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 Christian Biblical Fundamentalism

Solomon Schimmel

in The Tenacity of Unreasonable Beliefs: Fundamentalism and the Fear of Truth

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780195188264
eISBN:
9780199870509
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195188264.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter analyzes the doctrine of biblical inerrancy, the belief in the physical resurrection of Jesus, and the theology and practices of serpent‐handling sects. This chapter points out the ... More


The Tenacity of Unreasonable Beliefs: Fundamentalism and the Fear of Truth

Solomon Schimmel

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780195188264
eISBN:
9780199870509
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195188264.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

This book is a passionate yet analytical critique of and polemic against Jewish, Christian, and Muslim scriptural fundamentalists. It examines the ways in which otherwise intelligent and bright Jews, ... More


The Future of Fundamentalism

Robert Wuthnow

in Christianity in the Twenty-First Century: Reflections on the Challenges Ahead

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195096514
eISBN:
9780199853380
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195096514.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

One of the most surprising features of American religion in the 20th century has been the survival of fundamentalism. Indeed, it might almost be appropriate to say that this has been one of the ... More


Fundamentalisms

David Chidester

in Wild Religion: Tracking the Sacred in South Africa

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780520273078
eISBN:
9780520951570
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520273078.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

This chapter examines religious fundamentalism in South Africa. The vast literature on religious fundamentalism influenced South African understandings of fundamentalism just as an increasingly ... More


THE DIVINE TERRORIST: Religion and Violence in American Apocalyptic Christianity

Jones James W

in Blood That Cries Out From the Earth: The Psychology of Religious Terrorism

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195335972
eISBN:
9780199868957
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195335972.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Islam

“The Divine Terrorist: Religion and Violence in American Apocalyptic Christianity.” Through an analysis of the psychological-religious themes found in the popular novels the Left Behind series, this ... More


The Exceptional Influence of Christian Fundamentalism

Mugambi Jouet

in Exceptional America: What Divides Americans from the World and from Each Other

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780520293298
eISBN:
9780520966468
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520293298.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

Religion remains exceptionally influential in America but frequently inspires indifference, skepticism or suspicion in other developed nations. Moreover, a huge minority of Americans lean towards ... More


The Myth of the Social Conservative

Angie Maxwell and Todd Shields

in The Long Southern Strategy: How Chasing White Voters in the South Changed American Politics

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
August 2019
ISBN:
9780190265960
eISBN:
9780190939403
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190265960.003.0010
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

The relationship between the GOP and the Christian Right became so fundamental to the party’s success that Republicans constantly had to maintain a sense of urgency regarding the country’s moral ... More


Introduction: Vernacular Christian Fundamentalism on the Internet

Robert Glenn Howard

in Digital Jesus: The Making of a New Christian Fundamentalist Community on the Internet

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814773086
eISBN:
9780814790748
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814773086.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This introductory chapter first sets out the book's purpose, namely to examine a new religious movement termed “vernacular Christian fundamentalism.” It is new because it focuses on a particular “End ... More


Southern White Fundamentalism

Angie Maxwell and Todd Shields

in The Long Southern Strategy: How Chasing White Voters in the South Changed American Politics

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
August 2019
ISBN:
9780190265960
eISBN:
9780190939403
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190265960.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

The fundamentalist takeover of the Southern Baptist Convention that began in 1979 provided the GOP the opportunity to close the deal with white southern voters. Fundamentalist members, anxious over ... More


Taking Measure of Our Intuitions

J. Eric Oliver and Thomas J. Wood

in Enchanted America: How Intuition and Reason Divide Our Politics

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780226578477
eISBN:
9780226578644
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226578644.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

Chapter Two examines how to measure the “Intuitionist” theory, an important force in organizing in American politics. Intuitionism‘s broad continuum of cognitive and emotional tendencies is ... More


9/11 at the Bible Prophecy Corner: Enacting the Virtual Ekklesia

Robert Glenn Howard

in Digital Jesus: The Making of a New Christian Fundamentalist Community on the Internet

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814773086
eISBN:
9780814790748
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814773086.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter focuses on individuals involved in vernacular Christian fundamentalism as they coped with the shock of the 9/11 attacks. By September 2001, the online discourse emerging from this new ... More


The End Times in Participatory Media: Rapture Ready and Beyond

Robert Glenn Howard

in Digital Jesus: The Making of a New Christian Fundamentalist Community on the Internet

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814773086
eISBN:
9780814790748
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814773086.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

During the first decade of the new millennium, the virtual ekklesia emerging from vernacular Christian fundamentalism continued to expand and change with the changing media technologies. In ... More


Conclusion: An Echo, Not a Choice

Angie Maxwell and Todd Shields

in The Long Southern Strategy: How Chasing White Voters in the South Changed American Politics

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
August 2019
ISBN:
9780190265960
eISBN:
9780190939403
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190265960.003.0011
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

The Long Southern Strategy was “long” because all three components of the strategy—choosing to exploit white racial angst, fear of feminism, and evangelical righteousness—were necessary to build a ... More


Toward a Truer Charity: Tolerance in an Age of Network Media

Robert Glenn Howard

in Digital Jesus: The Making of a New Christian Fundamentalist Community on the Internet

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814773086
eISBN:
9780814790748
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814773086.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter considers expressions of prejudice that persist in the movement. The virtual ekklesia has allowed people to create enclaves based on highly idiosyncratic interests, such as the End ... More


Networking the Apocalypse: End Times Communication in Newsgroups and Email Lists, 1992 to 1995

Robert Glenn Howard

in Digital Jesus: The Making of a New Christian Fundamentalist Community on the Internet

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814773086
eISBN:
9780814790748
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814773086.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter goes back in time to document the movement as it first appeared online in a medium called “Usenet newsgroups.” When the mainstream Christians that dominated communication in this medium ... More


Integrity and the Unity of a Life

Jeffrey Blustein

in Care and Commitment: Taking the Personal Point of View

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195067996
eISBN:
9780199852895
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195067996.003.0013
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter discusses integrity in terms of the structure of principles and commitments to which the individual adheres and shows why integrity is not sufficient for the excellence of a human life. ... More


The Millennial Web, 1996 to 2000

Robert Glenn Howard

in Digital Jesus: The Making of a New Christian Fundamentalist Community on the Internet

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814773086
eISBN:
9780814790748
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814773086.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter discusses the growing diversity of the virtual ekklesia as it moved onto the World Wide Web between 1996 and 2000. As the movement adapted, the new medium exacerbated an existing tension ... More


The Culture Wars of Faith, Sex, and Gender

Mugambi Jouet

in Exceptional America: What Divides Americans from the World and from Each Other

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780520293298
eISBN:
9780520966468
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520293298.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

In virtually no other developed country are issues like abortion, contraception, homosexuality, and sexual education as controversial as in America. People in almost all other Western nations tend to ... More


Conclusion: Attending to Vernacular Theology

Robert Glenn Howard

in Digital Jesus: The Making of a New Christian Fundamentalist Community on the Internet

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814773086
eISBN:
9780814790748
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814773086.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter explores the implications of the present study for researchers of contemporary religion and new media technologies. This study documented the rise a new religious movement known as ... More


Introduction: The Long Southern Strategy Explained

Angie Maxwell and Todd Shields

in The Long Southern Strategy: How Chasing White Voters in the South Changed American Politics

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
August 2019
ISBN:
9780190265960
eISBN:
9780190939403
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190265960.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

The GOP’s Southern Strategy initiated the realignment of the South with the Republican Party by exploiting white racial anxiety about social changes to the southern racial hierarchy. However, the ... More


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