The Twilight of the American Enlightenment: The 1950s and the Crisis of Liberal Belief - eBook
The Twilight of the American Enlightenment: The 1950s and the Crisis of Liberal Belief - eBook  -     By: George Marsden
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Format: DRM Protected ePub
Vendor: Basic Books
Publication Date: 2014
ISBN: 9780465069774
ISBN-13: 9780465069774

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In the aftermath of World War II, the United States stood at a precipice. The forces of modernity unleashed by the war had led to astonishing advances in daily life, but technology and mass culture also threatened to erode the country's traditional moral character. As award-winning historian George M. Marsden explains in [Title TK], postwar Americans looked to the country's secular, liberal elites for guidance in this precarious time, but these intellectuals proved unable to articulate a coherent common cause by which America could chart its course. Their failure lost them the faith of their constituents, paving the way for a Christian revival that offered America a firm new moral vision—one rooted in the Protestant values of the founders.

A groundbreaking reappraisal of the country's spiritual reawakening, [Title TK] shows how America found new purpose at the dawn of the Cold War.

Author Bio

George M. Marsden is the Francis A. McAnaney Professor of History Emeritus at Notre Dame, where he taught from 1992-2008. He has taught history at Calvin College and the history of Christianity in America at The Divinity School of Duke University, and has been a visiting professor at the University of California at Berkeley, St. Andrews University, and Harvard Divinity School. Marsden is the author of many books, including Fundamentalism and American Culture, The Soul of the American University, The Outrageous Idea of Christian Scholarship, and Jonathan Edwards: A Life.

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