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The New Mass Media: National Institutions

David Paul Nord

in Faith in Reading: Religious Publishing and the Birth of Mass Media in America

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
July 2005
ISBN:
9780195173116
eISBN:
9780199835683
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195173112.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter describes the growth of the great national, non-profit religious publishing societies during the second and third decades of the 19th century. It focuses on the American Bible Society, ... More


The New Mass Media: Systematic Distribution

David Paul Nord

in Faith in Reading: Religious Publishing and the Birth of Mass Media in America

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
July 2005
ISBN:
9780195173116
eISBN:
9780199835683
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195173112.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter discusses the business organization strategies of religious publishers. Although the American Bible Society, American Tract Society, and American Sunday School Union had developed the ... More


Epilogue: Fragmentation and Denomination

David Paul Nord

in Faith in Reading: Religious Publishing and the Birth of Mass Media in America

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
July 2005
ISBN:
9780195173116
eISBN:
9780199835683
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195173112.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This epilogue describes the transition of mainstream religious publishing from the millennial high of general supplies conducted by great ecumenical societies to the more steady, yet fragmented, ... More


Saved by a Testament: Books as Shields among Union and Confederate Soldiers

Ronald J. Zboray and Mary Saracino Zboray (eds)

in War Matters: Material Culture in the Civil War Era

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781469643205
eISBN:
9781469643229
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469643205.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

In both armies, soldiers and officers carried books with them during the war. Some of them carried pocket-size Bibles, and over a hundred times those books literally saved their lives by stopping ... More


Creating the American Bible Reader, 1777–1816

Seth Perry

in Bible Culture and Authority in the Early United States

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780691179131
eISBN:
9781400889402
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691179131.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter traces the evolution of early American bibles and bible readers during the period 1777–1816. More specifically, it explains how the imagined American bible reader, both subject to the ... More


The American Bible Society

John Fea

in The Bible Cause: A History of the American Bible Society

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2016
ISBN:
9780190253066
eISBN:
9780190253097
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190253066.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society, History of Christianity

This chapter chronicles the founding of the American Bible Society (ABS) in May 1816 in New York City. It traces the tensions with the Philadelphia Bible Society and the ABS over the establishment of ... More


The Coming Storm

Paul C. Gutjahr

in Charles Hodge: Guardian of American Orthodoxy

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199740420
eISBN:
9780199894703
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199740420.003.0026
Subject:
Religion, Church History

Chapter twenty-six centers on the growing conflict between Old and New School Presbyterians. These differences centered on theology, revivalism and the denomination’s relationship to voluntary ... More


Toward a Christian Nation

John Fea

in The Bible Cause: A History of the American Bible Society

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2016
ISBN:
9780190253066
eISBN:
9780190253097
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190253066.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society, History of Christianity

This chapter discusses the first five years of the American Bible Society (ABS). The ABS moved into its first headquarters on 72 Nassau Street in New York City and began publishing and distributing ... More


Introduction

John Fea

in The Bible Cause: A History of the American Bible Society

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2016
ISBN:
9780190253066
eISBN:
9780190253097
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190253066.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society, History of Christianity

The introduction lays out some of the key themes that will be covered in The Bible Cause: A History of the American Bible Society (ABS). Throughout its 200-year history the ABS has focused its ... More


Protestant Leaders and the War

John C. Pinheiro

in Missionaries of Republicanism: A Religious History of the Mexican-American War

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199948673
eISBN:
9780199380794
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199948673.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Like other Americans, evangelical Protestants sought to understand the causes, justice, and probable results of the war. The war and possible territorial expansion tested their commitment to ... More


Chinese Christians

Grant Hayter-Menzies

in The Empress and Mrs. Conger: The Uncommon Friendship of Two Women and Two Worlds

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789888083008
eISBN:
9789882207554
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888083008.003.0015
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter discusses Empress Dowager Cixi's disapproval of the growing missionary activity in China during the nineteenth century. She did not like the notion of foreigners coming to China to sway ... More


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