Countercultural conservatives : American evangelicalism from the postwar revival to the New Christian Right
|Format:||Print Book 2011|
|Availability:||Available at 1 Library 1 of 1 copy|
In the mid-twentieth century, far more evangelicals supported such "liberal" causes as peace, social justice, and environmental protection. Only gradually did the conservative evangelical faction win dominance, allying with the Republican Party of Ronald Reagan and, eventually, George W. Bush.
In Countercultural Conservatives Axel Schäfer traces the evolution of a diffuse and pluralistic movement into the political force of the New Christian Right. In forging its complex theological and political identity, evangelicalism did not simply reject the ideas of 1960s counterculture, Schäfer argues. For all their strict Biblicism and uncompromising morality, evangelicals absorbed and extended key aspects of the countercultural worldview.
Carefully examining evangelicalism's internal dynamics, fissures, and coalitions, this book offers an intriguing reinterpretation of the most important development in American religion and politics since World War II.
|Series||Studies in American thought and culture.|
-- United States
-- 20th century.
Christian conservatism -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Christianity and politics -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
|Publisher|| Madison :University of Wisconsin Press,2011
xi, 225 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Includes bibliographical references (pages 161-212) and index.
|ISBN||9780299285241 (pbk. : alk. paper)
0299285243 (pbk. : alk. paper)