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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


Christian Nonprofits: The Religious Market’s Other Supplier

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/9780199733521.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter introduces readers to the market perspective on religion. It argues that a new supplier of religious goods and services, Christian nonprofits, has grown in size and prominence. The ... 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


Parachurch Profiles: From Christian Cowboys to Donating Cows

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/9780199733521.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter explores nine activity sectors within the Christian nonprofit population: Charismatic Evangelism, Relief & Development, Education & Training, Publishing & Resources, Radio & Television, ... More


In a State of Perpetual Decline

Jason S. Lantzer

in Mainline Christianity: The Past and Future of America's Majority Faith

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814753309
eISBN:
9780814753323
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814753309.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter illustrates how the decline of the Seven Sisters was triggered by the rise of consumerism, the communications revolution, and the challenges of cultural engagement beyond politics. These ... More


Protestants United

Elesha J. Coffman

in The Christian Century and the Rise of the Protestant Mainline

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199938599
eISBN:
9780199345885
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199938599.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

The idea of the mainline—the idea of a unified American Protestantism, culturally dominant, socially progressive, fulfilling its obligation as shepherd of the nation’s soul—achieved unprecedented ... More


Religious Lobbies and Public Churches: Ecclesiology Matters

in Public Pulpits: Methodists and Mainline Churches in the Moral Argument of Public Life

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226804743
eISBN:
9780226804767
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226804767.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Ecclesiology matters. It leads United Methodists to fight for the soul of their church, not only to struggle over abortion and gay ordination, social justice and world missions. It frames their ... More


The Conversion of Fr. Peter Gillquist and the EOC to the Orthodox Church

D. Oliver Herbel

in Turning to Tradition: Converts and the Making of an American Orthodox Church

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199324958
eISBN:
9780199353989
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199324958.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Chapter 4 argues that Peter Gillquist and the Evangelical Orthodox Church (EOC) viewed the EOC as the New Testament Church restored in all its purity. Because he and the EOC looked to Eastern ... More


Similar Strategies, Different Outcomes: Institutional Histories of the Christian Right of Canada and of the United States

Tina Fetner and Carrie Sanders

in Strategies for Social Change

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816672899
eISBN:
9781452947174
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816672899.003.0011
Subject:
Sociology, Social Movements and Social Change

This chapter is concerned with the Christian right movements in the United States and Canada, both of which used the same strategies yet produced different results. For instance, the parachurch ... More


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