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The Decline of Christendom

Hugh McLeod

in The Religious Crisis of the 1960s

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780199298259
eISBN:
9780191711619
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199298259.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter begins by discussing some of the main theories advanced by historians and sociologists to explain the religious crisis of the 1960s. It then suggests a historical framework within which ... More


The Religious Crisis

Serhii Plokhy

in The Cossacks and Religion in Early Modern Ukraine

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199247394
eISBN:
9780191714436
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199247394.003.0003
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

The events of the last quarter of the 16th century in the Kyivan metropolitanate largely determined the course of further ecclesiastical development, playing a decisive role in the history of the ... More


Into the Catacombs: Crisis and Persecution, 1926–9

Matthew Butler

in Popular Piety and Political Identity in Mexico's Cristero Rebellion: Michoacán, 1927-29

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197262986
eISBN:
9780191734656
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197262986.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter examines the religious crisis in Michoacán, Mexico during the period from 1926 to 1929. It explains that Church-state hostilities in Michoacán intensified in 1926 when Bishop José Mora y ... More


Faith and Reason: Bayle versus the Rationaux

Jonathan I. Israel

in Enlightenment Contested: Philosophy, Modernity, and the Emancipation of Man 1670-1752

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199279227
eISBN:
9780191700040
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199279227.003.0003
Subject:
History, History of Ideas, European Modern History

This chapter begins with a discussion of Europe’s religious crisis of the late 17th century. It then explores the consensus gentium which, according to Bernard, Le Clerc, Élie Benoît, and the other ... More


Conclusion—Periodizing Secularization

Clive D. Field

in Periodizing Secularization: Religious Allegiance and Attendance in Britain, 1880-1945

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
November 2019
ISBN:
9780198848806
eISBN:
9780191883163
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198848806.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Since most chapters contain individual summaries, they are not reproduced in the conclusion. Rather, there is a holistic overview of religious allegiance and churchgoing across seven micro-periods ... More


Prologue: The Fire and the Ashes

Joseph Bergin

in Church, Society, and Religious Change in France, 1580-1730

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300150988
eISBN:
9780300161069
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300150988.003.0001
Subject:
History, History of Religion

This book examines the fog of confrontation, propaganda, and war that has always made it extremely difficult for historians to “see” French Catholicism and its condition in isolation from the ... More


1880–1901—The fin de siècle: Allegiance

Clive D. Field

in Periodizing Secularization: Religious Allegiance and Attendance in Britain, 1880-1945

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
November 2019
ISBN:
9780198848806
eISBN:
9780191883163
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198848806.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Since at least the 1970s, historians have traced the origins of the decline of organized religion in Britain to the 1880s and 1890s, some even suggesting there was a ‘religious crisis’. Hitherto, ... More


The Imperative of “Individual Experience”: Institutional Change of Religion in the 1960s and 1970s

Jens Schlieter

in What Is It Like To Be Dead?: Near-Death Experiences, Christianity, and the Occult

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780190888848
eISBN:
9780190888879
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190888848.003.0016
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

It was especially in radical reformist, to a lesser extent in modernist, and only occasionally in conservative religious circles, that near-death experiences were held to harbor significant religious ... More


Christian Radicalism and the Hope of Transcending ‘Religion’

Sam Brewitt-Taylor

in Christian Radicalism in the Church of England and the Invention of the British Sixties, 1957-1970: The Hope of a World Transformed

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780198827009
eISBN:
9780191865954
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198827009.003.0005
Subject:
History, History of Religion, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter outlines the radical Anglican contribution to the ‘secularization’ metanarrative, which suddenly achieved cultural dominance in British discussion in the early 1960s. During the early ... More


Introduction: Tracing the fragments of modernity

in Labyrinths of Deceit: Culture, Modernity and Identity in the Nineteenth Century

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780853238492
eISBN:
9781846315404
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846315404.001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This book explores the interaction between crisis and modernity in nineteenth-century England as articulated by Isobel Armstrong in her radical rethinking of the political and subversive elements of ... More


World Crisis and the Making of Christian Radicalism, c.1938–1957

Sam Brewitt-Taylor

in Christian Radicalism in the Church of England and the Invention of the British Sixties, 1957-1970: The Hope of a World Transformed

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780198827009
eISBN:
9780191865954
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198827009.003.0002
Subject:
History, History of Religion, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter locates the immediate origins of British Christian radicalism in the early 1940s. The Second World War was frequently interpreted by Christian commentators as evidence of a profound ... More


Conclusion: Crisis, Eschatology, and the Reinvention of British Modernity

Sam Brewitt-Taylor

in Christian Radicalism in the Church of England and the Invention of the British Sixties, 1957-1970: The Hope of a World Transformed

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780198827009
eISBN:
9780191865954
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198827009.003.0009
Subject:
History, History of Religion, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter concludes that the early stages of Britain’s Sixties moral revolution were importantly influenced by metanarratives derived from Christian eschatology. In the late 1950s and early 1960s, ... More


“I Must Change My Life”

Robert H. Abzug

in Psyche and Soul in America: The Spiritual Odyssey of Rollo May

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
December 2020
ISBN:
9780199754373
eISBN:
9780197512944
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199754373.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century, History of Religion

The chapter recounts the intimate and public missionary life of May in Greece from 1930 to 1933. He finds the experience daunting, thrust from small town American life both to the scenes of classical ... More


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