American Evangelicalism

Thy Kingdom Come: How the Religious Right Distorts Faith and Threatens America

Submitted by RWMaster on Fri, 01/27/2017 - 09:51

"For much of American history, evangelicalism was aligned with progressive political causes-the abolition of slavery, universal suffrage, and public education. But contemporary conservative activists have defaulted on this majestic legacy, embracing instead an agenda virtually indistinguishable from the Republican Party platform. How has evangelical Christianity become so entrenched in partisan politics?

Guaranteed Pure: The Moody Bible Institute, Business, and the Making of Modern Evangelicalism

Submitted by RWMaster on Sun, 01/15/2017 - 08:38

"American evangelicalism has long walked hand in hand with modern consumer capitalism. Timothy Gloege shows us why, through an engaging story about God and big business at the Moody Bible Institute. Founded in Chicago by shoe-salesman-turned-revivalist Dwight Lyman Moody in 1889, the institute became a center of fundamentalism under the guidance of the innovative promoter and president of Quaker Oats, Henry Crowell.

American Apocalypse: A History of Modern Evangelicalism

Submitted by RWMaster on Sat, 01/07/2017 - 09:39

" In the first comprehensive history of American evangelicalism to appear in a generation, Matthew Sutton shows how charismatic Protestant preachers, anticipating the end of the world, paradoxically transformed it. Narrating the story from the perspective of the faithful, he shows how apocalyptic thinking influences the American mainstream today. "