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American apocalypse : a history of modern evangelicalism

Author: Matthew Avery Sutton
Publisher: Cambridge, Massachusetts : Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2014.
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American Apocalypse shows how a group of radical Protestants, anticipating the end of the world, paradoxically transformed it. Historian Matthew Avery Sutton draws on archival research to document the ways an initially obscure network of charismatic preachers and their followers reshaped American religion, at home and abroad, for over a century. Perceiving the United States as besieged by Satanic forces -- communism  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Apocalypticism
Church history
History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Matthew Avery Sutton
ISBN: 9780674048362 0674048369
OCLC Number: 875999864
Description: xiv, 459 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Jesus is coming --
Global war and Christian nationalism --
The birth of fundamentalism --
The culture wars begin --
American education on trial --
Seeking salvation with the GOP --
The rise of the tyrants --
Christ's deal versus the New Deal --
Reviving American exceptionalism --
Becoming cold warriors for Christ --
Apocalypse now.
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In the first comprehensive history of American evangelicalism to appear in a generation, Matthew Sutton shows how charismatic Protestant preachers, anticipating the end of the world, paradoxically  Read more...

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