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The new measures : a theological history of democratic practice

Author: Ted A Smith
Publisher: New York : Cambridge University Press, 2007.
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"The New Measures: A Theological History of Democratic Practice brings thick cultural history to contemporary debates about religion and democracy. Combining histories of performance, space, institutions, and ideas, the book tells the story of the "new measures" that circulated in the religious revivals of the 1820s and '30s and traces the role of these practices in the development of democratic culture in the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Church history
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Smith, Ted A., 1968-
New measures.
New York : Cambridge University Press, 2007
(OCoLC)608160102
Named Person: Charles G Finney; Charles G Finney
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Ted A Smith
ISBN: 9780521871310 052187131X
OCLC Number: 70265495
Description: xiii, 340 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: The flyer : a preface for theologions, ethicists, historians, and homileticians --
The new measures and democracy --
Theological history as eschatological memory --
Now is the time --
The fugleman : a brief drill in methodology --
The cultural turn --
Turns to invisible church cultures --
Critical resignations --
A resignation to reflexivity : criticism as self-criticism --
A resignation to hodgepodge : practice makes public --
A resignation to redemption : Rettendekritik --
The form of a fugleman's faith --
Some measures are plainly necessary --
The house commission on measures --
From ornament to means to measure --
Religion is the work of man --
Necessary measures --
A minority report --
Purposeful purposelessness --
Measures for measures --
Agonizing prayer --
You must have something new --
A sailor who lived to tell the tale --
An economy of attention --
The science of sensation --
Caught up in the storm --
The more opposition the better --
It is in vain to drop the subject --
Nothing's shocking --
The witness of fashion, the prayer of the storm --
Sinners bound to change their own hearts --
Reuben Heacock --
Choices waiting for choosers --
The election of God --
Free conversations --
An opponent in theory --
A friend to close for comfort --
The freedom of anxious spectators --
Ideological freedom --
Whosoever will --
Boston and Manlius --
Formal equality and middle-class respectability --
Respectable equality --
General atonement --
Personal preaching --
Free churches --
Coeducation --
The price of resistance --
Riots against respectable equality --
The lynching at Oberlin --
Memories from Manlius --
The first of August --
The measure of the self --
Sir Charles Grandison --
A country in masquerade --
Measures of sincerity --
Practicing what you preach --
The authority of a star --
Opponents in starring roles --
After charisma : mandatory publicity --
After tradition : mandatory personality --
The price of fame --
The subject of redemption --
Gospel stories --
Henry and the pirate --
The time of the type --
The time of the illustration --
Illustrative opponents --
Christian nurture now --
The convert --
The Word made case --
Eschatological memories --
Remarks, or the politics of eschatological memory.
Responsibility: Ted A. Smith.
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