New Wine in Old Wineskins: Evangelicals and Liberals in a Small-Town Church

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University of California Press, Apr 26, 1988 - Religion - 367 pages
Exploring the roots of resurgent evangelicalism in the United States, Stephen Warner tells the story of one small-town church from 1959 to 1982, the Presbyterian Church of Mendocino, California. This book chronicles the actions of the men and women who struggled with and against one another to shape their church.
 

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Contents

In God We Trust
5
A Quarter Century Distilled
11
The Action in American Protestantism
33
Sojourn in the Field
66
The Congregation in the 1950s
89
The Gathering Storm
98
Antioch
108
The Holy
136
Elective Parochialism
201
Harvest of Souls
208
Movement and Institution
214
Separate Ways
235
The Shape of the Vessel
256
Of Wine and Wineskins
282
The Evangelical Ethic and the Spirit
289
Political Implications
297

Mass Conversion 19711972
142
Spiritual Bootcamp 19721974
150
Evangelical Victory in the Church
156
Church Growth and Decline in Context
173
Mendocino Presbyterian
191
Notes
305
Glossary
322
References
328
Acknowledgments
341
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About the author (1988)

R. Stephen Warner is Professor of Sociology at the University of Illinois at Chicago.

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