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 The Social Gospel Era (c. 1890s–1945)

David W. Miller

in God at Work: The History and Promise of the Faith at Work Movement

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2007
ISBN:
9780195314809
eISBN:
9780199785278
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195314809.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter focuses on the first wave of the faith at work movement (FAW). Three broad streams of FAW activity developed whose vestiges are still seen today: (a) the Social Gospel, (b) ... More


The Politics of Conservative Christianity in Black and White

in The Truth about Conservative Christians: What They Think and What They Believe

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226306629
eISBN:
9780226306759
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226306759.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter argues that Conservative Christianity can promote a political agenda. American political history teaches us, though, that the direction it leads men and women cannot be determined in ... More


If God Meant to Interfere: American Literature and the Rise of the Christian Right

Christopher Douglas

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781501702112
eISBN:
9781501703539
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501702112.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

The rise of the Christian Right took many writers and literary critics by surprise, trained as we were to think that religions waned as societies became modern. This book shows that American writers ... More


The Crisis

Doug Rossinow

in The Reagan Era: A History of the 1980s

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231169882
eISBN:
9780231538657
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231169882.003.0011
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter describes the manifold crisis that enveloped the “Reagan revolution” from late 1986 through 1988. This was not just a crisis of conservative governance but a crisis of legitimacy for ... More


Cultural Challenges for Mainline Protestant Political Progressives

Paul Lichterman and Rhys H. Williams

in Religion and Progressive Activism: New Stories About Faith and Politics

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781479854769
eISBN:
9781479834457
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479854769.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Paul Lichterman and Rhys H. Williams’s chapter focuses on theologically liberal Mainline Protestants, who have historically been at the forefront of many progressive religious actions. First, the ... More


Finding Racial Diversity with Religious Pluralism

Amanda J. Baugh

in God and the Green Divide: Religious Environmentalism in Black and White

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780520291164
eISBN:
9780520965003
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520291164.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Chapter 5 examines Faith in Place’s use of language around religious, racial, and ethnic diversity. It demonstrates that Faith in Place’s use of “interfaith” discourse helped the organization build a ... More


Practicing What the Doctor Preached: At Home with Focus on the Family

Susan B. Ridgely

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
December 2016
ISBN:
9780199755073
eISBN:
9780190619107
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199755073.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Using interviews with mothers, fathers, sons, and daughters, Practicing What the Doctor Preached explores the mutual relationship between James C. Dobson, Focus on the Family, and the actual values ... More


On the way

Andrew Briggs, Hans Halvorson, and Andrew Steane

in It Keeps Me Seeking: The Invitation from Science, Philosophy and Religion

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
October 2018
ISBN:
9780198808282
eISBN:
9780191866944
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198808282.003.0009
Subject:
Physics, History of Physics

In this the second of the three autobiographical chapters, Andrew Steane (A.S.) recounts some of his experiences. He describes a life at a crossing-point of conservative and liberal forms of ... More


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