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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

Conversion and Retention in Mormonism  

Seth L. Bryant, Henri Gooren, Rick Phillips, and David G. Stewart Jr.

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Apr 2014
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May 2014
This chapter first traces the historical framework of Mormon conversion in the nineteenth-century church forward into the twentieth century. Next the chapter analyzes the reorganization of ... More

Gender  

Kathryn Tanner

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Oct 2015
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Jul 2016
This chapter puts the theological use of father and son language in the traditional doctrine of the Trinity into perspective by showing that this language has a limited theological point ... More

Identities and Parties  

Andrew Atherstone

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Oct 2015
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Jul 2016
Anglicanism’s multiple identities are often explained in terms of ‘church parties’, perhaps ‘high church’ and ‘low church’; ‘conservative’ and ‘radical’; or ‘evangelical’, ‘anglo-catholic’ ... More

Mary and Mariology  

Dorian Llywelyn SJ

The mother of Jesus is the most important female figure of Christianity. Mary appears in a small number of biblical passages, but the vast Marian phenomenon includes Christian doctrine and ... More

Race, Spirituality, and Reconciliation  

Michael Battle

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Oct 2015
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Jul 2016
Despite the struggles of defining an Anglican Communion, there is much to celebrate in terms of how dynamic and relevant Anglicanism can be. For example, through Archbishop Desmond Tutu ... 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

Sexuality and Communion  

Andrew Goddard

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Oct 2015
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Jul 2016
Although the reporting of Anglican Communion and sexuality has been disproportionate and often ill-informed, debates about sexuality, including homosexuality, have been and will remain a ... 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

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