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The Late Great Planet Earth and Evangelical Cultures of Letters in the 1970s and 1980s

Erin A. Smith

in What Would Jesus Read?: Popular Religious Books and Everyday Life in Twentieth-Century America

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9781469621326
eISBN:
9781469621340
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469621326.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

This chapter examines the field of religious publishing in the 1970s and early 1980s by focusing on Hal Lindsey and C. C. Carlson's The Late Great Planet Earth (1970), a layperson's guide to ... More


Reading the Bible in a Romantic Era

Beth Barton Schweiger

in The Bible in American Life

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
March 2017
ISBN:
9780190468910
eISBN:
9780190468958
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190468910.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society, Biblical Studies

This chapter considers how a growing taste for poetry changed how readers understood the Bible. Literary sensibilities in the nineteenth century are usually associated with a small coterie of ... More


The Gospel of Freedom & Power: Protestant Missionaries in American Culture after World War II

Sarah E. Ruble

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807835814
eISBN:
9781469601601
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807837429_ruble
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

In the decades after World War II, Protestant missionaries abroad were a topic of vigorous public debate. From religious periodicals and Sunday sermons to novels and anthropological monographs, ... More


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