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“Discord Sown among Brethren”: The Appropriation of Scripture, Politicized Religion, and Church Division

Sean A. Scott

in A Visitation of God: Northern Civilians Interpret the Civil War

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780195395990
eISBN:
9780199866557
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195395990.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century, History of Religion

Northern religious division over the war climaxed with the birth of the new church movement at the end of 1863. Several ministers who supported Peace Democrat Clement Vallandigham in his ... More


God and the World

Philip Jenkins

in The Next Christendom: The Coming of Global Christianity

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195146165
eISBN:
9780199834341
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195146166.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter discusses the implications of the very close association between church and state in the global South, which in some sense mirrors the lack of distinction between religion and ordinary ... More


Churches and Social Issues in Twentieth-Century Britain

G. I. T. Machin

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198217800
eISBN:
9780191678271
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198217800.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, History of Religion

During this century, the Christian Churches of Britain have lost support and influence to the extent that their future is considered by some observers to be problematic. They have also been ... More


Looking Ahead by Glancing Back: John Calvin and Thomas Aquinas on the Church

Matthew Levering

in Protestantism after 500 Years

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780190264789
eISBN:
9780190264819
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190264789.003.0014
Subject:
Religion, Church History, History of Christianity

This chapter begins with the question of whether, 500 years after the Reformation, we can still celebrate Christ’s gift of the church and recognize the church as “holy.” In the Nicene Creed, ... More


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