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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


Heaven in the Gilded Age: Dwight L. Moody and the Princes of the Pulpit

Gary Scott Smith

in Heaven in the American Imagination

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199738953
eISBN:
9780199897346
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199738953.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

During the Gilded Age, a plethora of books and sermons provided portraits of heaven. Through their preaching and publications, urban revivalists, led by Dwight L. Moody, and prominent pastors, most ... More


Oxford in Transition

Graham Neville

in Radical Churchman: Edward Lee Hicks and the New Liberalism

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198269779
eISBN:
9780191683794
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198269779.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Church History

This chapter discusses the important events which contributed to the formation of Edward Hick's character and opinions. It notes that Hicks's day-to-day experiences within the confined community life ... More


Karl Barth and the Crisis of the First World War

Joshua Mauldin

in Barth, Bonhoeffer, and Modern Politics

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9780198867517
eISBN:
9780191904288
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198867517.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Theology, Religion and Society

This chapter explores how Karl Barth responded to the social crisis in Europe in the wake of the First World War. Barth’s experience as a pastor and professor early in the twentieth century led him ... More


Evangelicalism and Fundamentalism in the United Kingdom during the Twentieth Century

David W. Bebbington and David Ceri Jones (eds)

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199664832
eISBN:
9780191765391
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199664832.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity, Religious Studies

Historians have sometimes argued, and popular discourse certainly assumes, that evangelicalism and fundamentalism are identical. In the twenty-first century, when Islamic fundamentalism is at the ... More


Passing Through a Similar Transition

Sarah Azaransky

in This Worldwide Struggle: Religion and the International Roots of the Civil Rights Movement

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
June 2017
ISBN:
9780190262204
eISBN:
9780190262235
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190262204.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Benjamin Mays was a groundbreaking religious intellectual whose theological perspective was shaped by world travel. His work and travel in the 1930s show how the international roots of the civil ... More


Down by the Riverside

Warren Goldstein

in William Sloane Coffin Jr.: A Holy Impatience

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300102215
eISBN:
9780300135053
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300102215.003.0014
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter describes the Stanton Street Baptist Church in downtown Manhattan, which had undergone physical moves as well as congregational transformations. From the early teens, it had stood for ... More


Newman on Vatican II

Ian Ker

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780198717522
eISBN:
9780191786952
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198717522.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Church History, Theology

John Henry Newman is often described as ‘the Father of the Second Vatican Council’. It is true that there is only one place in the Council’s documents where his direct influence can be detected, but ... More


‘The sceptical tendencies of modern times’: The Isolation of Spurgeon

Michael R. Watts

in The Dissenters Volume III: The Crisis and Conscience of Nonconformity

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780198229698
eISBN:
9780191744754
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198229698.003.0008
Subject:
History, History of Religion, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter focuses on Charles Haddon Spurgeon, the most popular Nonconformist preacher of the reign of Queen Victoria and the strongest opponent of attempts to modify, explain away, or repudiate ... More


Epilogue

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/9780199372997.003.0012
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This final chapter summarizes the book’s argument, namely that there is a long continuity in fundamentalist Christian engagement with US and world politics that goes back to the 1930s, that this ... More


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