On the Boundaries of American Evangelicalism: The Postwar Evangelical Coalition  -     By: Jon R. Stone
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On the Boundaries of American Evangelicalism: The Postwar Evangelical Coalition

Palgrave MacMillan / 1999 / Paperback

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 240
Vendor: Palgrave MacMillan
Publication Date: 1999
Dimensions: 8.49 X 5.55 X 0.57 (inches)
ISBN: 0312224621
ISBN-13: 9780312224622

Publisher's Description

American Evangelicalism is a vast and nearly indefinable coalition movement of sometimes competing, sometimes cooperating denominations and independent churches whose ideological boundaries have been shifting since its postwar reemergence. On the Boundaries of American Evangelicalism seeks to account for the emergence of this coalition of moderate Protestants in the 1940s and 1950s, as distinct from fundamentalism on the right and liberalism on the left, and speculate on the reasons for the fracturing and decline of that coalition in the 1960s to the 1990s. Beyond recounting the history of postwar evangelicalism, this volume's contribution is to our understanding of how movements define their coalitional boundaries and how coalitions change and reconstitute their boundaries over time.

Author Bio

Jon R. Stone teaches in the Division of Undergraduate and Interdisciplinary Studies at the University of California at Berkeley.

Editorial Reviews

“Because of its thoughtful insights and accessible prose, Stone’s study is an excellent introduction to the history of American Evangelicalism.” —Publishers Weekly

“[T]he author succeeds in . . . storytelling, as any good history demands, to keep the book flowing.” —Washington Times

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