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Piety and politics : evangelicals and fundamentalists confront the world / edited by Richard John Neuhaus and Michael Cromartie.

Contributor(s): Neuhaus, Richard John | Cromartie, Michael | Ethics and Public Policy Center (Washington, D.C.).
Material type: TextTextPublisher: Washington, D.C. : Lanham, MD : Ethics and Public Policy Center ; Distributed by arrangement with University Press of America, c1987Description: x, 424 p. ; 24 cm.ISBN: 0896331075 (alk. paper); 9780896331075 (alk. paper); 0896331083 (pbk. : alk. paper); 9780896331082 (pbk. : alk. paper).Subject(s): Evangelicalism -- United States -- History -- 20th century | Fundamentalism -- History -- 20th century | Christianity and politics | United States -- Church history -- 20th centuryAdditional physical formats: Online version:: Piety and politics.; Online version:: Piety and politics.DDC classification: 277.3/082
Contents:
What the fundamentalists want / Richard John Neuhaus -- The evangelical worldview since 1890 / James Davison Hunter -- The evangelical denomination / George Marsden -- The evangelical and fundamentalist revolt / A. James Reichley -- Making political decisions : an evangelical perspective / Carl F.H. Henry -- An agenda for the 1980s / Jerry Falwell -- The two faces of evangelical social concern / Ronald Nash -- An evangelical theology of liberation / Ronald J. Sider -- Public justice and true tolerance / James Skillen -- The lures and limits of political power / Charles W. Colson -- The powerful and the powerless / Jim Wallis -- Radical evangelicals and the politics of compassion / Lloyd Billingsley -- The moral limits of government / Stephen Monsma -- Confusing justice and peace / Dean Curry -- Fundamentalists : a defensive offensive / Nathan Glazer -- Who put morality in politics? / George F. Will -- Yale and the moral majority / William F. Buckley, Jr. -- The religious right and Republicans / Sidney Blumenthal -- Fundamentalism as an ideology / Harvey Cox --
Fundamentalism as a social phenomenon / Martin E. Marty -- Evangelicals are politically diverse / Stuart Rothenberg -- Searching for Norman Rockwell / Grant Wacker -- Evangelicals and Catholics : a new ecumenism / George Weigel -- Religious belief and the constitutional order / William J. Bennett -- Televangelism and politics / Jeffrey K. Hadden -- Secular humanism and the American way / Joseph Sobran.
Summary: Includes articles on Evangelicalism, fundamentalism, and the Religious Right by Jerry Falwell, Charles W. Colson, George F. Will, William F. Buckley, Jr., Sidney Blumenthal, Harvey Cox, Martin E. Marty, and William J. Bennett, among others.
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Bibliography: p. 411-415.

Includes index.

What the fundamentalists want / Richard John Neuhaus -- The evangelical worldview since 1890 / James Davison Hunter -- The evangelical denomination / George Marsden -- The evangelical and fundamentalist revolt / A. James Reichley -- Making political decisions : an evangelical perspective / Carl F.H. Henry -- An agenda for the 1980s / Jerry Falwell -- The two faces of evangelical social concern / Ronald Nash -- An evangelical theology of liberation / Ronald J. Sider -- Public justice and true tolerance / James Skillen -- The lures and limits of political power / Charles W. Colson -- The powerful and the powerless / Jim Wallis -- Radical evangelicals and the politics of compassion / Lloyd Billingsley -- The moral limits of government / Stephen Monsma -- Confusing justice and peace / Dean Curry -- Fundamentalists : a defensive offensive / Nathan Glazer -- Who put morality in politics? / George F. Will -- Yale and the moral majority / William F. Buckley, Jr. -- The religious right and Republicans / Sidney Blumenthal -- Fundamentalism as an ideology / Harvey Cox --

Fundamentalism as a social phenomenon / Martin E. Marty -- Evangelicals are politically diverse / Stuart Rothenberg -- Searching for Norman Rockwell / Grant Wacker -- Evangelicals and Catholics : a new ecumenism / George Weigel -- Religious belief and the constitutional order / William J. Bennett -- Televangelism and politics / Jeffrey K. Hadden -- Secular humanism and the American way / Joseph Sobran.

Includes articles on Evangelicalism, fundamentalism, and the Religious Right by Jerry Falwell, Charles W. Colson, George F. Will, William F. Buckley, Jr., Sidney Blumenthal, Harvey Cox, Martin E. Marty, and William J. Bennett, among others.

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For anyone who harbors the illusion that American Evangelicalism is still a monolithic entity, this cacophony of voices will be a good corrective. Serious students will need to consult some of the sources from which these short selections have been taken. Piety and Politics is divided into three parts: (1) explorations of the cultural roots of evangelicalism (George Marsden's ``The Evangelical Denomination'' will be most helpful); (2) debates among evangelicals themselves concerning diagnoses of, and prescriptions for, the ills of modern America; and, finally, (3) ``outsider'' analyses of the significance of evangelical political activism. There are several important omissions. There is no good discussion of secularism, only assumptions of its nefarious nature. Moreover, there is no mention of Evangelical-Jewish conversation-a significant and peculiar omission, given the importance of the Evangelical Right's call for a Christian America and the importance of the symbol of Israel in the millenialist fantasies of conservative Evangelicals. This will be a useful anthology for public and undergraduate libraries.-E.T. Linenthal, University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh

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