A Christian America: Protestant Hopes and Historical Realities

Paperback | April 30, 1999

byRobert T. Handy

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Robert Handy is one of the foremost historians of mainstream religion in America and author of A History of the Churches in the U.S. and Canada (1979).

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An important feature of this revised edition is the discussion of the revival of hope for a Christian America since the publication of the first edition in 1971. Handy notes that the surprising resurgence of conservative evangelicalism during the past decade has led some to believe that their ideal of a Protestant America may soon be r...

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Robert Handy is one of the foremost historians of mainstream religion in America and author of A History of the Churches in the U.S. and Canada (1979).

Robert T. Handy is at Union Theological Seminary.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:288 pages, 5.39 × 7.99 × 0.59 inPublished:April 30, 1999Publisher:Oxford University Press

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ISBN - 10:0195033876

ISBN - 13:9780195033878

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An important feature of this revised edition is the discussion of the revival of hope for a Christian America since the publication of the first edition in 1971. Handy notes that the surprising resurgence of conservative evangelicalism during the past decade has led some to believe that their ideal of a Protestant America may soon be realized, yet he concludes that the increasing pluralization of religion in America has not been significantly reversed.

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"Impressive and well received when it first appeared..., A Christian America will now enjoy an even wider success."--Church History