"Marsden's book is brilliant in its ability to capture the complexity of fundamentalism in terms of its origins, development, and growth"---Theology Today. Fundamentalism is on the rise again, so it's critical to look back at its formative years (1870--1925) to see the reasons for its continuing impact. 336 pages, softcover. Oxford University.
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Review 1 for Fundamentalism and American Culture, Second Edition
Date:April 9, 2009
George Marsden has done a wonderful job of capturing the history of the movement of Fundamentalism. He gives you the broader context surrounding the events so that you can see what events and people did to help shape and formalize this movement.
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Review 2 for Fundamentalism and American Culture, Second Edition
Date:June 13, 2008
Rev. Doyle Peyton
Fosdick, the once famous liberal pastor, asked, "shall the fundamentalists win?" Marsden, in this updated, classic reprint would answer, "yes". He would add, "by default." These biblical, cultural reactionaries to society's ills continue to grow and exert influence. Marsden defines fundamentalists as evangelicals who are mad at something. It must be admitted though that their anger and often unpopular reactions to culture grows out of a living spiritual vitality, and love of truth.