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The Bible Cause in America

John Fea

in The Bible Cause: A History of the American Bible Society

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2016
ISBN:
9780190253066
eISBN:
9780190253097
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190253066.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society, History of Christianity

This chapter explores the history of the Bible Society movement in the United States and the role that Elias Boudinot played in trying to create a national Bible society. It begins with an ... More


The Bible is the Religion of Protestants

John Fea

in The Bible Cause: A History of the American Bible Society

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2016
ISBN:
9780190253066
eISBN:
9780190253097
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190253066.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society, History of Christianity

This chapter covers two dimensions in the history of the American Bible Society (ABS). First, it examines the ABS approach to the Bible and argues that the ABS took a distinctly Protestant approach ... More


The Business of Benevolence

John Fea

in The Bible Cause: A History of the American Bible Society

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2016
ISBN:
9780190253066
eISBN:
9780190253097
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190253066.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society, History of Christianity

This chapter situates the American Bible Society in the larger history of benevolent societies in early nineteenth-century America. In the year prior to the Civil War, American evangelicals made ... More


A Bible House Divided

John Fea

in The Bible Cause: A History of the American Bible Society

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2016
ISBN:
9780190253066
eISBN:
9780190253097
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190253066.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society, History of Christianity

This chapter explores the role that the American Bible Society (ABS) played in the American Civil War. It begins with the ABS position on slavery and its inability to distribute Bibles directly to ... More


God’s Word for a New Age

John Fea

in The Bible Cause: A History of the American Bible Society

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2016
ISBN:
9780190253066
eISBN:
9780190253097
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190253066.003.0022
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society, History of Christianity

This chapter focuses on the 1960s and early 1970s and the American Bible Society’s campaign “God’s Word for a New Age.” It concentrates on the way the ABS adjusted and adapted to science, technology, ... More


A Bible for Every American Family

John Fea

in The Bible Cause: A History of the American Bible Society

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2016
ISBN:
9780190253066
eISBN:
9780190253097
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190253066.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society, History of Christianity

This chapter traces the American Bible Society’s (ABS) first General Supply, an attempt to bring a copy of the Bible to every family in America between 1829 and 1832. This was an unprecedented effort ... More


The Bible Cause in an Age of Immigration and Expansion

John Fea

in The Bible Cause: A History of the American Bible Society

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2016
ISBN:
9780190253066
eISBN:
9780190253097
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190253066.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society, History of Christianity

This chapter explores the role of the American Bible Society (ABS) in distributing the Bible to Italian, Polish, Swedish, and other immigrants coming to American shores at the turn of the twentieth ... More


The Bible Cause in the Worst of Times

John Fea

in The Bible Cause: A History of the American Bible Society

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2016
ISBN:
9780190253066
eISBN:
9780190253097
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190253066.003.0026
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society, History of Christianity

This chapter explores the place of the Bible in the 1970s. It focuses on the way the American Bible Society (ABS) came up with innovative ways of distributing the Bible in this decade despite the ... More


Engaging the Age of Evangelicalism

John Fea

in The Bible Cause: A History of the American Bible Society

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2016
ISBN:
9780190253066
eISBN:
9780190253097
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190253066.003.0028
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society, History of Christianity

This chapter examines the American Bible Society (ABS) presidency of Eugene Habecker and his attempt to do three things at the ABS: establish a new CEO organizational mode that completely changed the ... More


Rebuilding a Christian Nation

John Fea

in The Bible Cause: A History of the American Bible Society

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2016
ISBN:
9780190253066
eISBN:
9780190253097
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190253066.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society, History of Christianity

This chapter explores the role that the American Bible Society (ABS) played in post-Civil War Reconstruction. With the Civil War complete, the ABS needed to restore relationships with its southern ... More


The Bible Cause at Home in a Postwar World

John Fea

in The Bible Cause: A History of the American Bible Society

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2016
ISBN:
9780190253066
eISBN:
9780190253097
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190253066.003.0021
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society, History of Christianity

This chapter examines the American Bible Society (ABS) in the 1950s. It focuses on the various ways in which the ABS distributed Bibles in this period with a particular focus on how the Bible Cause ... More


Introduction

John Fea

in The Bible Cause: A History of the American Bible Society

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2016
ISBN:
9780190253066
eISBN:
9780190253097
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190253066.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society, History of Christianity

The introduction lays out some of the key themes that will be covered in The Bible Cause: A History of the American Bible Society (ABS). Throughout its 200-year history the ABS has focused its ... More


African Americans in the Wake of Reconstruction

John Fea

in The Bible Cause: A History of the American Bible Society

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2016
ISBN:
9780190253066
eISBN:
9780190253097
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190253066.003.0014
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society, History of Christianity

With the end of slavery and the failed attempt to integrate freedmen into southern white society, the American Bible Society (ABS) worked within the Jim Crow South through the establishment of the ... More


Good News

John Fea

in The Bible Cause: A History of the American Bible Society

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2016
ISBN:
9780190253066
eISBN:
9780190253097
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190253066.003.0024
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society, History of Christianity

This chapter explores the translation and cultural history of Good News for Modern Man or Today’s English Version. It starts with the translation theory of dynamic equivalence behind the translation ... More


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