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 Dwight David Eisenhower, Dynamic Conservatism, and the Religious Revival of the 1950s

Gary Scott Smith

in Faith and the Presidency: From George Washington to George W. Bush

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2007
ISBN:
9780195300604
eISBN:
9780199785285
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195300604.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Dwight D. Eisenhower’s personal behavior, the mood of the 1950s, and shrewd publicity combined to make his administration seem more religious than those of most other presidents. Although the general ... More


Revival in Our Time

Joen A. Carpenter

in Revive Us Again: The Reawakening of American Fundamentalism

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195129076
eISBN:
9780199853274
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195129076.003.0013
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

The postwar religious revival was much more widespread and general in its scope than could be attributed to the fundamentalist-led evangelical coalition, but its efforts added new active ingredients ... More


Billy Graham, Civil Rights, and the Changing Postwar South

Steven P. Miller

in Politics and Religion in the White South

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813123639
eISBN:
9780813134758
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813123639.003.0007
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter examines the story of white southerner civil rights activist Billy Graham. It explores Graham's efforts to encourage the American South to accept peacefully the demise of racial ... More


Nixon’s Evangelical Strategy

Daniel K. Williams

in God's Own Party: The Making of the Christian Right

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780195340846
eISBN:
9780199867141
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195340846.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Richard Nixon brought evangelicals into the Republican Party by focusing his campaigns on cultural issues and by using Billy Graham as a liaison to conservative Protestants. The growth of the heavily ... More


From Isolation to Influence

Daniel K. Williams

in God's Own Party: The Making of the Christian Right

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780195340846
eISBN:
9780199867141
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195340846.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter traces evangelical politics from 1920 through the 1950s, with a focus on the early years of the Cold War. The chapter argues that the formation of the National Association of ... More


 Conclusion: Billy Graham in Boston, 1950

Margaret Lamberts Bendroth

in Fundamentalists in the City: Conflict and Division in Boston's Churches, 1885-1950

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
July 2005
ISBN:
9780195173901
eISBN:
9780199835577
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195173902.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

Billy Graham’s New England crusade was an important watershed in the history of Boston’s evangelical Protestants. It marked not only a culmination of several decades of revivalistic efforts, but ... More


Billy Graham, Christian Manliness, and the Shaping of the Evangelical Subculture

Grant Wacker

in Religion and the Marketplace in the United States

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199361793
eISBN:
9780190233082
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199361793.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Examining celebrity evangelist Billy Graham’s many modes of self-presentation over his sixty-year career, this chapter shows how his use of manliness, branding, and marketing can be understood ... More


Billy Graham, America's Evangelist

Andrew S. Finstuen

in Original Sin and Everyday Protestants: The Theology of Reinhold Niebuhr, Billy Graham, and Paul Tillich in an Age of Anxiety

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780807833360
eISBN:
9781469604572
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807898536_finstuen.9
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

This chapter illustrates how Billy Graham inspired confessions of sin in countless other mid-twentieth-century American Protestants. Graham the confessor, however, is mostly absent from scholarly ... More


The Perils of Prosperity, 1953–1975

Keith Robbins

in England, Ireland, Scotland, Wales: The Christian Church 1900-2000

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780198263715
eISBN:
9780191714283
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198263715.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity, Church History

The chapter begins by considering the advent of the American evangelist Billy Graham and crusading revivalism, its success and failures. It then considers ecclesiastical decolonization — the impact ... More


Complicated Innocence: A Case Study of the Billy Graham Image

Steven P. Miller

in Billy Graham: American Pilgrim

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
June 2017
ISBN:
9780190683528
eISBN:
9780190683559
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190683528.003.0012
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

Graham always said he was one thing—an evangelist—but his detractors and supporters alike have dedicated countless words to arguing that he was many other things, too. In 1979 the journalist Marshall ... More


God's Own Party: The Making of the Christian Right

Daniel Williams

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780195340846
eISBN:
9780199867141
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195340846.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This book traces the history of the Christian Right from its early twentieth-century origins to its involvement in the presidential election of 2008. The book argues that evangelicals’ success in ... More


Billy Graham’s Neo-evangelical Triumph and the Limits of the Liberal Consensus

Uta A. Balbier

in The Liberal Consensus Reconsidered: American Politics and Society in the Postwar Era

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780813054261
eISBN:
9780813053233
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813054261.003.0013
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter demonstrates how Billy Graham and like-minded clerics did much to move conservative evangelicalism into the political and religious mainstream through their appropriation of core ... More


Fundamentalists in the City: Conflict and Division in Boston's Churches, 1885-1950

Margaret Lamberts Bendroth

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
July 2005
ISBN:
9780195173901
eISBN:
9780199835577
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195173902.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

Surveying the social, geographical, and political context of late 19th and early 20th century Boston, Bendroth offers a new perspective on the rise of American fundamentalism. Her approach emphasizes ... More


“An Odd Kind of Cross to Bear”: The Work of Mrs. Billy Graham, from “Pretty Wife” to “End of Construction”

Anne Blue Wills

in Billy Graham: American Pilgrim

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
June 2017
ISBN:
9780190683528
eISBN:
9780190683559
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190683528.003.0011
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

It is no understatement to say that Ruth Bell Graham significantly shaped her husband. This chapter appraises her creativity and theological vision by examining several distinctive ways that Ruth ... More


Professor Graham: Billy Graham’s Missions to Colleges and Universities

Andrew Finstuen

in Billy Graham: American Pilgrim

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
June 2017
ISBN:
9780190683528
eISBN:
9780190683559
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190683528.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

Billy Graham has consistently been portrayed as a prominent example of anti-intellectualism. What this perspective misses is that from the time he decided for Wheaton College, his life and career ... More


Preaching Good News to the Poor: Billy Graham and Evangelical Humanitarianism

David P. King

in Billy Graham: American Pilgrim

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
June 2017
ISBN:
9780190683528
eISBN:
9780190683559
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190683528.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

The chapter examines how Billy Graham’s encounters with domestic and global poverty offer a window into the evolution of Graham’s social ethic that sheds light on American evangelicals’ public ... More


The Evangelical Mosaic

Stephen Spector

in Evangelicals and Israel: The Story of American Christian Zionism

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195368024
eISBN:
9780199867646
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195368024.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society, Judaism

This chapter offers a brief history of evangelicalism. It traces the origins of fundamentalism and notes the distinction between the evangelicalism that emerged in the mid-twentieth century, as ... More


Interdenominational Scenes, 1900–1960

David J. Jeremy

in Capitalists and Christians: Business Leaders and the Churches in Britain 1900-1960

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198201212
eISBN:
9780191674839
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198201212.003.0013
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, History of Religion

This chapter discusses the identity and functions of business people in the interdenominational Christian societies. Case studies of the careers of the members of the business Élites and the lists of ... More


God’s Ambassador to the World

William Martin

in Billy Graham: American Pilgrim

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
June 2017
ISBN:
9780190683528
eISBN:
9780190683559
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190683528.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter chronicles Billy Graham’s missions and influence around the world. Throughout his career, Graham held more than two hundred preaching missions of varied length in more than eighty ... More


“Heavenly Houston”: Billy Graham and Corporate Civil Rights in Sunbelt Evangelicalism’s “Golden Buckle”

Darren Dochuk

in Billy Graham: American Pilgrim

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
June 2017
ISBN:
9780190683528
eISBN:
9780190683559
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190683528.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter addresses an understudied context of Graham’s racial encounters between the early 1950s and 1980s: evangelical entrepreneurialism. Though careful not to reduce faith to financial ... More


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