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Re-Forming the Center: American Protestantism, 1900 to the Present (edition 1998)

by Douglas Jacobsen (Editor), William Vance Trollinger (Editor)

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This insightful book explores the structure and identity of American Protestantism in the twentieth century. The standard picture of these years portrays Protestantism as divided into two diametrically opposed camps -- fundamentalist/evangelical Protestantism and liberal/mainline Protestantism. The contributors to this volume -- Martin E. Marty, Richard Hughes, and twenty-one others -- challenge this two-party thesis, questioning such a division both on the basis of empirical validity and on the basis of contemporary usefulness. They show that the two-party model not only provides an inadequate map of American Protestantism during the past century but also distorts Protestant hopes for the future.… (more)
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Title:Re-Forming the Center: American Protestantism, 1900 to the Present
Authors:Douglas Jacobsen
Other authors:William Vance Trollinger (Editor)
Info:Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Company (1998), Edition: 1st Printing, Paperback, 492 pages
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This insightful book explores the structure and identity of American Protestantism in the twentieth century. The standard picture of these years portrays Protestantism as divided into two diametrically opposed camps -- fundamentalist/evangelical Protestantism and liberal/mainline Protestantism. The contributors to this volume -- Martin E. Marty, Richard Hughes, and twenty-one others -- challenge this two-party thesis, questioning such a division both on the basis of empirical validity and on the basis of contemporary usefulness. They show that the two-party model not only provides an inadequate map of American Protestantism during the past century but also distorts Protestant hopes for the future.

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