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Maffly-Kipp, Laurie F. 1960-

Works: 31 works in 67 publications in 1 language and 2,682 library holdings
Genres: History  Church history  Sources  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Author, Thesis advisor, Other, Editor
Classifications: BV2121.U6, 266.02373
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Laurie F Maffly-Kipp
Women's work an anthology of African-American women's historical writings from antebellum America to the Harlem Renaissance ( )
9 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 651 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"This anthology aims to bring together writings by African-American women between 1832 and 1920, the period when they began to write for American audiences and to use history to comment on political and social issues of the day. The pieces are by more familiar nineteenth-century writers in Black America--like Maria Stewart, Francis E. W. Harper, and Alice Dunbar-Nelson--as well as lesser-known mothers and teachers whose participation in their local educational systems thrust them into national intellectual conversations. Each piece will have a headnote providing biographical information about its author as well as contextual information about its publication and the topic being discussed. The volume will contain a substantial introduction to the overall enterprise of Black women's historical writings. Because the editors are both trained in American studies and religious history, their introduction will particularly highlight religious themes and venues in which these writings were presented. This book should appeal to general readers of books like those in the Schomburg Library series, as well as those who work and teach American history, African American studies, women's studies, American literature, and American religious history"--Résumé de l'éditeur
Practicing protestants : histories of Christian life in America, 1630-1965 ( Book )
8 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 635 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This collection of essays explores the significance of practice in understanding American Protestant life. The authors are historians of American religion, practical theologians, and pastors and were the twelve principal researchers in a three-year collaborative project sponsored by the Lilly Endowment. Profiling practices that range from Puritan devotional writing to twentieth-century prayer, from missionary tactics to African American ritual performance, these essays provide a unique historical perspective on how Protestants have lived their faith within and outside of the church and how practice has formed their identities and beliefs. Each chapter focuses on a different practice within a particular social and cultural context. The essays explore transformations in American religious culture from Puritan to Evangelical and Enlightenment sensibilities in New England, issues of mission, nationalism, and American empire in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, devotional practices in the flux of modern intellectual predicaments, and the claims of late-twentieth-century liberal Protestant pluralism. Breaking new ground in ritual studies and cultural history, Practicing Protestants offers a distinctive history of American Protestant practice
Setting down the sacred past : African-American race histories by Laurie F Maffly-Kipp( Book )
6 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 616 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
As early as the 1780s, African Americans told stories that enabled them to survive and even thrive in the midst of unspeakable assault. Tracing previously unexplored narratives from the late eighteenth century to the 1920s, Laurie Maffly-Kipp brings to light an extraordinary trove of sweeping race histories that African Americans wove together out of racial and religious concerns.-publisher description
Religion and society in frontier California by Laurie F Maffly-Kipp( Book )
4 editions published between 1994 and 2013 in English and held by 455 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Maffly-Kipp argues that despite its alleged immorality, the California gold rush was actually one of the most morally significant events of the nineteenth century, for it challenged and brought into conflict the cherished values of antebellum American culture: a commitment to spiritual and social progress; a concern with self-discipline, moral character, and proper gender roles; and a thirst for wealth fostered by the spirit of free enterprise
American scriptures : an anthology of sacred writings by Laurie F Maffly-Kipp( Book )
5 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in English and held by 169 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A groundbreaking collection of sacred Christian writings of American origin from Mormons, Shakers, Christian Scientists, and others. "Scripture" is any work in which the authors, translators, editors, or discoverers all claim to have received wisdom from a source outside themselves, be it revelation, enlightened philosophy, or ancient archive. For the first time in a single volume, American Scriptures gathers fifteen of these texts from religious movements with origins in the United States. Laurie F. Maffly-Kipp's concise single volume will enlighten not only readers interested in the historical and religious aspects of the scriptural texts, but also those whose interest has been piqued by such bestsellers as Angels and Demons and The Da Vinci Code
Proclamation to the people : nineteenth-century Mormonism and the Pacific Basin frontier ( Book )
4 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 109 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The cause of the West : Protestant home missions in California, 1848-1870 by Laurie F Maffly-Kipp( )
3 editions published between 1990 and 1991 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Practicing protestants : histories of Christian life in America, 1650-1950 ( Book )
2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Race and religion by Peter J Gomes( Recording )
2 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Program 699 (ca. 29 min.) : Peter J. Gomes discusses the relationship between ethnicity and early American religion. Laurie Maffly-Kipp examines the "black church" in 19th-century America. Program 700 (ca. 29 min.) : Julius Chambers speaks on race, education, and historically black colleges and universities. Phillip Richards discusses the ideological origins of African American literature
The foreign missionary enterprise at home explorations in North American cultural history by Daniel H Bays( )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This volume is the first to examine at length and in detail the impact of the missionary experience on American cultural, political, and religious history. This collection of 15 essays provides a fully developed account of the domestic significance of foreign missions from the 19th century through the Vietnam War. U.S. and Canadian missions to China, South America, Africa, and the Middle East have, it shows, transformed the identity and purposes of their mother countries in important ways. Missions provided many Americans with their first significant exposure to non-Western cultures and religions. They helped to establish a variety of new academic disciplines in home universities—linguistics, anthropology, and comparative religion among them. Missionary women helped redefine gender roles in North America, and missions have vitalized tiny local churches as well as entire denominations, causing them to rethink their roles and priorities, both here and abroad. In fact, missionaries have helped define our own national identity by influencing our foreign, trade, military, and immigration policies over the last two centuries. Topics in the collection range from John Saillant's essay on the missions of free African Americans to Liberia in the 19th century to Grant Wacker's essay on the eventual disillusionment of noted writer Pearl S. Buck. Kathryn T. Long’s essay on the “Auca martyrs” offers a sobering case study of the missionary establishment's power to, in tandem with the evangelical and secular press, create and record the stories of our time. William L. Svelmoe documents the improbable friendship between fundamentalist Bible translator William Cameron Townsend and Mexico’s secular socialist president Lázaro Cárdenas. And Anne Blue Wills details the ways many American groups—black, Protestant, Catholic, and Mormon—sought to convert one another, stead- fastly envisioning “others” as every bit as “heathen” as those in far-off lands. The Foreign Missionary Enterprise at Home is an insightful, provocative collection that will stimulate much discussion and debate. It is valuable for academic libraries and seminaries, scholars of religious history and American studies, missionary groups, cultural historians and ethnographers, and political scientists
Practicing protestants histories of Christian life in America, 1630-1965 ( )
2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A retrospective on the scholarship of Richard Bushman ( )
1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Steps to a New World Order Ecumenism and Racial Integration during the World War II Japanese American Incarceration by Anne Michele Blankenship( )
1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
The global wars and totalitarian regimes of the first half of the twentieth century led many Protestants to believe that the world's only hope for lasting peace rested in a new world order grounded in Christian ethics. This dissertation examines international campaigns for ecumenism and racial integration during that time and reveals how the Japanese American incarceration changed religious and racial boundaries within mainline American Protestantism. Several months after the attack on Pearl Harbor, President Roosevelt allowed the incarceration of nearly 120,000 people of Japanese descent. People struggled with the reality that the United States was fighting a war against ideologies of racial supremacy within fascist regimes while imprisoning American citizens on the basis of their race. If American Protestants could not maintain a just social structure at home, they could not hope to do so globally. Subsequent reflections on the church's religious and racial structures fostered two unprecedented experiments: church authorities required ecumenical worship within the camps and interracial worship among Japanese and European Americans after the war. In this way, the incarceration ironically created an opportunity to move toward goals of religious and racial unity--steps to a new world order. However, attempts to enforce ecumenical and interracial worship exposed historical tensions among denominations and challenged preconceptions about the viability and desirability of united worship. The mixed results of these experiments--primarily failures--gradually led mainline Protestants to expand their definition of unity to include pluralist representations of Christianity as imagined by different sects and ethnic groups. As Japanese Americans realized the value of their ethnic congregations, theologians formed the first manifestations of Asian American theology. Broadly, this project explores how religious people and institutions responded to injustice and global strife during this era. The perspectives and responses of Japanese pastors and congregants, camp administrators and the leaders of national and regional Protestant organizations collude to create a comprehensive view of the situation. Using oral histories, textual sources and visual artifacts, this dissertation contends with race and ethnicity, global ecumenism, the formation of Asian American theology, regional dynamics in the US and the role of religion during war
Remove, return, remember making Ute land religion in the American West by Brandilyn Denison( )
1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
This dissertation narrates the development of cultural memories of nineteenth-century clashes between Ute Indians and whites in the American West. Throughout the twentieth and twenty-first centuries, Utes and non-Utes memorialized, in a variety of ways, the violence that led to Ute Removal from western Colorado. Within this history of violence, removal, and remembrance, Utes and non-Utes framed nineteenth-century encounters with religious beliefs and practices. Within the setting of the American West, land and its use figured prominently in these encounters and remembrances. By focusing on contact between one tribe, this dissertation grounds scholars in a localized history that mirrors a national narrative of conflict, loss, and reconciliation. The study interrogates the way in which white and American Indian societies have employed religious and non-religious identities, notions of history and progress, and the elusive specter of memory in order to claim the land. Using archival sources, newspapers, oral histories, popular literature, and field observations, it models a way for scholars to incorporate American Indian history more fully into the narrative of American religious history. Furthermore, this study argues that modernist definitions of religion have legitimated white ownership of the land, to the exclusion of American Indian ownership of it. Through this history, the development of religious identities among Utes and non-Utes hinged on an understanding of religion that excluded aspirations for political or economic gain. Instead, Utes and their non-Ute allies represented Ute religiosity by its lack of material or political desires. Although scholars have long noted the relationship between economics and religion, this study demonstrates the way in which academic and popular descriptions of Ute religion in the twentieth century relied on definitional boundaries that excluded economics. Through the history of contact between whites and Utes as well as twenty-first century developments in the cultural memory of nineteenth-century contact, we see the processes through which popular representations of religion became purified of economics
Women's work : an anthology of African-American women's historical writings from the era of slavery to the Harlem Renaissance ( Book )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Conservative pluralists : the cultural politics of Mormon-evangelical dialogue in the United States at the turn of the twenty-first century by John-Charles Duffy( )
1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
At the turn of the twenty-first century, Mormon and evangelical intellectuals in the United States initiated theological dialogues and other exchanges meant to promote friendlier relations between their religious communities. This Mormon-evangelical dialogue was unexpected. During the late twentieth century, evangelical countercult apologists had launched the most intensive wave of anti-Mormonism seen in the U.S. since the anti-polygamy campaigns of the nineteenth century. Furthermore, Mormons and evangelicals had historically been aloof or hostile toward interfaith dialogue and the ecumenical movement. Mormon-evangelical dialogue represented a turn toward pluralism by groups known for their theological exclusivism. Theirs was, however, a cautious turn toward pluralism. Afraid of compromising their religious identities or truth claims, Mormon-evangelical dialogists rejected pluralist theologies and defied the liberal convention that divorced interfaith dialogue from evangelism. Instead, these dialogists practiced a high diplomacy in which they pursued competing partisan agendas--evangelism or apologetics--while they also tried to meliorate sectarianism among their coreligionists by advocating civility and mutual exchange. Mormon-evangelical dialogists characterized these complicated interactions as true pluralism, by contrast to liberal interfaith dialogue, which they believed tended toward relativism. American Jews, Muslims, Catholics, and mainline Protestants voiced similar anxieties about relativism during the same period as they reconsidered how to engage with religious others. Mormon-evangelical dialogue exemplifies how some American religious conservatives at the beginning of the twenty-first century thought that pluralism should be practiced. Using methods of intellectual history, this study untangles the multiple agendas at work in Mormon-evangelical dialogue during its formative period, 1997-2008: Mormons' attempts to discredit the countercult movement, evangelicals' hopes of converting Mormons to Protestant orthodoxy, Mormon and evangelical dialogists' efforts to marginalize more sectarian voices within their movements, and dialogists' promotion of conservative culture war politics. The study contextualizes the dialogue in longer historical trajectories and broader cultural shifts to show how these conservative intellectuals renegotiated the terms under which their religious communities simultaneously accommodated and resisted forces in post-1960s American culture that promoted pluralism. Primary sources include sermons and devotional literature, theological and apologetic publications, evangelism training programs, films, audio recordings of conferences and other events, websites, and blogs
Cultural Catholics in America narrative, authority and identity since Vatican II by Mary Ellen O'Donnell( )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
This dissertation interrogates the identifying category "cultural Catholic" in the United States and distinguishes the overarching elements that contribute to its construction and development. I argue that a deliberate connection to the Catholicism of one's past-and its authoritative contexts-constitutes the key component of cultural Catholicism. Adults, removed from their childhood environments and reflecting on the influence of their religious upbringings, use narrative to highlight distinct circumstances that had long-lasting impacts. Selectively emphasizing particular memories, cultural Catholics, from a variety of geographic, ethnic and economic origins, construct similar pictures of their childhood environments. With this range of possible sources available, I have limited this investigation to texts by authors who were born between 1940 and 1965 and who self-identify as having been raised Catholic. This first generation of cultural Catholics highlights three contexts of Catholic authority in mid-twentieth century America-the institutional Church, the family home, and the ethnic neighborhood-where, as children, they encountered definitive responsibilities and expectations. Their narratives emphasize the powerful Catholic forces occupying these different spaces. However, through the process of writing about their early religious experiences, they effectively reclaim a sense of agency regarding those environments. Cultural Catholics exhibit a sense of power over their Catholic past and assume control of the way it takes shape in history. Further, they establish themselves in a new segment of society, one removed from their particularized origins and comfortably settled in professional surroundings, precisely by invoking the past in specific ways. Their stories allow them to perpetuate their connection to the tradition and communities that formed them. However, in the process, they construct a new position that allows them to be prominent figures in secular settings and still deeply shaped by the Catholic influences that characterized their youth
Tracking the sincere believer : "authentic" religion and the enduring legacy of Joseph Smith Jr. by Laurie F Maffly-Kipp( )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
[Review of Gold Rush saints] by Laurie F Maffly-Kipp( )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
The Book of Mormon by Laurie F Maffly-Kipp( )
1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
The spiritual text that forms the basis of Mormonism--in the last edition edited by its founder, Joseph Smith, Jr. THE BOOK OF MORMONThe Book of Mormon was inscribed on golden plates by ancient prophets. I t contains stories of ancient peoples migrating from the Near East to the Americas, and also explains that Jesus Christ appeared to the New World after his resurrection. The golden plates were discovered in upstate New York and translated by Joseph Smith, Jr., under the guidance of an angel, Moroni. From this divine revelation, Smith founded the Mormon sect, which is now comprised of more than 12.5 million members worldwide
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