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A Mighty Fortress in Decline

Jason S. Lantzer

in Mainline Christianity: The Past and Future of America's Majority Faith

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814753309
eISBN:
9780814753323
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814753309.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter demonstrates how the facade of Mainline Protestantism eventually cracked beyond repair by the 1960s and 1970s, what outsiders called the “Mainline decline.” Post-World War II America was ... More


God’s Messenger Boy

Vaughn A. Booker

in Lift Every Voice and Swing: Black Musicians and Religious Culture in the Jazz Century

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781479892327
eISBN:
9781479801831
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479892327.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter provides an overview of Duke Ellington’s Sacred Concert tours in the United States and Western Europe to showcase the promise of ecumenical and interracial fellowship. These occasions ... More


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