Chapter

 Introduction

Margaret Lamberts Bendroth

in Fundamentalists in the City

Published in print July 2005 | ISBN: 9780195173901
Published online July 2005 | e-ISBN: 9780199835577 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0195173902.003.0001

Series: Religion in America

  Introduction

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Boston might seem an unlikely place for studying fundamentalism, but it was in fact home to nationally recognized conservative Protestant leaders A.J. Gordon, J.C. Massee, and Harold Ockenga; and churches, particularly Tremont Temple Baptist and Park Street Congregational. The movement’s history in Boston falls into two stages, one spanning the 1880s through World War I, and the other ending in 1950. The first period was intensely confrontational, drawing conservative Protestants together into sharp conflict with Roman Catholics; the second was characterized by slow accommodation, as political conflict shifted toward a more abstract war of cultural symbols, a process illustrated by three major urban revivals between 1909 and 1950.

Keywords: fundamentalism; A.J. Gordon; Harold Ockenga; urban revivals

Chapter.  2891 words. 

Subjects: Christianity

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