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Introduction

Angela M. Lahr

in Millennial Dreams and Apocalyptic Nightmares: The Cold War Origins of Political Evangelicalism

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780195314489
eISBN:
9780199872077
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195314489.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

U.S. evangelicals in the Cold War were able to draw on an American apocalyptic narrative that included Native American, European, and African traditions. This chapter shows that premillennialism, as ... More


 Praying in the End

Angela M. Lahr

in Millennial Dreams and Apocalyptic Nightmares: The Cold War Origins of Political Evangelicalism

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780195314489
eISBN:
9780199872077
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195314489.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Premillennialism aided evangelicals in interpreting the significance of the Cold War era, but prayer served as a means of action. This chapter argues that heightened nuclear age tension made prayer, ... More


Introduction

Crawford Gribben

in Writing the Rapture: Prophecy Fiction in Evangelical America

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195326604
eISBN:
9780199870257
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195326604.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter provides a context for the book’s subsequent discussions by describing the prophecy fiction phenomenon; the culture of evangelical fiction; the origins of dispensational ... More


 Militant Protestants

Margaret Lamberts Bendroth

in Fundamentalists in the City: Conflict and Division in Boston's Churches, 1885-1950

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
July 2005
ISBN:
9780195173901
eISBN:
9780199835577
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195173902.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

The suspicion of Catholics that grew in the wake of the Boston Common arrests soon took on broader dimensions. In the late 1880s it focused on a contest over the city’s public schools, largely led by ... More


Introduction: Southcottians, Radicalism, and Agency

Dr Philip Lockley

in Visionary Religion and Radicalism in Early Industrial England: From Southcott to Socialism

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199663873
eISBN:
9780191744792
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199663873.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity, Religion and Society

This chapter introduces the themes, concepts and questions which frame this study. The popular religion of Southcottianism is defined, and existing interpretations of its relationship to radical ... More


The Name You Can Trust

Timothy E. W. Gloege

in Guaranteed Pure: The Moody Bible Institute, Business, and the Making of Modern Evangelicalism

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9781469621012
eISBN:
9781469623191
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469621012.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

This chapter follows the conflict between fundamentalists and modernists that arose in the 1910s and the rise and fall of the fundamentalist coalition in the 1920s. The Moody Bible Institute's ... More


What is Catholic is Christian: Tractarian Origins, 1830–1849

Emma Mason

in Christina Rossetti: Poetry, Ecology, Faith

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
June 2018
ISBN:
9780198723691
eISBN:
9780191791086
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198723691.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Literature, History of Christianity

This chapter explores Rossetti’s radical reading of creation in her earliest poetry as an interconnected body held together by grace in relation to Tractarianism. It discusses her membership of the ... More


On the Compatibility/Incompatibility of Pentecostal Premillennialism with Black Liberation Theology

Frederick L. Ware

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

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814797303
eISBN:
9780814789070
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814797303.003.0011
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter explores the conflict between Pentecostal premillennialism—the pervasive conception of eschatology in Pentecostal churches—and black racial consciousness and suggests that the former is ... More


R. G. LeTourneau’s Prosperity Gospel

Sarah Ruth Hammond

Darren Dochuk (ed.)

in God's Businessmen: Entrepreneurial Evangelicals in Depression and War

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780226509778
eISBN:
9780226509808
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226509808.003.0002
Subject:
History, History of Religion

This chapter assesses the life and career of R.G. LeTourneau, a manufacturer of large earth-moving equipment who dedicated his labor and profits to his own philanthropy and evangelical ministry. “God ... More


“Groaning for the Latter Day”: Mormons, Millerites, and the Triumph of Dispensationalist Premillennialism

John Howard Smith

in A Dream of the Judgment Day: American Millennialism and Apocalypticism, 1620-1890

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9780197533741
eISBN:
9780197533772
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197533741.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Theology

Two new religious movements, Mormonism and Millerism, established a foundation upon which a heretofore invisible, gloomy eschatology that had long occupied the margins of American Protestantism ... More


Dallas Orthodoxy

Randall Balmer

in Mine Eyes Have Seen the Glory: A Journey into the Evangelical Subculture in America, 25th Anniversary edition

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199360468
eISBN:
9780190258252
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199360468.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter presents the author's account of his visit to the Dallas Theological Seminary in Texas. Founded in 1924 to combat the theological modernism then popular with American Protestants, the ... More


Campaign Journal

Randall Balmer

in Mine Eyes Have Seen the Glory: A Journey into the Evangelical Subculture in America, 25th Anniversary edition

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199360468
eISBN:
9780190258252
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199360468.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter presents the author's account of events in February 1988, namely preparations for the Iowa caucuses and the first primary of the presidential campaign in New Hampshire. He describes ... More


“…and Your Sons and Your Daughters Shall Prophesy”: The Jesus People Movement in Southern California, 1968–1969

Larry Eskridge

in God's Forever Family: The Jesus People Movement in America

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780195326451
eISBN:
9780199344826
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195326451.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter looks at the roots and expansion of an identifiable Jesus movement in Southern California in the late 1960s. Arthur Blessitt’s His Place on the Sunset Strip, Don Williams’s Salt Company ... More


A Spiritual Famine

Alison Collis Greene

in No Depression in Heaven: Religion and the Great Depression in the Mississippi Delta

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
December 2015
ISBN:
9780199371877
eISBN:
9780199371907
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199371877.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Chapter 2 opens with the tale of charismatic traveling revivalist Joe Jeffers, whose arrival and ministry pitted the town’s white baptists against one another in dramatic fashion. Jeffers’s story ... More


Come-Outer: The Twentieth-Century Reformation Movement

Markku Ruotsila

in Fighting Fundamentalist: Carl McIntire and the Politicization of American Fundamentalism

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
December 2015
ISBN:
9780199372997
eISBN:
9780199373024
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199372997.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter reassesses the separatist fundamentalist movement from 1936 to 1945. It starts with an examination of McIntire’s creation of the Bible Presbyterian Church, his Christian Beacon newspaper ... More


Introduction

B. M. Pietsch

in Dispensational Modernism

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780190244088
eISBN:
9780190244101
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190244088.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity, Religion and Society

Dispensational theology and popular premillennialism have become a major force in the contemporary religious landscape, and have received considerable scholarly attention. However, this scholarship ... More


The Social Construction of Confidence

B. M. Pietsch

in Dispensational Modernism

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780190244088
eISBN:
9780190244101
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190244088.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity, Religion and Society

Chapter 2 explores the role of professionalization and specialization in the mirrored institutional histories of early dispensationalism and higher education. Despite being one of the earliest groups ... More


The Scofield Reference Bible amidst a Dispensational Century

B. M. Pietsch

in Dispensational Modernism

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780190244088
eISBN:
9780190244101
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190244088.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity, Religion and Society

Chapter 7 describes the twentieth-century spread of dispensationalism. Dispensational ideas were codified in print, specifically in the Scofield Reference Bible (the best-selling reference Bible in ... More


Full Gospel

Allan Heaton Anderson

in To the Ends of the Earth: Pentecostalism and the Transformation of World Christianity

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780195386431
eISBN:
9780199332410
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195386431.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

This chapter discusses the “full gospel” of the pentecostals, including their emphasis on conversion or salvation as a complete break with the past, resulting in aggressive evangelism. Healing from ... More


Spiritual Conquest

James D. Strasburg

in God's Marshall Plan: American Protestants and the Struggle for the Soul of Europe

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
April 2021
ISBN:
9780197516447
eISBN:
9780197516478
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197516447.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century, History of Religion

This chapter examines the twentieth-century origins of Christian nationalism and Christian globalism in American Protestant missionary efforts and the First World War. It also asserts the prominence ... More


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