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Overview page. Subjects: Music — Theatre.

Spectators' appreciation for performances has often been demonstrated through the clapping of hands. Applause is part of a larger set of social behaviours intimately related to the...

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The Applause of Heaven: Max Lucado and the Cutesy in American Evangelicalism

Todd M. Brenneman.

in Journal of the American Academy of Religion

September 2016; p ublished online February 2016 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Religious Studies. 9771 words.

Best-selling evangelical author Max Lucado's appeal is indicative of a motif in evangelicalism that I call “the cutesy.” Evangelicals who use the cutesy seek the knowing smile, serenity, or...

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Sheilds, Alexander

Michael Jinkins.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Protestantism and Protestant Churches. 1454 words.

Sheilds, Alexander (1659/60–1700), Presbyterian minister, was born at Haughhead, Earlston, Berwickshire, the son of a farmer, James Shields. Alexander attended Edinburgh University,...

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