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Evangelicalism in America

Author: Randall Herbert Balmer
Publisher: Waco : Baylor University Press, 2016.
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Chronicles the history of evangelicalism - its origins and development as well as its diversity and contradictions. Within this lineage Balmer explores the social varieties and political implications  Read more...

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Balmer, Randall Herbert.
Evangelicalism in America.
Waco : Baylor University Press, 2016
(DLC) 2016006231
Material Type: Document
Document Type: Book, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Randall Herbert Balmer
ISBN: 9781481306010 1481306014 9781481306003 1481306006 9781481305990 1481305999
OCLC Number: 940455376
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Preface: Defining American Evangelicalism Chapter 1. An Altogether Conservative Spirit: The First Amendment, Political Stability, and Evangelical Vitality Chapter 2. Turning West: American Evangelicalism and the Restorationist Tradition Chapter 3. Casting Aside the Ballast of History and Tradition: Protestants and the Bible in the Nineteenth Century Chapter 4. An End to Unjust Inequality in the World: The Radical Tradition of Progressive Evangelicalism Chapter 5. Thy Kingdom Come: The Argot of Apocalypticism in American Culture Chapter 6. A Pentecost of Politics: Evangelicals and Public Discourse Chapter 7. A Loftier Position: American Evangelicalism and the Ideal of Femininity Chapter 8. Re-create the Nation: The Religious Right and the Abortion Myth Chapter 9. His Own Received Him Not: Jimmy Carter, the Religious Right, and the 1980 Presidential Election Chapter 10. Keep the Faith and Go the Distance: Promise Keepers, Feminism, and the World of Sports Chapter 11. Dead Stones: The Future of American Protestantism Notes Credits About the Author Index
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As a self-acknowledged sympathizer with classical Evangelicalism, Balmer laments its fading into a mere shadow of its founding idealism. His choice of final essay indicates that he holds little hope Read more...

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