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Two American Churches: Partisanship without Politics

Lydia Bean

in The Politics of Evangelical Identity: Local Churches and Partisan Divides in the United States and Canada

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691161303
eISBN:
9781400852611
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691161303.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Sociology of Religion

This chapter illustrates how “political” talk was considered unspiritual and inappropriate in the American congregations of Northtown Baptist and Lifeway Assembly of God. But even though both ... More


A Congregation of Strangers: The Mobile Infrastructure

Shari Rabin

in Jews on the Frontier: Religion and Mobility in Nineteenth-Century America

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781479830473
eISBN:
9781479869855
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479830473.003.0006
Subject:
History, History of Religion

This chapter argues that American Jewish denominationalism developed not only to enshrine religious authority but to create cooperation, familiarity, and access among mobile American Jews who seemed ... More


‘We must have “Union in Israel’”

Sefton D. Temkin

in Creating American Reform Judaism: Life and Times of Isaac Mayer Wise

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781874774457
eISBN:
9781800340930
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781874774457.003.0039
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter examines Isaac Mayer Wise’s continued agitation for support for the Union of American Hebrew Congregations, and in particular for the educational institution which it was its task to ... More


Burning Faith: Church Arson in the American South

Christopher B. Strain

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813032399
eISBN:
9780813038919
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813032399.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

In the 1990s, churches across the south-eastern United States were targeted and set ablaze. These arsonists predominately targeted African American congregations and captured the attention of the ... More


Organizing American Jewry

Sefton D. Temkin

in Creating American Reform Judaism: Life and Times of Isaac Mayer Wise

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781874774457
eISBN:
9781800340930
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781874774457.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter depicts Isaac Mayer Wise’s efforts to organize the American Jewry. The task here was to go further than answering such questions on ritual as might arise in the three constituent ... More


Establishing the Union (1871–1873)

Sefton D. Temkin

in Creating American Reform Judaism: Life and Times of Isaac Mayer Wise

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781874774457
eISBN:
9781800340930
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781874774457.003.0037
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter describes Isaac Mayer Wise’s attempts at the establishment of a union. It was in 1871 — not long after the close of the Cincinnati Conference — that the first decision to join was made, ... More


An Overview: Catholics in the South and Desegregation, 1971–1992

Mark Newman

in Desegregating Dixie: The Catholic Church in the South and Desegregation, 1945-1992

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781496818867
eISBN:
9781496818904
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496818867.003.0010
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

The early 1970s saw growing disillusionment among southern African American Catholics with diocesan desegregation policies that had produced little desegregation, ignored blacks in the ... More


Another South

Colleen McDannell

in Picturing Faith: Photography and the Great Depression

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300104301
eISBN:
9780300130072
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300104301.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter tells the story of Irene and Jack Delano, who took at least nineteen photographs of an African-American congregation in Heard County, Georgia. The series began with a picture of four ... More


Years of Sorrow and Strife (1869–1874)

Sefton D. Temkin

in Creating American Reform Judaism: Life and Times of Isaac Mayer Wise

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781874774457
eISBN:
9781800340930
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781874774457.003.0034
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter considers Isaac Mayer Wise’s involvement in strife as violent and extended as any he had known. The focus of the strife was two sets of conferences called with differing objects by men ... More


Sunset

Sefton D. Temkin

in Creating American Reform Judaism: Life and Times of Isaac Mayer Wise

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781874774457
eISBN:
9781800340930
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781874774457.003.0048
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter discusses the closing years of Isaac Mayer Wise’s life, which were spent in a mood of satisfaction. The structure for American Jewry which he had laboured to build had not been completed ... More


Minhag America

Sefton D. Temkin

in Creating American Reform Judaism: Life and Times of Isaac Mayer Wise

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781874774457
eISBN:
9781800340930
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781874774457.003.0025
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter examines Isaac Mayer Wise’s Minhag America prayer-book. This book was used by many congregations in the United States until, nearly forty years after it first appeared, Wise withdrew it ... More


To Stem a Rising Tide: Interfaith Marriage and Religious Institutions

Samira K. Mehta

in Beyond Chrismukkah: The Christian-Jewish Interfaith Family in the United States

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781469636368
eISBN:
9781469636382
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469636368.003.0002
Subject:
History, History of Religion

Chapter one analyses institutional responses to interfaith marriage, looking closely at the responses of Reform Judaism, the American Catholic Church, and the Protestant mainline. It reveals that ... More


“Who I Am and Whose I Am”: Race and Religion

Andrea C. Abrams

in God and Blackness: Race, Gender, and Identity in a Middle Class Afrocentric Church

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814705230
eISBN:
9780814705254
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814705230.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter examines what the leaders of the First Afrikan Church taught the members about “who they were and whose they were,” with particular attention to the relationship between blackness and ... More


God Talks

Terry Lindvall and Andrew Quicke

in Celluloid Sermons: The Emergence of the Christian Film Industry, 1930-1986

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814753248
eISBN:
9780814765357
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814753248.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter talks about how moving pictures have become an evangelistic complement for many churches. For Protestant fundamentalists and conservatives, the films preach repentance and conversion. ... More


Situating the Self: Becoming Afrikan in America

Andrea C. Abrams

in God and Blackness: Race, Gender, and Identity in a Middle Class Afrocentric Church

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814705230
eISBN:
9780814705254
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814705230.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter focuses on how Afrocentrism is defined and integrated into understandings of self and enacted through bodily and linguistic behaviors by the members of the First Afrikan. It describes ... More


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