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Introduction: Evangelical Christianity and Democracy in Africa

Terence O. Ranger

in Evangelical Christianity and Democracy in Africa

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195174779
eISBN:
9780199871858
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195174779.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

This introductory chapter lays out the theoretical foundations of the volume. Topics discussed include definitions of terms such as “evangelical Christianity” and “democracy”, Africa's democratic ... More


Evangelical Christianity and Democratic Pluralism in Asia: An Introduction

Lumsdaine David H.

in Evangelical Christianity and Democracy in Asia

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195308242
eISBN:
9780199867301
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195308242.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This introductory chapter seeks to highlight both the importance of the individual case studies included in this volume and of their common themes and implications. It discusses the design of the ... More


 Evangelicals and the Democratization of South Korea Since 1987

Young‐gi Hong Rev. Dr. Joshua

in Evangelical Christianity and Democracy in Asia

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195308242
eISBN:
9780199867301
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195308242.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter examines how evangelicals affected South Korean democratization. After two-and-a-half decades of military-dominated authoritarianism, Korea had a rapidly growing economy but no ... More


 Emulating Azariah: Evangelicals and Social Change in the Dangs

Aaron Sushil J.

in Evangelical Christianity and Democracy in Asia

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195308242
eISBN:
9780199867301
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195308242.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter examines the effects of evangelical Christianity on Indian politics, and democracy in particular. It focuses on one underdeveloped area of Gujarat state: the Dangs, a largely ... More


The Evangelical Surge . . .

Mark A. Noll

in America's God: From Jonathan Edwards to Abraham Lincoln

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195151114
eISBN:
9780199834532
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195151119.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

Evangelical Christianity, and Protestantism more generally, were in decline in the second half of the eighteenth century. After 1800, however, a great boom in numbers and energy of evangelical ... More


The Other Without and the Other Within

Brian K. Pennington

in Was Hinduism Invented?: Britons, Indians, and the Colonial Construction of Religion

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
July 2005
ISBN:
9780195166552
eISBN:
9780199835690
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195166558.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

This chapter examines the genesis of the missionary movement in Great Britain and the strategies for proselytization adopted by upper class, evangelical Christianity. Situated at the center of ... More


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

Lydia Bean

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691161303
eISBN:
9781400852611
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691161303.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Sociology of Religion

It is now a common refrain among liberals that Christian Right pastors and television pundits have hijacked evangelical Christianity for partisan gain. This book challenges this notion, arguing that ... More


Introduction

Michael R. Watts

in The Dissenters

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198229681
eISBN:
9780191678905
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198229681.003.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

Evangelical Christianity was not just the preoccupation of ministers of religion and itinerant evangelists, it was not the motivating force merely of public figures such as William Wilberforce and ... More


Was Hinduism Invented?: Britons, Indians, and the Colonial Construction of Religion

Brian K. Pennington

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
July 2005
ISBN:
9780195166552
eISBN:
9780199835690
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195166558.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

Is “Hinduism” a legitimate term for the widely varying religious practices of India that are commonly called by that name? The appearance of “religion” as a category comprising a set of practices and ... More


“Without Biblical Revelation”: Rhetorical Appropriations of Mizuko Kuyō by Christians and Other Non-Buddhist Americans

Jeff Wilson

in Mourning the Unborn Dead: A Buddhist Ritual Comes to America

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195371932
eISBN:
9780199870967
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195371932.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society, Buddhism

This chapter discusses how Catholics, Evangelicals, feminists, and other non-Buddhists have rhetorically appropriated mizuko kuyō in the various battles of the American cultural wars, especially ... More


Crossing the Color Line: A Brief Historical Survey of Race Relations in American Evangelical Christianity

Joseph L. Thomas and Douglas A. Sweeney

in This Side of Heaven: Race, Ethnicity, and Christian Faith

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195310566
eISBN:
9780199851072
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195310566.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter offers an introductory and reflective history of American Evangelical Christianity as it wrestled with the issues of race and ethnicity. In particular, it examines the history of ... More


Introduction: Music Making Congregations: Contemporary Worship Music and Evangelical Modes of Congregating

Monique M. Ingalls

in Singing the Congregation: How Contemporary Worship Music Forms Evangelical Community

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
October 2018
ISBN:
9780190499631
eISBN:
9780190499679
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190499631.003.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American

The introduction sets out the book’s scope, argument, and goals; places the exploration in historical and cultural context; and frames the study in relationship to recent scholarship in ... More


Afterword: The Anthropology of Global Pentecostalism and Evangelicalism

Joel Robbins

in The Anthropology of Global Pentecostalism and Evangelicalism

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780814772591
eISBN:
9780814723517
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814772591.003.0014
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Religion

This concluding chapter reflects on the historical trajectory of the anthropology of Christianity and how this book in particular is situated between its history. Once again the chapter delves into ... More


Introduction

Matthew Engelke

in God's Agents: Biblical Publicity in Contemporary England

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780520280465
eISBN:
9780520957107
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520280465.003.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Religion

The introduction provides background information on the founding and history of the British and Foreign Bible Society, as well as why, from the 1990s onward, staff at the society began to recognize ... More


Instructing Christians and Jews: Evangelical Missions to the Jews

Yaakov Ariel

in An Unusual Relationship: Evangelical Christians and Jews

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814770689
eISBN:
9780814762936
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814770689.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter analyzes the extensive missionary efforts that have been a major venue for evangelicals to establish contact with and approach the Jews, and to instruct the Jews about what they have ... More


Sacred Subdivisions: The Postsuburban Transformation of American Evangelicalism

Justin Wilford

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814725351
eISBN:
9780814708309
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814725351.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

In an era where church attendance has reached an all-time low, recent polling has shown that Americans are becoming less formally religious and more promiscuous in their religious commitments. Within ... More


Billy Graham’s Neo-evangelical Triumph and the Limits of the Liberal Consensus

Uta A. Balbier

in The Liberal Consensus Reconsidered: American Politics and Society in the Postwar Era

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780813054261
eISBN:
9780813053233
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813054261.003.0013
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter demonstrates how Billy Graham and like-minded clerics did much to move conservative evangelicalism into the political and religious mainstream through their appropriation of core ... More


Slavery and the Civil War

Joseph Kip Kosek (ed.)

in American Religion, American Politics: An Anthology

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780300203516
eISBN:
9780300227802
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300203516.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

American religion flourished in the decades between the Revolution and the Civil War. In particular, evangelical Christianity rose to a position of unprecedented cultural authority. Although wide ... More


Mormon Envy

Stephen H. Webb

in Mormon Christianity: What Other Christians Can Learn From the Latter-day Saints

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199316816
eISBN:
9780199369249
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199316816.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Theology

Using the criteria of what the author calls the ethics of exclusivity, the exhortation of the emotions, and the ethos of elasticity, the author places Mormonism on the contemporary religious map.


Mainline and Sideline: Post-Independence Mainline Protestantism and Pentecostalism

Ennis B. Edmonds and Michelle A. Gonzalez

in Caribbean Religious History: An Introduction

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814722343
eISBN:
9780814722848
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814722343.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

This chapter focuses on the role of the churches in the post-emancipation era and the emergence of the distinction between “mainline” churches (European-derived, with high status) and “clap-hand” ... More


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