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Toward Explaining Ungenerous Giving

Christian Smith, Michael O. Emerson, and Patricia Snell

in Passing the Plate: Why American Christians Don't Give Away More Money

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195337112
eISBN:
9780199868414
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195337112.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter considers nine hypotheses potentially explaining the low levels of financial giving by American Christians. It argues that Most American Christians do not give generously for a ... More


The View from Pulpits and Pews

Patricia Snell

in Passing the Plate: Why American Christians Don't Give Away More Money

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195337112
eISBN:
9780199868414
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195337112.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter describes a survey of Christian pastors and church members about money and stewardship in order to understand the thoughts, feelings, experiences, and meanings of American Christians ... More


Giving to Change the World

Christian Smith, Michael O. Emerson, and Patricia Snell

in Passing the Plate: Why American Christians Don't Give Away More Money

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195337112
eISBN:
9780199868414
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195337112.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter focuses on how American Christians can make a difference through generous financial giving. It is estimated that if committed Christians in the United States gave ten percent of their ... More


Introduction: The Riddle of Stingy Christian Giving

Christian Smith, Michael O. Emerson, and Patricia Snell

in Passing the Plate: Why American Christians Don't Give Away More Money

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195337112
eISBN:
9780199868414
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195337112.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This introductory chapter begins with a brief discussion of the primary goal of this book, which is to better understand and explain American Christians' lack of generosity, from a sociological ... More


Conclusion

Christian Smith, Michael O. Emerson, and Patricia Snell

in Passing the Plate: Why American Christians Don't Give Away More Money

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195337112
eISBN:
9780199868414
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195337112.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This concluding chapter begins with a synthesis of the discussions in the previous chapters. It then offers a set of informed conjectures, based on the findings of the previous chapters, about ... More


A Mental Experiment in Raised Expectations

Christian Smith, Michael O. Emerson, and Patricia Snell

in Passing the Plate: Why American Christians Don't Give Away More Money

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195337112
eISBN:
9780199868414
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195337112.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter examines the results of a focused mental experiment wherein a nationally representative sample of American Christians was asked to ponder their response to the idea of their churches ... More


Old-Time Religion in a Free-Market Empire

Vincent D. Rougeau

in Christians in the American Empire: Faith and Citizenship in the New World Order

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195188097
eISBN:
9780199852109
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195188097.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Theology

This chapter argues that many American Christians, both Catholic and Protestant, appear unwilling to take a critical view of an economy and a political culture that not only promise easy prosperity ... More


Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, 1859-2009

Gregory Wills

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195377149
eISBN:
9780199869497
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195377149.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Church History

Southern Baptists have remained consistently conservative in a culture whose democratic drives have led the majority of American Christians to adapt their beliefs and practices to contemporary life's ... More


Inaugurating a “New Korea”: The March First Movement and the Korean Provisional Government

Richard S. Kim

in The Quest for Statehood: Korean Immigrant Nationalism and U.S. Sovereignty, 1905-1945

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780195369991
eISBN:
9780199918263
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195369991.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century, Asian History

This chapter narrates the systematic efforts of nationalist leaders in the diaspora to establish a national Korean state in the aftermath of the large-scale 1919 March First uprising. Japan’s brutal ... More


Introduction: Christian Imperialism and American Foreign Missions

Emily Conroy-Krutz

in Christian Imperialism: Converting the World in the Early American Republic

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801453533
eISBN:
9781501701047
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801453533.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This book examines the progress that Protestant missionaries had made around the world in the years before the U.S.–Mexican War. It discusses the efforts of American foreign missionaries to convert ... More


Original Sin and Everyday Protestants: The Theology of Reinhold Niebuhr, Billy Graham, and Paul Tillich in an Age of Anxiety

Andrew S. Finstuen

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780807833360
eISBN:
9781469604572
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807898536_finstuen
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

In the years following World War II, American Protestantism experienced tremendous growth, but conventional wisdom holds that midcentury Protestants practiced an optimistic, progressive, complacent, ... More


Beginnings: The History and Development of the Sister Church Model Among North American Christians

Janel Kragt Bakker

in Sister Churches: American Congregations and Their Partners Abroad

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199328208
eISBN:
9780199369331
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199328208.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter chronicles the history and development of the sister church model of mission in North America, exploring how this model reflects the religious landscape of North America as well as ... More


“Our Religion and Superstition Was All Mixed Up”: Conjure, Christianity, and African American Supernatural Traditions

Yvonne P. Chireau

in Black Magic: Religion and the African American Conjuring Tradition

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520209879
eISBN:
9780520940277
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520209879.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

This chapter considers the centrality of supernatural traditions of Conjure in the African American spirituality, presenting examples from various historical contexts. Conjure is a magical tradition ... More


Political and Theological Dissent, 1953–1967

Caitlin Carenen

in The Fervent Embrace: Liberal Protestants, Evangelicals, and Israel

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814741047
eISBN:
9780814708378
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814741047.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter recounts the challenges faced by the American Christian Palestine Committee (ACPC), including opposition from the American Council on Judaism and the American Friends of the Middle East, ... More


Knowing the Holy Land: Sunday School Lessons and the Six O’Clock News

Hillary Kaell

in Walking Where Jesus Walked: American Christians and Holy Land Pilgrimage

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814738368
eISBN:
9780814738252
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814738368.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Drawing on archival research, this chapter outlines multiple imagined Holy Lands in the Halbwachsian sense: the collective representations in Sunday school lessons, travel narratives, and news media ... More


Sexing the Pauline Body of Christ: Scriptural Sex in the Context of the American Christian Culture War

Diana M. Swancutt

in Toward a Theology of Eros: Transfiguring Passion at the Limits of Discipline

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823226351
eISBN:
9780823236718
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823226351.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Theology

American Christians have writ the modern ideological hegemony of the two-sex model (that humans naturally come in two genetic sexes) into the corpus of scripture, ... More


Drawing Together: The Cooperative Impulse in Liberal Religious Thought

David Mislin

in Saving Faith: Making Religious Pluralism an American Value at the Dawn of the Secular Age

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801453946
eISBN:
9781501701436
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801453946.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter explores how the liberal Protestants sought to unite in an effort to restore their influence. While some of these cooperative endeavors led to the establishment of institutions that ... More


Walking Where Jesus Walked: American Christians and Holy Land Pilgrimage

Hillary Kaell

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814738368
eISBN:
9780814738252
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814738368.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Since the 1950s, millions of American Christians have traveled to the Holy Land to visit places in Israel and the Palestinian territories associated with Jesus's life and death. Why do these pilgrims ... More


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

Jason S. Lantzer

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814753309
eISBN:
9780814753323
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814753309.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Since the Revolutionary War, Mainline Christianity has been comprised of the Seven Sisters of American Protestantism—the Congregational Church, the Episcopal Church, the Evangelical Lutheran Church, ... More


The Cursillo Movement in America: Catholics, Protestants, and Fourth-Day Spirituality

Kristy Nabhan-Warren

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9781469607153
eISBN:
9781469608037
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9781469607177_Nabhan-Warren
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

The internationally growing Cursillo movement, or “short course in Christianity,” founded in 1944 by Spanish Catholic lay practitioners, has become popular among American Catholics and Protestants ... More


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