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The Lay of The Land

Shaun A. Casey

in The Making of a Catholic President: Kennedy vs. Nixon 1960

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195374483
eISBN:
9780199871896
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195374483.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter focuses on the coverage of Catholic and Protestant relations in various religions publications. It reviews the articles and editorials on Kennedy's candidacy and his religion. By the end ... More


First Skirmishes

Shaun A. Casey

in The Making of a Catholic President: Kennedy vs. Nixon 1960

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195374483
eISBN:
9780199871896
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195374483.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter focuses on the events leading up to John F. Kennedy's nomination as presidential candidate. It reviews articles on Kennedy by different religious publications, such as Christianity and ... More


The Christian Century and the Rise of the Protestant Mainline

Elesha J. Coffman

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199938599
eISBN:
9780199345885
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199938599.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

In 1892, an obscure Disciples of Christ periodical moved its offices from Iowa to Chicago, and in 1900 it renamed itself The Christian Century. By the late 1920s, this magazine had become the most ... More


The Formation of an Editor-Bishop

Elesha J. Coffman

in The Christian Century and the Rise of the Protestant Mainline

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199938599
eISBN:
9780199345885
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199938599.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Though the Century’s Disciples of Christ roots had become nearly invisible by the middle of the twentieth century, this denominational background powerfully shaped the magazine’s editorial approach ... More


Two Kinds of Influence

Elesha J. Coffman

in The Christian Century and the Rise of the Protestant Mainline

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199938599
eISBN:
9780199345885
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199938599.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter first describes the Century’s political advocacies in the late 1920s, especially pacifism and Prohibition. Next, drawing from more than 2,100 unpublished letters, it paints a portrait of ... More


“The Christian Intelligentsia of All the Churches”

Elesha J. Coffman

in The Christian Century and the Rise of the Protestant Mainline

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199938599
eISBN:
9780199345885
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199938599.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter describes the strategic decisions that solidified the Century’s position in Protestant journalism in the 1920s and enabled the magazine to take a more prominent role in national ... More


“A Strain on the Tie That Binds”

Elesha J. Coffman

in The Christian Century and the Rise of the Protestant Mainline

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199938599
eISBN:
9780199345885
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199938599.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

The nascent mainline did not collapse in the 1930s, but it did experience sharp theological conflict within its ranks. Ironically, the focus of the bitterest fights was pacifism. The pacifist ... More


Tuning in the Gospel

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/9780195129076.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

From a vantage point outside fundamentalism, by the 1930s the likelihood that a revival would sweep across America seemed remote. After decades of mass evangelism, reform crusades, and millennial ... More


Protestant Mainline

Sarah E. Ruble

in The Gospel of Freedom & Power: Protestant Missionaries in American Culture after World War II

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807835814
eISBN:
9781469601601
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807837429_ruble.5
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

After World War II, mainline institutions such as the Methodist Church and the Christian Century presented mainline Protestantism and its missionaries as part of a U.S. vanguard bringing freedom and ... More


Cultural Capital

Elesha J. Coffman

in The Christian Century and the Rise of the Protestant Mainline

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199938599
eISBN:
9780199345885
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199938599.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Charles Clayton Morrison’s personality set the tone for the refounded Century, and his personal connections enabled the magazine’s survival. It makes sense, then, to begin this study of the Century ... More


Introduction

Elesha J. Coffman

in The Christian Century and the Rise of the Protestant Mainline

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199938599
eISBN:
9780199345885
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199938599.003.0000
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This book traces the rise of the Protestant mainline to the status of putative American religious establishment by examining the early history of one of its key institutions, The Christian Century. ... More


Conclusion

Elesha J. Coffman

in The Christian Century and the Rise of the Protestant Mainline

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199938599
eISBN:
9780199345885
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199938599.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

The familiar narrative of mainline decline, though not without supporting evidence, distorts the tradition’s history in ways that become clear through comparison to the story of The Christian ... More


Setting the Stage: 1940–1946

Steven K. Green

in The Third Disestablishment: Church, State, and American Culture, 1940-1975

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780190908140
eISBN:
9780190908171
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190908140.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society, Religious Studies

This chapter examines the legal controversies and cases that provided the background for the modern Court’s early church–state cases. It pays particular attention to the activities and litigation ... More


The Formative Years: 1920–1940

Steven K. Green

in The Third Disestablishment: Church, State, and American Culture, 1940-1975

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780190908140
eISBN:
9780190908171
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190908140.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society, Religious Studies

This chapter examines the cultural background for the Supreme Court’s decisions of the 1940s. It considers the ascendency and increasing unity of American Catholicism and the disunity among ... 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


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