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By Axel R. Schäfer

ISBN-10: 0299293645

ISBN-13: 9780299293642

In the past due Seventies, the recent Christian correct emerged as a powerful political strength, boldly saying itself as a unified move representing the perspectives of a "moral majority." yet that circulation 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 learn and cutting edge interpretations, this publication demonstrates that evangelicals really participated in broader American advancements in the course of "the lengthy 1960s," that the evangelical constituency used to be extra varied than frequently famous, and that the thought of right-wing evangelical politics as a backlash was once 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 adjustments of the Nineteen Sixties proved major in its Nineteen 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 glossy evangelicalism either as a non secular move with its personal inner dynamics and as one totally built-in into common American history.

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