Popular Religion in America: The Evangelical Voice

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NOTES
1.
Kenneth A. Myers, All God's Children and Blue Suede Shoes: Christians and Popular Culture (Westchester, Ill.: Crossway, 1989), p. 98; see the comments by Harold O. J. Brown , "The Refiner's Fire", Christianity Today, July 6, 1973, p. 1036.
2.
"Evangelism" is well defined; see S. S. Hill, "Born Again", in Daniel G. Reid et al., eds., Dictionary of Christianity in America (Downers Grove, Ill.: InterVarsity, 1990), p. 177; see the multiauthored forum, "Who's Really Doing Evangelism", in Christianity Today, December 16, 1991, pp. 34-36; Chris Wright, "Preaching to the Converted: Conversion Language and the Constitution of the TV Evangelical Community", The Sociological Review, 37, 3 ( 1989): 733-60.
3.
Vera L. Zolberg, Constructing a Sociology of the Arts ( New York: Cambridge University Press, 1990); on the influence of postmodernism, see Jeffrey Louis Decker, "Postmodernity, or, The Worlding of America", American Quarterly, 44, 1 ( March 1992): 146-54; Herbert J. Gans, Popular Culture and High Culture: An Analysis and Evaluation of Taste ( New York: Basic Books, 1974); Allene Stuart Phy, ed., The Bible and Popular Culture in America ( Philadelphia: Fortress Press, 1985), pp. 1-23; Russell B. Nye, The Unembarrassed Muse: The Popular Arts in America ( New York: Dial, 1970), pp. 3-4; a helpful summary is Dan Streible, Review Essay: Recent Television Scholarship and 'Democratic' Evaluation, Journal of American Culture, 14, 4 (Winter 1991): 85-93.
4.
Elayne Rapping, "Books and the Arts", The Nation, August 27-September 3, 1988, p. 206; Scott Lasch and John Urrey, The End of Organized Capitalism ( Madison: University of Wisconsin Press, 1987), pp. 1-16, 285-313; Peter W. Williams, Popular Religion in America: Symbolic Change and the Modernization Process in Historical Perspective (Urbana: University of Illinois Press, Illini Books Edition, 1990); Charles H. Lippy, ed., Twentieth-Century Shapers of American Popular Religion (Westport, Conn.: Greenwood Press, 1989); Robert J. Screiber, "Constructing Local Theologies", Popular Religion and Official Religion (Mary Knoll, N.Y.: Orbis, 1985); Tex Semple, "Popular Religion and Folk Theology", U.S. Lifestyles and Mainline Churches: A Key to Reaching People in the 90s ( Louisville: Westminster/John Knox, 1991), pp. 83-95; news story, National Christian Reporter, March 6, 1992, p. 4.
5.
Wayne Elzey, "Popular Culture", in Charles H. Lippy and Peter W. Williams, eds., Encyclopedia of the American Religious Experience, vol. 3 ( New York: Scribners, 1988), p. 1740; also see Elzey, "Liminality and Symbiosis in American Protestantism", Journal of the American Academy of Religion, 3, 1 ( 1982): 148-63; Andrew M. Greeley, God in Popular Culture ( Chicago: Thomas More Press, 1988); George Lipsitz, "The Politics and Pedagogy of Popular Culture in Contemporary Textbooks", Journal of American History, 78, 4 ( March 1992): 1395-1400.
6.
Elzey, "Popular Culture", p. 1740.
7.
James Long, "Commentary", Christianity Today, November 12, 1982, p. 89, emphasis mine.
8.
Semple, "Popular Religion and Folk Theology," p. 88.
9.
Martin E. Marty, Modern American Religion: The Irony of It All ( Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1986), pp. 318-19.
10.
Nathan O. Hatch, The Democratization of American Christianity ( New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Press, 1989), p. 9.
12.
Nathan O. Hatch, "Evangelicalism as a Democratic Movement", in George M. Marsden , ed., Evangelicalism and Modern America ( Grand Rapids, Mich.: Eerdmans,

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Copyright Acknowledgments v
  • Contents ix
  • Tables xi
  • Acknowledgments xiii
  • Introduction 1
  • Notes 14
  • Part I- The Setting 19
  • Note 20
  • 1- The Shaping of the Evangelical Subculture: 1960-1990 21
  • Notes 44
  • Part II- Evangelical Popular Religion And Social Values 51
  • Notes 52
  • 2- Earning Daily Bread: Problems and Possibilities 53
  • Notes 65
  • 3- Popular Religion and the Self: Evangelical Options 69
  • Notes 83
  • 4- Sexuality, Marriage, and Family In Popular Religion 87
  • Notes 101
  • Part III- Popular Religion, The Media, Literature, And Music 105
  • Notes 106
  • 5- Popular Religion and The Transformation of Television 107
  • Notes 121
  • 6- Popular Religion and the Radio: Those Who Have Ears 125
  • Notes 133
  • 7- Popular Religion and the Print Media: Those Who Have Eyes 135
  • Notes 149
  • 8- Popular Religion And Evangelical Music: the Perfect Blend 153
  • Notes 164
  • 9- Popular Religion and Evangelical Church Music: the Heritage Lives 167
  • Notes 176
  • 10- Popular Religion in the Churches: An Estimate 179
  • Notes 197
  • Appendix: Membership, National Association of Evangelicals, January 1991 203
  • Selected Bibliography 205
  • Index 213
  • About the Author 219
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