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The Boundaries of Evangelical Identity

Lydia Bean

in The Politics of Evangelical Identity: Local Churches and Partisan Divides in the United States and Canada

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691161303
eISBN:
9781400852611
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691161303.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Sociology of Religion

This chapter talks about how Protestants define the boundaries of their religious subculture. Social scientists have vigorous debates about who is, and who isn't, an evangelical. In these churches, ... More


Separated unto the Gospel

Joen A. Carpenter

in Revive Us Again: The Reawakening of American Fundamentalism

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195129076
eISBN:
9780199853274
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195129076.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

Fundamentalists taught that living a separated life implied two distinct actions: pulling away from the world and its values, and drawing closer to Jesus Christ to become his disciple. It is common ... More


Religion and Power in the 1970s

Manlio Graziano

in Holy Wars and Holy Alliance: The Return of Religion to the Global Political Stage

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780231174626
eISBN:
9780231543910
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231174626.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter describes the comeback of religions to the political arena in the 1970s.


Pastmodernism

Steve Redhead

in We Have Never Been Postmodern: Theory at the Speed of Light

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748643448
eISBN:
9780748652945
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748643448.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

It is possible to trace the emergence of Bob Dylan's late style to the New York Supper Club shows in the early 1990s. In the early 1990s, too, Bob Dylan was shaking off the debilitating curse of his ... More


Of Dream and Snake: He Qifang, Feng Zhi, and Born-Again Lyricism

David Der-wei Wang

in The Lyrical in Epic Time: Modern Chinese Intellectuals and Artists Through the 1949 Crisis

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231170468
eISBN:
9780231538572
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231170468.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter focuses on the metamorphosis of Feng Zhi and He Qifeng, two of the most important Chinese modernist poets, during the 1940s and 1950s in terms of “born-again” lyricism. Its religious ... More


The Age of Evangelicalism: America's Born-Again Years

Steven P. Miller

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199777952
eISBN:
9780199362615
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199777952.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

Recent America was awash in a sea of evangelical talk. From the Jesus chic of the Seventies to the satanism scare of the Eighties, the culture wars of the Nineties, and the faith-based vogue of the ... More


Introduction: An Age, Not a Subculture

Steven P. Miller

in The Age of Evangelicalism: America's Born-Again Years

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199777952
eISBN:
9780199362615
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199777952.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

A two-part “evangelical problem” has persisted in American society. Many Americans have not acknowledged the full impact of born-again Protestantism on their society, or they have held a ... More


Epilogue: Born Again, Again

Steven P. Miller

in The Age of Evangelicalism: America's Born-Again Years

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199777952
eISBN:
9780199362615
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199777952.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

By 2012, the Age of Evangelicalism was winding down. It remained unclear, however, whether evangelicalism was waving or drowning in the sea of public influence. Evangelicals and evangelical observers ... More


Inventing American Religion: Polls, Surveys, and the Tenuous Quest for a Nation's Faith

Robert Wuthnow

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780190258900
eISBN:
9780190258931
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190258900.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

A billion dollar a year polling industry purports to tell us not only which political candidates will win, but also how we are practicing our faith. How many Americans went to church last week? Have ... More


Sex, Marriage, and Salvation

Amy Derogatis

in Saving Sex: Sexuality and Salvation in American Evangelicalism

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2014
ISBN:
9780199942251
eISBN:
9780199392612
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199942251.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter examines the main themes in evangelical sex manuals published over the past sixty years as compared to secular sex manuals. The manuals present a uniquely Protestant approach to sex. The ... More


Partnering with the Divine spiritual transformation and godly love

Lee Matthew T., Poloma Margaret M., and Stephen G. Post

in The Heart of Religion: Spiritual Empowerment, Benevolence, and the Experience of God's Love

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199931880
eISBN:
9780199980611
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199931880.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

This chapter focuses on spiritual transformation and personal experiences of a loving God. Spiritual transformation usually begins in a quest for the sacred, often leading to the experience that ... More


Introduction

Robert Wuthnow

in Inventing American Religion: Polls, Surveys, and the Tenuous Quest for a Nation's Faith

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780190258900
eISBN:
9780190258931
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190258900.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

The polling industry cranks out information about American religion and purports to chart accurate trends, but pollsters rarely discuss how the quality of polls has plummeted. The larger question to ... More


Pollsters as Pundits

Robert Wuthnow

in Inventing American Religion: Polls, Surveys, and the Tenuous Quest for a Nation's Faith

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780190258900
eISBN:
9780190258931
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190258900.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter covers what many observers now describe as the heyday of polling about religion. It starts in the middle 1970s and goes through the late 1990s. It tells the story of polling about Jimmy ... More


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