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The Evangelicals : the struggle to shape America

by FitzGerald, Frances, 1940- (Author)

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Initially a populist rebellion against the established Protestant churches, evangelicalism became the dominant religious force in the country before the Civil War, but the northerners and southerners split over the issue of slavery. After the Civil War, the northern evangelicals split, eventually ca... Full description

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Table of Contents:
  • The great awakenings and the Evangelical empire
  • Evangelicals North and South
  • Liberals and conservatives in the Post-Civil War North
  • The fundamentalist-modernist conflict
  • The separatists
  • Billy Graham and modern evangelicalism
  • Pentecostals and Southern Baptists
  • Evangelicals in the 1960s
  • The fundamentalist uprising in the South
  • Jerry Falwell and the Moral Majority
  • The political realignment of the South
  • The thinkers of the Christian right
  • Pat Robertson : politics and miracles
  • The Christian Coalition and the Republican Party
  • The Christian right and George W. Bush
  • The new Evangelicals
  • The transformation of the Christian right.
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