ARDA Dictionary
  • Mainline Protestantism:A branch of Protestantism encompassing what are considered theologically liberal and moderate denominations, such as the Presbyterian Church (USA) , the United Methodist Church , The Reformed Church in America , the Episcopal Church , the United Church of Christ , and the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America . This term emerged in the youth counterculture of the 1960s, and was used pervasively in the 1970s by journalists and scholars. While Mainline Protestantism is usually seen as more theologically and socially liberal than Evangelical Protestantism, there is obviously variation between denominations, congregations, and individuals within the "Mainline" category (Reid et al. 1990: 700).
  • Evangelical Protestantism:A movement in Protestantism emphasizing one's personal relationship with Christ, the inspiration of the Bible, and the importance of sharing one's faith with non-believers. Evangelical Protestantism is usually seen as more theologically and socially conservative than Mainline Protestantism, although there is obviously variation between denominations, congregations, and individuals within the "evangelical" category (Reid et al. 1990: 413).
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Citations
Citations are taken from the Sociology of Religion Searchable Bibliographic Database, created and updated by Anthony J. Blasi (Ph.D. in Sociology, University of Notre Dame; University of Texas at San Antonio). The ARDA is not responsible for content or typographical errors.
  • Mainline Protestantism and Deliberation about Homosexuality.
    Olson, Laura R., Paul A. Djupe, and Wendy Cadge (2011)
    In David Rayside and Clyde Wilcox (eds.) Faith, Politics, and Sexual Diversity in Canada and the United States. Vancouver: University of British Columbia Press, pp. 189-206.

    Associated Search Terms: Protestant, Canada; Homosexuality; Protestant (mainline), U.S.A..
  • Religion and the logic of the civic sphere: Religious tradition, religious practice, and voluntary association.
    Loveland, Matthew T., Keely Jones-Stater, and Jerry Z. Park (2008)
    Interdisciplinary Journal of Research on Religion 4: 2-26.

    Analyzes Social Capital Community Benchmark Survey data; the logic of the U.S. voluntary sector resembles the logic of mainline Protestantism.

    Associated Search Terms: Volunteering; Voluntarism; Denomination (organizational entity); Practice
  • Disability Advocacy in American Mainline Protestantism.
    Herzog, Albert A., Jr. (2006)
    In Albert A. Herzog, Jr. (ed.) Disability Advocacy among Religious Organizations. Histories and Reflections. Binghamton, New York: Haworth Pastoral Press, pp. 75-92. [Journal of Religion, Disabilities & Heatlh 10:1/2]

    Analyzes Social Capital Community Benchmark Survey data; the logic of the U.S. voluntary sector resembles the logic of mainline Protestantism.


    Associated Search Terms: Protestant, U.S.A.; Disability; Activism
  • The Remnant Spirit: Conservative Reform in Mainline Protestantism.
    Cowan, Douglas E. (2003)
    Westport, Connecticut: Greenwood.

    Conservatives who remain in liberal churches.

    Associated Search Terms: Conflict; Liberal/conservative; Protestant, U.S.A.
  • Introduction.
    Wuthnow, Robert, and John H. Evans (2002)
    In Robert Wuthnow and John H. Evans (ed.), The Quiet Hand of God. Faith-Based Activism and the Public Role of Mainline Protestantism. Berkeley: University of California Press, pp. 1-24.

    Overview of American mainline Protestantism.

    Associated Search Terms: Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A.; United Church of Christ; United Methodist, U.S.A.; Evangelical Lutheran Church in America; Episcopal; American Baptist; Membership; Belief
  • Doing Good and Doing Well. Shareholder Activism, Responsible Investment, and Mainline Protestantism.
    Robinson, Lynn D. (2002)
    In Robert Wuthnow and John H. Evans (ed.), The Quiet Hand of God. Faith-Based Activism and the Public Role of Mainline Protestantism. Berkeley: University of California Press, pp. 343-363.

    Overview of American mainline Protestantism.


    Associated Search Terms: Activism; Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility
  • Mainline Protestant Washington Offices and the Political Lives of Clergy.
    Olson, Laura R. (2002)
    In Robert Wuthnow and John H. Evans (ed.), The Quiet Hand of God. Faith-Based Activism and the Public Role of Mainline Protestantism. Berkeley: University of California Press, pp. 54-79.

    Overview of American mainline Protestantism.



    Associated Search Terms: Politics, U.S.A.; Clergy; Protestant, U.S.A.
  • Religious Variations in Public Presence. Evidence from the National Congregations Study.
    Chaves, Mark, Helen M. Giesel, and William Tsitsos (2002)
    In Robert Wuthnow and John H. Evans (ed.), The Quiet Hand of God. Faith-Based Activism and the Public Role of Mainline Protestantism. Berkeley: University of California Press, pp. 108-128.

    Analyzes 1998 National Congregations Studydata; focuses on activities of congregations. Compares 6 mainline Protestant, other Protestant, & Catholic congregations activism.

    Associated Search Terms: Parish; Activism; Charities; Education; Politics, U.S.A.; Protestant, U.S.A.; Catholic, U.S.A.
  • Connecting Mainline Protestant Churches with Public Life.
    Ammerman, Nancy T. (2002)
    In Robert Wuthnow and John H. Evans (ed.), The Quiet Hand of God. Faith-Based Activism and the Public Role of Mainline Protestantism. Berkeley: University of California Press, pp. 129-158.

    Based on 1997-98 interviews with representatives from a sample of U.S. congregations; compares mainline Protestant, conservative Protestant, African American, & Catholic congregations' civic activities.

    Associated Search Terms: Activism; African Americans; Catholic, U.S.A.; Charities; Protestant, U.S.A.; Parish
  • The Changing Political Fortunes of Mainline Protestants.
    Manza, Jeff, and Clem Brooks (2002)
    In Robert Wuthnow and John H. Evans (ed.), The Quiet Hand of God. Faith-Based Activism and the Public Role of Mainline Protestantism. Berkeley: University of California Press, pp. 159-178.

    Mainline Protestants no longer figure in the Republican establishment & because of reduced memberships do not have clout in the Democratic party. Uses 1972-96 National Election Study data.

    Associated Search Terms: Protestant, U.S.A.; Politics, U.S.A.; United States
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Data Archive
  • Religion and Politics Survey, 2000 :
    The religion and politics survey is part of the larger Public Role of Mainline Protestantism Project, which is coordinated through Princeton University's Survey Research Center. The survey addresses respondents' views on political, social, and religious issues, their political actions, beliefs, and affiliations, and their religious actions, beliefs, and affiliations.
    Funded By: The Pew Charitable Trusts
    Collected: 2000, Uploaded 4/24/2002
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