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The urban pulpit : New York City and the fate of liberal evangelicalism

Author: Matthew Burton Bowman
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 2014.
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This study examines how the rise of liberal and fundamentalist factions of American evangelicalism in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries - a dispute usually assumed to be basically theological - appeared from the perspective of the ministers and congregations of New York City's Protestant churches. The rise of liberalism and fundamentalism cannot be understood apart from their interaction with the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Church history
Additional Physical Format: Print:
Bowman, Matthew Burton.
Urban pulpit.
2014
Material Type: Document
Document Type: Book, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Matthew Burton Bowman
ISBN: 9780199363926 0199363927
OCLC Number: 941612490
Description: 1 online resource : illustrations (black and white)
Contents: Acknowledgements ; Introduction ; Part I ; 1. The Word and Old New York ; 2. The Word Made Stone: Churchbuilding in 1880s New York ; 3. The Revised Version: Scripture and the Rise of Liberal Evangelicalism ; 4. Liberal Piety, Social Reform, and the Institutional Church ; Part II ; 5. The Word and New New York ; 6. The Union School of Religion and the Limits of Liberal Evangelicalism ; 7. John Roach Straton, Prophecy and the Fundamentalist Style ; 8. Harry Emerson Fosdick and Baptism at Riverside ; Conclusion ; Index
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