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How Congregation-Based Community Organizing Works

in Cultural Dilemmas of Progressive Politics: Styles of Engagement among Grassroots Activists

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226318172
eISBN:
9780226318196
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226318196.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter analyzes how a congregation-based community organization, Milwaukee Innercity Congregations Allied for Hope (MICAH), developed and how it works. It then briefly examines faith-based ... More


The Malebranchian Moment in France and the Cultural Origins of Analytical Mechanics

J.B. Shank

in Before Voltaire: The French Origins of "Newtonian" Mechanics, 1680-1715

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780226509297
eISBN:
9780226509327
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226509327.003.0006
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter argues for the singular role of Nicolas Malebranche over and above that of Leibniz and Newton in generating analytical mechanics in France in the decades around 1700. It argues first for ... More


Religion and the Politics of Sexuality

Stephen Ellingson, Martha Van Haitsma, Edward O. Laumann, and Nelson Tebbe (eds)

in The Sexual Organization of the City

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226470313
eISBN:
9780226470337
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226470337.003.0011
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

This chapter explains how congregations' leaders devise policies and practices to address the sexuality issues facing members and how they attempt to channel sexual identities, sexual behaviors, and ... More


Evangelical Megachurches and the Christianization of Civil Society: An Ethnographic Case Study

Omri Elisha

in Politics and Partnerships: The Role of Voluntary Associations in America's Political Past and Present

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226109961
eISBN:
9780226109985
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226109985.003.0010
Subject:
Sociology, Comparative and Historical Sociology

With the increasing privatization and deregulation of welfare, religious congregations with sufficient wealth to support ambitious civic and philanthropic enterprises are poised to exert considerable ... More


The Megachurch and the Mainline: Remaking Religious Tradition in the Twenty-first Century

Stephen Ellingson

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226204895
eISBN:
9780226204925
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226204925.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Religious traditions provide the stories and rituals that define the core values of church members. Yet modern life in America can make those customs seem undesirable, even impractical. As a result, ... More


The Restructuring of American Religious Traditions

in The Megachurch and the Mainline: Remaking Religious Tradition in the Twenty-first Century

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226204895
eISBN:
9780226204925
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226204925.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Ordinations and installations of pastors are extraordinary rituals in the life of a congregation. They are moments when the foundational beliefs, distinctive theological worldviews, and the most ... More


The Trouble with Tradition

in The Megachurch and the Mainline: Remaking Religious Tradition in the Twenty-first Century

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226204895
eISBN:
9780226204925
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226204925.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

According to John Lincoln, the senior pastor of Faith Lutheran Church, his congregation has been struggling to preserve the essentials of the Lutheran tradition while searching for a language, style ... More


Constructing the Catalysts of Change

in The Megachurch and the Mainline: Remaking Religious Tradition in the Twenty-first Century

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226204895
eISBN:
9780226204925
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226204925.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

“We have to change or die.” That phrase, or some variation of it, served as a mantra in seven of the nine congregations documented by this book. It is puzzling that both growing and struggling ... More


Reframing the Tradition

in The Megachurch and the Mainline: Remaking Religious Tradition in the Twenty-first Century

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226204895
eISBN:
9780226204925
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226204925.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

One of the strategies of change used at one of the congregations documented in this book is tied to the Lutheran Church's religious tradition and is akin to the so-called retraditioning—a way of ... More


In the Image of Evangelicalism

in The Megachurch and the Mainline: Remaking Religious Tradition in the Twenty-first Century

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226204895
eISBN:
9780226204925
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226204925.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter focuses on a new type of Lutheranism, a hybrid of sorts. It was heavily influenced by American evangelicalism and the therapeutic and pragmatic culture of American society. It retained ... More


Conflict, Compromise, and Consensus

in The Megachurch and the Mainline: Remaking Religious Tradition in the Twenty-first Century

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226204895
eISBN:
9780226204925
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226204925.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Existing work on religious change suggests that the degree to which attempts to change a congregation's tradition will be successful depends on how the changes fit or articulate with the external ... More


Tradition and Change in the American Religious Landscape

in The Megachurch and the Mainline: Remaking Religious Tradition in the Twenty-first Century

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226204895
eISBN:
9780226204925
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226204925.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Scholarly and popular accounts of the restructuring of American religion suggest that the culture of religious choice, seeker spirituality, and the move away from denominationalism have weakened the ... More


Expurgated

María M. Portuondo

in The Spanish Disquiet: The Biblical Natural Philosophy of Benito Arias Montano

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780226592268
eISBN:
9780226609096
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226609096.003.0013
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter traces the reception of the magnum opus through its run-in with religious censors in Rome. The first censorships by the Roman Index of Prohibited Books took place during the preparation ... More


The Religious and Political Perspective of Community Organizing

in Cultural Dilemmas of Progressive Politics: Styles of Engagement among Grassroots Activists

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226318172
eISBN:
9780226318196
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226318196.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

The ideas that underlie and inform faith-based community organizing are a creative, although sometimes uneasy, melding of concepts from various Christian social action traditions and the philosophy ... More


Stories and Practices of Community Organizing

in Cultural Dilemmas of Progressive Politics: Styles of Engagement among Grassroots Activists

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226318172
eISBN:
9780226318196
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226318196.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

In addition to articulating a religio-political language, faith-based community organizing has created other distinctive cultural forms. This chapter describes some of these, especially the stories ... More


The Holistic Church

Mark Wild

in Renewal: Liberal Protestants and the American City after World War II

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780226605234
eISBN:
9780226605371
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226605371.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

The renewal movement wanted to create holistic ministries adapted to urban environments, but struggled to find models that unified communities without marginalizing or restricting the identities of ... More


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