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That Old-Time Religion in Modern America by D.G. Hart
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Mar 16, 2010

really liked it
bookshelves: us-20th-century, us-religion

The book brings out the tension within evangelicalism. Evangelicals desire to be distinct from the "secular" world, yet they enjoy success because of their unusual savvy with the modern world's schemes for self-promotion. Aptly titled. I highly recommend it to accompany Ashby's *With Amusement for All*.

Another great feature of this book is its brevity. Great for US surveys, and a very easy read. With this book, many of my students have been able to historically contextualize their own church experience.

Finally, let it be said that D. G. Hart is a swell guy.

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