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The Resource Apostles of reason : the crisis of authority in American evangelicalism, Molly Worthen

Apostles of reason : the crisis of authority in American evangelicalism, Molly Worthen

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Apostles of reason : the crisis of authority in American evangelicalism
Title
Apostles of reason
Title remainder
the crisis of authority in American evangelicalism
Statement of responsibility
Molly Worthen
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Language
eng
Summary
Evangelical Christianity is a paradox. Evangelicals are radically individualist, but devoted to community and family. They believe in the transformative power of a personal relationship with God, but are wary of religious enthusiasm. They are deeply skeptical of secular reason, but eager to find scientific proof that the Bible is true. In this groundbreaking history of modern American evangelicalism, Molly Worthen argues that these contradictions are the products of a crisis of authority that lies at the heart of the faith. Evangelicals have never had a single authority to guide them through these dilemmas or settle the troublesome question of what the Bible actually means. Worthen chronicles the ideological warfare, institutional conflict, and clashes between modern gurus and maverick disciples that lurk behind the more familiar narrative of the rise of the Christian Right. The result is an ambitious intellectual history that weaves together stories from all corners of the evangelical world to explain the ideas and personalities-the scholarly ambitions and anti-intellectual impulses-that have made evangelicalism a cultural and political force. In Apostles of Reason, Worthen recasts American evangelicalism as a movement defined not by shared doctrines or politics, but by the problem of reconciling head knowledge and heart religion in an increasingly secular America. She shows that understanding the rise of the Christian Right in purely political terms, as most scholars have done, misses the heart of the story. The culture wars of the late twentieth century emerged not only from the struggle between religious conservatives and secular liberals, but also from the civil war within evangelicalism itself -- a battle over how to uphold the commands of both faith and reason, and how ultimately to lead the nation back onto the path of righteousness. - Publisher
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Worthen, Molly
Dewey number
262/.80973
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
BR1642.U6
LC item number
W67 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Evangelicalism
  • RELIGION
  • Evangelicalism
  • United States
  • Autorität
  • Evangelikale Bewegung
  • Fundamentalismus
  • Kirchliches Leben
  • USA
  • United States
Label
Apostles of reason : the crisis of authority in American evangelicalism, Molly Worthen
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 317-331) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part I: Knights inerrant. Errand from the wilderness -- The authority problem -- Fundamentalist demons -- Reform and its discontents -- Part II: To evangelize the world. The marks of campus conversion -- Missions beyond the West -- Renewing the church universal -- Part III: Let them have dominion. The gospel of liberation -- Evangelicals' great matter -- God's idea men -- The paradox of the evangelical imagination
Control code
844789469
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
viii, 352 pages, 12 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780199896462
Lccn
2013012871
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40022883958
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)844789469
Label
Apostles of reason : the crisis of authority in American evangelicalism, Molly Worthen
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 317-331) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part I: Knights inerrant. Errand from the wilderness -- The authority problem -- Fundamentalist demons -- Reform and its discontents -- Part II: To evangelize the world. The marks of campus conversion -- Missions beyond the West -- Renewing the church universal -- Part III: Let them have dominion. The gospel of liberation -- Evangelicals' great matter -- God's idea men -- The paradox of the evangelical imagination
Control code
844789469
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
viii, 352 pages, 12 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780199896462
Lccn
2013012871
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40022883958
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)844789469

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