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Introduction

in Evangelicals and American Foreign Policy

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199987634
eISBN:
9780199367818
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199987634.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

American Evangelicals have been involved in international affairs in two major ways: first, through direct global engagement as part of the missionary enterprise; and second, through public policy ... More


Introduction: Conceptualizing Emerging Evangelicalism

James S. Bielo

in Emerging Evangelicals: Faith, Modernity, and the Desire for Authenticity

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814789544
eISBN:
9780814723234
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814789544.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This book explores how some American Evangelicals are consuming and enacting knowledge produced as part of the Emerging Church movement. Drawing on ethnographic fieldwork, it shows that Emerging ... More


The Fervent Embrace: Liberal Protestants, Evangelicals, and Israel

Caitlin Carenen

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814741047
eISBN:
9780814708378
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814741047.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

When Israel declared its independence in 1948, Harry Truman issued a memo recognizing the Israeli government within eleven minutes. Today, the United States and Israel continue on as partners in an ... More


Emerging Evangelicals: Faith, Modernity, and the Desire for Authenticity

James S. Bielo

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814789544
eISBN:
9780814723234
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814789544.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

The Emerging Church movement developed in the mid-1990s among primarily white, urban, middle-class pastors and laity who were disenchanted with America's conservative Evangelical sub-culture. It is a ... More


Authority and Essence

Jeffrey Guhin

in Agents of God: Boundaries and Authority in Muslim and Christian Schools

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
December 2020
ISBN:
9780190244743
eISBN:
9780190244767
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190244743.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society, Religious Studies

The first chapter outlines the book’s central theoretical questions and contributions, emphasizing the importance of boundaries and authorities. These boundaries—politics, gender, sex, and the ... More


Israel at Thirty: Political Action, Messianic Expectations, and Literary Controversies (1977–1997)

Shalom Goldman

in Starstruck in the Promised Land: How the Arts Shaped American Passions about Israel

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781469652412
eISBN:
9781469652436
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469652412.003.0007
Subject:
History, Political History

This chapter traces the growing complexity of the American relationship to Israel: from American telethon fundraisers to concerted criticism to the rise of American Evangelical support for Israel. It ... More


Differently Differentiating Gender

Jeffrey Guhin

in Agents of God: Boundaries and Authority in Muslim and Christian Schools

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
December 2020
ISBN:
9780190244743
eISBN:
9780190244767
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190244743.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society, Religious Studies

Both the Christian and Muslim schools emphasize their boundary from the outside world through their performance of gender. For the Muslim schools, the difference was rooted in actual physical ... More


Prayer as External Authority

Jeffrey Guhin

in Agents of God: Boundaries and Authority in Muslim and Christian Schools

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
December 2020
ISBN:
9780190244743
eISBN:
9780190244767
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190244743.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society, Religious Studies

Prayer is experienced in these schools as an “external authority” that acts in people’s lives and works as an “agent” between individuals and God. Prayer’s authority is maintained and made to feel ... More


Scripture as External Authority

Jeffrey Guhin

in Agents of God: Boundaries and Authority in Muslim and Christian Schools

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
December 2020
ISBN:
9780190244743
eISBN:
9780190244767
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190244743.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society, Religious Studies

In these schools (and in many other communities) scripture is understood and experienced as an “external authority,” itself making claims and commanding action, even if that authority was understood ... More


Science as External Authority

Jeffrey Guhin

in Agents of God: Boundaries and Authority in Muslim and Christian Schools

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
December 2020
ISBN:
9780190244743
eISBN:
9780190244767
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190244743.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society, Religious Studies

All four schools denied the theory of evolution, distinguishing between neutral and praiseworthy “science” and atheist scientists who “preached” evolution. People in the schools liked science itself, ... More


It’s Dangerous Out There

Jeffrey Guhin

in Agents of God: Boundaries and Authority in Muslim and Christian Schools

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
December 2020
ISBN:
9780190244743
eISBN:
9780190244767
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190244743.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society, Religious Studies

The author lists the book’s key contributions. First, he shows how the distinction between “essential” and “accidental” helps to clarify our understanding of boundaries. He then builds upon practice ... More


Sex and the Internet

Jeffrey Guhin

in Agents of God: Boundaries and Authority in Muslim and Christian Schools

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
December 2020
ISBN:
9780190244743
eISBN:
9780190244767
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190244743.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society, Religious Studies

The Internet was widely understood as a good thing at these schools, yet it also had risks: pornography, unsupervised access to the opposite sex, and a tendency to coarsen discourse and interactions. ... More


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