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The Christian Reconstruction Movement in U.S. Politics  

Julie Ingersoll

For more than half a century, Rousas John Rushdoony and his followers have articulated and disseminated what they understand to be a biblical worldview, based in aspects of traditional ... More

Conflicts Within the Anglican Communion  

Jane Shaw

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Nov 2014
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Sep 2014
The churches of the Anglican Communion discussed issues of sex and gender throughout the twentieth century and into the twenty-first century. Arguments about gender focused on the ... More

Conflicts Within the Black Churches  

Angelique Harris

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Nov 2014
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May 2014
This essay examines conflicts concerning sex, sexuality, and gender within Black churches. Black churches are American Protestant churches with a predominantly Black leadership and ... More

Pentecostal Churches and Homosexuality  

William K. Kay and Stephen J. Hunt

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Nov 2014
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Sep 2014
Historically, the majority of Pentecostal churches stem from holiness and revivalistic streams of Christianity, while neo-Pentecostal churches are often indigenous plantings that broke away ... More

Puritans and Race  

Richard A. Bailey

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May 2018
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Mar 2018
In scholarly discussions about “race” in the Americas, colonial New England often receives little attention. While race-based slavery perhaps never commanded the same attention in the ... More

The Scientist and the Shepherd: The Emergence of Evangelical Environmentalism  

Calvin B. DeWitt

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Nov 2006
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Sep 2009
In building the movement called evangelical environmentalism, there were two great needs. First was the need to build a creation theology, and more specifically a creation-care theology. ... More

Sex and Marriage in the Protestant Tradition, 1500–1900  

John Witte Jr.

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Nov 2014
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Apr 2014
The chapter analyses the mainline Lutheran, Calvinist, and Anglican models of sex, marriage, and family and their gradual liberalization by Enlightenment liberalism. The theological ... More

Theology and Practice in Evangelical Churches  

Andrew Goddard

This chapter examines the continuities, development, and diversity found among evangelical Christians as they explore different patterns of evangelical response to new and challenging ... More

White Protestants and the Civil Rights Movement  

Carolyn Dupont

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May 2018
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Mar 2018
A small but highly visible minority of white Christian leaders vigorously supported the African American struggle for full freedom. However, these leaders represented an exception, not the ... More

The World of Nature according to the Protestant Tradition  

H. Paul Santmire and John B. Cobb

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Nov 2006
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Sep 2009
The sixteenth-century Protestant Reformation in Europe, sparked by Martin Luther and John Calvin, who are sometimes called “the Magisterial Reformers,” is of more than historical interest, ... More

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