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Fundamentalism and American culture

George M. Marsden

Fundamentalism and American culture

the shaping of Twentieth-Century evangelism, 1870-1925

by George M. Marsden

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Published by Oxford University Press in Oxford .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Includes bibliography.

StatementGeorge M. Marsden.
The Physical Object
Paginationx, 307 p.
Number of Pages307
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL20217198M

The rise of the Christian right provoked the question: where did the movement come from? The forces of modernity unleashed by the war had led to astonishing advances in daily life, but technology and mass culture also threatened to erode the country's traditional moral character. By the s a full-fledged fundamentalist movement had developed in protest against theological changes in the churches and changing mores in the culture. Even though Marsden ended his book in the s, his thesis could explain how fundamentalism, moribund after the Scopes trial, could rise again in the s. Marsen's carefully researched and engrossing work remains the best way to do just that.

Marsden explains in The Twilight of the American Enlightenment, postwar Americans looked to the country's secular liberalelites for guidance in this precarious time, but these intellectuals proved unable to articulate a coherent common cause by which America could chart its course. Marsden further observed that fundamentalism added borrowings from the Holiness movement and from Scottish commonsense realism. Watt, David Harrington. The book quickly rose to prominence in the historical profession, provoking new studies of American fundamentalism and contributing to a renewal of interest in American religious history.

Apologies for the temporary mess. Fundamentalists also mounted a bid to retain control of American society, most notably through laws prohibiting the teaching of evolution in public schools. Now available in a new edition, this highly regarded analysis takes us through the full history of the origin and direction of one of America's most influential religious movements. Both sides use faith to promote a radical agenda, while the religious majority, those with a commitment to tolerance and compassion as well as to their faith, are caught in the middle. According to Judith Nagata, a professor of Asia Research Institute in the National University of Singapore"The Afghan mujahiddin, locked in combat with the Soviet enemy in the s, could be praised as 'freedom fighters' by their American backers at the time, while the present Taliban, viewed, among other things, as protectors of American enemy Osama bin Laden, are unequivocally 'fundamentalist'.


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A must read for anyone wanting to understand American fundamentalism but American Christianity as a whole. Dixon, held pulpits in both Britain and United States. It is the nature of the mind to make sense out of experience, to reduce the conglomerates of experience to units of comprehension which we call principles, or ideologies, or concepts.

Fundamentalism

By defining fundamentalism as a reaction against modernism, the standard narrative implicitly predicted that fundamentalism would disappear as the United States completed modernizing.

Through that process human fallibility is inextricably mixed into the very meaning of the divine word. Add to basket Add to wishlist Description Many American's today are taking note of the surprisingly strong political force that is the religious right.

A few words about book author George M. In this warm, accessible volume, Imes takes listeners back to Sinai, the ancient mountain where Israel met their God, and explains the meaning of events there. Mills' almost-forgotten writings inspired her with a programme for re-connecting with the gods and goddesses of the old Norse and Germanic pantheons, which she identified with the archetypes in Carl Jung 's concept of the racial collective unconscious.

New York: Basic Books, Marsden is quite good on the origins of fundamentalism in the North, but cannot really explain why these formerly apolitical people have turned to the right wing so fiercely. In the late nineteenth century American Protestantism was gradually dividing between liberals who were accepting new scientific and higher critical views that contradicted the Bible and defenders of the more traditional evangelicalism.

Controversial decisions by the government are met with hundreds of lobbyists, millions of dollars of advertising spending, and a powerful grassroots response.

If the sources are extant, numerous congregations present themselves as options: J. Marsen's carefully researched and engrossing work remains the best way to do just that. Regrettably, that would make for a much longer book, and this one does a fairly good job of concentrating on the religion aspect.

Meanwhile religious experience goes on experiencing, so that by the time I get my dogma stated so that I can think about it, the religious experience becomes an object of thought. Marsden's most interesting argument is that resistance to evolution wasn't just an issue of doctrine, but that it represented abandoning what defined America.

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He is an apt historian and the value of his work is great, he is not a Biblicist or a fundamentalist, so any work that attempts to understand the history of the church will undoubtedly reach fuzzy conclusions when the standard of faith, practice and all matters of life is anything other than the Word of God.

How has the fundamentalist movement managed to resist the pressures of the scientific community and the draw of modern popular culture to hold on to their ultra-conservative Christian views? This time is necessary for searching and sorting links. Building on networks of evangelists, Bible conferences, Bible institutes, and missions agencies, fundamentalists coalesced into a major protest movement that proved to have remarkable staying power.

It is remarkable for the breadth, richness and balance of its interpretations and I doubt it will be surpassed for a very long time to come.Feb 23,  · Fundamentalism and American Culture has long been considered a classic in religious history, and to this day remains unsurpassed.

Now available in a new edition, this highly regarded analysis takes us through the full history of the origin and direction of one of America's most influential religious atlasbowling.com: Oxford University Press.

GARBC: Thankfully that brand [of cultural fundamentalism] has been dying a slow atlasbowling.com we’re seeing now today in our circles is an ardent commitment to biblical exegesis and biblical sufficiency and tying biblical truth to all of life - focusing on the heart, and heart change, from biblical truth.

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Dec 15,  · Read "Fundamentalism And American Culture" by George M. Marsden available from Rakuten Kobo. Many American's today are taking note of the surprisingly strong political force that is the religious right. Contr Brand: Oxford University Press, USA.

Fundamentalism and American Culture: The Shaping of Twentieth Century Evangelicalism, George M. Marsden Oxford University Press, - History - pages5/5(2).

Fundamentalism and American Culture has long been considered a classic in religious history, and to this day remains unsurpassed. Now available in a new edition, this highly regarded analysis takes us through the full history of the origin and direction of one of America's most influential religious movements.