American Evangelicals and the 1960s (Studies in American by Axel R. Schäfer PDF

By Axel R. Schäfer

ISBN-10: 0299293645

ISBN-13: 9780299293642

In the past due Seventies, the hot Christian correct emerged as a powerful political strength, boldly saying itself as a unified stream representing the perspectives of a "moral majority." yet that stream didn't spring totally shaped from its predecessors. American Evangelicals and the 1960s refutes the thesis that evangelical politics have been a only inflammatory backlash opposed to the cultural and political upheaval of the decade.

            Bringing jointly clean learn and cutting edge interpretations, this booklet demonstrates that evangelicals really participated in broader American advancements in the course of "the lengthy 1960s," that the evangelical constituency used to be extra various than usually famous, and that the thought of right-wing evangelical politics as a backlash was once a later production serving the pursuits of either Republican-conservative alliances and their critics. Evangelicalism's involvement with—rather than its response against—the major social activities, public coverage projects, and cultural variations of the Sixties proved major in its Seventies political ascendance. Twelve essays that diversity thematically from the oil to criminal ministry and from American counterculture to the second one Vatican Council depict smooth evangelicalism either as a spiritual stream with its personal inner dynamics and as one absolutely built-in into normal American history.

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