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The Resource The age of evangelicalism : America's born-again years, Steven P. Miller

The age of evangelicalism : America's born-again years, Steven P. Miller

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The age of evangelicalism : America's born-again years
Title
The age of evangelicalism
Title remainder
America's born-again years
Statement of responsibility
Steven P. Miller
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
At the start of the twenty-first century, America was awash in a sea of evangelical talk. The Purpose Driven Life. Joel Osteen. The Left Behind novels. George W. Bush. Evangelicalism had become so powerful and pervasive that political scientist Alan Wolfe wrote of "a sense in which we are all evangelicals now." Steven P. Miller offers a dramatically different perspective: the Bush years, he argues, did not mark the pinnacle of evangelical influence, but rather the beginning of its decline. The Age of Evangelicalism chronicles the place and meaning of evangelical Christianity in America since 1970, a period Miller defines as America's "born-again years." This was a time of evangelical scares, born-again spectacles, and battles over faith in the public square. From the Jesus chic of the 1970s to the satanism panic of the 1980s, the culture wars of the 1990s, and the faith-based vogue of the early 2000s, evangelicalism expanded beyond churches and entered the mainstream in ways both subtly and obviously influential. Born-again Christianity permeated nearly every area of American life. It was broad enough to encompass Hal Lindsey's doomsday prophecies and Marabel Morgan's sex advice, Jerry Falwell and Jimmy Carter. It made an unlikely convert of Bob Dylan and an unlikely president of a divorced Hollywood actor. As Miller shows, evangelicalism influenced not only its devotees but its many detractors: religious conservatives, secular liberals, and just about everyone in between. The Age of Evangelicalism contained multitudes: it was the age of Christian hippies and the "silent majority, " of Footloose and The Passion of the Christ, of Tammy Faye Bakker the disgraced televangelist and Tammy Faye Messner the gay icon. Barack Obama was as much a part of it as Billy Graham. The Age of Evangelicalism tells the captivating story of how born-again Christianity shaped the cultural and political climate in which millions of Americans came to terms with their times
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1977-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Miller, Steven P.
Dewey number
277.3/082
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
BR526
LC item number
.M555 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Evangelicalism
  • Evangelicalism
  • United States
  • United States
Label
The age of evangelicalism : America's born-again years, Steven P. Miller
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000394675
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
viii, 221 pages, [7] pages of plates
Isbn
9780199777952
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2013037929
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 000394675
  • (OCoLC)859384136
Label
The age of evangelicalism : America's born-again years, Steven P. Miller
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000394675
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
viii, 221 pages, [7] pages of plates
Isbn
9780199777952
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2013037929
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 000394675
  • (OCoLC)859384136

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