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The Evangelicals: The Struggle to Shape America

Frances FitzGerald
Format
Book
Published
New York, NY : Simon & Schuster, 2017.
Edition
First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition
Language
English
ISBN
9781439131336, 1439131333, 9781439131343, 1439131341
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. --
Contents
  • The Great Awakenings and the Evangelical empire
  • Evangelicals North and South
  • 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 1960s
  • The fundamentalist uprising in the South
  • Jerry Falwell and the Moral Majority
  • The political realignment of the South
  • The thinkers of the Christian right
  • Pat Robertson : politics and miracles
  • The Christian Coalition and the Republican Party
  • The Christian right and George W. Bush
  • The new evangelicals
  • The transformation of the Christian right.
Description
ix, 740 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm
Notes
Includes bibliographical references (pages 701-710) and index.
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