Understanding Fundamentalism and Evangelicalism

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Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing, 1991 - Religion - 208 pages
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In this historical overview of American fundamentalism and evangelicalism, Marsden provides an introduction to the growing religious movements and a deeper analysis of two themes that have been especially prominent and controversial in these traditions — views of science and views of politics.
 

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Marsden (American church history, Duke Univ.), who is considered an expert on fundamentalism, here looks at the interrelated movements of fundamentalism and evangelicalism. Part 1 gives a readable and ... Read full review

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This helps understand how American our Christianity is, as an Australian

Contents

The Protestant Crisis and the Rise
9
Unity and Diversity
62
An American Tradition
85
Fundamentalist
98
The Evangelical Love Affair with
122
Why Creation Science?
153
Understanding J Gresham Machen
182
Index
202
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George M. Marsden, Francis A. McAnaney Professor Emeritusof History at the University of Notre Dame, is currently ascholar in residence at Calvin College. Among his manyother books is the full-length biography JonathanEdwards: A Life (Yale 2003), which received nineawards, including the Bancroft Prize in history and theGrawemeyer Award in religion.

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