Religion and the Marketplace in the United States

Author: Jan Stievermann,Philip Goff,Detlef Junker

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0190266570

Category: Social Science

Page: 320

View: 4707

Alexis de Tocqueville once described the national character of Americans as one question insistently asked: "How much money will it bring in?" G.K. Chesterton, a century later, described America as a "nation with a soul of a church." At first glance, the two observations might appear to be diametrically opposed, but this volume shows the ways in which American religion and American business overlap and interact with one another, defining the US in terms of religion, and religion in terms of economics. Bringing together original contributions by leading experts and rising scholars from both America and Europe, the volume pushes this field of study forward by examining the ways religions and markets in relationship can provide powerful insights and open unseen aspects into both. In essays ranging from colonial American mercantilism to modern megachurches, from literary markets to popular festivals, the authors explore how religious behavior is shaped by commerce, and how commercial practices are informed by religion. By focusing on what historians often use off-handedly as a metaphor or analogy, the volume offers new insights into three varieties of relationships: religion and the marketplace, religion in the marketplace, and religion as the marketplace. Using these categories, the contributors test the assumptions scholars have come to hold, and offer deeper insights into religion and the marketplace in America.
Posted in Social Science

Longman Handbook to Modern British History 1714 - 2001

Author: Chris Cook,John Stevenson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317875230

Category: History

Page: 520

View: 6567

This compact and accessible reference work provides all the essential facts and figures about major aspects of modern British history from the death of Queen Anne to the end of the 1990s. The Longman Handbook of Modern British History has been extended to include a fully-revised bibliography (reflecting the wealth of newly published material in recent years), the new statistics on social and economic history and an expanded glossary of terms. The political chronologies have been revised to include the electoral defeat of John Major and the record of New Labour in office. Designed for the student and general reader, this highly-successful handbook provides a wealth of varied data within the confines of a single volume.
Posted in History

Women in God’s Army

Gender and Equality in the Early Salvation Army

Author: Andrew Mark Eason

Publisher: Wilfrid Laurier Univ. Press

ISBN: 1554586763

Category: Religion

Page: 260

View: 3477

The early Salvation Army professed its commitment to sexual equality in ministry and leadership. In fact, its founding constitution proclaimed women had the right to preach and hold any office in the organization. But did they? Women in God’s Army is the first study of its kind devoted to the critical analysis of this central claim. It traces the extent to which this egalitarian ideal was realized in the private and public lives of first- and second-generation female Salvationists in Britain and argues that the Salvation Army was found wanting in its overall commitment to women’s equality with men. Bold pronouncements were not matched by actual practice in the home or in public ministry. Andrew Mark Eason traces the nature of these discrepancies, as well as the Victorian and evangelical factors that lay behind them. He demonstrates how Salvationists often assigned roles and responsibilities on the basis of gender rather than equality, and the ways in which these discriminatory practices were supported by a male-defined theology and authority. He views this story from a number of angles, including historical, gender and feminist theology, ensuring it will be of interest to a wide spectrum of readers. Salvationists themselves will appreciate the light it sheds on recent debates. Ultimately, however, anyone who wants to learn more about the human struggle for equality will find this book enlightening.
Posted in Religion

Public Speech and the Culture of Public Life in the Age of Gladstone

Author: Joseph S. Meisel

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231505825

Category: History

Page: 336

View: 2473

By the last decades of the nineteenth century, more people were making more speeches to greater numbers in a wider variety of venues than at any previous time. This book argues that a recognizably modern public life was created in Victorian Britain largely through the instrumentality of public speech. Shedding new light on the careers of many of the most important figures of the Victorian era and beyond, including Gladstone, Disraeli, Sir Robert Peel, John Bright, Joseph Chamberlain, Winston Churchill, Lloyd George, Charles Haddon Spurgeon, and Canon Liddon, the book traces the ways in which oratory came to occupy a central position in the conception and practice of Victorian public life. Not a study of rhetoric or a celebration of great oratory, the book stresses the social developments that led to the production and consumption of these speeches.
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Providence and Empire

Religion, Politics and Society in the United Kingdom, 1815-1914

Author: Stewart Brown

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317885341

Category: History

Page: 512

View: 6543

The 19th century was, to a large extent, the ‘British century’. Great Britain was the great world power and its institutions, beliefs and values had an immense impact on the world far beyond its formal empire. Providence and Empire argues that knowledge of the religious thought of the time is crucial in understanding the British imperial story. The churches of the United Kingdom were the greatest suppliers of missionaries to the world, and there was a widespread belief that Britain had a divine mission to spread Christianity and civilisation, to eradicate slavery, and to help usher in the millennium; the Empire had a providential purpose in the world. This is the first connected account of the interactions of religion, politics and society in England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales between 1815 and 1914. Providence and Empire is essential reading for any student who wishes to gain an insight into the social, political and cultural life of this period.
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The British Imperial Army in the Middle East

Morale and Military Identity in the Sinai and Palestine Campaigns, 1916-18

Author: James E. Kitchen

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1472509285

Category: History

Page: 304

View: 7243

The First World War has often been understood in terms of the combat experiences of soldiers on the Western Front; those combatants who served in the other theatres of the war have been neglected. Using personal testimonies, official documentation and detailed research from a diverse range of archives, The British Imperial Army in the Middle East explores the combat experiences of these soldiers. The army that fought the Ottoman Empire was a multinational and multi-ethnic force, drawing personnel from across Britain's empire, including Australia, New Zealand, and India. By taking a transnational and imperial perspective on the First World War, this book ensures that the campaigns in Egypt and Palestine are considered in the wider context of an empire mobilised to fight a total and global war.
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Bürger mit Turban

Muslime in Delhi im 19. Jahrhundert

Author: Margrit Pernau

Publisher: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht

ISBN: 3525368437

Category: History

Page: 404

View: 1041

Originally presented as the author's Habilitationsschrift--Universit'at Bielefeld, 2006.
Posted in History

Sebastian Castellio 1515 - 1563

Author: Hans Rudolf Guggisberg

Publisher: N.A


Category: France

Page: 353

View: 2961

Posted in France

Geoffrey Fisher

Archbishop of Canterbury, 1945-1961

Author: David Hein

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1630878286

Category: Religion

Page: 140

View: 6611

A major figure in twentieth-century Christianity, Geoffrey Fisher worked to modernize the Church of England and to develop the worldwide Anglican Communion. His historic meeting with Pope John XXIII, his participation in national debates on the Suez Crisis and nuclear weapons, and his role in crowning Queen Elizabeth II made him a well-known figure in postwar Britain. His neglect by professional historians is partly remedied by this new biography, the first scholarly account of Fisher's life and career.
Posted in Religion

Migration and Transfer from Germany to Britain 1660 to 1914

Historical Relations and Comparisons

Author: Stefan Manz,Margit Schulte Beerbühl,John R. Davis

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 3110918412

Category: History

Page: 176

View: 6772

The series Prinz-Albert-Forschungen (Prince Albert Research Publications) publishes sources and studies concerning Anglo-German history. It includes outstanding works in German and English which significantly enhance or modify our understanding of Anglo-German relations. These are supplemented by critically edited sources designed to offer access to previously unknown documents of crucial importance to the Anglo-German relationship.
Posted in History

Spiritual Home

Life in British and American Reformed Congregations, 1830-1915

Author: Charles D. Cashdollar

Publisher: Penn State Press

ISBN: 9780271043555

Category: Religion

Page: N.A

View: 4998

Posted in Religion

Religion, Business and Wealth in Modern Britain

Author: David Jeremy

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134701993

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 208

View: 4583

The relationship of economics, capitalism and wealth to the ethics and morality of religion has intrigued and challenged policymakers, pressure groups, theologians, sociologists, economists and historians for centuries. Here David Jeremy addresses these questions in the context of modern Britain. His preliminary survey of historical controversies within religion and business, and the accompanying chronology of significant events since the 1770s are an extremely useful introduction for those unfamiliar with the field.
Posted in Business & Economics

Brethren in Scotland 1838-2000

A Social Study of an Evangelical Movement

Author: Neil Dickson

Publisher: Paternoster


Category: Religion

Page: 509

View: 344

The Brethren were remarkably pervasive throughout Scottish society. This study of the Open Brethren in Scotland places them in their social context and examines their growth, development and relationship to society.
Posted in Religion

Religion in Victorian Britain: Culture and empire

Author: Gerald Parsons,John Wolffe,Open University

Publisher: Manchester Univ Pr

ISBN: 9780719051845

Category: History

Page: 359

View: 7849

This book provides a new and important expansion of the first four volumes. It contains both specially written essays and a related compilation of primary sources drawn from the writings of the day. It explores the wider context of religion in Victorian Britain, in relation to its social and cultural environment at home, and in relation to the development of the Empire and its consequences. The introduction provides an overview of scholarship on Victorian religion in the years since the first four volumes were published in 1988, and subsequent essays examine relationships between religion and gender, trace the development of hymns and church music, and survey the history of Christian overseas missions in the Victorian era. The book also includes two innovative biographical studies, of Bishop John William Colenso and of Friedrich Max Muller, which serve to illustrate wider themes. In the final chapter is a pioneering study of the presence of Islam in Victorian Britain.
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Unternehmer im Russischen Reich

Sozialprofil, Symbolwelten, Integrationsstrategien im 19. und frühen 20. Jahrhundert

Author: Jörg Gebhard,Rainer Lindner,Bianka Pietrow-Ennker

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783938400036

Category: Entrepreneurship

Page: 430

View: 3203

Posted in Entrepreneurship

The Longman Handbook of Modern British History, 1714-1995

Author: Chris Cook

Publisher: Addison-Wesley Longman

ISBN: 9780582293045

Category: History

Page: 543

View: 2728

Designed for the student and general reader, this compact and accessible reference work provides all the essential facts and figures about major aspects of modern British history from the death of Queen Anne to the end of 1995. The book offers a full chronology and detailed political information; a wealth of material on population, education, social structure, social reform, crime, labour and religion; economic statistics covering agriculture, trade, prices and wages, transport and unemployment. There are detailed notes on wars and treaties; a biographical section giving brief notes on key careers; a glossary of essential historical terms; and an extensive (and fully updated) bibliography arranged by topic.
Posted in History