The Christian Century and the Rise of the Protestant Mainline

The Christian Century and the Rise of the Protestant Mainline
Author: Elesha J. Coffman
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2013-04-04
ISBN: 0199938601
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Christian Century and the Rise of the Protestant Mainline Book Excerpt:

The Christian Century and the Rise of the Protestant Mainline offers the first full-length, critical study of The Christian Century, widely regarded as the most influential religious magazine in America for most of the twentieth century and hailed by Time as "Protestantism's most vigorous voice." Elesha Coffman narrates the previously untold story of the magazine, exploring its chronic financial struggles, evolving editorial positions, and often fractious relations among writers, editors, and readers, as well as the central role it played in the rise of mainline Protestantism. Coffman situates this narrative within larger trends in American religion and society. Under the editorship of Charles Clayton Morrison from 1908-1947, the magazine spoke out about many of the most pressing social and political issues of the time, from child labor and women's suffrage to war, racism, and the internment of Japanese Americans during World War II. It published such luminaries as Jane Addams, Reinhold Niebuhr, and Martin Luther King Jr. and jostled with the Nation, the New Republic, and Commonweal, as it sought to enlarge its readership and solidify its position as the voice of liberal Protestantism. But by the 1950s, internal strife between liberals and neo-orthodox and the rising challenge of Billy Graham's evangelicalism would shatter the illusion of Protestant consensus. The coalition of highly educated, theologically and politically liberal Protestants associated with the magazine made a strong case for their own status as shepherds of the American soul but failed to attract a popular following that matched their intellectual and cultural clout. Elegantly written and persuasively argued, The Christian Century and the Rise of the Protestant Mainline takes readers inside one of the most important religious magazines of the modern era.

The Christian Century

The Christian Century
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 792
Release: 1943
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Theology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Christian Centuries The first six hundred years by J Danielou and H Marrou

The Christian Centuries  The first six hundred years  by J  Danielou and H  Marrou
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 648
Release: 1964
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Church history
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Women Religious Leaders in Japan s Christian Century 1549 1650

Women Religious Leaders in Japan s Christian Century  1549 1650
Author: Haruko Nawata Ward
Publsiher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
Total Pages: 430
Release: 2009
ISBN: 9780754664789
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Women Religious Leaders in Japan s Christian Century 1549 1650 Book Excerpt:

Meticulously researched and drawing on original source materials written in eight different languages, this study fills a lacuna in the historiography of Christianity in Japan. Ward analyzes the experience of nuns, witches, catechists and sisters in sixteenth-century Japan, bringing to light how these women utilized resources from their traditional religions to new Christian adaptations and specific religio-social issues, creating unique hybrids of Catholicism and Buddhism, or rejecting the new religion.

Making Sense in and of the First Christian Century

Making Sense in  and of  the First Christian Century
Author: Francis Gerald Downing
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 270
Release: 2000-08-01
ISBN: 0567376214
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Making Sense in and of the First Christian Century Book Excerpt:

The first Christian century must be approached with careful attention to its cultural and linguistic heterogeneity. It should not simply be assumed that this past 'is a different place, they do things differently there'. Downing treats the ways in which early Christians tried to 'make things make sense' within their cultures, noting both the similarities and differences between their ways and contemporary ones and stressing the variety of contexts and influences on first-century communication. Downing brings his renowned expertise to bear in illuminating the cultural features of early Christian society with a range of fascinating and telling examples.

Moral Discernment in the Christian Life

Moral Discernment in the Christian Life
Author: James M. Gustafson,Theodoor Adriaan Boer,Paul E. Capetz
Publsiher: Presbyterian Publishing Corp
Total Pages: 261
Release: 2007
ISBN: 0664230709
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Moral Discernment in the Christian Life Book Excerpt:

James M. Gustafson has been a leading and formative figure in the field of Christian ethics over the past fifty years. His many contributions to theological ethics have helped to define and shape ethical thinking by Christians who reflect on great moral issues. Gustafson's work must be dealt with by all students in this discipline, and his perceptive insights have given clarity and guidance to the process of moral discernment. The essays collected here are ones that have had a significant impact on discussions and debates over recent decades. The Library of Theological Ethics series focuses on what it means to think theologically and ethically. It presents a selection of important and otherwise unavailable texts in easily accessible form. Volumes in this series will enable sustained dialogue with predecessors though reflection on classic works in the field.

War in the Twentieth Century

War in the Twentieth Century
Author: Richard Brian Miller
Publsiher: Westminster John Knox Press
Total Pages: 469
Release: 1992-01-01
ISBN: 9780664253233
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

War in the Twentieth Century Book Excerpt:

A timely anthology by Christian ethicists and ecclesial groups who are concerned with the justice of war in the 20th century. Seeking to sharpen our moral literacy about the ethics of war, Pope Pius XII, the Niebuhrs, and U.S. Catholic and Methodist bishops address ethical issues relevant to modern warfare--obliteration bombing, selective conscientious objection, and nuclear deterrence.

No man in alien

No man in alien
Author: John Robert Nelson
Publsiher: Brill Archive
Total Pages: 25
Release: 1971
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Civilization
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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So It Was True American Protestant Press and the Nazi Persecution of the Jews

So It Was True  American Protestant Press and the Nazi Persecution of the Jews
Author: Robert W. Ross
Publsiher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
Total Pages: 394
Release: 1998-06-02
ISBN: 1579101224
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

So It Was True American Protestant Press and the Nazi Persecution of the Jews Book Excerpt:

How much did American Protestants know about the Nazi persecution of European Jews before and during Word War II? Very little, many of them claimed in the postwar years. Robert W. Ross challenges that answer in this analysis of the ways in which Protestant journals ranging from The Christian CenturyÓ to The Arkansas BaptistÓ reported and editorialized on the subject from 1933 through 1945.

Examining Billy Graham s Theology of Evangelism

Examining Billy Graham s Theology of Evangelism
Author: Thomas P. Johnston
Publsiher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
Total Pages: 504
Release: 2003-03-12
ISBN: 1498276873
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Examining Billy Graham s Theology of Evangelism Book Excerpt:

'Examining Billy Graham's Theology of Evangelism' was written to advance an unbiased understanding of Billy Graham's theology and practice. Theological examination of Graham's sermons revealed four distinct eras in his theology and practice: -The Early-Early Graham (pre-1949) -The Early Graham (1949-1955) -The Middle Graham (1955-1965) -The Later Graham (1965-present) In each of these eras Graham portrayed a discernible and distinct approach to defining evangelism, theological nomenclature, and cooperative strategy. No literature on Billy Graham discusses, in combination, this evolution in Graham's theology and practice. You are invited to take a fresh look at the teaching and practice of this man who has touched millions of lives through the proclamation of the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

Religious Periodicals and Publishing in Transnational Contexts

Religious Periodicals and Publishing in Transnational Contexts
Author: Anja-Maria Bassimir,Oliver Scheiding
Publsiher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
Total Pages: 210
Release: 2017-06-23
ISBN: 1443878502
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Religious Periodicals and Publishing in Transnational Contexts Book Excerpt:

This volume explores the interrelationship of religion and print practices, and sheds new light on the history of religious publishing in a globalizing world and its changing media consumption. Periodicals have recently become of interest to scholars in book history and religious studies, as they try to determine how magazines, journals, newsletters, and newspapers meet the diverse spiritual demands of believers conditioned by an increasingly translocal and pluralistic religious landscape in modern America and beyond. Existing publications in this field have produced new insights into the multilayered nineteenth- and twentieth-century publishing enterprises, as well as the numerous actors behind them, often crossing ethnic, gender, and national boundaries. This volume focuses instead on the socio-economic conditions, institutional organizations, action networks, and communicative environments that shape religious publishing and its medial apparatus in transnational contexts. In doing so, the authors study the material devices, business structures, and cultural networks needed for circulating words and images that nourish specific formations of religious adherence.

Days of Remembrance April 22 29 1990

Days of Remembrance  April 22 29  1990
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 174
Release: 1990
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Government publications
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Orthodoxy Paganism and Dissent in the Early Christian Centuries

Orthodoxy  Paganism  and Dissent in the Early Christian Centuries
Author: W. H. C. Frend,William Hugh Clifford Frend
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2002
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Orthodoxy Paganism and Dissent in the Early Christian Centuries Book Excerpt:

W.H.C. Frend discusses the ways in which the primitive churches succeeded in some areas like Byzantium whilst the Roman British Church struggled to hold back apostasy.

The Cross and Reaganomics

The Cross and Reaganomics
Author: Eric R. Crouse
Publsiher: Lexington Books
Total Pages: 204
Release: 2013-05-16
ISBN: 0739182226
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Cross and Reaganomics Book Excerpt:

In this book, Crouse offers important insights on why Reaganomics was a major reason conservative Christians supported Reagan at the polls. They embraced and tapped into the traditional American values of individual opportunity, personal responsibility, and human freedom—all themes they believed were front and center in Reaganomics.

Georgia Harkness

Georgia Harkness
Author: Rebekah Miles
Publsiher: Westminster John Knox Press
Total Pages: 186
Release: 2010
ISBN: 0664226671
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Georgia Harkness Book Excerpt:

Georgia Harkness (1891-1974) was a Methodist theologian and the first American woman to teach theology at the seminary level. A leader in the ecumenical movement, Harkness strove to make theology accessible to the laity. This book is a compilation of writing from early in her career that appeared in publications such as The Christian Century, Religion in Life, and Christendom. Although her theology shifted somewhat during these years, Harkness held fast to her belief that liberal theology would remain "the basic American theology," a prediction that was out of step in the 1930s but is growing more credible today. The Library of Theological Ethics series focuses on what it means to think theologically and ethically. It presents a selection of important and otherwise unavailable texts in easily accessible form. Volumes in this series will enable sustained dialogue with predecessors through reflection on classic works in the field.

Catalog of Copyright Entries Third Series

Catalog of Copyright Entries  Third Series
Author: Library of Congress. Copyright Office
Publsiher: Copyright Office, Library of Congress
Total Pages: 1166
Release: 1963
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Copyright
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Catalog of Copyright Entries Third Series Book Excerpt:

Includes Part 1, Number 1: Books and Pamphlets, Including Serials and Contributions to Periodicals (January - June)

Open Hearts Closed Doors

Open Hearts  Closed Doors
Author: Nicholas T. Pruitt
Publsiher: NYU Press
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2021-06-22
ISBN: 147980357X
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Open Hearts Closed Doors Book Excerpt:

A history of mainline Protestant responses to immigrants and refugees during the twentieth century Open Hearts, Closed Doors uncovers the largely overlooked role that liberal Protestants played in fostering cultural diversity in America and pushing for new immigration laws during the forty years following the passage of the restrictive Immigration Act of 1924. These efforts resulted in the complete reshaping of the US cultural and religious landscape. During this period, mainline Protestants contributed to the national debate over immigration policy and joined the charge for immigration reform, advocating for a more diverse pool of newcomers. They were successful in their efforts, and in 1965 the quota system based on race and national origin was abolished. But their activism had unintended consequences, because the liberal immigration policies they supported helped to end over three centuries of white Protestant dominance in American society. Yet, Pruitt argues, in losing their cultural supremacy, mainline Protestants were able to reassess their mission. They rolled back more strident forms of xenophobia, substantively altering the face of mainline Protestantism and laying foundations for their responses to today’s immigration debates. More than just a historical portrait, this volume is a timely reminder of the power of religious influence in political matters.

Lion in the Lobby

Lion in the Lobby
Author: Denton L. Watson
Publsiher: University Press of America
Total Pages: 918
Release: 2014-10-16
ISBN: 0761864512
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Lion in the Lobby Book Excerpt:

Clarence Mitchell, Jr. is unique in the pantheon of civil rights history. Born in Baltimore on March 18, 1911, he led the struggle in Washington for passage of the civil rights laws and promulgation of constructive national policies to protect the constitutional rights of African Americans and all other citizens suffering discrimination because of race, national origin, religion, sex, age, or sexual orientation. Lion in the Lobby chronicles Mitchell's life story and mission of getting the Congress to join the courts and the Executive Branch in upholding the Constitution in order to fulfill the NAACP's egalitarian philosophy. He worked with seven presidents, from Harry Truman to Jimmy Carter, to build a legacy of advocacy that won him the popular moniker of 101st senator and the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1978. This revised edition is strengthened by a detailed account of the bitter battle within the NAACP over Mitchell's retirement. It also offers a fuller picture of Mitchell's differences with the philosophy of nonviolence.

Stewards of the Gospel

Stewards of the Gospel
Author: Ronald E. Vallet
Publsiher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
Total Pages: 312
Release: 2011-07-22
ISBN: 0802866166
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Stewards of the Gospel Book Excerpt:

The word stewardship comes across as stale and mildly distasteful to many in the church today as a term limited in its scope to euphemistic conversations about financial giving. Yet, as Ronald Vallet points out, when the apostle Paul refers to "stewards of the mysteries of God" (1 Cor. 4:1), he's talking about something much deeper and richer than fund-raising. In Stewards of the Gospel Vallet recovers a more adequate understanding of Christian stewardship in light of both the New Testament and the realities facing today's church as it deals with challenges to justice, to the environment, and even to faith itself. He then applies his reinvigorated concept of stewardship in practical ways to congregations, to their pastors and leaders, and to the seminaries and denominational structures that mold and support those leaders. Enhancing Vallet's broad, gospel-oriented vision of stewardship are thoughtful responses from six seasoned theological educators: Daniel Aleshire, David L. Bartlett, Bruce C. Birch, Terry Parsons, Eugene F. Roop, and L. E. "Ted" Siverns.

From East to West

From East to West
Author: Donald G. Bloesch,Daniel J. Adams
Publsiher: University Press of America
Total Pages: 255
Release: 1997
ISBN: 9780761808015
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

From East to West Book Excerpt:

This collection of essays is in honor of noted theologian Donald G. Bloesch written by former students and colleagues representing seven countries. Writing from an Asian perspective, the contributors examine the relationship between theology and culture as found in Scripture, theological thought, the life and work of the church, and in the work of Donald G. Bloesch. Topics range from biblical studies to a consideration of the current emphasis upon spirituality. Evangelism and mission are discussed in considerable detail with specific reference to the rapidly growing church in Korea. The phenomenon of post-modernism and its influence upon modern theology is evaluated.