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

By Axel R. Schäfer

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

            Bringing jointly clean study and leading edge interpretations, this e-book demonstrates that evangelicals really participated in broader American advancements in the course of "the lengthy 1960s," that the evangelical constituency used to be extra various than frequently famous, and that the proposal 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 pursuits, public coverage tasks, and cultural alterations of the Sixties proved major in its Seventies political ascendance. Twelve essays that variety thematically from the oil to legal ministry and from American counterculture to the second one Vatican Council depict smooth evangelicalism either as a non secular stream with its personal inner dynamics and as one absolutely built-in into common American history.

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