American Evangelicals and the 1960s
Publication Year: 2013
Published by: University of Wisconsin Press
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The ma jor ity of es says in this vol ume were first pre sented at a col lo quium on “New Per spec tives on American Ev an gel i cal ism and the 1960s: Re vis it ing the ‘Back lash,’” or ga nized by the David Bruce Cen ter for American Stud ies at Keele Uni ver sity, United King dom, in April 2011. In the syl van en vi rons of North Staf ford shire, close to the “pot ter ies” fa mous for ce ram ics brands such ...
Introduction - Evangelicals and the Sixties: Revisiting the “Backlash” - Axel R. Schafer
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The 1960s con sti tuted a semi nal pe riod of frag men ta tion and re align ment for white ev an gel i cal ism in the United States, a time when the move ment had eman ci pated it self from pre war fun da men tal ist mil i tancy but had not yet co a lesced into the New Chris tian Right. None the less, the decade has re ceived re mark ably lit tle at ten tion from schol ars of the ev an gel i cal re sur gence. In stead, ...
1. Back to the Future - Contemporary American Evangelicalism in Cultural and Historical Perspective - Paul S. Boyer
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On Oc to ber 25, 1976, shortly be fore the elec tion of Jimmy Carter, a self- proclaimed “born again” Chris tian, as pres i dent, News week mag a zine pro claimed 1976 “The Year of the Ev an gel i cal.” The magazine’s ges ture under scored a pro found trans for ma tion under way in American re li gious life, summed up in the phrase “ev an gel i cal re vi val” or, in a more po lit i cally loaded term that would ...
2. Prairie Fire - The New Evangelicalism and the Politics of Oil, Money, and Moral Geography - Darren Dochuk
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Ca na dians were in a fes tive mood in 1967 be cause of their country’s cen ten nial, but lo cals cel e brated in Fort McMur ray, Al berta, for rea sons all of their own. This year they heralded the open ing of the Great Ca na dian Oil Sands (GCOS) plant. For three years, three thou sand work ers had la bored round-the-clock, turn ing a $235 mil lion in vest ment into the “world’s first com mer cial ven ture” ...
3. A Revolutionary Mission - Young Evangelicals and the Language of the Sixties - Eileen Luhr
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His tor i cal ac counts of the 1960s fre quently place young peo ple at the cen ter of re form and op po si tion move ments. Yet college-age ev an gel i cals sel dom oc cupy the cen tral role in nar ra tives about the civil rights move ment, urban riots, the Viet nam War, stu dent pro tests, and lib er a tion move ments. So it is sur pris ing that in Oc to ber 1967, Biola Col lege pur chased an ad in Cam pus Life, the mag a zine ...
4. The Persistence of Antiliberalism - Evangelicals and the Race Problem - Steven P. Miller
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In Di vided by Faith: Ev an gel i cal Re li gion and the Prob lem of Race in Amer ica (2000), the so ci ol o gists Mi chael Emer son and Chris tian Smith of fered a dev as tat ing in-house cri tique of the re la tion ship between white ev an gel i cal ism and ra cial in equal ity in the United States. Only a few years ear lier, the ev an gel i cal men’s group Prom ise Keep ers had made ra cial rec on cil i a tion a major point of ...
5. Sex and the Evangelicals - Gender Issues, the Sexual Revolution, and Abortionin the 1960s - Daniel K. Williams
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Spirit-filled born-again Chris tians, Tim La Haye wrote in 1969, had bet ter sex than any one else. They “enjoy the sub lim ities of phys i cal union in mar riage far more than peo ple with out Christ,” he said. Such ad vice, which the fu ture Moral Ma jor ity board mem ber and end-times proph ecy writer ped dled in Chris tian Life mag a zine and in a mar i tal ad vice man ual that he pub lished ...
II. Raging Against Leviathan? - Evangelicals and the Liberal State
6. Attica, Watergate, and the Origin of Evangelical Prison Ministry, 1969–1975 - Kendrick Oliver
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In Jan u ary 1977, Charles Col son was at the an nual con ven tion of Na tional Re li gious Broad cast ers in Wash ing ton, D.C., watch ing from the wings as Billy Gra ham met with the press. Colson’s own news con fer ence was due to begin as soon as Gra ham had fin ished. Col son lis tened as a Dutch broad caster asked Amer ica’s most prom i nent ev an gel i cal preacher how re cent re ports of a na tional ...
7. Making Lemonade from Lemon Evangelicals, the Supreme Court, and the Constitutionality of School Aid - Emma Long
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In 1983, the Na tional As so ci a tion of Ev an gel i cals (NAE) is sued a pol icy statement on the issue of pub lic fund ing for re li gious schools.1 In it, the NAE argued that the ad di tional fi nan cial bur den on par ents of pay ing for their chil dren to at tend a re li gious school amounted to dou ble tax a tion, which, in turn, un fairly pen al ized those par ents for ex er cis ing their First Amend ment right to free dom ...
8. The Great Society, Evangelicals, and the Public Funding of Religious Agencies - Axel R. Schafer
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One of the abid ing enig mas of U.S. pol i tics is that pop u lar anti sta tism and ri tu a lis tic in vo ca tions of the “free mar ket” have his tor i cally gone handinhand with per sis tent calls for govern ment sub si dies. In his clas sic study of the American West, for ex am ple, Rich ard White has shown that, in contrast to many westerners’ vo cif er ous de nun ci a tion of med dle some fed eral bu reau crats ...
9. Tempered by the Fires of War - Vietnam and the Transformation of the Evangelical Worldview - Andrew Preston
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Few con flicts in American his tory have been as di vi sive as the Viet nam War. Even the most con sen sual and eas ily com pre hen sible foreign con flicts, such as World War II, have pro voked dis sent and opened up di vi sions.1 But Americans argued more bit terly, and with more rancor, over Viet nam than they had over any other war be fore or since. The anti war move ment re mains fixed in the ...
III. Taking It to the Streets? New Perspectives on Evangelical Mobilization
10. The Evangelical Left and the Move from Personal to Social Responsibility - David R. Swartz
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In 1947 the theo lo gian Carl F. H. Henry pub lished The Un easy Con science of Mod ern Fun da men tal ism. This semi nal tract of the “new ev an gel i cal ism” de cried the ob scu rant ism of his fun da men tal ist re li gious her i tage. Mod er nity, Henry began, was re plete with so cial evils, among them “ag gres sive war fare, ra cial ha tred and in tol er ance, liq uor traf fic, and ex ploi ta tion of labor or man age ment, ...
11. “The Harvest Is Ripe” - American Evangelicals in European Missions, 1950–1980 - Hans Krabbendam
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In 1974, more than a thou sand ev an gel i cal Chris tians met in Lau sanne, Swit zer land, to talk about their main mis sion to the world. They came from all the cor ners of the world with great ex pec ta tion, stim u lated by Billy Graham’s open ing ad dress con firm ing this op ti mism: “The Har vest is Ripe.”1 At the con clu sion of the meet ing the par tic i pants left for home reenergized. They ...
12. “A Saga of Sacrilege” - Evangelicals Respond to the Second Vatican Council - Neil J. Young
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On the morn ing of Oc to ber 11, 1962, mil lions of view ers around the world turned their tele vi sions to the live cover age of the Sec ond Vat i can Council’s open ing as sem bly. An hourlong pro ces sion of twentyfive hun dred coun cil fathers, draped in allwhite vest ments with match ing white mit ers on their heads, snaked across the grand square of the Vat i can and into the soar ing ...
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Page Count: 280
Illustrations: 6 b/w illus.
Publication Year: 2013
Series Title: Studies in American Thought and Culture