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The “Bible Alone” and a Reformed, Literal Hermeneutic

Mark A. Noll

in America's God: From Jonathan Edwards to Abraham Lincoln

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195151114
eISBN:
9780199834532
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195151119.003.0018
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

By the 1830s and 1840s, challenges began to emerge to republican, commonsense understandings of the Christian faith. In the North, stronger individualistic interpretations emerged, whereas ... More


 Singing from the Right Songbook: Ethnic Identity and Language Transformation in German American Hymnals

Otto Holzapfel

in Music in American Religious Experience

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195173048
eISBN:
9780199872091
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195173048.003.0010
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

German-language hymns and hymnals played a foundational role in American Protestant life, providing historical counterpoint to the English Protestant traditions. By the eve of World War I, ... More


Calvinism and Nature: Environmentalism’s Foundations

Mark R. Stoll

in Inherit the Holy Mountain: Religion and the Rise of American Environmentalism

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
June 2015
ISBN:
9780190230869
eISBN:
9780190230890
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190230869.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Church History, Religion and Literature

Nature had a special place in the Reformed Protestant, or Calvinist, tradition. Reformed Protestants developed a distinctive American way of thinking about nature. A so-called Calvinist crescent ... More


The Church of England and International Protestantism, 1530–1570

Diarmaid MacCulloch

in The Oxford History of Anglicanism, Volume 1: Reformation and Identity c.1520-1662

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
February 2017
ISBN:
9780199639731
eISBN:
9780191836695
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199639731.003.0017
Subject:
Religion, Church History, History of Christianity

This chapter discusses England’s relationship to early Reformations in mainland Europe. Under Henry VIII England moved from Lutheranism towards central European movements which became Reformed ... More


Patron Saints: (3) Theological Foundations of Ordo and Religious Traces

Kenneth Dyson

in Conservative Liberalism, Ordo-liberalism, and the State: Discipling Democracy and the Market

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780198854289
eISBN:
9780191888571
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198854289.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy, Political Theory

This chapter examines the role of religion and theological debate in conservative liberalism and Ordo-liberalism. It looks at the ethical and strategic roles of religion: for Walter Eucken, Lutheran ... More


Evangelicalism, Slavery, and the Decline of an Old Testament Nation

Eran Shalev

in American Zion

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300186925
eISBN:
9780300188417
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300186925.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter explores the dramatic rise in the prominence of Jesus and the New Testament in the new evangelical landscape of nineteenth-century American religion and their assumption of the Old ... More


Woodrow Wilson: Ruling Elder, Spiritual President

Barry Hankins

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
June 2016
ISBN:
9780198718376
eISBN:
9780191787676
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198718376.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Church History, Religion and Society

When Woodrow Wilson was elected as a ruling elder in the Presbyterian Church in 1897, his preacher father allegedly remarked, “I would rather that he held that position than be president of the ... More


Godly Sorrow: Feeling Faith and the Broken-down Heart

Erin Sullivan

in Beyond Melancholy: Sadness and Selfhood in Renaissance England

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2016
ISBN:
9780198739654
eISBN:
9780191802614
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198739654.003.0005
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History, Social History

This chapter focuses on how Reformed Protestantism’s emphasis on predestination and salvation by faith alone enhanced the value of godly sorrow by positioning it as a sign of election to heaven. ... More


Despair: Narrative Authority and the Drama of Doubleness

Erin Sullivan

in Beyond Melancholy: Sadness and Selfhood in Renaissance England

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2016
ISBN:
9780198739654
eISBN:
9780191802614
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198739654.003.0006
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History, Social History

This chapter examines what happened when godly sorrow went wrong, revealing not a purified member of the elect but rather a member of the desperate reprobate. It begins by exploring discussions of ... More


The Oxford History of Anglicanism, Volume 1: Reformation and Identity c.1520-1662

Anthony Milton (ed.)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
February 2017
ISBN:
9780199639731
eISBN:
9780191836695
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199639731.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Church History, History of Christianity

This volume examines a period when the nature of ‘Anglicanism’ was still heavily contested. Rather than merely tracing the emergence of trends that we associate with later Anglicanism, the ... More


Calm amidst the Storm

Tom Scott

in The Swiss and their Neighbours, 1460-1560: Between Accommodation and Aggression

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
July 2017
ISBN:
9780198725275
eISBN:
9780191792618
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198725275.003.0011
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History, Political History

The convulsions which seized southern Germany and Switzerland between 1520 and 1540 included the expulsion of Duke Ulrich of Württemberg (an ally of the Swiss) from his duchy of Württemberg; his ... More


Theodore Roosevelt: Preaching from the Bully Pulpit

Benjamin J. Wetzel

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780198865803
eISBN:
9780191898136
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198865803.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

Theodore Roosevelt is well-known as a rancher, hunter, naturalist, soldier, historian, explorer, and statesman. His visage is etched on Mount Rushmore—alongside those of George Washington, Thomas ... More


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