Between the Times: The Travail of the Protestant Establishment in America, 1900-1960

Between the Times: The Travail of the Protestant Establishment in America, 1900-1960

by William R. Hutchison
     
 

In this book, twelve historians examine the nature of the American Protestant establishment and its response to the growing pluralism of this century. The authors conclude that the period surveyed forms a distinct epoch in the evolution of American Protestantism. The days when Protestant cultural authority could be taken for granted were over, but a new era in which… See more details below

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In this book, twelve historians examine the nature of the American Protestant establishment and its response to the growing pluralism of this century. The authors conclude that the period surveyed forms a distinct epoch in the evolution of American Protestantism. The days when Protestant cultural authority could be taken for granted were over, but a new era in which religious pluralism would be widely accepted had not yet arrived.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521406017
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
11/28/1990
Series:
Cambridge Studies in Religion and American Public Life Series
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
344
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.79(d)

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Table of Contents

Preface: from Protestant to pluralist America; Part I. Introduction: 1. Protestantism as establishment William R. Hutchison; Part II. The Protestant Agenda: Old Business: 2. The pulpit and the pews Edwin S. Gaustad; 3. Ministry on the margin: Protestants and education Dorothy C. Bass; 4. Reaching out: mainline protestantism and the media Dennis N. Voskuil; Part III. The Protestant Agenda: Matters Arising: 5. Voice of many waters: church federation in the twentieth century Robert A. Schneider; 6. The reform establishment and the ambiguities of influence William McGuire King; Part IV. Outsiders and 'Junior Partners': 7. United and slighted: women as subordinated insiders Virginia Lieson Brereton; 8. An enduring distance: Black Americans and the establishment David W. Wills; 9. A wary collaboration: Jews, Catholics, and the Protestant Goodwill movement Benny Kraut; Part V. External Challenges: 10. Secularization: religion and the social sciences R. Laurence Moore; 11. A plural world: the Protestant awakening to world religions Grant Wacker; 12. The rise of the 'New Evangelicalism': shock and adjustment Mark Silk; Part VI. Conclusion: 13. Discovering America William R. Hutchison; Index.

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