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Mainline Christianity : the past and future of America's majority faith

Author: Jason S Lantzer
Publisher: New York : New York University Press, ©2012.
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Since the Revolutionary War, Mainline Christianity has been made up of the Seven Sisters of American Protestantism--the Congregational Church, the Episcopal Church, the Evangelical Lutheran Church, the Presbyterian Church, the United Methodist Church, the American Baptist Convention, and the Disciples of Christ. These denominations have been the dominant cultural representatives since the nineteenth century of how  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Church history
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Lantzer, Jason S.
Mainline Christianity.
New York : New York University Press, ©2012
(DLC) 2011045381
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jason S Lantzer
ISBN: 9780814753323 0814753329 9780814753330 0814753337
OCLC Number: 793207529
Description: 1 online resource (ix, 188 pages)
Contents: The genesis of the mainline --
Building the new Jerusalem: the high tide of the seven sisters --
A mighty fortress in decline --
The politics of decline --
In a state of perpetual decline --
Unto the ends of the earth: global Christianity and mainline decline --
The emergence of a new mainline.
Responsibility: Jason S. Lantzer.
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Chronicles the rise and fall of the Seven Sisters of American Protestantism, documenting the ways in which they stopped shaping American culture and began to be shaped by it  Read more...


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"Lantzer of Butler University sees a new mainline emerging from ashes of the old...showing extensive historiographical knowledge and drawing upon manuscript collections, court records, and personal Read more...

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