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Superchurch : the Rhetoric and Politics of American Fundamentalism / Jonathan J. Edwards.

By: Edwards, Jonathan J.
Material type: TextTextSeries: JSTOR eBooks; Rhetoric and public affairs series.Publisher: East Lansing, MI : Michigan State University Press, 2015Description: 1 online resource.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781609174477; 160917447X; 9781628951707; 1628951702.Subject(s): Fundamentalism -- United States | Fundamentalist churches -- United StatesAdditional physical formats: Print version:: Superchurch : the rhetoric and politics of american fundamentalism.DDC classification: 289.9/5 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
""Contents""; ""Acknowledgments""; ""Introduction""; ""Chapter One. The Public and Its Fundamentalists""; ""Chapter Two. The Fundamentals of Revival""; ""Chapter Three. Countersymbols and Confederacy""; ""Chapter Four. The Superchurch Revealed""; ""Chapter Five. The Superchurch Reimagined""; ""Chapter Six. The Limits of Accommodation""; ""Conclusion""; ""Notes""; ""Bibliography""; ""Index""
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

""Contents""; ""Acknowledgments""; ""Introduction""; ""Chapter One. The Public and Its Fundamentalists""; ""Chapter Two. The Fundamentals of Revival""; ""Chapter Three. Countersymbols and Confederacy""; ""Chapter Four. The Superchurch Revealed""; ""Chapter Five. The Superchurch Reimagined""; ""Chapter Six. The Limits of Accommodation""; ""Conclusion""; ""Notes""; ""Bibliography""; ""Index""

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Edwards (Univ. of South Carolina) has not written a history of American Fundamentalism intended to compete with or supplant such excellent studies as George Marsden's Fundamentalism and American Culture (CH, Jul'06, 43-6470) or Joel Carpenter's Revive Us Again (1997). Rather, he investigates how theologically conservative Protestant Christians of the early 19th century, led by individuals such as Charles Finney, who initially focused solely on converting people from their sinful ways, saw their theological heirs in the late 19th and early 20th centuries shift their primary focus away from religious conversion to involve themselves more and more with modern problems associated with politics and culture. In this story, Edwards breaks with the traditional narrative of American Fundamentalism by showing that it never really receded from American culture after the 1925 Scopes Trial; it remained an ever-present force in American religious history until Jerry Falwell and his Thomas Road Baptist Church were able to gain even greater recognition for the movement in the 1970s. Relying mostly on secondary sources and case studies, Edwards has made a major contribution to the further understanding of American Fundamentalism as it exists in the 21st century. Summing Up: Highly recommended. Upper-division undergraduates through professionals and practitioners. --Robert J. Vejnar, Emory & Henry College

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Jonathan J. Edwards is Instructor of Speech Communication and Rhetoric at the University of South Carolina.

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