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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


The Politics of Decline

Jason S. Lantzer

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

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814753309
eISBN:
9780814753323
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814753309.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter looks at how the changes involving a re-evaluation and reconfiguration of the Mainline came not from the pulpit but from the realm of politics. For all their talk about the separation of ... More


The Mainline’s Slippery Slope: An Introduction

Jason S. Lantzer

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

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814753309
eISBN:
9780814753323
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814753309.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This introductory chapter articulates the significance of capturing the history of Mainline Christianity. The Mainline is best viewed not as a single collection of denominations, but as the most ... More


Unto the Ends of the Earth: Global Christianity and Mainline Decline

Jason S. Lantzer

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

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814753309
eISBN:
9780814753323
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814753309.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter examines how by the twenty-first century, Global Christianity, particularly from the Southern Hemisphere, offered a devastating critique of the Mainline that contributed to the decline ... More


The Genesis of the Mainline

Jason S. Lantzer

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

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814753309
eISBN:
9780814753323
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814753309.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter narrates the origins of the Mainline, which began with the Church crisis that culminated in the Protestant Reformation. The Mainline emerged from this not quite into the power of the ... More


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