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RELIGIOUS EDUCATION IN LIBERAL DEMOCRATIC SOCIETIES: THE QUESTION OF ACCOUNTABILITY AND AUTONOMY

Walter Feinberg

in Citizenship and Education in Liberal-Democratic Societies: Teaching for Cosmopolitan Values and Collective Identities

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780199253661
eISBN:
9780191601972
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199253668.003.0015
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

The essays in Part III of the book, on liberal constraints and traditionalist education, argue for a more regulatory conception of liberal education and emphasize the need for some controls over ... 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


Religious Ideas: Should They Be Critically Engaged or Given a Pass?

David A. Hollinger

in After Cloven Tongues of Fire: Protestant Liberalism in Modern American History

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691158426
eISBN:
9781400845996
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691158426.003.0010
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This chapter considers the role of religion in politics. It expresses frustration with the trap that many faith-affirming politicians have increasingly sprung on doubters: “If elected to office I ... More


Complications, Concerns, and Clarifications

Warren A. Nord

in Does God Make a Difference?: Taking Religion Seriously in Our Schools and Universities

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199766888
eISBN:
9780199895038
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199766888.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter has two main tasks. The first is to acknowledge a complication. It says something about academic freedom and resolves a potential tension between the positions taken in Chapters 5 and 6 ... More


Faith and Public Affairs

Robert Wuthnow

in Christianity in the Twenty-First Century: Reflections on the Challenges Ahead

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195096514
eISBN:
9780199853380
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195096514.003.0011
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter explores the public role of religious faith, or what some have called “public religion.” To identify as public religion implies, of course, that there must be something else that we ... More


The Rise of Liberal Religion: Book Culture and American Spirituality in the Twentieth Century

Matthew S. Hedstrom

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780195374490
eISBN:
9780199979141
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195374490.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

The story of liberal religion in the twentieth century, this book contends, is a story of cultural ascendency. This may come as a surprise. Most scholarship in American religious history, after all, ... More


Suggestive Explanations

Christopher G. White

in Unsettled Minds: Psychology and the American Search for Spiritual Assurance, 1830–1940

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520256798
eISBN:
9780520942721
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520256798.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

This chapter takes a last look at the ambiguities of psychological perspectives on faith by turning to a single case, to how, in the early decades of the twentieth century, human suggestibility was ... More


“A Multitude of Superstitions and Crudities”

Christopher G. White

in Unsettled Minds: Psychology and the American Search for Spiritual Assurance, 1830–1940

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520256798
eISBN:
9780520942721
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520256798.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

This chapter edges forward into the early decades of the twentieth century, examining how one group of religious liberals, psychologists of religion, developed new discourses about religious ... More


Nervous Energies

Christopher G. White

in Unsettled Minds: Psychology and the American Search for Spiritual Assurance, 1830–1940

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520256798
eISBN:
9780520942721
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520256798.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

This chapter begins by considering a mediating category that reduced tensions between mechanistic and spiritual models of the self, the category nervous energies. Was nervous energy an electrical ... More


Minds Intensely Unsettled

Christopher G. White

in Unsettled Minds: Psychology and the American Search for Spiritual Assurance, 1830–1940

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520256798
eISBN:
9780520942721
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520256798.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

This chapter examines how a group of religious Americans developed new discourses of spiritual progress built on insights gleaned from new psychologies such as phrenology. Beginning in this period, a ... More


William Sloane Coffin Jr.: A Holy Impatience

Warren Goldstein

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300102215
eISBN:
9780300135053
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300102215.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

A magnet for controversy, the media, and followers, the Rev. William Sloane Coffin, Jr. was the premier voice of northern religious liberalism for more than a quarter-century, and a worthy heir to ... More


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