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The Resource American apocalypse : a history of modern evangelicalism, Matthew Avery Sutton

American apocalypse : a history of modern evangelicalism, Matthew Avery Sutton

Label
American apocalypse : a history of modern evangelicalism
Title
American apocalypse
Title remainder
a history of modern evangelicalism
Statement of responsibility
Matthew Avery Sutton
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
American Apocalypse shows how a group of radical Protestants, anticipating the end of the world, paradoxically transformed it. Historian Matthew Avery Sutton draws on archival research to document the ways an initially obscure network of charismatic preachers and their followers reshaped American religion, at home and abroad, for over a century. Perceiving the United States as besieged by Satanic forces -- communism and secularism, family breakdown and government encroachment -- Billy Sunday, Charles Fuller, Billy Graham, and others took to the pulpit and airwaves to explain how Biblical end-times prophecy made sense of a world ravaged by global wars, genocide, and the threat of nuclear extinction. Believing Armageddon was nigh, these preachers used what little time was left to warn of the coming Antichrist, save souls, and prepare the nation for God's final judgment. By the 1980s, President Ronald Reagan and conservative Republicans appropriated evangelical ideas to create a morally infused political agenda that challenged the pragmatic tradition of governance through compromise and consensus. Following 9/11, the politics of apocalypse continued to resonate with an anxious populace seeking a roadmap through a world spinning out of control. Pre-millennialist evangelicals have erected mega-churches, shaped the culture wars, made and destroyed presidential hopefuls, and brought meaning to millions of believers. Narrating the story of modern evangelicalism from the perspective of the faithful, Sutton demonstrates how apocalyptic thinking continues to exert enormous influence over the American mainstream today
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digitized
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N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1975-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Sutton, Matthew Avery
Dewey number
277.3/082
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Language note
In English
LC call number
BR1640
LC item number
.S88 2014eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
SUNY Series, Praxis Theory in Action
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Evangelicalism
  • United States
  • RELIGION
  • RELIGION
  • Evangelicalism
  • United States
  • Evangelikale Bewegung
  • USA
  • Evangelikal teologi
  • Kyrkohistoria
Label
American apocalypse : a history of modern evangelicalism, Matthew Avery Sutton
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Jesus is coming -- Global war and Christian nationalism -- The birth of fundamentalism -- The culture wars begin -- American education on trial -- Seeking salvation with the GOP -- The rise of the tyrants -- Christ's deal versus the New Deal -- Reviving American exceptionalism -- Becoming cold warriors for Christ -- Apocalypse now
Control code
893909851
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 459 pages)
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unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780674736184
Lccn
2014014034
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unknown
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computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
  • 40024355979
  • 9780674048362
  • 10.4159/harvard.9780674736184
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt8tg8wq
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not applicable
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unknown
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)893909851
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Label
American apocalypse : a history of modern evangelicalism, Matthew Avery Sutton
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Jesus is coming -- Global war and Christian nationalism -- The birth of fundamentalism -- The culture wars begin -- American education on trial -- Seeking salvation with the GOP -- The rise of the tyrants -- Christ's deal versus the New Deal -- Reviving American exceptionalism -- Becoming cold warriors for Christ -- Apocalypse now
Control code
893909851
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 459 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780674736184
Lccn
2014014034
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
  • 40024355979
  • 9780674048362
  • 10.4159/harvard.9780674736184
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt8tg8wq
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)893909851
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

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