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A Mighty Fortress?

Barry Stephenson

in Performing the Reformation: Religious Festivals in Contemporary Wittenberg

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199732753
eISBN:
9780199777310
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199732753.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity, Religion and Society

This chapter describes, interprets, and comments on the liturgy and performances conducted by the Lutherans during Wittenberg’s Luther festivals. The various branches of Lutheranism active in ... More


Pilgrimage, Sacred Space

Barry Stephenson

in Performing the Reformation: Religious Festivals in Contemporary Wittenberg

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199732753
eISBN:
9780199777310
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199732753.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity, Religion and Society

This chapter examines Wittenberg as a Lutheran pilgrimage site. The various Lutheran organizations promoting and developing the town as a pilgrimage site are discussed, along with tensions between ... More


Struggling to Reach Out: St. Silas Lutheran Church

Paul D. Numrich

in The Faith Next Door: American Christians and Their New Religious Neighbors

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195386219
eISBN:
9780199866731
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195386219.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

September 11, 2001, moved a Lutheran Church–Missouri Synod congregation to face the global and local realities of Islam. Although congregational leaders agreed on the ultimate goal of saving Muslim ... More


German and Scandinavian Protestantism 1700-1918

Nicholas Hope

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198269946
eISBN:
9780191600647
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198269943.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Church History

This book is the first history in English of the Lutheran Church in Germany and Scandinavia in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. Beginning and ending in war, this period was of particular ... More


The Third Factor: Aesthetic Impact

Richard Kieckhefer

in Theology in Stone: Church Architecture From Byzantium to Berkeley

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
July 2005
ISBN:
9780195154665
eISBN:
9780199835676
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195154665.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Theology

There is broad consensus that churches should be places of beauty, but for different reasons. The aesthetic design of a church may be viewed as a way of signaling holiness--the presence of the holy ... More


In the Image of Evangelicalism

in The Megachurch and the Mainline: Remaking Religious Tradition in the Twenty-first Century

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226204895
eISBN:
9780226204925
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226204925.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter focuses on a new type of Lutheranism, a hybrid of sorts. It was heavily influenced by American evangelicalism and the therapeutic and pragmatic culture of American society. It retained ... More


Constructing the Catalysts of Change

in The Megachurch and the Mainline: Remaking Religious Tradition in the Twenty-first Century

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226204895
eISBN:
9780226204925
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226204925.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

“We have to change or die.” That phrase, or some variation of it, served as a mantra in seven of the nine congregations documented by this book. It is puzzling that both growing and struggling ... More


Reframing the Tradition

in The Megachurch and the Mainline: Remaking Religious Tradition in the Twenty-first Century

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226204895
eISBN:
9780226204925
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226204925.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

One of the strategies of change used at one of the congregations documented in this book is tied to the Lutheran Church's religious tradition and is akin to the so-called retraditioning—a way of ... More


Conflict, Compromise, and Consensus

in The Megachurch and the Mainline: Remaking Religious Tradition in the Twenty-first Century

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226204895
eISBN:
9780226204925
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226204925.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Existing work on religious change suggests that the degree to which attempts to change a congregation's tradition will be successful depends on how the changes fit or articulate with the external ... More


Transatlantic Religion and the Boundaries of Community

Benjamin Bryce

in To Belong in Buenos Aires: Germans, Argentines, and the Rise of a Pluralist Society

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781503601536
eISBN:
9781503604353
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9781503601536.003.0006
Subject:
History, Latin American History

This chapter argues that denominational identities influenced how German-speaking Lutherans and Catholics in Argentina understood the boundaries of community and their sense of belonging in Argentine ... More


Tanzania

Michael Wright, David Clark, and Jennifer Hunt

in Hospice and Palliative Care in Africa: A Review of Developments and Challenges

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780199206803
eISBN:
9780191730474
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199206803.003.0018
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making, Palliative Medicine Research

Tanzania (population 36.59 million) is a country in Eastern Africa, bordering the Indian Ocean, that covers an area of 945, 087 km2. The palliative care is provided by four organizations: Selian ... More


“Matters of Conscience”: Kepler and the Lutheran Church

Aviva Rothman

in The Pursuit of Harmony: Kepler on Cosmos, Confession, and Community

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780226496979
eISBN:
9780226497020
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226497020.003.0003
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter explores Kepler’s relationship to his own Lutheran Church, from his early disagreements about the doctrine of ubiquity and his refusal to sign the Formula of Concord to his ... More


Mainline Christianity: The Past and Future of America's Majority Faith

Jason S. Lantzer

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814753309
eISBN:
9780814753323
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814753309.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Since the Revolutionary War, Mainline Christianity has been comprised of the Seven Sisters of American Protestantism—the Congregational Church, the Episcopal Church, the Evangelical Lutheran Church, ... More


“I Love to Tell the Story:” Teaching Theater at a Church-Related College

John Steven Paul

in Teaching as an Act of Faith: Theory and Practice in Church-Related Higher Education

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823222209
eISBN:
9780823236800
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823222209.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Theology

In this chapter the author introduces his drama troupe, which is called Soul Purpose. This group travel to different places performing plays ... More


To the Slaughterhouse

Jefferson Decker

in The Other Rights Revolution: Conservative Lawyers and the Remaking of American Government

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780190467302
eISBN:
9780190600587
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190467302.003.0009
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century, Political History

Ronald Reagan’s second term in office began with big ambitions but was plagued by scandal and mismanagement. Veterans of conservative legal groups working for the administration experienced these ... More


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