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There is no team in American society that's extra said yet so little understood as Evangelical Christians. occasionally disregarded as violent fundamentalists and ignorant flat earthers, few can doubt the political, cultural, and spiritual value of the Evangelicals. Barry Hankins places the Evangelical move in old point of view, achieving again to its roots within the nice Awakening of the 18th century and best as much as the formative moments of latest conservative Protestantism. taking up key issues resembling the status of technology, the authority of scripture, and gender and racial equality, Hankins analyzes what's so much crucial for us to appreciate at the present time approximately this powerful move.
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Benjamin Franklin, The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin (New York: Simon and Shuster, 2004). 14. Thomas Kidd, The Great Awakening: The Roots of Evangelical Christianity in Colonial America (New Haven, Connecticut: Yale University Press, 2007). 15. Quoted in John Boles, The Great Revival: Beginnings of the Bible Belt (Lexington: University Press of Kentucky, 1972), 17. 16. See Boles 45–47 and Bernard Weisberger, They Gathered at the River: The Story of the Great Revivalists and Their Impact upon Religion in America (Boston, Massachusett: Little, Brown, 1958), 24–26.
18 Chapter One 20. See Catherine Brekus, Strangers and Pilgrims: Female Preaching in America, 1740–1845 (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1998). 21. Quoted in Roy Fish, When Heaven Touched Earth: The Awakening of 1858 and Its Effects on Baptists (Azle, Texas: Need of the Times Publishers, 1996), 44. See also Kathryn Long, The Revival of 1857–58: Interpreting an American Religious Awakening (New York: Oxford University Press, 1998). 22. Bebbington, The Dominance of Evangelicalism.
Those who believed in secondary separation taught that it was not only necessary to separate from liberals but it was also necessary to separate from fundamentalists who would not separate from liberals. In short, fundamentalism became highly schismatic. While Machen’s foremost concerns were theological, other fundamentalists were far less noble in their militancy. One of these was J. Frank Norris from Fort Worth, Texas. Sometimes called the Texas Cyclone, Norris represented fundamentalism at its worst.