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Original sin and everyday Protestants : the theology of Reinhold Niebuhr, Billy Graham, and Paul Tillich in an age of anxiety

Author: Andrew S Finstuen
Publisher: Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, ©2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In the years following World War II, American Protestantism experienced tremendous growth, but conventional wisdom holds that midcentury Protestants practiced an optimistic, progressive, complacent, and materialist faith. In Original Sin and Everyday Protestants, historian Andrew Finstuen argues against this prevailing view, showing that theological issues in general--and the ancient Christian doctrine of original  Read more...
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Named Person: Reinhold Niebuhr; Billy Graham; Paul Tillich; Billy Graham; Reinhold Niebuhr; Paul Tillich; Paul Tillich; Reinhold Niebuhr; Billy Graham
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Andrew S Finstuen
ISBN: 9780807833360 0807833363
OCLC Number: 317929520
Description: x, 255 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Introduction --
Protestantism in an age of anxiety : the captive and theological revivals of midcentury --
A curious trinity : the prophet, the evangelist, and the theologian --
Original sin : the only empirically verifiable doctrine of the Christian faith --
Reinhold Niebuhr, America's prophet-pastor --
Billy Graham, America's evangelist --
Paul Tillich, seelsorger in America.
Responsibility: Andrew S. Finstuen.

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