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Being the chosen : exploring a Christian fundamentalist worldview

Author: Julie Scott Jones
Publisher: Surrey, England ; Burlington, VT : Ashgate Pub., ©2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Being the Chosen explores Christian fundamentalism in the USA, focusing particularly on the belief system of Protestant fundamentalists. It establishes the key characteristics of these Protestant fundamentalists worldview, investigating the degrees to which these are adhered to amongst different groups and how such belief systems are constructed and reinforced through everyday life. As such, it will interest not  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Church history
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Julie Scott Jones
ISBN: 9780754677413 0754677419 9780754694724 0754694720
OCLC Number: 542263663
Description: 145 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: 'Furiously religious': contextualising fundamentalism --
'Same or different'?: defining fundamentalism? --
'True Americans': the origins of Protestant fundamentalism --
'God's chosen': the importance of being 'chosen' --
The 'right' way: orthodoxy and orthopraxy in everyday life --
'Counting down the days': apocalyptic urgency and agency --
'Us or them': an oppositional worldview --
'Fighting for God': the politicisation of fundamentalism --
'Taking it to the world': fundamentalism in a global context.
Responsibility: Julie Scott-Jones.
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