The Christian century and the rise of the Protestant mainline / Elesha J. Coffman
- Coffman, Elesha J.
- New York : Oxford University Press, 
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- Physical Description:
- x, 271 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
- Cultural capital -- Formation of an editor-bishop -- Christian intelligentsia of all the churches -- Two kinds of influence -- Strain on the tie that binds -- Protestants united -- Contested center.
- The Christian Century is widely regarded as the most influential religious magazine in America for most of the twentieth century. Coffman traces its chronic financial struggles, evolving editorial positions, and often fractious relations among writers, editors, and readers. Until the late 1940s, the magazine spoke out about many of the most pressing social and political issues of the time; but by the 1950s, internal strife shattered the illusion of Protestant consensus.
- 9780199938599 (hbk.)
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- Includes bibliographical references (pages -266) and index.
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