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By Axel R. Schäfer

ISBN-10: 0299293645

ISBN-13: 9780299293642

In the overdue Nineteen Seventies, the hot Christian correct emerged as an impressive political strength, boldly asserting itself as a unified move representing the perspectives of a "moral majority." yet that circulation didn't spring absolutely 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 examine and leading edge interpretations, this e-book demonstrates that evangelicals truly participated in broader American advancements in the course of "the lengthy 1960s," that the evangelical constituency was once extra various than usually famous, and that the proposal of right-wing evangelical politics as a backlash used to be 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 alterations of the Sixties proved major in its Nineteen Seventies political ascendance. Twelve essays that variety thematically from the oil to criminal ministry and from American counterculture to the second one Vatican Council depict sleek evangelicalism either as a spiritual circulate with its personal inner dynamics and as one totally built-in into basic American history.

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