Kids Library Home

Welcome to the Kids' Library!

Search for books, movies, music, magazines, and more.

Available items only
Print Material
Author Marsden, George M., 1939- author.

Title Fundamentalism and American culture / George M. Marsden.

Publication Info. New York : Oxford University Press, 2006.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe Kansas Collection Harmon  277.3082 M351f 2006    ---  Lib Use Only
Edition Second edition.
Description xvi, 351 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 261-331) and indexes.
Contents Before fundamentalism -- The shaping of a coalition -- This age and the millennium -- Holiness -- The defense of the faith -- Christianity and culture -- The crucial years: 1917-1925 -- Interpretations -- Fundamentalism yesterday and today (2005).
Summary "Many Americans today are taking note of the surprisingly strong political force that is the religious right. Controversial decisions by the government are met with hundreds of lobbyists, millions of dollars of advertising spending, and a powerful grassroots response. How has the fundamentalist movement managed to resist the pressures of the scientific community and the draw of modern popular culture to hold on to their ultra-conservative Christian views? Understanding the movement's history is key to answering this question. Fundamentalism and American Culture has long been considered a classic in religious history, and to this day remains unsurpassed. Now available in a new edition, this highly regarded analysis takes us through the full history of the origin and direction of one of America's most influential religious movements. A major new chapter compares fundamentalism since the 1970s to that of the 1920s, looking particularly at the extraordinary growth in political emphasis and power of the more recent movement. Never has it been more important to understand the history of fundamentalism in our rapidly polarizing nation. Marsden's carefully researched and engrossing work remains the best way to do just that. Book jacket."--Jacket.
Subject Fundamentalism -- United States.
Christianity and culture -- United States.
Christianity and culture. (OCoLC)fst00859660
Fundamentalism. (OCoLC)fst00936186
United States. (OCoLC)fst01204155
ISBN 0195300475 (alk. paper)
0195300513 (pbk. ; alk. paper)

Available items only