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Liberal Protestant Decline

Mark Chaves

in American Religion: Contemporary Trends

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691146850
eISBN:
9781400839957
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691146850.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter examines the decline in Liberal Protestant denominations in recent decades. This is one of the best known religious trends of the last several decades, but it often is misunderstood. ... More


Mandating Evolution: The 1990s and Beyond

Edward J. Larson

in Trial and Error: The American Controversy Over Creation and Evolution

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195154719
eISBN:
9780199849505
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195154719.003.0008
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter explores the ongoing efforts of evolutionists to consolidate their gains through state education standards. The 1987 US Supreme Court decision in Aguillard stalled the movement to inject ... More


The Not-So-New Southern Religion

Angie Maxwell and Todd Shields

in The Long Southern Strategy: How Chasing White Voters in the South Changed American Politics

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
August 2019
ISBN:
9780190265960
eISBN:
9780190939403
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190265960.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

In an effort to win southern white voters, the GOP embraced the old southern religion turning the church faithful into the party loyal. They did so because in many parts of the South, the church ... More


Southern White Fundamentalism

Angie Maxwell and Todd Shields

in The Long Southern Strategy: How Chasing White Voters in the South Changed American Politics

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
August 2019
ISBN:
9780190265960
eISBN:
9780190939403
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190265960.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

The fundamentalist takeover of the Southern Baptist Convention that began in 1979 provided the GOP the opportunity to close the deal with white southern voters. Fundamentalist members, anxious over ... More


The Myth of the Social Conservative

Angie Maxwell and Todd Shields

in The Long Southern Strategy: How Chasing White Voters in the South Changed American Politics

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
August 2019
ISBN:
9780190265960
eISBN:
9780190939403
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190265960.003.0010
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

The relationship between the GOP and the Christian Right became so fundamental to the party’s success that Republicans constantly had to maintain a sense of urgency regarding the country’s moral ... More


Byron's Afterlife and the Emancipation of Geology1

Ralph O'connor

in Liberty and Poetic Licence: New Essays on Byron

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780853235897
eISBN:
9781846315428
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780853235897.003.0012
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This chapter demonstrates that Byron's poetry both prompted and helped geologists in England to promote their science, and to free it from Biblical literalism in the public eye. During this ‘heroic’ ... More


Race and the Restructuring of American Religion

Carolyn Renée Dupont

in Mississippi Praying: Southern White Evangelicals and the Civil Rights Movement, 1945-1975

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814708415
eISBN:
9780814723876
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814708415.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter argues that the racial outbursts of the mid-twentieth century created a religious disorder that revolved around the meanings and demands of the faith. Those eager to preserve segregation ... More


Bible and Novel: Narrative Authority and the Death of God

Norman Vance

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199680573
eISBN:
9780191761317
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199680573.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Literature, History of Christianity

This study seeks to develop a new context for reading later Victorian fiction, specifically the work of George Eliot, Thomas Hardy, Mary Ward and Rider Haggard. With Eliot and her successors the ... More


Lee Street Theology: White Southern Protestantism in Americus, 1945–1963

Ansley L. Quiros

in God with Us: Lived Theology and the Freedom Struggle in Americus, Georgia, 1942-1976

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781469646763
eISBN:
9781469646787
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469646763.003.0003
Subject:
History, History of Religion

This chapter describes the white Protestant churches in Americus. It also examines the theological tenets undergirding the church’s racial politics and their development over time. In examining ... More


United States: The “Problem” of the Public

Elaine Howard Ecklund, David R. Johnson, Brandon Vaidyanathan, Kirstin R. W. Matthews, Steven W. Lewis, Robert A. Thomson, and Di Di

in Secularity and Science: What Scientists Around the World Really Think About Religion

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
July 2019
ISBN:
9780190926755
eISBN:
9780190926786
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190926755.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

US scientists believe that the US religious public is generally antiscience. However the views of religious Americans are much more nuanced and religious Americans are often more open to science and ... More


Fragments of Design

Gowan Dawson

in Show Me the Bone: Reconstructing Prehistoric Monsters in Nineteenth-Century Britain and America

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780226332734
eISBN:
9780226332871
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226332871.003.0003
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter explores how William Buckland and other gentlemanly proponents of natural theology at Oxford and Cambridge appropriated the law of correlation as an irrefutable proof of divine design, ... More


The Soul’s Train: the bible and southern folk and popular music

Paul Harvey

in The Bible in American Life

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
March 2017
ISBN:
9780190468910
eISBN:
9780190468958
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190468910.003.0011
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society, Biblical Studies

For much of the twentieth century, if southern churches slumbered in “cultural captivity,” southern culture held the nation captive, as people responded to the elemental force of its blues, country, ... More


Conclusion: A Theology on the Wrong Side of History

Carolyn Renée Dupont

in Mississippi Praying: Southern White Evangelicals and the Civil Rights Movement, 1945-1975

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814708415
eISBN:
9780814723876
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814708415.003.0011
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This concluding chapter states that the conservative religion of white Mississippians provided almost no help to the state's African Americans as they struggled to abolish white domination. ... More


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