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Heaven in the Gilded Age: Dwight L. Moody and the Princes of the Pulpit

Gary Scott Smith

in Heaven in the American Imagination

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199738953
eISBN:
9780199897346
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199738953.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

During the Gilded Age, a plethora of books and sermons provided portraits of heaven. Through their preaching and publications, urban revivalists, led by Dwight L. Moody, and prominent pastors, most ... More


Christian Work

Timothy E. W. Gloege

in Guaranteed Pure: The Moody Bible Institute, Business, and the Making of Modern Evangelicalism

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9781469621012
eISBN:
9781469623191
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469621012.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

This chapter traces the early life of Dwight L. Moody, the rise of evangelical realism, and his role in developing modern evangelicalism through ideas of Christian work. He was born in 1837, the ... More


Introduction

Timothy E. W. Gloege

in Guaranteed Pure: The Moody Bible Institute, Business, and the Making of Modern Evangelicalism

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9781469621012
eISBN:
9781469623191
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469621012.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

This introductory chapter charts a brief history of how American Protestantism had developed in conjunction with modern consumer capitalism. There are many points of entry to this corporate ... More


Power for Service

Timothy E. W. Gloege

in Guaranteed Pure: The Moody Bible Institute, Business, and the Making of Modern Evangelicalism

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9781469621012
eISBN:
9781469623191
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469621012.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

This chapter examines the Reverend Reuben A. Torrey's early life, his ideas about “power for service,” and the ways they developed during his tenure at the Moody Bible Institute. Torrey had met Moody ... More


“The Real Nature and Spirit of Our Lives”: The Evolution of Corporate Personality, 1865–1920

Amanda Porterfield

in Corporate Spirit: Religion and the Rise of the Modern Corporation

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
March 2018
ISBN:
9780199372652
eISBN:
9780199372683
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199372652.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Proponents of social evolution blurred boundaries between commerce and Christianity after the Civil War, championing Christian work as a means to economic growth, republican liberty, and national ... More


Evangelism, Revivals, and Foreign Missions

Andrew R. Holmes

in The Oxford History of Protestant Dissenting Traditions, Volume III: The Nineteenth Century

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780199683710
eISBN:
9780191823923
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199683710.003.0017
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies, Theology

Prompted by the convulsions of the late eighteenth century and inspired by the expansion of evangelicalism across the North Atlantic world, Protestant Dissenters from the 1790s eagerly subscribed to ... More


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