093/0199250030.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Theology

Once the Church had privileged epistemology over its canonical heritage, its theologians were drawn inescapably into solving problems in the epistemology of theology and into developing fitting ... More


Cultural Capital

Elesha J. Coffman

in The Christian Century and the Rise of the Protestant Mainline

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199938599
eISBN:
9780199345885
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199938599.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Charles Clayton Morrison’s personality set the tone for the refounded Century, and his personal connections enabled the magazine’s survival. It makes sense, then, to begin this study of the Century ... More


Liberal Conservatives

Kristin Kobes Du Mez

in A New Gospel for Women: Katharine Bushnell and the Challenge of Christian Feminism

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780190205645
eISBN:
9780190205676
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190205645.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies, Religion and Society

Chapter 7 traces the initial favorable reception of Bushnell’s God’s Word to Women among biblical scholars, as well as its ultimate failure to accomplish the social and religious revolution that ... More


Incarnating American Civil Religion

Jonathan H. Ebel

in G.I. Messiahs: Soldiering, War, and American Civil Religion

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780300176704
eISBN:
9780300216356
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300176704.003.0002
Subject:
History, Social History

Using materials and events from the years immediately following the Great War, this chapter examines the religious dimensions of the relationship between the United States and its military in the ... More


Introduction

Sarah M. Griffith

in The Fight for Asian American Civil Rights: Liberal Protestant Activism, 1900-1950

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780252041686
eISBN:
9780252050350
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252041686.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Movements and Social Change

This chapter outlines the foundations that shaped the racial liberalism of American liberal Protestants from the late nineteenth century through World War II. Included is an overview of their ... More


Who They Were and Why They Wanted to Suppress Obscene Literature

P. C. Kemeny

in The New England Watch and Ward Society

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
December 2017
ISBN:
9780190844394
eISBN:
9780190844424
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190844394.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society, History of Christianity

After examining who supported the Society for the Suppression of Vice, this chapter explores why so many social leaders and prominent liberal ministers, usually recognized as leading social and ... More


Introduction

Amanda J. Baugh

in God and the Green Divide: Religious Environmentalism in Black and White

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780520291164
eISBN:
9780520965003
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520291164.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter advances the book’s central argument: the spread of religious environmentalism in the United States has relied not simply on the “ecological dimensions” of scriptures, theology, and ... More


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