Countercultural Conservatives: American Evangelicalism from the Postwar Revival to the New…

Paperback | December 13, 2011

byAxel R. Schäfer

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In the mid-twentieth century, far more evangelicals supported such “liberal” causes as peace, social justice, and environmental protection. Only gradually did the conservative evangelical faction win dominance, allying with the Republican Party of Ronald Reagan and, eventually, George W. Bush.
    In Countercultural Conservatives Axel Schäfer traces the evolution of a diffuse and pluralistic movement into the political force of the New Christian Right. In forging its complex theological and political identity, evangelicalism did not simply reject the ideas of 1960s counterculture, Schäfer argues. For all their strict Biblicism and uncompromising morality, evangelicals absorbed and extended key aspects of the countercultural worldview.
    Carefully examining evangelicalism’s internal dynamics, fissures, and coalitions, this book offers an intriguing reinterpretation of the most important development in American religion and politics since World War II.

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In the mid-twentieth century, far more evangelicals supported such “liberal” causes as peace, social justice, and environmental protection. Only gradually did the conservative evangelical faction win dominance, allying with the Republican Party of Ronald Reagan and, eventually, George W. Bush.    In Countercultural Conservatives Axel S...

Axel R. Schäfer is director of the David Bruce Centre for American Studies at Keele University, UK, and author of American Progressives and German Social Reform, 1875–1920.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:264 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.8 inPublished:December 13, 2011Publisher:University Of Wisconsin PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0299285243

ISBN - 13:9780299285241

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments   

Introduction: Beyond the "Backlash"       

1 The Enigma of Conservative Protestantism       

2 The Postwar Neo-Evangelical Awakening       

3 The Evangelical Left and the 1960s       

4 The Rise of the Christian Right   

Conclusion: New Perspectives on American Evangelicalism   

Notes   

Bibliography   

Index   

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“A compelling history of evangelical politics from the early 1940s to the late 1990s. Schäfer’s ability to show how the Christian Right combines traditional moral convictions with modern consumerism, as well as his careful discussion of continuities from postwar suburbanization through post-1960s right-wing activism, makes his book a landmark contribution. This one is a gem.”—Mark A. Noll, author of God and Race in American Politics: A Short History