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Viewed in Black and White: Conservative Protestantism, Racial Issues, and Oppositional Politics

Michael O. Emerson and J. Russell Hawkins

in Religion and American Politics: From the Colonial Period to the Present

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195317145
eISBN:
9780199851386
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195317145.003.0015
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter provides some background to the striking differences between black and white conservative Protestants. Among the major religious segments in American public life, no two are closer ... More


Bible-Carrying Christians: Conservative Protestants and Social Power

David Harrington Watt

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195068344
eISBN:
9780199834822
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195068343.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This book focuses on the relationship between conservative Protestants and social power in the U.S. The book, which is particularly concerned with which sorts of power relationships seem natural and ... More


Comparing Evangelicals in the United States and Canada

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/9780691161303.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Sociology of Religion

This chapter introduces two Baptist churches and two Pentecostal churches, matched on either side of the U.S.–Canada border. It conducts participant observation in two evangelical churches located in ... More


 Connections and Contradictions: Exploring the Complex Linkages between Faith and Family

John P. Bartkowski

in Everyday Religion: Observing Modern Religious Lives

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2007
ISBN:
9780195305418
eISBN:
9780199785094
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195305418.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter explores the strategies that Conservative Protestant (evangelical) men utilize to negotiate secular concerns and sacred convictions in the context of their marriage and family ... More


Conservative Christians in American Politics

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/9780226306759.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Conservative Christians are the center of attention when the discussion turns to values. But their voting priorities and internal divisions are widely and wildly misunderstood. For while Conservative ... More


Conservative Christians in the “Sexual Revolution”

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/9780226306759.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter addresses two questions: (1) Are the sexual attitudes and behaviors of Conservative Protestants significantly different from those of other Americans, especially Mainline Protestants? ... More


Conservative Christian Growth: Membership Begins at Home1

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/9780226306759.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

More American Protestants today prefer the Conservative denominations than the Mainline ones. The Conservatives, it is said, have a strong appeal for American Protestants because of their emphasis on ... More


Fieldwork

David Harrington Watt

in Bible-Carrying Christians: Conservative Protestants and Social Power

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195068344
eISBN:
9780199834822
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195068343.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This book examines the relationship between conservative Protestants and social power in the U.S. The book, which is particularly concerned with which sorts of power relationships were made to seem ... More


A Social Portrait of Conservative Christians

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/9780226306759.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Stereotypes about Conservative Protestants abound. Religious issues aside, they are pigeonholed as Southern, uneducated gun owners who live in trailers parks or at least far from town. This chapter ... More


From Obscenity Outside to Addiction Within

Samuel L. Perry

in Addicted to Lust: Pornography in the Lives of Conservative Protestants

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
April 2019
ISBN:
9780190844219
eISBN:
9780190844240
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190844219.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Chapter 1 provides a historical and statistical overview of how the relationship between conservative Protestantism and pornography has changed over time. Conservative Protestants generally did not ... More


Every Man’s Battle?

Samuel L. Perry

in Addicted to Lust: Pornography in the Lives of Conservative Protestants

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
April 2019
ISBN:
9780190844219
eISBN:
9780190844240
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190844219.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Chapter 4 considers how the influence of complementarian gender ideology differentially shapes the experiences of conservative Protestant men and women who view pornography. While the moral ... More


Freedom, Inequality, and Conservative Christianity

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/9780226306759.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter explores the issues of freedom and equality. Across the board, religious differences in both nationalist and egalitarian values are modest differences of degree. Conservative Protestants ... More


Introduction: “The Greatest Threat”

Samuel L. Perry

in Addicted to Lust: Pornography in the Lives of Conservative Protestants

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
April 2019
ISBN:
9780190844219
eISBN:
9780190844240
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190844219.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

The book’s introduction begins by describing the growing use and acceptance of pornography in the United States in order to frame the dilemma confronting conservative Protestants. Conservative ... More


Fifty Shades of Gray Area—On Masturbation

Samuel L. Perry

in Addicted to Lust: Pornography in the Lives of Conservative Protestants

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
April 2019
ISBN:
9780190844219
eISBN:
9780190844240
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190844219.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Chapter 2 explains the paradox of conservative Protestants’ interpretations of pornography use and masturbation. Though pornography and masturbation are functionally related, conservative Protestants ... More


Fleshly Lusts That War Against the Soul

Samuel L. Perry

in Addicted to Lust: Pornography in the Lives of Conservative Protestants

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
April 2019
ISBN:
9780190844219
eISBN:
9780190844240
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190844219.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Chapter 3 explores the consequences of the dissonance conservative Protestants experience in porn use, shaping their religious lives and even mental health. The chapter goes deeper into the history ... More


Till Porn Do Us Part?

Samuel L. Perry

in Addicted to Lust: Pornography in the Lives of Conservative Protestants

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
April 2019
ISBN:
9780190844219
eISBN:
9780190844240
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190844219.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Chapter 5 shows how pornography use shapes the romantic and family relationships of conservative Protestants in ways that are uniquely destructive. Specifically, he chapter draws on both quantitative ... More


Conclusion

Samuel L. Perry

in Addicted to Lust: Pornography in the Lives of Conservative Protestants

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
April 2019
ISBN:
9780190844219
eISBN:
9780190844240
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190844219.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

The conclusion briefly recapitulates and integrates previous chapters in order to outline implications both for research on pornography use and for religious life in the United States. It ends by ... More


Addicted to Lust: Pornography in the Lives of Conservative Protestants

Samuel L. Perry

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
April 2019
ISBN:
9780190844219
eISBN:
9780190844240
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190844219.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Few other cultural issues alarm conservative Protestant families and communities more than the seemingly ubiquitous threat of pornography. Thanks to widespread access to the internet, conservative ... More


Conservative Christians and Catholics: Too Estranged for Alliance

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/9780226306759.003.0012
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter addresses the question of whether anti-Catholic sentiments among Conservative Christians still persist. It examines two slurs—Catholics are not permitted to think for themselves and the ... More


Conclusions

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/9780226306759.003.0013
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This study of Conservative Christians began with the intention of exploring the social and demographic condition of these Christians and with the hope of ascertaining whether conservative religious ... More


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