Cowboy Christians

Author: Marie W. Dallam

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0190856564

Category: History

Page: 249

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This book examines the long history of cowboy Christians in the American West, focusing on the cowboy church movement of the present day and closely related ministries in racetrack and rodeo settings.

Lone Star Suburbs

Author: Paul J. P. Sandul,M. Scott Sosebee

Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press

ISBN: 0806166053

Category: History

Page: 263

View: 1324


How is it that nearly 90 percent of the Texan population currently lives in metropolitan regions, but many Texans still embrace and promote a vision of their state’s nineteenth-century rural identity? This is one of the questions the editors and contributors to Lone Star Suburbs confront. One answer, they contend, may be the long shadow cast by a Texas myth that has served the dominant culture while marginalizing those on the fringes. Another may be the criticism suburbia has endured for undermining the very romantic individuality that the Texas myth celebrates. From the 1950s to the present, cultural critics have derided suburbs as landscapes of sameness and conformity. Only recently have historians begun to document the multidimensional industrial and ethnic aspects of suburban life as well as the development of multifamily housing, services, and leisure facilities. In Lone Star Suburbs, urban historian Paul J. P. Sandul, Texas historian M. Scott Sosebee, and ten contributors move the discussion of suburbia well beyond the stereotype of endless blocks of white middle-class neighborhoods and fill a gap in our knowledge of the Lone Star State. This collection supports the claim that Texas is not only primarily suburban but also the most representative example of this urban form in the United States. Essays consider transportation infrastructure, urban planning, and professional sports as they relate to the suburban ideal; the experiences of African Americans, Asian Americans, and Latinos in Texas metropolitan areas; and the environmental consequences of suburbanization in the state. Texas is no longer the bastion of rural life in the United States but now—for better or worse—represents the leading edge of suburban living. This important book offers a first step in coming to grips with that reality.

Rodeo in America

Author: Wayne S. Wooden,Gavin Ehringer

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 320

View: 4090


An entertaining, illustrated survey of contemporary rodeo based on research and interviews with rodeo cowboys explores rodeo's evolution into a big-money, high profile spectacle and profiles the variety of participants in it. UP.

The Family

Author: Jeff Sharlet

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 006180181X

Category: Religion

Page: 464

View: 6895


They insist they are just a group of friends, yet they funnel millions of dollars through tax-free corporations. They claim to disdain politics, but congressmen of both parties describe them as the most influential religious organization in Washington. They say they are not Christians, but simply believers. Behind the scenes at every National Prayer Breakfast since 1953 has been the Family, an elite network dedicated to a religion of power for the powerful. Their goal is "Jesus plus nothing." Their method is backroom diplomacy. The Family is the startling story of how their faith—part free-market fundamentalism, part imperial ambition—has come to be interwoven with the affairs of nations around the world.

Cowboy Christians

Author: Marie W. Dallam

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0190856580

Category: Religion

Page: 288

View: 543


Cowboy Christians examines the long history of cowboy Christianity in the American West, with a focus on the present-day cowboy church movement. Based on five years of historical and sociological fieldwork in cowboy Christian communities, this book draws on interviews with leaders of cowboy churches, traveling rodeo ministries, and chaplains who serve horse racing and bull riding communities, along with the author's first-hand experiences as a participant observer. Marie W. Dallam traces cowboy Christianity from the postbellum period into the twenty-first century, looking at religious life among cowboys on the range as well as its representation in popular imagery and the media. She examines the structure, theology, and perpetuation of the modern cowboy church, and speculates on future challenges the institution may face, such as the relegation of women to subordinate participant roles at a time of increasing gender equality in the larger society. She also explores the cowboy Christian proclivity for blending the secular and the sacred in leisure environments like arenas, racetracks, and rodeos. Dallam locates the modern cowboy church as a descendant of the muscular Christianity movement, the Jesus movement, and new paradigm church methodology. Cowboy Christians establishes the religious significance of the cowboy church movement, particularly relative to twenty-first-century evangelical Protestantism, and contributes to a deeper understanding of the unique Christianity of the American West.

The Lutheran

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Lutheran Church

Page: N.A

View: 6883


Beginnings in Ritual Studies

Author: Ronald L. Grimes

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Religion

Page: 338

View: 8133


An updated primer for the burgeoning field of ritual studies.