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Mainline Christianity: The Past and Future of America's Majority Faith

Jason S. Lantzer

Abstract

Since the Revolutionary War, Mainline Christianity has been comprised of the Seven Sisters of American Protestantism—the Congregational Church, the Episcopal Church, the Evangelical Lutheran Church, the Presbyterian Church, the United Methodist Church, the American Baptist Convention, and the Disciples of Christ. These denominations have been the dominant cultural representatives since the nineteenth century of how and where the majority of American Christians worship. Today, however, the Seven Sisters no longer represent most American Christians. The Mainline has been shrinking while evangeli ... More

Keywords: Mainline Christianity, Seven Sisters of American Protestantism, Congregational Church, Episcopal Church, Evangelical Lutheran Church, Presbyterian Church, United Methodist Church, American Baptist Convention, Disciples of Christ, American Christians

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780814753309
Published to NYU Press Scholarship Online: March 2016 DOI:10.18574/nyu/9780814753309.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jason S. Lantzer, author