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Understanding Fundamentalism and Evangelicalism
In this historical overview of American fundamentalism and evangelicalism, Marsden provides an introduction to these growing religious movements and a deeper analysis of two themes that have been especially prominent and controversial in these traditions--views of science and views of politics.
Paperback, 208 pages
Published December 26th 1990 by William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company
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Oct 21, 2014 Reformed Covenanter rated it 4 of 5 stars
This book is really a collection of essays on American evangelicalism and fundamentalism since 1870 by a highly respected historian. Among its highlights is an interesting discussion of Common Sense Realism.
This book served its purpose insomuchas I have a better understanding of Fundamentalism's impact on contemporary society. However, I was a bit disappointed with the author's subtle hints of bias--if it was to be written as a book for the sociology of religion, personal agenda should have been left out.
Nov 21, 2014 Richard rated it 4 of 5 stars
Excellent analysis of the different "types" of individuals in the Christian world. Once I would have labelled myself a fundamentalist and evangelical, but the caricature and re-definition of terms have radically changed. It is probably time for a re-read.