Synopses & Reviews
Presenting a historical overview of fundamentalism and evangelicalism in America, this volume has been developed from a number of studies undertaken by George Marsden during the 1980's in efforts to understand the recent resurgence of these two movements.
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.
Table of Contents
The Protestant crisis and the rise of fundamentalism, 1870 - 1930 -- Evangelicalism since 1930: unity and diversity -- Evangelical politics: an American tradition -- Preachers of paradox: fundamentalist politics in historical perspective -- The evangelical love affier with Enlightenment science-- Why creation science? -- Understanding J. Gresham Machen.