American evangelicals and the 1960s
|Format:||Print Book 2013|
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In the late 1970s, the New Christian Right emerged as a formidable political force, boldly announcing itself as a unified movement representing the views of a "moral majority." But that movement did not spring fully formed from its predecessors. American Evangelicals and the 1960s refutes the thesis that evangelical politics were a purely inflammatory backlash against the cultural and political upheaval of the decade. Bringing together fresh research and innovative interpretations, this book demonstrates that evangelicals actually participated in broader American developments during "the long 1960s," that the evangelical constituency was more diverse than often noted, and that the notion of right-wing evangelical politics as a backlash was a later creation serving the interests of both Republican-conservative alliances and their critics. Evangelicalism's involvement with --rather than its reaction against --the main social movements, public policy initiatives, and cultural transformations of the 1960s proved significant in its 1970s political ascendance. Twelve essays that range thematically from the oil industry to prison ministry and from American counterculture to the Second Vatican Council depict modern evangelicalism both as a religious movement with its own internal dynamics and as one fully integrated into general American history.
ContentsEvangelicals and the sixties : revisiting the "backlash" / Axel R. Schäfer
Back to the future : contemporary American evangelicalism in cultural and historical perspective / Paul S. Boyer
Prairie fire : the new evangelicalism and the politics of oil, money, and moral geography / Darren Dochuk
A revolutionary mission : young evangelicals and the language of the sixties / Eileen Luhr
The persistence of antiliberalism : evangelicals and the race problem / Steven P. Miller
Sex and the evangelicals : gender issues, the sexual revolution, and abortion in the 1960s / Daniel K. Williams
Attica, Watergate, and the origin of evangelical prison ministry, 1969-1975 / Kendrick Oliver
Making lemonade from Lemon : evangelicals, the Supreme Court, and the constituitionality of school aid / Emma Long
The Great Society, evangelicals, and the public funding of religious agencies / Axel R. Schäfer
Tempered by the fires of war : Vietnam and the transformation of the evangelical worldview / Andrew Preston
The evangelical left and the move from personal to social responsibility / David R. Swartz
"The harvest is ripe" : American evangelicals in European missions, 1950-1980 / Hans Krabbendam
"A saga of sacrilege" : evangelicals respond to the Second Vatican Counsel / Neil J. Young.
|Series||Studies in American thought and culture.|
-- United States
-- 20th century.
Christianity and politics -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
|Publisher|| Madison :2013
Schäfer, Axel R.,
x, 292 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
|ISBN||9780299293642 (pbk. : alk. paper)
0299293645 (pbk. : alk. paper)