Mine Eyes Have Seen the Glory

Mine Eyes Have Seen the Glory : Journey into the Evangelical Subculture in America

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Fundamentalism is only the most visible element of a broader evangelical subculture that encompasses creationists, intellectuals and social critics, and charismatics, as well as political activists and televangelists like Jerry Falwell and Pat Robertson. This subculture successfully insulates evangelicals from the "secular" world. They send their children to Christian schools and colleges and to Bible camps in the summer. They socialize exclusively within their own circles and have recently evolved their own entertainment: Christian "pulp" novels. Randall Balmer explores this subculture in the manner of an anthropologist doing fieldwork. Travelling through the strongholds of evangelicalism, he captures the perspective of the commonfolk. His sympathetic yet critical account will illuminate the genuine popular appeal of the movement, while placing it against the background of American religious history.
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  • Hardback | 259 pages
  • 139.7 x 210.82 x 27.94mm | 476.27g
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 0195051173
  • 9780195051179

About Randall H. Balmer

About the Author
Randall Balmer, a historian of American religion, holds the Ph.D. from Princeton University and teaches in the Religion Department at Columbia University. His first book, A Perfect Babel of Confusion: Dutch Religion and English Culture in the Middle Colonies (Oxford, 1989), has received several awards, and his commentaries on American religion appear regularly in the Des Moines Register and other newspapers.
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