Christian Fundamentalism in America: A Cultural History

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Today the United States is plagued with cultural and political polarization--the Reds and the Blues. Because religion has been of great significance in America right from the first colonists who believed themselves to be God's chosen nation, it is not surprising that religion constitutes the basis of today's dichotomy. The recent resurgence of Christian fundamentalism is significant for the future of America as a nation "under God."

This book examines the history of conservative American Christianity as it interacts with liberal beliefs. With the Enlightenment, the Puritan sense of mission faded, but was rekindled with the Great Awakening. This religious movement unified the colonies and provided an animating ideal which led to revolution against Britain. But soon after, the forces of liberalism made inroads, and the seeds of division were planted. This balanced account favors neither conservative nor liberal. It is history with a human touch, emphasizing personalities from Jonathan Edwards and William Jennings Bryan to David Koresh and Jim Jones.

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David S. New, holds an M.A. from Princeton and a Ph.D. in religious studies from McMaster University. He lives in Ontario, Canada.

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"[New] provides a comprehensive, highly readable, and thorough account of the complex dimensions of the American religious experiment"--Theological Studies; "traces the social and political dimensions of the recurrent waves of conservative religious frenzy that have washed over the U.S." --Reference & Research Book News.

"[New] provides a comprehensive, highly readable, and thorough account of the complex dimensions of the American religious experiment" --Theological Studies

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