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God in the Courtroom: Religion's Role at Trial

Brian Bornstein and Monica Miller

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195328677
eISBN:
9780199869954
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195328677.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Forensic Psychology

The phrase “God in the courtroom” conjures up several images, such as William Jennings Bryan defending religion against the tyranny of evolution, a robed deity passing divine judgment, a witness ... More


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


 Church Government and Social Control

Crawford Gribben

in God's Irishmen: Theological Debates in Cromwellian Ireland

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195325317
eISBN:
9780199785605
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195325317.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Church History

This chapter documents Irish Cromwellian debates about church government. Quakers and Seekers denied any locus of authority beyond the “inner light.” Baptists and Independents argued that the proper ... More


Conclusion

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/9780691146850.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This concluding chapter argues that based on the religious trends documented in this book, no indicator of traditional religious belief or practice is going up. There is much continuity and some ... More


 Open to All Parties: The Ordeal of Religious Integration

Chris Beneke

in Beyond Toleration: The Religious Origins of American Pluralism

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2006
ISBN:
9780195305555
eISBN:
9780199784899
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195305558.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter examines religious discourse in mid-century America, which was characterized by unprecedented ecumenism and surprisingly widespread praise for integration. Beginning in the mid-1740s, ... More


Congregations

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/9780691146850.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter discusses six trends in congregational life: looser connections between congregations and denominations, more computer technology, more informal worship, older congregants, more ... More


Beyond the Congregation: The World of Christian Nonprofits

Christopher P. Scheitle

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199733521
eISBN:
9780199866281
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199733521.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Christianity in the United States has long been organized around congregations and denominations. However, a different type of organization operating outside of these traditional structures is ... More


 Hymnody and History: Early American Evangelical Hymns as Sacred Music

Stephen A. Marini

in Music in American Religious Experience

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195173048
eISBN:
9780199872091
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195173048.003.0008
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

This chapter examines the ways in which early American hymns provided texts and discourse for American history by employing computer-assisted statistical analysis. Evangelical hymns formed as ... More


Conclusion

Tracey E. W. Laird

in Louisiana Hayride: Radio and Roots of Music along the Red River

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195167511
eISBN:
9780199850099
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195167511.003.0007
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

Due to the fact that the Louisiana Hayride brought to the national spotlight both Hank Williams and Elvis Presley, they took a risk in claiming the annals of country music and rock-and-roll during ... More


A None's Story: "Searching for Meaning Inside Christianity, Judaism, Buddhism, and Islam"

Corinna Nicolaou

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780231173940
eISBN:
9780231541251
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231173940.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

The rising population known as “nones” for its members’ lack of religious affiliation is changing American society, politics, and culture. Many nones believe in God and even visit places of worship, ... More


Competition and Collaboration: The Market Dynamics of Church and Parachurch

Christopher P. Scheitle

in Beyond the Congregation: The World of Christian Nonprofits

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199733521
eISBN:
9780199866281
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199733521.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter begins by noting that many religious leaders have expressed ambivalence about Christian nonprofits. Concerns about theological legitimacy, denominational boundaries, and competition for ... More


American Methodist Worship

Karen B. Westerfield Tucker

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195126983
eISBN:
9780199834754
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019512698X.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This book offers a comprehensive examination and analysis of American Methodist worship, tracing its evolution from John Wesley to the end of the twentieth century. Attention is paid to the ... More


Relations and Denominations

Benson Mates

in The Philosophy of Leibniz: Metaphysics and Language

Published in print:
1989
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195059465
eISBN:
9780199833429
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195059468.003.0013
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

In the so‐called region of ideas, the counterparts of declarative sentences are propositions or thoughts; correspondingly, the counterparts of definite or indefinite descriptions are so‐called ... More


Contending for Liberty

Philip N. Mulder

in A Controversial Spirit: Evangelical Awakenings in the South

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195131635
eISBN:
9780199834525
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195131630.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

The American Revolution heightened the differences between Presbyterians, Baptists, and Methodists as the dissenters addressed the political crisis through petitions and met the resultant ... More


American Methodist Worship: Memory and Modernization

Karen B. Westerfield Tucker

in American Methodist Worship

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195126983
eISBN:
9780199834754
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019512698X.003.0012
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

More than a summary, the final chapter synthesizes the revisionary processes already examined and identifies particular factors that have contributed to the evolution of Methodist worship as a whole. ... More


The Political Parish and 1648

Nicholas Hope

in German and Scandinavian Protestantism 1700-1918

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198269946
eISBN:
9780191600647
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198269943.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Church History

Deals with attempts to impose religious uniformity on the bizarre parish order created by historical accident and custom since the Reformation. This was frozen by the Westphalian peace, and its ethos ... More


Organizing Christian Churches from the 1830S to the 1870s

Ian Breward

in A History of the Churches in Australasia

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198263562
eISBN:
9780191600418
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198263562.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Church History

Denominations played an important part in the construction of colonial societies. Colonial education, health care, social welfare, the press, philanthropy, and politics were all shaped by Christian ... More


Introduction

Brian H. Bornstein and Monica K. Miller

in God in the Courtroom: Religion's Role at Trial

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195328677
eISBN:
9780199869954
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195328677.003.001
Subject:
Psychology, Forensic Psychology

The United States has recently seen a religious resurgence. Americans are attending church in larger numbers than ever before, and mass media and popular entertainment are saturated with religious ... More


Conclusion

Brian H. Bornstein and Monica K. Miller

in God in the Courtroom: Religion's Role at Trial

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195328677
eISBN:
9780199869954
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195328677.003.010
Subject:
Psychology, Forensic Psychology

This concluding chapter summarizes the major findings, identifies some of the key themes running through the book, and discusses future research directions. It also revisits the questions raised in ... More


Afro-Pentecostalism: Black Pentecostal and Charismatic Christianity in History and Culture

Amos Yong and Estrelda Y. Alexander (eds)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814797303
eISBN:
9780814789070
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814797303.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

In 2006, the contemporary American Pentecostal movement celebrated its 100th birthday. Over that time, its African American sector has been markedly influential, not only vis-à-vis other branches of ... More


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