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Conclusion

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/9780195129076.003.0014
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Fundamentalists and their allies in the postwar evangelical coalition were beginning to occupy a different place in American life by 1950 than they had occupied only a decade earlier. The fundamentalist movement had made a major comeback, and its leaders made this recovery possible through some amazing feats of religious creativity and imagination. They turned failure into vindication, marginality into chosenness, survival into an opportunity for expansion, and a religious depression into a prelude for revival. This chapter cites some insights the recovery of American fundamentalism has to offer in understanding of the broader evangelical tradition of which fundamentalism was a variant, of religion's place in modern America, and about the character of fundamentalism itself.

Keywords: modern evangelicalism; fundamentalist era; American religion; denominationalism; Puritans

Chapter.  6563 words. 

Subjects: Christianity

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