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In a State of Perpetual 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/9780814753309.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter illustrates how the decline of the Seven Sisters was triggered by the rise of consumerism, the communications revolution, and the challenges of cultural engagement beyond politics. These ... 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


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


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


Building the New Jerusalem: The High Tide of the Seven Sisters

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/9780814753309.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter discusses how European roots and colonial founding gave American Christians all the necessary ingredients to create the Mainline of the Seven Sisters. The established denominations—the ... More


The Emergence of a New 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/9780814753309.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter argues that a new Mainline for the new millennium is needed and must consist of more representative denominations, in terms of size, worship style, and global membership. America may be ... More


Margaret Drabble

Lorna Hardwick and James I. Porter

in Sibylline Sisters: Virgil's Presence in Contemporary Women's Writing

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199582969
eISBN:
9780191731198
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199582969.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Virgilian imagery and references are the most sustained in the novel The Seven Sisters (2003). Drabble writes herself into a Virgilian tradition, explicitly adopting the Virgil of 20th-century ... More


A Mighty Fortress in 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/9780814753309.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter demonstrates how the facade of Mainline Protestantism eventually cracked beyond repair by the 1960s and 1970s, what outsiders called the “Mainline decline.” Post-World War II America was ... More


Learning Geopolitical Pluralism: Toward a New International Oil Regime?

Clement M. Henry

in Environmental Politics in the Middle East

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780190916688
eISBN:
9780190942984
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190916688.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, Middle Eastern Politics

The Middle East, viewed by many as a geopolitical prize astride three continents, is now sharply contested and fragmented by proxy wars in Libya, Syria, and Yemen reflecting a painful readjustment of ... More


Ideological Origins of the Women’s College: Catharine Beecher, Mary Lyon, and Mount Holyoke Female Seminary

Andrea L. Turpin

in A New Moral Vision: Gender, Religion, and the Changing Purposes of American Higher Education, 1837-1917

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781501704789
eISBN:
9781501706325
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501704789.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter discusses the contributions of Catharine Beecher and Mary Lyon. The two founded the Holyoke Female Seminary in Massachusetts. Beecher and Lyon developed more articulated educational ... 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


“The Spirit and Sap of the Stock”

Elizabeth DiSavino

in Katherine Jackson French: Kentucky's Forgotten Ballad Collector

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780813178523
eISBN:
9780813178530
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813178523.003.0002
Subject:
History, Cultural History

Katherine Jackson is born in London, KY in 1875 to a First Family of America. Her father is a well-off merchant and both parents supported her education. She attends the Laurel Academy and was ... More


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