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Kierkegaard's Critique of Christian Nationalism

Stephen Backhouse

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199604722
eISBN:
9780191729324
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199604722.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society, Philosophy of Religion

The book draws out the critique of Christian nationalism that is implicit throughout the thought of Søren Kierkegaard, an analysis that is inseparable from his wider aim of reintroducing Christianity ... More


Two Canadian Churches: Civil Religion in Exile

Lydia Bean

in The Politics of Evangelical Identity: Local Churches and Partisan Divides in the United States and Canada

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691161303
eISBN:
9781400852611
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691161303.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Sociology of Religion

This chapter compares two American churches—Northtown Baptist and Lifeway Assembly of God—with two similar congregations just across the border in Canada: Highpoint Baptist and Grace Assembly of God. ... More


Undefined New Things: Church and State

Stephen Backhouse

in Kierkegaard's Critique of Christian Nationalism

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199604722
eISBN:
9780191729324
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199604722.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society, Philosophy of Religion

Kierkegaard's attack on Christendom has been described as an attempt to introduce an ‘undefined new thing’ in its place. The chapter considers the positive contributions that Kierkegaard brings to ... More


Introduction: A House Dividing

Andrew L. Whitehead and Samuel L. Perry

in Taking America Back for God: Christian Nationalism in the United States

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
March 2020
ISBN:
9780190057886
eISBN:
9780190057916
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190057886.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter introduces Christian nationalism. It is defined as a conceptual framework—a collection of myths, traditions, symbols, narratives, and value systems—that idealizes and advocates a fusion ... More


N. F. S. Grundtvig

Stephen Backhouse

in Kierkegaard's Critique of Christian Nationalism

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199604722
eISBN:
9780191729324
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199604722.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society, Philosophy of Religion

The preacher, poet, and politician Nikolai Frederik Severin Grundtvig is the subject of the third chapter. Nationalism is integral to Grundtvig's theology. Through multiple works he sought to awaken ... More


Power

Andrew L. Whitehead and Samuel L. Perry

in Taking America Back for God: Christian Nationalism in the United States

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
March 2020
ISBN:
9780190057886
eISBN:
9780190057916
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190057886.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter explores how Christian nationalism helps explain Americans’ responses toward a host of sociocultural issues. It examines how and why Ambassadors, Accommodators, Resisters, and Rejecters ... More


“This Is Our Nation, Not Theirs”

Philip S. Gorski, Samuel L. Perry, and Jemar Tisby

in The Flag and the Cross: White Christian Nationalism and the Threat to American Democracy

Published in print:
2022
Published Online:
April 2022
ISBN:
9780197618684
eISBN:
9780197618714
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197618684.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter uses quantitative data to show how many white Christian nationalists there are, which religious traditions they belong to, and what they believe. WCN is most strongly represented among ... More


Four Americans

Andrew L. Whitehead and Samuel L. Perry

in Taking America Back for God: Christian Nationalism in the United States

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
March 2020
ISBN:
9780190057886
eISBN:
9780190057916
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190057886.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter introduces the four categories that encompass the orientations of all Americans toward Christian nationalism. The remaining chapters of the book draw on each of these four categories. ... More


Boundaries

Andrew L. Whitehead and Samuel L. Perry

in Taking America Back for God: Christian Nationalism in the United States

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
March 2020
ISBN:
9780190057886
eISBN:
9780190057916
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190057886.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

In this chapter we explore how Christian nationalism erects and sustains symbolic boundaries concerning race and ethnicity, nativism, citizenship, and religious diversity. Focusing first on racial ... More


Introduction: Eruption

Philip S. Gorski, Samuel L. Perry, and Jemar Tisby

in The Flag and the Cross: White Christian Nationalism and the Threat to American Democracy

Published in print:
2022
Published Online:
April 2022
ISBN:
9780197618684
eISBN:
9780197618714
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197618684.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter explains what white Christian nationalism (WCN) is and is not. It is a deep story about America’s past and a political vision of its future. The story claims that America was founded by ... More


Conclusion: One Nation Under What?

Andrew L. Whitehead and Samuel L. Perry

in Taking America Back for God: Christian Nationalism in the United States

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
March 2020
ISBN:
9780190057886
eISBN:
9780190057916
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190057886.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

The conclusion provides an overview of the four responses to the Christian nation narrative and the key patterns outlined throughout the book. It rearticulates the main arguments that Christian ... More


Order

Andrew L. Whitehead and Samuel L. Perry

in Taking America Back for God: Christian Nationalism in the United States

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
March 2020
ISBN:
9780190057886
eISBN:
9780190057916
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190057886.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

In this chapter we demonstrate how Christian nationalists are deeply invested in ensuring family life in the United States reflects a particular order prioritizing patriarchy, heterosexuality, and ... More


Taking America Back for God: Christian Nationalism in the United States

Andrew L. Whitehead and Samuel L. Perry

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
March 2020
ISBN:
9780190057886
eISBN:
9780190057916
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190057886.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Taking America Back for God conclusively reveals that understanding the current cultural and political climate in the United States requires reckoning with Christian nationalism. Christian ideals and ... More


Introduction

James D. Strasburg

in God's Marshall Plan: American Protestants and the Struggle for the Soul of Europe

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
April 2021
ISBN:
9780197516447
eISBN:
9780197516478
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197516447.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century, History of Religion

The introduction sketches out the theological, diplomatic, and political commitments of ecumenical and evangelical Protestantism in twentieth century America. It likewise discusses the ... More


Contested Identities: Fundamentalism, Race, and Americanism

Daniel R. Bare

in Black Fundamentalists: Conservative Christianity and Racial Identity in the Segregation Era

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
January 2022
ISBN:
9781479803262
eISBN:
9781479803255
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479803262.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Debates within the black community over the value of fundamentalist religion often involved evaluations of how fundamentalism affected the race as a whole (for good or for ill) in the quest for ... More


Saving History: How White Evangelicals Tour the Nation’s Capital and Redeem a Christian America

Lauren R. Kerby

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9781469658773
eISBN:
9781469655918
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469658773.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Millions of tourists visit Washington, D.C., every year, but for some the experience is about much more than sightseeing. Lauren R. Kerby’s lively book takes readers onto tour buses and explores the ... 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


Saviors

Lauren R. Kerby

in Saving History: How White Evangelicals Tour the Nation’s Capital and Redeem a Christian America

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9781469658773
eISBN:
9781469655918
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469658773.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter examines how white evangelicals cast themselves as saviors of the United States and how Christian heritage tours offer an initiation into the battle to restore the nation’s Christian ... More


Epilogue

James D. Strasburg

in God's Marshall Plan: American Protestants and the Struggle for the Soul of Europe

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
April 2021
ISBN:
9780197516447
eISBN:
9780197516478
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197516447.003.0010
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century, History of Religion

The epilogue considers how the spiritual reconstruction of Europe solidified Christian nationalism and Christian globalism as enduring theologies of global engagement within American Protestant ... More


Patriots, Pietists, and Prophets

Nilay Saiya

in The Global Politics of Jesus: A Christian Case for Church-State Separation

Published in print:
2022
Published Online:
June 2022
ISBN:
9780197638835
eISBN:
9780197638873
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197638835.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter delineates three Christian approaches to the state. The first is a synthetic view of church and state the chapter calls “Christianism.” This political theology holds that the church has ... More


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