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Anglican Interpretations of Scripture: Can Scriptural Reasoning Provide a Way Forward?  

Kathy Grieb

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Oct 2015
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Jul 2016
This chapter considers the future of Anglicanism especially in the light of the interpretation of Scripture. It considers a recent instance of impasse and suggests a possible way forward. ... More

The Bible  

Gerald West

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Oct 2015
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Jul 2016
From the time of the Reformation, the Bible has always been among the primary sources for Anglicanism. Through a close study of biblical hermeneutics, this chapter reflects on how ... More

The Evangelical Press  

Ken Waters

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Aug 2012
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Nov 2012
Research shows that evangelical publications not only help readers form their personal identity but also are an important influence on the voting decisions of evangelicals. While ... More

Football and Christianity in the News  

Annie Blazer

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Aug 2012
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Nov 2012
Since the rise of sports ministry organizations in the 1950s and 1960s, Christian sports stars have become adept at using news coverage to promote an evangelical agenda. Celebrity ... More

Jonathan Edwards  

Michael J. McClymond

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Dec 2007
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Sep 2009
Jonathan Edwards (1703–1758)—pastor, philosopher, theologian, and Calvinist saint—was a man of deep piety and a meticulous observer of others' spiritual experiences. He devoted much of his ... More

The Mainline Protestant Press and the Idea of “Declining” Liberal Religion  

Mark Hulsether

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Aug 2012
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Nov 2012
Pundits routinely treat mainline Protestant intellectuals as naïve idealists who lost their constituents' confidence by veering into ultra-leftism and its institutions—including its ... More

Mainline Protestants and News Narratives of Declension  

J. Terry Todd

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Aug 2012
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Nov 2012
In a 1993 Newsweek article, Methodist theologian Stanley Hauerwas of Duke Divinity School was quoted as saying that “God is killing mainline Protestantism in America.” What is particularly ... More

Media Portrayals of the Moral Majority  

John P. Bartkowski and Ashraf Alam

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Aug 2012
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Nov 2012
The New Christian Right, or “religious Right,” was an influential movement during the latter decades of the twentieth century. The Moral Majority is situated within the religious Right. ... More

Media Representations of “Sunbelt” Evangelicalism  

Darren Dochuk

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Aug 2012
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Nov 2012
With a flash of fresh insight that historians now consider strikingly prescient, Newsweek declared 1976 the “year of the evangelical.” Amid bicentennial celebrations and Jimmy Carter's ... More

News Coverage of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints  

Jana Riess

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Aug 2012
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Nov 2012
In The Angel and the Beehive, sociologist Armand Mauss finds that Mormon Americans have, in recent decades, struggled with two competing archetypes of what it means to be a Latter-day ... More

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