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The Evangelicals : the struggle to shape America / Frances FitzGerald.

Available copies

  • 5 of 5 copies available at Sage Library System.
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Hood River County Library District. (Show)

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0 current holds with 5 total copies.

Summary:

Initially a populist rebellion against the established Protestant churches, evagelicalism became the dominant religious force in the country before the Civil War, but the northerners and southerners split over the issue of slavery. After the Civil War, the northern evangelicals split, eventually causing a conflict between fundamentalists and modernists. Only after the Second World War would conservative evangelicalism gain momentum, thanks in large part to Billy Graham's countrywide revivals. FitzGerald shows how the conflict between religious conservatives and others led to national culture wars and a Southern Republican stronghold, and how a new generation of evangelicals is challenging the Christian right by preaching social justice and the common good. FitzGerald suggests that because evangelicals are splintering, America, the most religious of developed nations, will eventually look more like secular Europe.
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Circulation Modifier Age Hold Protection Active/Create Date Status Due Date
Hood River County Library 277.308 FIT 2017 (Text) 33892100452623 Adult Non-Fiction Book None 04/18/2017 Available -
Baker Bookmobile Branch 277.308 .F553e 2017 (Text) 37814003233799 NON-FICTION - NEW Book None 04/12/2019 Available -
Cook Memorial Library - La Grande 277.308 F553 (Text) 35178001627960 Adult Non-Fiction Book None 05/01/2017 Available -
Pendleton Public Library 277.3 F576 (Text) 37801000580140 Adult Non-Fiction Book None 07/13/2017 Available -
Silver Lake Branch Library 277.308 FITZGERALD (Text) 37620000855736 New Adult Book System_Only_3months 05/18/2017 Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781439131336
  • ISBN: 1439131333
  • Physical Description: ix, 740 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm
  • Edition: First Simon and Schuster hardcover edition.
  • Publisher: New York, NY : Simon & Schuster, 2017.

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 641-710) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
The great awakenings and the Evangelical empire -- Liberals and conservatives in the Post-Civil War North -- The fundamentalist-modernist conflict -- The separatists -- Billy Graham and modern evangelicalism -- Pentecostals and Southern Baptists -- Evangelicals in the sixties -- The fundamentalist uprising in the South -- Jerry Falwell and he moral majority -- Reagan and the South turns Republican -- The Evangelical thinkers -- Pat Robertson : politics and charismatic prophecies -- The Christian coalition and the Republican Party -- The Christian right and George W. Bush -- New Evangelicals -- The transformation of the Christian right.
Summary, etc.:
Initially a populist rebellion against the established Protestant churches, evagelicalism became the dominant religious force in the country before the Civil War, but the northerners and southerners split over the issue of slavery. After the Civil War, the northern evangelicals split, eventually causing a conflict between fundamentalists and modernists. Only after the Second World War would conservative evangelicalism gain momentum, thanks in large part to Billy Graham's countrywide revivals. FitzGerald shows how the conflict between religious conservatives and others led to national culture wars and a Southern Republican stronghold, and how a new generation of evangelicals is challenging the Christian right by preaching social justice and the common good. FitzGerald suggests that because evangelicals are splintering, America, the most religious of developed nations, will eventually look more like secular Europe.
Subject: Evangelicalism > United States > History
Fundamentalism > United States > History.
Christianity and politics > United States > History.
United States > Church history

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