Evangelicalism: The Coming Generation / Edition 1

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Overview

"Looking at what he calls 'The Coming Generation' of Evangelical opinion leaders and elites . . . Hunter draws a nuanced and finely detailed portrait of young Evangelicals who, while certainly more conservative than the mainstream of American Protestants, are at least ambivalent about some important aspects of fundamentalism and at most ready to repudiate elements of fundamentalist faith, politics, and practice. . . . With this book, James Hunter confirms his position as one of the most informed and informing writers on American Evangelicalism."—Samuel C. Heilman, This World

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780226360836
  • Publisher: University of Chicago Press
  • Publication date: 10/28/1993
  • Edition description: 1
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 309
  • Product dimensions: 6.01 (w) x 8.97 (h) x 0.74 (d)

Meet the Author

James Davison Hunter is professor of sociology and religious studies at the University of Virginia and is the author of American Evangelicalism: Conservative Religion and the Quandary of Modernity. Evangelicalism: The Coming Generation received the 1988 Distinguished Book Award of the Society for the Scientific Study of Religion.

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Table of Contents

Preface
Part One: Introduction
1. Evangelicalism as a Global Phenomenon Evangelicalism as a Global Phenomenon Evangelicalism as an American Phenomenon The Coming Generation of American Evangelicals Method and Scope
Part Two: The World of American Evangelicalism: Redrawing the Boundaries of Faith
2. Theology: The Shifting Meaning of Faith The Problem of Biblical Inerrancy The Problem of Salvation The Problem of a Social Gospel The De-Ghettoization of Evangelical Theology
3. Work, Morality, and the Self: Asceticism Revised Vocational Asceticism Moral Asceticism The Self Examined A Legacy Revised
4. Family: Toward Androgyny
(Helen V. L. Stehlin, coauthor)
The Traditional Family: Mythic Qualities An Excursus: The "Traditional Family"—Reflections on Social History The Traditional Family Reconsidered Toward Androgyny The Evangelical Family Besieged
5. Politics: Civility Extolled Three Waves of Evangelical Political Activism The Politics of the Coming Generation Evangelicals and the Ethic of Political Civility
Part Three: Evangelicalism and the Modern World Order
6. Modernity and the Reconstruction of Tradition The Reconstruction of Tradition The Role of Education The Role of Elites Is Orthodoxy Possible?
7. Evangelicalism in the Modern World Order The Decline of Cultural Hegemony Transition in the World Order
"Crisis" in the World Order
8. Evangelicalism in America's Third Century Growth, Decline, Division The Loss of Binding Address Epilogue: Orthodoxy in the Modern World Order: In Search of a Paradigm Appendix: The Study Notes Selected Bibliography Index

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