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Understanding Fundamentalism and Evangelicalism

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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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Reformed Covenanter
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.
Simply fantastic. A must read for understanding Christianity in America.
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.
Joe Paulk
Actually, the title is the worst part of the book. Marsden is one of the leaders in understanding this field and helps show why with this relatively easy to process book. Be sure to understand his angle though.
Marsden is a clear thinker and writer whose discussion of Fundamentalism and Evangelicalism should be the first stop in getting an historical understanding of what these Christian faith groups are all about.
Historican examination of the American cultural background of Fundamentalism and Evangelicalism, with a particular focus on Science and Politics.
very informal and dry book on Fundamentalism and Evangelicalism, what more can I say. I am both a F and an E so watch out!!!!!
For a book with such a title, it didn't really contribute much to my understanding of either fundamentalism or evangelicalism.
Douglas Wilson
Very good.
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