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Church unity. Ecumenical movement. Interdenominational cooperation

  • Episcopalians and Raceby Jr. Gardiner H. Shattuck

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 32.00

    Meeting at an African American college in North Carolina in 1959, a group of black and white Episcopalians organized the Episcopal Society for Cultural and Racial Unity and pledged to oppose all distinctions based on race, ethnicity, and social class. They adopted a motto derived from Psalm 133: ""Behold, how good and joyful a thing it is, for brethren... more...

  • Selling Catholicismby Christopher Owen Lynch

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 40.00

    When the popularity of Milton Berle's television show began to slip, Berle quipped, "At least I'm losing my ratings to God!" He was referring to the popularity of "Life Is Worth Living" and its host, Bishop Fulton J. Sheen. The show aired from 1952 to 1957, and Sheen won an Emmy, beating competition that included Lucille Ball, Jimmy Durante, and Edward... more...

  • Serving Two Mastersby Elisabeth W. Sommer

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 60.00

    The eighteenth century was a time of significant change in the perception of marriage and family relations, the emphasis of reason over revelation, and the spread of political consciousness. The Unity of the Brethren, known in America as Moravians, experienced the resulting tensions firsthand as they organized their protective religious settlements... more...

  • A Genealogy of Dissentby David Stricklin

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 60.00

    Between the Civil War and the turn of the last century, Southern Baptists gained prominence in the religious life of the South. As their power increased, they became defenders of the racial, political, social, and economic status quo. By the beginning of this century, however, a feisty tradition of dissent began to appear in Southern Baptist life... more...

  • Children of Wrathby Leo Hirrel

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 42.00

    In an exciting reinterpretation of the early nineteenth century, Leo Hirrel demonstrates the importance of religious ideas by exploring the relationship between religion and reform efforts during a crucial period in American history. The result is a work that moves the history of antebellum reform to a higher level of sophistication. Hirrel focuses... more...

  • God's Peculiar Peopleby Elaine J. Lawless

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 30.00

    "Holy Rollers" -- with this epithet most people dismiss members of the Pentecostal sect as wild religious fanatics. In this new study, folklorist Elaine Lawless draws on fieldwork among Pentecostal congregations in the limestone region of southern Indiana to offer a sympathetic view of the Pentecostals as a special group distinguished by their own... more...

  • What Parish Are You From?by Eileen M. McMahon

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 30.00

    For Irish Americans as well as for Chicago's other ethnic groups, the local parish once formed the nucleus of daily life. Focusing on the parish of St. Sabina's in the southwest Chicago neighborhood of Auburn-Gresham, Eileen McMahon takes a penetrating look at the response of Catholic ethnics to life in twentieth-century America. She reveals the role... more...

  • Protestant-Catholic Relations in Americaby Lerond Curry

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00

    The first general survey of relations between Protestants and Catholics in America during the past half century will be welcomed not only by social historians but by clergymen and laymen interested in the development of constructive interfaith relations. Lerond Curry has traced the major trends in this fifty-year period and analyzed the underlying... more...

  • Thomas Mertonby James Thomas Baker

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 30.00

    Thomas Merton: Social Critic organizes and critically analyzes the social thought of the Cistercian monk who has become an internationally known symbol of the spiritual element in man. The author evaluated all of Merton's writings, published and unpublished, then discussed his interpretations with Merton personally. The result is a perceptive relation... more...

  • What a Life!by Donald Jacobs

    Good Books 2015; US$ 11.95

              Don Jacobs, exuberant, wise, and remarkably capable of regarding himself lightly, has written a memoir. Here he candidly explores how he simultaneously held the trust of conservative North American Mennonites and the respect of African Mennonites who chose him to be their first bishop. He writes openly about his parents and their cultural... more...