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The Resource Mainline Christianity : the past and future of America's majority faith, Jason S. Lantzer

Mainline Christianity : the past and future of America's majority faith, Jason S. Lantzer

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Mainline Christianity : the past and future of America's majority faith
Title
Mainline Christianity
Title remainder
the past and future of America's majority faith
Statement of responsibility
Jason S. Lantzer
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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 and where the majority of American Christians worship. Today, however, the Seven Sisters no longer represent most American Christians. The Mainline has been shrinking while evangelical and fundamentalist churches, as well as nondenominational congregations and megachurches, have been attracting more and more members. In this comprehensive and accessible book, Jason S. Lantzer chronicles the rise and fall of the Seven Sisters, documenting the ways in which they stopped shaping American culture and began to be shaped by it. After reviewing and critiquing the standard decline narrative of the Mainline, he argues for a reconceptualization of the Mainline for the twenty-first century, a new grouping of Seven Sisters that seeks to recognize the vibrancy and fluidity of American Christianity--Publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
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Lantzer, Jason S
Dewey number
277.3
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
LC call number
BR515
LC item number
.L36 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • United States
  • United States
  • Protestant Episcopal Church in the U.S.A
  • Evangelical Lutheran Church in America
  • Presbyterian Church in America
  • Methodisten
  • Baptisten
  • Christian Churches
  • Congregationalisme
  • Verenigde Staten
  • Christentum
  • Protestantismus
  • USA
Label
Mainline Christianity : the past and future of America's majority faith, Jason S. Lantzer
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Control code
ocn756592617
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
ix, 188 pages
Isbn
9780814753316
Lccn
2011045381
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780814753316
  • (OCoLC)756592617
Label
Mainline Christianity : the past and future of America's majority faith, Jason S. Lantzer
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Control code
ocn756592617
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
ix, 188 pages
Isbn
9780814753316
Lccn
2011045381
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780814753316
  • (OCoLC)756592617

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