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Hart, D. G. (Darryl G.)

Overview
Works: 57 works in 177 publications in 1 language and 10,803 library holdings
Genres: History  Church history  Conference papers and proceedings  Biography  Dictionaries  Abstracts 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Contributor
Classifications: BR1642.U5, 277.3
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Most widely held works by D. G Hart
That old-time religion in modern America : evangelical Protestantism in the twentieth century by D. G Hart( Book )

7 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 639 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this cogent account, the noted historian of religion D.G. Hart unpacks evangelicalism's current reputation by tracing its development over the course of the twentieth century. He shows how evangelicals entered the century as full partners in the Protestant denominations and agencies that molded American cultural and intellectual life. Although the fundamentalist controversy of the 1920s marginalized evangelicals in America's largest denominations, their views about the individual, society, and families went virtually unchallenged in American society because of the ongoing dominance of Protestant churches and institutions." "After 1960, when the United States entered a period sometimes called "post-Protestant," evangelicals began to assert themselves more aggressively in politics and culture, seeking to preserve a Christian society. These evangelical responses to Protestantism's waning influence in America reveal a curious feature of twentieth-century life: despite its conformity to American ideals, since the 1970s evangelical Protestantism has been perceived as alien to other Americans. Mr. Hart's illuminating study offers an explanation for this change in evangelicalism's fortunes by analyzing the successes and limitations of this popular religious movement."--Jacket
New directions in American religious history by Harry S Stout( Book )

16 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and Undetermined and held by 563 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The eighteen essays collected in this book had their origin in a conference of the same title, held at the Wingspread Conference Center in October of 1993. Leading scholars were invited to reflect on their specialties in American religious history in ways that summarized where the field is and where it ought to move in the decades to come
Evangelicals and science in historical perspective( Book )

15 editions published between 1998 and 2007 in English and held by 554 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Evangelicals and Science in Historical Perspective offers the first wide-ranging survey of the history of the encounter between evangelical Protestantism and science. Comprising papers by leading historians of science and religion, this collection shows that the questions of science have been central to the history of evangelicalism in the United States, as well as in Britain and Canada. It will be an invaluable resource for understanding the historical context of contemporary political squabbles, such as the debate over the status of "creation science" and the teaching of evolution."--Jacket
The university gets religion : religious studies in American higher education by D. G Hart( Book )

7 editions published between 1999 and 2002 in English and held by 539 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In The University Gets Religion: Religious Studies in American Higher Education, historian D.G. Hart examines the rise of religion to its current place as one of the largest academic disciplines in contemporary higher education."--BOOK JACKET. "The first sustained history of the academic study of religion at American universities, The University Gets Religion: Religious Studies in American Higher Education is a timely book that explores the present-day implications of religious studies' Protestant past."--Jacket
Calvinism : a history by D. G Hart( Book )

10 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 532 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This briskly told history of Reformed Protestantism takes these churches through their entire 500-year history--from sixteenth-century Zurich and Geneva to modern locations as far flung as Seoul and São Paulo. D.G. Hart explores specifically the social and political developments that enabled Calvinism to establish a global presence. Hart's approach features significant episodes in the institutional history of Calvinism that are responsible for its contemporary profile. He traces the political and religious circumstances that first created space for Reformed churches in Europe and later contributed to Calvinism's expansion around the world. He discusses the effects of the American and French Revolutions on ecclesiastical establishments as well as nineteenth- and twentieth-century communions, particularly in Scotland, the Netherlands, the United States, and Germany, that directly challenged church dependence on the state. Raising important questions about secularization, religious freedom, privatization of faith, and the place of religion in public life, this book will appeal not only to readers with interests in the history of religion but also in the role of religion in political and social life today"--
From Billy Graham to Sarah Palin : evangelicals and the betrayal of American conservatism by D. G Hart( Book )

5 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 517 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examining key evangelical political figures--from Jerry Falwell and Pat Robertson to Billy Graham and Chuck Colson to Tony Campolo and Jim Wallis--D.G. Hart argues that American evangelicalism, from the right as much as the left, is (and always has been) a bad fit with classic political conservatism and its insistence on the limited role of government. --from publisher description
A secular faith : why Christianity favors the separation of church and state by D. G Hart( Book )

3 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 466 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Darryl Hart contends that appeals to Christianity for social and political well-being fundamentally misconstrue the meaning of the Christian religion. His book weaves together historical narratives of American Protestantism's influence on the nation's politics, and commentary on recent writing about religion and public life, with expositions of Christian teaching. The tapestry that emerges is a compelling faith-based argument for keeping Christianity out of politics. A Secular Faith is sure to provoke a firestorm of debate among evangelicals and those who oppose their political activities. - Publisher
Defending the faith : J. Gresham Machen and the crisis of conservative Protestantism in modern America by D. G Hart( Book )

8 editions published between 1994 and 2003 in English and held by 411 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Religious advocacy and American history( Book )

4 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 391 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Religious Advocacy and American History explores the general question of bias and objectivity in higher learning from the perspective of the role of religious convictions in the study of American history. The contributors to this book, many of whom are leading historians of American religion and culture, address primarily two related questions. First, how do personal religious convictions influence one's own research, writing, and teaching? And, second, what place should personal beliefs have within American higher education?
Deconstructing evangelicalism : conservative Protestantism in the age of Billy Graham by D. G Hart( Book )

4 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 357 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The lost soul of American Protestantism by D. G Hart( Book )

6 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in English and held by 347 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In The Lost Soul of American Protestantism, D. G. Hart examines the historical origins of the idea that faith must be socially useful in order to be valuable. Through specific episodes in Presbyterian, Lutheran, and Reformed history, Hart presents a neglected form of Protestantism - confessionalism - as an alternative to prevailing religious theory. He explains that, unlike evangelical and mainline Protestants who emphasize faith's role in solving social and personal problems, confessional Protestants locate Christianity's significance in the creeds, ministry, and rituals of the church."--BOOK JACKET
Dictionary of the Presbyterian & Reformed tradition in America( Book )

6 editions published between 1999 and 2005 in English and held by 315 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A great "quick" reference book for those trying to keep track of names of historical figures related to Presbyterian and Reformed actors in American history. It also has good working definitions for beliefs, practices and confessions. A good book to have at hand
The legacy of Jonathan Edwards : American religion and the evangelical tradition by Reformed Bible Conference( Book )

5 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 240 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Now more than two centuries after his death, the specter of Jonathan Edwards continues to loom large over the evangelical world. In celebration of the tercentenary of Edwards's birth, the thirteen essays in The Legacy of Jonathan Edwards examine the vision, theology, and influence of this theological giant within the context of contemporary American Protestantism. According to the editors, "The essays in this volume ... reveal that Edwards has something to say to a variety of disciplines, including theology, philosophy, and history." The first part of the book focuses on the vision of Jonathan Edwards. Chapters discuss the typological Edwardsian understanding of redemption as encompassing heaven, earth, and hell; his zealous missionary work to Native Americans; his Christ-centered preaching; and his notions of Christian spirituality. Explicating Edwards's theology, the second section seeks to uncover its significance for the contemporary theological scene. Essays show how Edwards responded to the materialist currents of the Enlightenment, how Edwards might respond to open theism, what Edwards can teach us about doing apologetics, and some difficulties in agreeing with Edwards that America is a nation in covenant with God. The third section looks at how Edwards's theology contributed mightily to the theological and ecclesiastical debates of the nineteenth century. A final section includes two chapters offering personal observations on the world of Edwardsian scholarship and a bibliographic essay. - Publisher
Reckoning with the past : historical essays on American evangelicalism from the Institute for the Study of American Evangelicals by D. G Hart( Book )

5 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 232 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Theological education in the Evangelical tradition( Book )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 209 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Damning words : the life and religious times of H.L. Mencken by D. G Hart( Book )

2 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 167 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"H. L. Mencken (18801956) was a reporter, literary critic, editor, author -- and a famous American agnostic in the twentieth century. From his role in the Scopes Trial to his advocacy of science and reason in public life, Mencken is generally regarded as one of the fiercest critics of Christianity in his day. In this biography D. G. Hart presents a provocative, iconoclastic perspective on Mencken's life. Even as Mencken vividly debunked American religious ideals, says Hart, it was Christianity that largely framed his ideas, career, and fame. Mencken's relationship to the Christian faith was at once antagonistic and symbiotic. Peppered with juicy quotes from Mencken's huge body of work, Damning Words superbly portrays an influential figure in twentieth-century America and, at the same time, casts telling new light on the crucial period in which he lived." -- Amazon.com
Recovering mother kirk : the case for liturgy in the Reformed tradition by D. G Hart( Book )

3 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in English and held by 165 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A student's guide to religious studies by D. G Hart( Book )

6 editions published between 2005 and 2014 in English and held by 146 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The study of religion in American higher education is fraught with difficulties that raise important questions about the nature of faith and the purpose of advanced learning. Although religion has been foundational to some of the United States' most prestigious universities, religious studies is a relatively recent addition to the liberal arts curriculum. As a result, students often take courses in religion with expectations that exceed what professors can actually deliver. D.G. Hart explores the conundrums of the ambiguous position of religious studies in the academy and offers advice about the best way to approach and benefit from the teaching and study of religion in contexts often hostile to faith
John Williamson Nevin : high church Calvinist by D. G Hart( Book )

3 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 103 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fighting the good fight : a brief history of the Orthodox Presbyterian Church by D. G Hart( Book )

2 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 95 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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That old-time religion in modern America : evangelical Protestantism in the twentieth century
Alternative Names
Hart, D.G.

Hart, D.G. 1956-

Hart, D.G. (Darryl G.), 1956-

Hart, Darryl 1956-

Hart, Darryl G.

Hart, Darryl G. 1956-

하트, D.G

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English (117)

Covers
New directions in American religious historyEvangelicals and science in historical perspectiveThe university gets religion : religious studies in American higher educationFrom Billy Graham to Sarah Palin : evangelicals and the betrayal of American conservatismA secular faith : why Christianity favors the separation of church and stateDefending the faith : J. Gresham Machen and the crisis of conservative Protestantism in modern AmericaReligious advocacy and American historyDeconstructing evangelicalism : conservative Protestantism in the age of Billy Graham