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

By Axel R. Schäfer

ISBN-10: 0299293637

ISBN-13: 9780299293635

ISBN-10: 0299293645

ISBN-13: 9780299293642

Within 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 stream didn't spring totally shaped from its predecessors. American Evangelicals and the Nineteen Sixties refutes the thesis that evangelical politics have been a merely 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 used to be extra different than usually famous, and that the idea 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 pursuits, public coverage projects, and cultural adjustments 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 non secular move with its personal inner dynamics and as one absolutely built-in into normal American heritage.

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In Holy Ig­nor­ance: When Re­li­gion and Cul­ture Part Ways (New York: Co­lum­bia Uni­ver­sity Press, 2010), the ­French so­ci­ol­o­gist ­Olivier Roy con­tends that the con­tem­po­rary fun­da­men­tal­ist up­surge is ac­tu­ally a re­sponse to ­long-term sec­u­lar­iza­tion ­trends. 8. Paul S. Boyer, Pur­ity in Print: Book Cen­sor­ship in Amer­ica from the ­Gilded Age to the Com­puter Age, 2nd ed. (Mad­i­son: Uni­ver­sity of Wis­con­sin Press, 2002), chap. 10, esp. 306– 310, on the Ob­scen­ity and Por­nog­ra­phy Com­mis­sion.

At the polls, while many white ev­an­gel­i­cals em­braced Rea­gan and ­George W. Bush, sig­nif­i­cant mi­nor­ities con­sis­tently did not. 22 That ev­an­gel­i­cal­ism can­not be con­flated with the ­so-called New Re­li­gious Right was under­scored by so­ci­ol­o­gist Alan Wolfe in One Na­tion After All (1998), a re­port on the “Mid­dle Class Mo­ral­ity Pro­ject” in which Wolfe and col­leagues con­ducted ­in-depth inter­views with a rep­re­sen­ta­tive sam­pling of two hun­dred ­middle-class ­Americans, in­clud­ing many ev­an­gel­i­cals.

Britta ­Waldschmidt-Nelson, ­Markus ­Hünemörder, and Meike Zwin­gen­ber­ger (Hei­del­berg: ­Universitätsverlag Win­ter, 2006), 51–68, esp.  57. 32. Ac­cord­ing to a 2011 sur­vey, 62 per­cent of ev­an­gel­i­cal lead­ers em­brace pre­ mil­len­ni­al­ism. “Ev­an­gel­i­cal Lead­ers Sur­vey,” NAE In­sight, ­Spring 2011, 3. 36 E back to the future 33. D.  90. P For fur­ther dis­cus­sion of con­tem­po­rary Bible proph­ecy inter­pre­ta­tions, see Paul Boyer, When Time Shall Be No More: Proph­ecy Be­lief in Mod­ern ­American Cul­ture (Cam­bridge, MA: Har­vard Uni­ver­sity Press, 1992); Boyer, “The Apoc­al­yp­tic in the Twen­ti­eth Cen­tury,” in Fear­ful Hope: Ap­proach­ing the New Mil­len­nium, ed.

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