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After cloven tongues of fire : Protestant liberalism in modern American history

Author: David A Hollinger; Princeton University Press.
Publisher: Princeton, NJ ; Oxford : Princeton University Press, cop. 2013.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David A Hollinger; Princeton University Press.
ISBN: 9780691158426 0691158428
OCLC Number: 879535746
Description: XIV, [2], 228 s. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Preface ix 1. The Accommodation of Protestant Christianity with the Enlightenment: An Old Drama Still Being Enacted 1 2. After Cloven Tongues of Fire: Ecumenical Protestantism and the Modern American Encounter with Diversity 18 3. The Realist-Pacifist Summit Meeting of March 1942 and the Political Reorientation of Ecumenical Protestantism in the United States 56 4. Justification by Verification: The Scientific Challenge to the Moral Authority of Christianity in Modern America 82 5. James, Clifford, and the Scientific Conscience 103 6. Damned for God's Glory: William James and the Scientific Vindication of Protestant Culture 117 7. Communalist and Dispersionist Approaches to American Jewish History in an Increasingly Post-Jewish Era 138 8. Church People and Others 170 9. Enough Already: Universities Do Not Need More Christianity 190 10. Religious Ideas: Should They Be Critically Engaged or Given a Pass? 199 Epilogue: Reinhold Niebuhr and Protestant Liberalism 211 Index 227
Responsibility: David A. Hollinger.


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