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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, NC : University of North Carolina Press, 2009.
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Finstuen deals with the reception of original sin by the people in the pews. In the years following World War II, American Protestantism experienced tremendous growth, but conventional wisdom holds that midcentury Protestants practised an optimistic, progressive, complacent, and materialist faith. Finstuen argues against this view, showing that theological issues in general - and the ancient Christian doctrine of  Read more...
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Finstuen, Andrew S.
Original sin and everyday Protestants.
Chapel Hill, NC : University of North Carolina Press, 2009
(DLC) 2009022448
Named Person: Reinhold Niebuhr; Billy Graham; Paul Tillich; Reinhold Niebuhr; Billy Graham; Paul Tillich; Billy Graham; Reinhold Niebuhr; Paul Tillich; Paul Tillich; Reinhold Niebuhr; Billy Graham
Material Type: Document, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Andrew S Finstuen
ISBN: 9781469604572 1469604574 0807833363 9780807833360 9780807898536 0807898538
OCLC Number: 646872617
Description: 1 online resource (x, 255 pages)
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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