Ivan R. Dee
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978-1-56663-460-1 • Hardback • October 2002 • $24.95 • (£18.99)
978-1-56663-459-5 • Paperback • July 2003 • $14.95 • (£11.99)
D. G. Hart is Director for Honors Programs and Faculty Development at the Intercollegiate Studies Institute in Wilmington, Delaware. Among his other books are The University Gets Religion and Defending the Faith.
Part 1 Acknowledgements ix
Part 2 INTRODUCTION: UNDERSTANDING EVANGELICALISM 3
Chapter 3 Insiders who feel like outsiders. Revivalism and born-again devotion. Nineteenth-century developments and influence. Contemporary unease.
Part 4 PART ONE. AN EVANGELICAL GHETTO IN WASP AMERICA, 1920–1960
Part 5 A PECULIAR PEOPLE, A DIVINE BOOK 25
Chapter 6 The Bible's iconic status. Biblical criticism. Dispensationalism. Evolution and creation. Protestantism divided. Bible colleges.
Part 7 THE FORMATION OF AN EVAGELICAL SUBCULTURE 54
Chapter 8 Separatism. The formation of new institutions. Evangelical mores. Families, young people, and wholesome fun.
Part 9 EVANGELICALS AND THE POLITICS OF MORALITY 84
Chapter 10 The social relevance of the gospel. Portestantism in American public life. Dispensationalism, international affairs, and conspiracy.
Part 11 PART TWO. PRESERVING A CHRISTIAN SOCIETY, 1960–2000
Part 12 THE RENEWAL OF THE EVANGELICAL MIND 115
Chapter 13 The crisis of the West. Scholarly evangelicals. The threat of secularization. An intellectual defense of the West.
Part 14 EVANGELICAL POLITICS AND THE RELIGIOUS RIGHT 144
Chapter 15 Piety and politcs. Sexual liberation and family values. A Christian worldview. The Moral Majority and the Christian Coalition.
Part 16 EVANGELICALS AND POPULAR CULTURE 172
Chapter 17 Family entertainment. Entertainment as evangelism. Contemporary Christian music. Praie & Worship worship.
Part 18 EVANGELICAL MISUNDERSTANDINGS 201
Chapter 19 Evangelicalism: conservative or innovative? The legacy of pietism. The dilemma of contemporary evangelicalism.
Part 20 A Note on Sources 223
Part 21 Index 237
Not until the 1960s however, did evangelicals start to engage culture. They, did so D.G. Hart explains, in respons to well-known secularizing trends.
— Terry Eastland; The Washington Times
No one understand the history of evangelicalism better than D. G. Hart, and no one offers a more balanced analysis of the key issues.
— Leo Ribuffo
A mature historical account of a subject as rich as it is complex. The book is carefully learned, authoritatively balanced, and yet entirely accessible to a wide audience.
— Mark Noll, author of America’s Book: The Rise and Decline of a Bible Civilization, 1794-1911
Well-informed, tightly written and provocative.
— The Wall Street Journal
Art has written a concise and insightful history of evangelicalism's rise, decline, and resurgence in the 20th century.
— F. Arriola; Choice Reviews
Fascinating...clearly coherent.... Hart's warnings...should be welcomed.
— The Weekly Standard
Compelling...sweeping in reach, erudite in research, and driven by an admirable appreciation for his subjects.
— David E. Harrell, Daniel F. Breeden Eminent Scholar in the Humanities, Auburn University
Compact, instructive and well-argued.
— Chicago Sun-Times
An excellent survey which provides much focus on 20th century evangelical effects on modern society.
— Midwest Book Review
Hart delivers a wonderfully readable narrative of twentieth-century evangelicalism...a rich and thoughtful introduction to a fertile religious tradition.
— Journal of Presbyterian History
Hart's text is wonderfully researched and historically illuminating in its blending of theological, social, and emotional experiences into a remarkable American odyssey. Even those who view Evangelicalism with skepticism or worse will find That Old-Time Religion a compelling journey to take.
— New York Resident
…A nice job of explaining evangelical political positions…. Suggests that the common understanding of evangelicalism...needs some revision.
— Religious Studies Review
…An excellent introduction to modern evangelicalism.
— The Historian
…Both well written and intellectually substantial…. Hart has written a masterful account of modern evangelicalism.
— Gardiner H. Shattuck, Jr.; The Anglican Theological Review
A persuasive assesment of evangelicalism's traditionalist yet innovative pressence in America.
— George Westerlund; Library Journal
The course of fundamentalism among American Protestants