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Christianity and Liberal Society

Robert Song

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198269335
eISBN:
9780191683619
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198269335.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Theology, Religion and Society

Liberalism forms the dominant political ideology of the modern world, but despite its pervasive influence, this is the first book-length treatment of liberal political thought from a Christian ... More


Alternative Conceptual Themes

BRENT WATERS

in The Family in Christian Social and Political Thought

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199271962
eISBN:
9780191709883
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199271962.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter initiates the book's constructive task by developing alternative philosophical, theological, and moral themes to those offered by late liberalism. The first section uses Herman ... More


The Obligations of Power

William Bain

in Between Anarchy and Society: Trusteeship and the Obligations of Power

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
April 2004
ISBN:
9780199260263
eISBN:
9780191600975
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199260265.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

The idea of trusteeship in international society originates in late 18th century British India. The purpose of this chapter is to examine the emergence of trusteeship as a justification of political ... More


The Secularization of Nonsectarianism

Steven K. Green

in The Second Disestablishment: Church and State in Nineteenth-Century America

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195399677
eISBN:
9780199777150
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195399677.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity, Religion and Society

This chapter concludes the examination of the school question by tracing the secularization of the concept of nonsectarianism. It discusses the ongoing Protestant-Catholic conflict over Bible reading ... More


Hoofing in Heels: (Millennium)

Constance Valis Hill

in Tap Dancing America: A Cultural History

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195390827
eISBN:
9780199863563
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195390827.003.0012
Subject:
Music, History, American, Dance

This chapter presents a performance by Ayodele Casel, Chloe Arnold, and Dormeshia Sumbry Edwards—in high-heeled tap shoes—of Jason Samuels Smith’s Charlie’s Angels. In the first decade of the ... More


The Golden Age of PVO-State Relations

Rachel M. McCleary

in Global Compassion: Private Voluntary Organizations and U.S. Foreign Policy Since 1939

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195371178
eISBN:
9780199870592
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195371178.003.0005
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

The shift from humanitarian relief to development was formally initiated with the “New Directions” legislation of 1973. This chapter discusses the federal government’s use of grants to help domestic ... More


Epilogue

JEFFREY C. ALEXANDER

in The Performance of Politics: Obama's Victory and the Democratic Struggle for Power

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199744466
eISBN:
9780199944163
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199744466.003.0011
Subject:
Sociology, Culture

Just before midnight on the evening of election day, November 4, 2008, in Chicago's Grant Park, Barack Obama acknowledged victory in a speech to the hundred thousand people who gathered to consecrate ... More


A Marriage Tested by War: Ulysses and Julia Grant

John Y. Simon

in Intimate Strategies of the Civil War: Military Commanders and Their Wives

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195330854
eISBN:
9780199851393
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195330854.003.0008
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter describes how the marriage of Ulysses and Julia Grant withstood financial woes, accusations of alcoholism, sectionalism, civil war, and sudden unwanted fame. There were dark days, ... More


Evolution Before Darwin: Theories of the Transmutation of Species in Edinburgh, 1804–1834

Bill Jenkins

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781474445788
eISBN:
9781474476515
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474445788.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Scottish Studies

It was long believed that evolutionary theories received an almost universally cold reception in British natural history circles in the first half of the nineteenth century. But recently serious ... More


The American Civil War

Williamson Murray

in The Practice of Strategy: From Alexander the Great to the Present

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199608638
eISBN:
9780191731754
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199608638.003.0010
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Chapter 9 focuses on the relationship between the evolving grand strategy and military strategy in the American Civil War (1861–5). Williamson Murray emphasizes the symbiotic relationship between ... More


Protestant Promoters and Jewish Eugenics

Christine Rosen

in Preaching Eugenics: Religious Leaders and the American Eugenics Movement

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780195156799
eISBN:
9780199835218
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019515679X.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter continues the discussion of religious enthusiasts of eugenics by tracing the support the movement garnered from prominent Protestants such as Rev. Newell Dwight Hillis of Plymouth ... More


Seeing the World: The Grand Tour and Other Travels

Henry French and Mark Rothery

in Man's Estate: Landed Gentry Masculinities, 1660-1900

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199576692
eISBN:
9780191738852
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199576692.003.0004
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History, Social History

Chapter Three explores the role of the Grand Tour and travel more generally in the formation of elite male identities. It shows how social, political and technological developments changed the ... More


The Railroad and Civil War Eras (1840–70)

Charles R. Geisst

in Wall Street: A History

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195130867
eISBN:
9780199871155
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195130863.003.0003
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History, Financial Economics

Railroad financing through the Civil War, 1840–70. The attraction of railroads as the first major infrastructure investment; scandals involving financiers; major panic following dissolution of Bank ... More


A Place Called Appomattox

William Marvel

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781469628394
eISBN:
9781469628493
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469628394.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

This book summarizes the era of the most intense debate over slavery, the Civil War, and the Reconstruction struggle, encapsulating it within the experience of one small Virginia Piedmont community, ... More


Making Sense Squared: Iteration and Synthesis in Grant Morrison’s Joker

Mark P. Williams

in The Joker: A Serious Study of the Clown Prince of Crime

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781628462388
eISBN:
9781626746831
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781628462388.003.0014
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

Mark P. Williams uses the Joker as a vehicle through which to meditate on “the reader’s own relationship with the superhero form, and the superhero form’s relationship with contemporary modernity.” ... More


After the Chicago World's Fair: Exhibiting Mormonism in America, 1893–1934

Reid L. Neilson

in Exhibiting Mormonism: The Latter-day Saints and the 1893 Chicago World's Fair

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780195384031
eISBN:
9780199918324
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195384031.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Church History

The successes, as well as the failures, at Chicago helped LDS leaders realize the importance of exhibiting their ecclesiastical institution as a culturally advanced society thereafter. Striving for ... More


Redefining Success in America: A New Theory of Happiness and Human Development

Michael Kaufman

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780226550015
eISBN:
9780226550299
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226550299.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

A foundational belief in America—that competitive success in education and career is a ticket to a good life—is not supported by research on happiness, but that research omits crucial considerations. ... More


Walter Pater

Ian Small

in Conditions for Criticism: Authority, Knowledge, and Literature in the Late Nineteenth Century

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198122418
eISBN:
9780191671418
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198122418.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter examines Walter Pater's career during a time when literary critics faced a serious crisis of authority. It evaluates Pater's first book, Studies in the History of the Renaissance (1873) ... More


The Doom of Reconstruction: The Liberal Republicans in the Civil War Era

Andrew L. Slap

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823227099
eISBN:
9780823234998
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823227099.001.0001
Subject:
History, Political History

In the Election of 1872 the conflict between President U. S. Grant and Horace Greeley has been typically understood as a battle for the soul of the ruling Republican Party. This book ... More


‘Our Clapham system’

Anne Stott

in Wilberforce: Family and Friends

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199699391
eISBN:
9780191739132
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199699391.003.0004
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

Making extensive use of the correspondence of Marianne Sykes and the diary of William Wilberforce, this chapter details the origins of the Clapham Sect between 1790 and 1793. It shows how Wilberforce ... More


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