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Faith in Reading: Religious Publishing and the Birth of Mass Media in America

David Paul Nord

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
July 2005
ISBN:
9780195173116
eISBN:
9780199835683
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195173112.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

In the years after 1815, a few visionary entrepreneurs decided the time was right to launch true mass media in America. They believed it was possible through new technology, national organization, ... More


Propagating the Gospel

Glanmor Williams

in The Foundations of Modern Wales: Wales 1642-1780

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780192852786
eISBN:
9780191670565
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192852786.003.0002
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This chapter describes the religious life of Wales during the revolutionary years. During the reign of James I, the Welsh have been described in Parliament as ‘an idolatrous nation and worshippers of ... More


The King's Printers' Methods

Graham Rees and Maria Wakely

in Publishing, Politics, and Culture: The King's Printers in the Reign of James I and VI

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199576319
eISBN:
9780191722233
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199576319.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This chapter looks at some of the practices employed by the King's Printers to produce editions of the kind considered in the previous chapters. It starts from shorter and, from a production point of ... More


Emerging Trends in American Children’s Bibles, 1990–2015

Russell W. Dalton

in The Bible in American Life

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
March 2017
ISBN:
9780190468910
eISBN:
9780190468958
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190468910.003.0018
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society, Biblical Studies

Children’s Bibles represent a significant but understudied aspect of the use of the Bible in American life. The variety of ways the stories of the Bible have been retold, illustrated, and packaged ... More


Saved by a Testament: Books as Shields among Union and Confederate Soldiers

Ronald J. Zboray and Mary Saracino Zboray (eds)

in War Matters: Material Culture in the Civil War Era

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781469643205
eISBN:
9781469643229
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469643205.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

In both armies, soldiers and officers carried books with them during the war. Some of them carried pocket-size Bibles, and over a hundred times those books literally saved their lives by stopping ... More


Sequential Titillation: Comics Stripped at the Museum of Sex, New York

Craig Yoe

in Comic Art in Museums

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781496828118
eISBN:
9781496828064
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496828118.003.0023
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

This chapter includes a 2018 commentary about Comics Stripped (2011) at the Museum of Sex in New York curated by publisher/collector Craig Yoe and Sarah Forbes. Covering the decades between the Great ... More


The Tenth Century Onwards: Scholarship and Heresy

H.A.G. Houghton

in The Latin New Testament: A Guide to its Early History, Texts, and Manuscripts

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780198744733
eISBN:
9780191805905
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198744733.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies, Early Christian Studies

Although the adoption of the Vulgate text of the New Testament was largely complete by the tenth century, a handful of witnesses continue to transmit Old Latin forms of individual biblical books. ... More


The Battlefield's Remains

Teresa Barnett

in Sacred Relics: Pieces of the Past in Nineteenth-Century America

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780226059600
eISBN:
9780226059747
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226059747.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter focuses on the intensive collecting of relics that accompanied the Civil War. It discusses the kinds of objects that soldiers and civilians took from the battlefield in the wake of the ... More


When I Awake with Thy Likeness

Rachel McBride Lindsey

in A Communion of Shadows: Religion and Photography in Nineteenth-Century America

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781469633725
eISBN:
9781469633732
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469633725.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

This chapter examines family Bible portrait galleries within the context of studio portraiture and nineteenth-century notions of “likeness.” Portrait galleries for small, card-sized “carte de visite” ... More


From Family Bibles to Birth Certificates: Young People, Proof of Age, and American Political Cultures, 1820–1915

Shane Landrum

in Age in America: The Colonial Era to the Present

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781479870011
eISBN:
9781479840595
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479870011.003.0007
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter begins in the early nineteenth century, when Americans relied upon private documents, most often family Bibles, to record and prove their dates of birth. Shane Landrum argues that the ... More


Fighting For God and Country

George C. Rable

in God's Almost Chosen Peoples: A Religious History of the American Civil War

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807834268
eISBN:
9781469603841
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807899311_rable.7
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

This chapter discusses the importance to the churches of sending off young volunteers and preparing them to meet the day of battle. Here was a chance to present Bibles and Testaments, bless company ... More


. Infidel Texts and Errant Sexuality: Translation, Reading, and Conversion in Harington’s Orlando Furioso

Dennis Austin Britton

in Becoming Christian: Race, Reformation, and Early Modern English Romance

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780823257140
eISBN:
9780823261482
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823257140.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

Chapter 3 considers John Harington’s distinctly Protestant translation of Ludovico Ariosto’s epic romance, Orlando Furioso. It suggests that Harington’s translation gained legitimacy by creating a ... More


The Eighth and Ninth Centuries

H.A.G. Houghton

in The Latin New Testament: A Guide to its Early History, Texts, and Manuscripts

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780198744733
eISBN:
9780191805905
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198744733.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies, Early Christian Studies

The scriptorium of Wearmouth–Jarrow was home to Bede and responsible for Codex Amiatinus, the most famous manuscript of the Vulgate. Gospel books were produced in the Insular regions of Britain, ... More


Books for the common man: Book ownership outside academic, professional, and wealthy circles

David Pearson

in Book Ownership in Stuart England

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9780198870128
eISBN:
9780191912955
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198870128.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

The best-documented private libraries are typically those of the educated, professional, or wealthy classes in urban centres, but there is plentiful (if scattered) evidence of widespread ownership of ... More


The Nineteenth Century

Gordon Campbell

in Bible: The Story of the King James Version 1611–2011

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199693016
eISBN:
9780191806650
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199693016.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

This chapter focuses on editions of the King James Version (KJV) of the Bible that were published in the nineteenth century. It first considers the challenge to the monopoly held by the king's ... More


Reading Henry Maundrell’s Sacred Geography in Eighteenth-Century England and Germany

Simon Mills

in Textual Transformations: Purposing and Repurposing Books from Richard Baxter to Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780198808817
eISBN:
9780191882500
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198808817.003.0012
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

This chapter explains the remarkable popularity of Henry Maundrell’s A Journey from Aleppo to Jerusalem at Easter AD 1697 (1703). It argues that Maundrell’s eye-witness reportage of his travels in ... More


Shared Stories, Rival Tellings: Early Encounters of Jews, Christians, and Muslims

Robert C. Gregg

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780190231491
eISBN:
9780190231521
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190231491.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

The phrase “Abrahamic Religions” points to commonalities between Jews, Christians, and Muslims, but downplays critical differences between the three communities’ systems of belief and practice. ... More


Reference Bibles and Interpretive Authority

B. M. Pietsch

in The Bible in American Life

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
March 2017
ISBN:
9780190468910
eISBN:
9780190468958
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190468910.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society, Biblical Studies

American Protestants have long professed faith in biblical perspicuity: the idea that common readers could read the Bible without guidance and discover a common set of meanings and the key to ... More


An American Book of Chronicles: Pseudo-Biblicism and the Cultural Origins of The Book of Mormon

Eran Shalev

in Americanist Approaches to The Book of Mormon

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
August 2019
ISBN:
9780190221928
eISBN:
9780190221959
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190221928.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Literature, Church History

By the time Joseph Smith published The Book of Mormon, Americans had been producing and consuming faux biblical texts for close to a century. Imitating a practice that originated as a satirical ... More


The Reformation Legacy: Images in Luther’s Wittenberg

Bridget Heal

in A Magnificent Faith: Art and Identity in Lutheran Germany

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780198737575
eISBN:
9780191800993
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198737575.003.0002
Subject:
History, European Modern History, Cultural History

Chapter 1 focuses on the first half of the sixteenth century. It analyzes Martin Luther’s teachings on images: the link he drew between iconoclasm and radicalism; his emphasis on Christian freedom; ... More


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