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Cultivating the Kingdom: The Lord’s Acre Movement

Kevin M. Lowe

in Baptized with the Soil: Christian Agrarians and the Crusade for Rural America

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780190249458
eISBN:
9780190249472
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190249458.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

This chapter is a study of the Lord’s Acre movement, a grassroots rural uplift strategy that began in North Carolina in 1930. It describes how the Lord’s Acre movement grew into a national, and even ... More


Baptized with the Soil: Christian Agrarians and the Crusade for Rural America

Kevin M. Lowe

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780190249458
eISBN:
9780190249472
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190249458.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

This book is a history of the Protestant commitment to rural America. It shows how mainline Protestant churches and ecumenical organizations came together in the twentieth century in opposition to ... More


The Negro's God

Randal Maurice Jelks

in Benjamin Elijah Mays, Schoolmaster of the Movement: A Biography

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807835364
eISBN:
9781469601748
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807869871_jelks.8
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

In 1930, Mays and Joseph W. Nicholson received funding from the Institute of Social and Religious Research (ISRR) to study Negro churches. In 1933, Mays' proposal for a new study of the Negro's ... More


Conclusion

Thomas A. Robinson

in Who Were the First Christians?: Dismantling the Urban Thesis

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
December 2016
ISBN:
9780190620547
eISBN:
9780190620578
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190620547.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

In light of the previous chapters, what can be said about rural and urban Christianity in the pre-Constantinian period? The evidence points to a collapse of numbers. We do not know how many ... More


Passionate Coolness: Exploring Mood and Character in Ecclesial Polity

Martyn Percy

in Theologically Engaged Anthropology

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
October 2018
ISBN:
9780198797852
eISBN:
9780191839177
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198797852.003.0018
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter explores and analyzes the ecclesial identity of a local parish church in a rural context. Deploying the concept of implicit theology, a subgenre of ethnographic theology, it argues that ... More


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