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American Mainline Protestantism: A Study Guide

During the early part of the 20th century, a coalition of members of several denominational traditions known as Mainline Protestants shaped the public religious culture of the United States. At... read more >

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Pastor’s Sabbatical Helps Him Experience Strands of Religious Diversity

Jim Papile, of St. Anne’s Episcopal Church in Reston, Virginia, wanted to travel to places where Hinduism, Buddhism, Islam, Eastern Orthodoxy and contemporary American culture were dominant in order to experience how the faithful expressed their religious beliefs in their day-to-day lives.

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Financing American Religion

Mark Chaves surveys findings from recent studies on church finances.

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A Pastor's Perspective on the Financing of American Religion

Richard R. Crocker pinpoints key lessons that religious leaders can learn from the literature on the financing of American religion.

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The Impact of the Lilly-funded Research on Catholic Campuses

Alice Gallin, an Ursuline sister who served for 12 years as the Executive Director of the Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities, provides an overview of literature that examines what... read more >

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Reflections on Mainline Church Leadership

Reflecting on the literature concerning American mainline denominations and his personal experience as a prominent leader in one of those communions, Richard Hamm, the former general minister and president of... read more >

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American Denominational Studies: A Critical Assessment

In sketching a broad overview of the extensive literature funded by the Lilly Endowment on mainstream Protestantism, Jim Lewis, executive director of the Louisville Institute, situates it in its time... read more >

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Watchfulness, Vision and The Future

It's a good word for the church. In his instructions to the church at Colossae, Paul asks his readers to be watchful....

Poll Out on Prayers of the Non-Religious

For many non-believers, it is an instinctive response to a crisis: “Please, God.” So perhaps it should not be...

Sermons for President's Day from Indiana University

War of 1812 in the collections of the Lilly Library at Indiana University:   Before the War, The War - 1812...

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