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Introduction

Joen A. Carpenter

in Revive Us Again

Published in print July 1999 | ISBN: 9780195129076
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199853274 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195129076.003.0001
Introduction

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This book covers a chapter in the history of the fundamentalist movement that has been little explored, the 1930s and 1940s. This period was a “classic” era for fundamentalism. Forced by their failed antimodernist crusades to rely on their own institutional network, fundamentalists spent these years developing a distinct religious movement with an ethos and identity that was different from the various denominational heritages of its members. Prompted by their revivalist heritage to dream of another great religious awakening in America, they set about to make it happen. The result was a popular resurgence of fundamentalism and other kinds of evangelicalism after World War II. The chapters in this book pursue fundamentalism's career from its diaspora out of the American religious mainstream to the early stages of its postwar recovery.

Keywords: fundamentalist movement; fundamentalism; America; John Carnell; Dwight Moody; Billy Graham; evangelicalism

Chapter.  4441 words. 

Subjects: Christianity

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