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The Resource American apocalypse : a history of modern evangelicalism, Matthew Avery Sutton

American apocalypse : a history of modern evangelicalism, Matthew Avery Sutton

Label
American apocalypse : a history of modern evangelicalism
Title
American apocalypse
Title remainder
a history of modern evangelicalism
Statement of responsibility
Matthew Avery Sutton
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The first comprehensive history of modern American evangelicalism to appear in a generation, American Apocalypse shows how a group of radical Protestants, anticipating the end of the world, paradoxically transformed it. Matthew Avery Sutton draws on extensive archival research to document the ways an initially obscure network of charismatic preachers and their followers reshaped American religion, at home and abroad, for over a century. Perceiving the United States as besieged by Satanic forces -- communism and secularism, family breakdown and government encroachment -- Billy Sunday, Charles Fuller, Billy Graham, and others took to the pulpit and airwaves to explain how Biblical end-times prophecy made sense of a world ravaged by global wars, genocide, and the threat of nuclear extinction. Believing Armageddon was nigh, these preachers used what little time was left to warn of the coming Antichrist, save souls, and prepare the nation for God's final judgment. By the 1980s, President Ronald Reagan and conservative Republicans appropriated evangelical ideas to create a morally infused political agenda that challenged the pragmatic tradition of governance through compromise and consensus. Following 9/11, the politics of apocalypse continued to resonate with an anxious populace seeking a roadmap through a world spinning out of control. Premillennialist evangelicals have erected mega-churches, shaped the culture wars, made and destroyed presidential hopefuls, and brought meaning to millions of believers. Narrating the story of modern evangelicalism from the perspective of the faithful, Sutton demonstrates how apocalyptic thinking continues to exert enormous influence over the American mainstream today
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1975-
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Sutton, Matthew Avery
Dewey number
277.3/082
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
BR1640
LC item number
.S88 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Evangelicalism
  • Evangelicalism
  • United States
  • United States
Label
American apocalypse : a history of modern evangelicalism, Matthew Avery Sutton
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 381-436) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Jesus is coming -- Global war and Christian nationalism -- The birth of fundamentalism -- The culture wars begin -- American education on trial -- Seeking salvation with the GOP -- The rise of the tyrants -- Christ's deal vs. the New Deal -- Reviving American exceptionalism -- Becoming cold warriors for Christ -- Apocalypse now
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xiv, 459 pages
Isbn
9780674048362
Lccn
2014014034
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40024355979
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • ocn875999864
  • (OCoLC)875999864
Label
American apocalypse : a history of modern evangelicalism, Matthew Avery Sutton
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 381-436) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Jesus is coming -- Global war and Christian nationalism -- The birth of fundamentalism -- The culture wars begin -- American education on trial -- Seeking salvation with the GOP -- The rise of the tyrants -- Christ's deal vs. the New Deal -- Reviving American exceptionalism -- Becoming cold warriors for Christ -- Apocalypse now
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xiv, 459 pages
Isbn
9780674048362
Lccn
2014014034
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40024355979
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • ocn875999864
  • (OCoLC)875999864

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