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📒American Evangelicalism ✍ Christian Smith
✏American Evangelicalism Book Summary : “An excellent study of evangelicalism” from the award-winning sociologist and author of Souls in Transition and Soul Searching (Library Journal). Evangelicalism is one of the strongest religious traditions in America today; twenty million Americans identify themselves with the evangelical movement. Given the modern pluralistic world we live in, why is evangelicalism so popular? Based on a national telephone survey and more than three hundred personal interviews with evangelicals and other churchgoing Protestants, this study provides a detailed analysis of the commitments, beliefs, concerns, and practices of this thriving group. Examining how evangelicals interact with and attempt to influence secular society, this book argues that traditional, orthodox evangelicalism endures not despite, but precisely because of, the challenges and structures of our modern pluralistic environment. This work also looks beyond evangelicalism to explore more broadly the problems of traditional religious belief and practice in the modern world. With its impressive empirical evidence, innovative theory, and substantive conclusions, American Evangelicalism will provoke lively debate over the state of religious practice in contemporary America. “Based on a three-year study of American evangelicals, Smith takes the pulse of contemporary evangelicalism and offers substantial evidence of a strong heartbeat . . . Evangelicalism is thriving, says Smith, not by being countercultural or by retreating into isolation but by engaging culture at the same time that it constructs, maintains and markets its subcultural identity. Although Smith depends heavily on sociological theory, he makes his case in an accessible and persuasive style that will appeal to a broad audience.” —Publishers Weekly
📒The Variety Of American Evangelicalism ✍ Donald W. Dayton
✏The Variety of American Evangelicalism Book Summary : Those labeled as "evangelicals" commonly are assumed to constitute a large and fairly homogeneous segment of American Protestantism. This volume suggests that, in fact, evangelicalism is better understood as a set of distinct subtraditions, each with its own history, organizations, and priorities. The differences among groups are so important that the question arises: Is the term "evangelical" useful at all?
📒American Evangelicalism ✍ James Davison Hunter
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📒Black Religion And American Evangelicalism ✍ Milton C. Sernett
✏Black Religion and American Evangelicalism Book Summary : A history of black folk religion includes an analysis of American Evangelicalism and the ways it was adapted, translated and changed by black Christians and a description of plantation missions
📒Turning Points In The History Of American Evangelicalism ✍ Heath W. Carter
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📒On The Boundaries Of American Evangelicalism ✍ Jon R. Stone
✏On the Boundaries of American Evangelicalism Book Summary : Beyond recounting the history of postwar evangelicalism, this volume contributes to our understanding of ideological movements and the construction of boundaries and the shifts that occur within them over time.
📒Karl Barth And American Evangelicalism ✍ Bruce L. McCormack
✏Karl Barth and American Evangelicalism Book Summary : Papers presented at a conference held June 22-24, 2007 in Princeton, N.J.
📒American Evangelicals And The 1960s ✍ Axel R. Schäfer
✏American Evangelicals and the 1960s Book Summary : In the late 1970s, the New Christian Right emerged as a formidable political force, boldly announcing itself as a unified movement representing the views of a "moral majority." But that movement did not spring fully formed from its predecessors. American Evangelicals and the 1960s refutes the thesis that evangelical politics were a purely inflammatory backlash against the cultural and political upheaval of the decade. Bringing together fresh research and innovative interpretations, this book demonstrates that evangelicals actually participated in broader American developments during "the long 1960s," that the evangelical constituency was more diverse than often noted, and that the notion of right-wing evangelical politics as a backlash was a later creation serving the interests of both Republican-conservative alliances and their critics. Evangelicalism's involvement with—rather than its reaction against—the main social movements, public policy initiatives, and cultural transformations of the 1960s proved significant in its 1970s political ascendance. Twelve essays that range thematically from the oil industry to prison ministry and from American counterculture to the Second Vatican Council depict modern evangelicalism both as a religious movement with its own internal dynamics and as one fully integrated into general American history.
📒Charles G Finney And The Spirit Of American Evangelicalism ✍ Charles E. Hambrick-Stowe
✏Charles G Finney and the Spirit of American Evangelicalism Book Summary : Traces the life of the influential nineteenth-century evangelist and describes the religious background of the time
📒The American Evangelical Story ✍ Douglas A. Sweeney
✏The American Evangelical Story Book Summary : Examines the important events and personalities of the major strands of evangelicalism from the Great Awakening of the 1700s to the present, and each chapter includes annotated suggestions for further reading.