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“Strange Providence”: Indigenist Calvinism in the Writings of Mohegan Minister Samson Occom (1723–1792)

Denise T. Askin

in John Calvin's American Legacy

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195390971
eISBN:
9780199777099
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195390971.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity, Church History

It is a well-known argument that Calvin’s influence, particularly in the New England tradition, is a foundational element of the national literary identity of the United States. A less well-traveled ... More


Crossing the Color Line: A Brief Historical Survey of Race Relations in American Evangelical Christianity

Joseph L. Thomas and Douglas A. Sweeney

in This Side of Heaven: Race, Ethnicity, and Christian Faith

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195310566
eISBN:
9780199851072
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195310566.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter offers an introductory and reflective history of American Evangelical Christianity as it wrestled with the issues of race and ethnicity. In particular, it examines the history of ... More


Boundless Faith: The Global Outreach of American Churches

Robert Wuthnow

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520259157
eISBN:
9780520943063
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520259157.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

This book looks systematically at American Christianity in relation to globalization. It shows that American Christianity is increasingly influenced by globalization and is, in turn, playing a larger ... More


Native Americans, Christianity, and the Reshaping of the American Religious Landscape

Joel W. Martin and Mark A. Nicholas (eds)

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807834060
eISBN:
9781469606316
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807899663_martin
Subject:
Society and Culture, Native American Studies

This book reconsiders the complex and often misunderstood history of Native peoples' engagement with Christianity and with Euro-American missionaries. Surveying mission encounters from contact ... More


Between the Pew and the Picket Line

Christopher D. Cantwell, Heath W. Carter, and Janine Giordano Drake

in The Pew and the Picket Line: Christianity and the American Working Class

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252039997
eISBN:
9780252098178
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252039997.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This introductory chapter gathers a number of local histories and suggests that although many Americans worshipped in churches and worked on shop floors, most lived in the space between the pew and ... More


Introduction: Bringing the Gospel Back to America…

Rebecca Y. Kim

in The Spirit Moves West: Korean Missionaries in America

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
December 2014
ISBN:
9780199942107
eISBN:
9780190202743
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199942107.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter introduces the research question of the book: How and why did Koreans born in mid-twentieth-century Korea pursue missions in America, focus on evangelizing white Americans, and ... More


Christianity and the Cold War, 1964–1968

David E. Settje

in Faith and War: How Christians Debated the Cold and Vietnam Wars

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814741337
eISBN:
9780814708729
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814741337.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter examines how Christians addressed the Cold War in relation to their particular theological positions and historical legacies. A spectrum of beliefs about foreign policy had developed ... More


The Emergence of a New Mainline

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/9780814753309.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter argues that a new Mainline for the new millennium is needed and must consist of more representative denominations, in terms of size, worship style, and global membership. America may be ... More


The Challenges Ahead: Good for America, Good for the World?

Robert Wuthnow

in Boundless Faith: The Global Outreach of American Churches

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520259157
eISBN:
9780520943063
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520259157.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

The chapter identifies four social factors that have contributed to the increasing global engagement of American Christianity. One is the shrinkage of distances between the United States and other ... More


Introduction

Robert Wuthnow

in Boundless Faith: The Global Outreach of American Churches

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520259157
eISBN:
9780520943063
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520259157.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

This chapter illuminates the relatively neglected global aspect of American Christianity and broadens the framework in which one customarily thinks about the successes, failures, and variations among ... More


Introduction: Indian American Christianity in Motion

Prema A. Kurien

in Ethnic Church Meets Megachurch: Indian American Christianity in Motion

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781479804757
eISBN:
9781479845477
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479804757.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter discusses the differences in the models of Christianity embraced by first- and second-generation Indian Americans, and the influence of American evangelicalism and megachurches on the ... More


Christian Responses to Vietnam, 1964–1968

David E. Settje

in Faith and War: How Christians Debated the Cold and Vietnam Wars

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814741337
eISBN:
9780814708729
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814741337.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter studies the diverse American Christian responses to the Vietnam War. Conservative Christians maintained a traditional Cold War fear of all things communist and therefore supported the ... More


Strangers and Friends at the Welcome Table: Contemporary Christianities in the American South

James Hudnut-Beumler

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781469640372
eISBN:
9781469640389
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469640372.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Religion

In this fresh and fascinating chronicle of Christianity in the contemporary South, historian and minister James Hudnut-Beumler draws on extensive interviews and his own personal journeys throughout ... More


All God’s House hold

Michael G. Thompson

in For God and Globe: Christian Internationalism in the United States between the Great War and the Cold War

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801452727
eISBN:
9781501701801
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801452727.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter argues for interwar ecumenism's place in the history of international thought and interwar internationalism, rather than simply in the ecclesial prehistory to the World Council of ... More


Introduction

Kerry Pimblott

in Faith in Black Power: Religion, Race, and Resistance in Cairo, Illinois

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780813168821
eISBN:
9780813169019
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813168821.003.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

This introduction provides an outline of the book by discussing topics such as Black power and the Black church. Black freedom struggles in the borderland and the Black Power Movement in Cairo, ... More


Converted, Called, Commissioned: A Phalanx of Institution Builders

Priscilla Pope-Levison

in Building the Old Time Religion: Women Evangelists in the Progressive Era

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814723845
eISBN:
9780814744420
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814723845.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This introductory chapter provides an overview of the book's main themes. This book focuses on the next generation of women evangelists who shifted their tack from itinerancy to institution building. ... More


Faith and War: How Christians Debated the Cold and Vietnam Wars

David E. Settje

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814741337
eISBN:
9780814708729
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814741337.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Throughout American history, Christianity has shaped public opinion, guided leaders in their decision making, and stood at the center of countless issues. To gain complete knowledge of an era, ... More


The Politics of 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/9780814753309.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter looks at how the changes involving a re-evaluation and reconfiguration of the Mainline came not from the pulpit but from the realm of politics. For all their talk about the separation of ... More


The End of Japanese Ethnic Churches?

Anne M. Blankenship

in Christianity, Social Justice, and the Japanese American Incarceration During World War II

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781469629209
eISBN:
9781469629223
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469629209.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

As Japanese Christians left the camps, white church leaders instructed them to join established churches and prevented them from re-forming their prewar ethnic congregations. This final chapter ... More


Introduction: Music Making Congregations: Contemporary Worship Music and Evangelical Modes of Congregating

Monique M. Ingalls

in Singing the Congregation: How Contemporary Worship Music Forms Evangelical Community

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
October 2018
ISBN:
9780190499631
eISBN:
9780190499679
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190499631.003.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American

The introduction sets out the book’s scope, argument, and goals; places the exploration in historical and cultural context; and frames the study in relationship to recent scholarship in ... More


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