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"Pretty Girls And Fascinating Boys" : The Adolescent Journey Of Evangelical Youths, 1970-2000, Maria Alexandria Kane Jan 2015

"Pretty Girls And Fascinating Boys" : The Adolescent Journey Of Evangelical Youths, 1970-2000, Maria Alexandria Kane

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In 1978, James Dobson, psychologist and founder of the conservative evangelical group Focus on the Family, Inc., published Preparing for Adolescence: Advice from One of America's Foremost Family Psychologists on How to Survive the Coming Years of Change. Over the next twenty years Dobson's pocket-sized advice manual went on to sell over a million copies and symbolized the desire of white conservative evangelicals to control the moral and social development of adolescents---and in turn the nation. During the same period, black conservative evangelicals were engaged in a separate yet equally vocal struggle to support adolescents and their families ...


Toleration And Reform: Virginia's Anglican Clergy, 1770-1776, Stephen M. Volpe Jan 2009

Toleration And Reform: Virginia's Anglican Clergy, 1770-1776, Stephen M. Volpe

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No abstract provided.


In Honor Of God And Country: The Clergy Of Occupied Virginia During The Civil War, Michael Thomas Sclafani Jan 2004

In Honor Of God And Country: The Clergy Of Occupied Virginia During The Civil War, Michael Thomas Sclafani

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Religious Change And Plateau Indians: 1500 -1850, Larry Cebula Jan 2000

Religious Change And Plateau Indians: 1500 -1850, Larry Cebula

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This study is an ethnohistorical examination of Indian religious responses to contact with Euroamericans on the Columbia Plateau, from 1600 to 1850. Plateau natives understood their encounter with European civilization primarily as a momentous spiritual event, and sought new sources of spiritual power to cope with their rapidly changing world. White people seemed to the Indians to have an abundance of spirit power, and many native religious efforts were aimed at capturing some of this power for themselves. These efforts included the protohistoric Prophet Dance, the syncretic "Columbian Religion" of the fur trade era, and the initial enthusiastic response to ...


"Faithful Child Of God": Nancy Towle, 1796-1876, Judith Bledsoe Bailey Jan 2000

"Faithful Child Of God": Nancy Towle, 1796-1876, Judith Bledsoe Bailey

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James Mcgready: Son Of Thunder, Father Of The Great Revival, John Thomas Scott Jan 1991

James Mcgready: Son Of Thunder, Father Of The Great Revival, John Thomas Scott

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This dissertation is a biography of James McGready (c.1760-1817), a Presbyterian revivalist minister who lived and worked primarily in Pennsylvania, North Carolina, Kentucky, and Indiana. He is best known as the Father of the Great Revival, an evangelical revival that spread throughout the southeastern United States between 1800 and 1805, and the creator of the camp meeting, which soon became an institutional part of American revivalism. Historians have generally described McGready as an innovator in matters of doctrine and revivalist methodology. This study argues that McGready is better understood as a traditionalist. This interpretation follows several recent works that ...


Shah Mohammed Reza Pahlavi And Ayatollah Khomeini: In Light Of Shi'i History, Brigitte U. Neary Jan 1986

Shah Mohammed Reza Pahlavi And Ayatollah Khomeini: In Light Of Shi'i History, Brigitte U. Neary

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The Classical Background Of The Colonial Anglican Clergy Of Virginia, William Elliott Wilkins Jan 1957

The Classical Background Of The Colonial Anglican Clergy Of Virginia, William Elliott Wilkins

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The Life Of The Reverend Devereux Jarratt, Rector Of Bath Parish, Dinwiddie County, Virginia, Devereux Jarratt Jan 1957

The Life Of The Reverend Devereux Jarratt, Rector Of Bath Parish, Dinwiddie County, Virginia, Devereux Jarratt

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No abstract provided.