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The Liberation of Missionary Evangelicalism

Amanda Porterfield

in The Transformation of American Religion: The Story of a Late-Twentieth-Century Awakening

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195131376
eISBN:
9780199834570
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195131371.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

American enthusiasm for individual religious experience has often resulted in missionary outreach and social reform. Focusing on the Reformed Protestant tradition that helped shape American culture, ... More


Terminology, Myth, and Tribes

William M. Shea

in The Lion and the Lamb: Evangelicals and Catholics in America

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780195139860
eISBN:
9780199835232
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195139860.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter begins with an explanation of the enmity between American evangelical Protestants and Roman Catholics, which can be traced back to colonial period. It then discusses scholarly literature ... More


Reinhold Niebuhr and Protestant Liberalism

David A. Hollinger

in After Cloven Tongues of Fire: Protestant Liberalism in Modern American History

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691158426
eISBN:
9781400845996
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691158426.003.0011
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This epilogue offers a historical perspective on the career of Reinhold Niebuhr, the most acclaimed intellectual within a distinctive American Protestant generation: the generation that brought the ... More


 Fanny Crosby and Protestant Hymnody

Edith L. Blumhofer

in Music in American Religious Experience

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195173048
eISBN:
9780199872091
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195173048.003.0013
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

Fanny Crosby (1820-1915) was the most prolific author of texts for hymns throughout American history. This chapter surveys the vast range of her contributions to American hymnody, and interprets the ... More


¡Ya Basta! Latino/a Protestant Activism in the Chicano/a and Farm Workers Movements

Paul Barton

in Latino Religions and Civic Activism in the United States

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195162271
eISBN:
9780199850365
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195162271.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter examines the responses of los Protestantes in the US Southwest to the Chicano/a and farm worker movements, illuminating their role in the public arena during the last thirty-five years. ... More


Rivalries Redoubled: Americans in the Levant

Jennifer M. Dueck

in The Claims of Culture at Empire's End: Syria and Lebanon under French Rule

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197264478
eISBN:
9780191734779
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264478.003.0009
Subject:
History, Middle East History

This chapter considers American involvement during the war years. Unlike Britain, the USA had a sizeable social and cultural network in Syria and Lebanon, owing mainly to the work of American ... More


Prologue: The Pope of Presbyterianism

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/9780199740420.003.0000
Subject:
Religion, Church History

The Prologue argues for the importance of Charles Hodge in nineteenth-century American Protestantism through his publications (including forty years as the editor of the Biblical Repertory and ... More


Crusading for an American Protestant Commonwealth (1800–60)

Robert T. Handy

in A History of the Churches in the United States and Canada

Published in print:
1976
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198269106
eISBN:
9780191683572
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198269106.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Church History

In the years from 1800 to 1860, the population of North America increased from about 5 million to more than 31 million. The natural increase was supplemented by immigration, chiefly from the British ... More


The Religion of Conservative Christians: A Return to the Reformation?

in The Truth about Conservative Christians: What They Think and What They Believe

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226306629
eISBN:
9780226306759
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226306759.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter analyzes survey data to organize a sketch of Conservative Christianity as a religious system. It concludes that the Conservatives and Afro–American Protestants both embrace a systematic ... More


St. Francis of America: How a Thirteenth-Century Friar Became America's Most Popular Saint

Patricia Appelbaum

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781469623740
eISBN:
9781469624990
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469623740.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

How did a thirteenth-century Italian friar become one of the best-loved saints in America? Around the nation today, St. Francis of Assisi is embraced as the patron saint of animals, beneficently ... More


Aztlán and Arcadia: Religion, Ethnicity, and the Creation of Place

Roberto Ramón Lint Sagarena

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814740606
eISBN:
9781479854905
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814740606.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

In the wake of the Mexican–American War, competing narratives of religious conquest and re-conquest were employed by Anglo American and ethnic Mexican Californians to make sense of their place in ... More


The Immaculate Conception and the Elevation of the Feminine, 1855–1860s

Elizabeth Hayes Alvarez

in The Valiant Woman: The Virgin Mary in Nineteenth-Century American Culture

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781469627410
eISBN:
9781469627434
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469627410.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

This chapter focuses on the gender rhetoric that emerged in the Immaculate Conception debate. In articles, editorials, and pamphlets, American Protestants publicly stated their beliefs and fears ... More


The Last Puritans: Mainline Protestants and the Power of the Past

Margaret Bendroth

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781469624006
eISBN:
9781469624020
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469624006.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Church History

Congregationalists, the oldest group of American Protestants, are the heirs of New England's first founders. While they were key characters in the story of early American history, from Plymouth Rock ... 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


A Larger Vision: The Quest for Christian Unity

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/9780801453946.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter examines a failed campaign in the early twentieth century to reunite Protestantism and Catholicism into a single Christian church. Despite the small number of supporters for Christian ... More


The Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary: Conflict and Conversation, 1854–1855

Elizabeth Hayes Alvarez

in The Valiant Woman: The Virgin Mary in Nineteenth-Century American Culture

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781469627410
eISBN:
9781469627434
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469627410.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

This chapter treats the 1854 declaration of the Immaculate Conception of the Virgin Mary as Catholic dogma. The process leading up to and culminating in the declaration received detailed (and often ... More


Racial Insularity and Ethnic Faith: The Emerging Korean American Religious Elite

Jerry Z. Park

in Sustaining Faith Traditions: Race, Ethnicity, and Religion among the Latino and Asian American Second Generation

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814717356
eISBN:
9780814772898
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814717356.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter talks about how Korean American Protestant students at elite universities are more likely to maintain ethnic solidarity and group identity because of hybridized ethnoreligion. In the ... More


A Focus on Christian Experience: The Protestant Cursillos (Tres Dias, Walk to Emmaus, Via de Cristo) and the National Episcopal Cursillo

Kristy Nabhan-Warren

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

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9781469607153
eISBN:
9781469608037
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469607153.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

This chapter shows how mainline American Protestants had heard enough about the Catholic Cursillo weekend to be convinced that they had to experience the three days for themselves. What they were ... More


Charles Hodge: Guardian of American Orthodoxy

Paul C. Gutjahr

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199740420
eISBN:
9780199894703
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199740420.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Church History

One is reminded of just how fickle a mistress Fame can be when considering how the renown of certain historical figures only grows with time, while the reputations of countless others fade in the ... More


Conversion and “Community” in Amazonia

Robert W. Hefner

in Conversion to Christianity: Historical and Anthropological Perspectives on a Great Transformation

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520078352
eISBN:
9780520912564
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520078352.003.0006
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Religion

This chapter describes the new cosmology of comunidade, or “community,” in Amazonia. It also considers how the Culina Indians have responded to two different forms of missionization, one Catholic, ... More


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