Revive Us Again

Revive Us Again : Reawakening of American Fundamentalism

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By the end of the 1920s, fundamentalism in America was intellectually bankrupt and publicly disgraced. Bitterly humiliated by the famous Scopes "monkey trial", this once respected movement retreated from the public forum and seemed doomed to extinction. Yet fundamentalism not only survived, but in the 1940s, re-emerged as a thriving and influential public movement. Today it is impossible to read a newspaper or watch cable TV without seeing some mention of fundamentalism in American society. In this study, the author illuminates this remarkable transformation, exploring the history of American fundamentalism from 1925 to 1950, the years when, to non-fundamentalists, the movement seemed invisible. Blending research, anecdotes and analysis, Carpenter - a scholar who has spent 20 years studying American evangelicalism - brings this era into focus. He reveals that, contrary to the popular opinion of the day, fundamentalism was alive and well in America in the late 1920s, and used its isolation over the next two decades to build new strength from within. This book is intended for scholars and students of American religious history.show more

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  • Hardback | 349 pages
  • 154.94 x 238.76 x 35.56mm | 657.71g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 0195057902
  • 9780195057904

About Joel A. Carpenter

About the Author: Joel A. Carpenter is Provost of Calvin College, in Grand Rapids, Michigan. He has also been the Director of the Institute for the Study of American Evangelicals at Wheaton College as well as Director of the Religion Program of The Pew Charitable Trusts in Philadelphia.show more

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