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 Modernity, Religion, and Moral Worldviews

James K. Wellman Jr.

in Evangelical vs. Liberal: The Clash of Christian Cultures in the Pacific Northwest

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780195300116
eISBN:
9780199868742
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195300116.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Peter Berger has argued that modernity marginalizes religion to the private sphere, thus creating a secularization of culture. Later he reneged, suggesting that religion can survive without a “sacred ... More


the reality of meaninglessness

Paul Froese

in On Purpose: How We Create the Meaning of Life

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780199948901
eISBN:
9780190262884
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199948901.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Chapter 3 discusses the relationship between moral reality and history. Early humans invented gods, myths, and ideologies to depict moral order. Premodern communities are described as having sacred ... More


The Not-So-New Southern Religion

Angie Maxwell and Todd Shields

in The Long Southern Strategy: How Chasing White Voters in the South Changed American Politics

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
August 2019
ISBN:
9780190265960
eISBN:
9780190939403
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190265960.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

In an effort to win southern white voters, the GOP embraced the old southern religion turning the church faithful into the party loyal. They did so because in many parts of the South, the church ... More


Satan and the Spiritual Realm

Paul A. Bramadat

in The Church on the World's Turf: An Evangelical Christian Group at a Secular University

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195134995
eISBN:
9780197561591
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195134995.003.0009
Subject:
Education, History of Education

Although the prominence of women in the McMaster IVCF challenged my presuppositions about several elements of evangelicalism, the role of Satan in this group's discourse simply bewildered me. ... More


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