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

By Axel R. Schäfer

ISBN-10: 0299293645

ISBN-13: 9780299293642

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

            Bringing jointly clean study and leading edge interpretations, this ebook demonstrates that evangelicals truly participated in broader American advancements in the course of "the lengthy 1960s," that the evangelical constituency was once extra different than usually famous, and that the inspiration of right-wing evangelical politics as a backlash used to be a later construction serving the pursuits of either Republican-conservative alliances and their critics. Evangelicalism's involvement with—rather than its response against—the major social routine, public coverage projects, and cultural ameliorations of the Sixties proved major in its Seventies political ascendance. Twelve essays that variety thematically from the oil to felony ministry and from American counterculture to the second one Vatican Council depict sleek evangelicalism either as a spiritual circulation with its personal inner dynamics and as one totally built-in into basic American history.

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