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The Resource American Christianity : the continuing revolution, Stephen Cox

American Christianity : the continuing revolution, Stephen Cox

Label
American Christianity : the continuing revolution
Title
American Christianity
Title remainder
the continuing revolution
Statement of responsibility
Stephen Cox
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • Stephen Cox argues that American Christianity is a revolution that is always happening, and always needs to happen. The old-time religion always has to be made new, and that is what Americans have been doing throughout their history. --from publisher description
  • Christianity takes an astonishing variety of forms in America, from churches that cherish traditional modes of worship to evangelical churches and fellowships, Pentecostal churches, social-action churches, megachurches, and apocalyptic churches{u2014}congregations ministering to believers of diverse ethnicities, social classes, and sexual orientations. Nor is this diversity a recent phenomenon, despite many Americans' nostalgia for an undeviating "faith of our fathers" in the days of yore. Rather, as Stephen Cox argues in this thought-provoking book, American Christianity is a revolution that is always happening, and always needs to happen. The old-time religion always has to be made new, and that is what Americans have been doing throughout their history. American Christianity is an engaging book, wide ranging and well informed, in touch with the living reality of America's diverse traditions and with the surprising ways in which they have developed. Radical and unpredictable change, Cox argues, is one of the few dependable features of Christianity in America. He explores how both the Catholic Church and the mainline Protestant churches have evolved in ways that would make them seem alien to their adherents in past centuries. He traces the rise of uniquely American movements, from the Mormons to the Seventh-day Adventists and Jehovah's Witnesses, and brings to life the vivid personalities{u2014}Aimee Semple McPherson, Billy Sunday, and many others{u2014}who have taken the gospel to the masses. He sheds new light on such issues as American Christians' intense but constantly changing political involvements, their controversial revisions in the style and substance of worship, and their chronic expectation that God is about to intervene conclusively in human life. Asserting that "a church that doesn't promise new beginnings can never prosper in America," Cox demonstrates that American Christianity must be seen not as a sociological phenomenon but as the ever-changing story of individual people seeking their own connections with God, constantly reinventing their religion, making it more volatile, more colorful, and more fascinating. --Provided by publisher
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1948-
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Cox, Stephen D.
Dewey number
277.3
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
BR515
LC item number
.C69 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Discovering America
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  • Christianity
  • United States
Label
American Christianity : the continuing revolution, Stephen Cox
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Ruins or foundation? -- Finding oil -- The mainstream and the cataracts -- The making of revival -- Stars that rise and set -- The low wall of separation -- Millions now living will never die -- Hierarchies and revolutions -- Sermons in stone -- The mortal word -- Unfinished cathedrals
Control code
863801523
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
x, 258 pages
Isbn
9780292729100
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2013034801
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)863801523
Label
American Christianity : the continuing revolution, Stephen Cox
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Ruins or foundation? -- Finding oil -- The mainstream and the cataracts -- The making of revival -- Stars that rise and set -- The low wall of separation -- Millions now living will never die -- Hierarchies and revolutions -- Sermons in stone -- The mortal word -- Unfinished cathedrals
Control code
863801523
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
x, 258 pages
Isbn
9780292729100
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2013034801
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)863801523

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