Visit our Christmas Gift Finder
A Transforming Faith: Explorations of Twentieth-Century American Evangelicalism (Hardback)
  • A Transforming Faith: Explorations of Twentieth-Century American Evangelicalism (Hardback)
zoom

A Transforming Faith: Explorations of Twentieth-Century American Evangelicalism (Hardback)

(author)
£51.50
Hardback Published: 15/06/2006
  • Not available

This product is currently unavailable.

  • This item has been added to your basket
Over the course of the twentieth century, evangelicals have in a variety of ways adjusted their world view to accommodate the changes in modern life. At the same time, there are important continuities between the ideas and attitudes of evangelicals in the 1920s and those of the late 1970s. Little attention has actually been paid to changes in this important social and political group since the Scopes trial and the election of 1976, when evangelical concerns played a major role in national politics. David Watt, in this readable and persuasive book, examines what happened in that fifty-year period. This book is an intellectual history of the evangelical movement in the period of its rise to prominence and power.What Watt finds is that changes were more striking than continuities. Many of these changes manifested themselves in shifts of focus--from an emphasis on the second coming of Christ to the family, from privatization to politicization of religious concerns, from an antipathy to therapeutic practices to an acceptance of many of the assumptions of modern psychology. Watt believes that evangelicalism, as every other "ism," is subject to the influence of conflicting ideologies.The book explores ideas and attitudes, not practice. It is based on the popular literature produced by evangelicals. In many ways it does not develop and prove a thesis; rather, it puts what we think we know about the experience of evangelicalism in this country into the context of the lives of evangelicals themselves.

Publisher: Rutgers University Press
ISBN: 9780813517162
Weight: 431 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 mm

You may also be interested in...

Hitler's Pope
Added to basket
£15.99
Paperback
The Case of the Pope
Added to basket
Divine Discontent
Added to basket
£20.00
Hardback
A Time to Keep Silence
Added to basket
SCM Studyguide
Added to basket
£19.99
Paperback
Chasing the Dragon
Added to basket
Surprised by Scripture
Added to basket
Pilgrim
Added to basket
£5.99
Paperback
The Popes
Added to basket
£12.99
Paperback
The Plausibility Problem
Added to basket
£8.99
Paperback
The Widening Circle
Added to basket
The Missionaries
Added to basket
£12.99
Paperback
Finding Sanctuary
Added to basket
The Missionary Position
Added to basket
Theodore Bayley Hardy VC DSO MC
Added to basket

Reviews

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.