Fundamentalists in the City Conflict and Division in Boston's Churches, 1885-1950

ISBN-10: 0195173902
ISBN-13: 9780195173901
Edition: 2005
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Book details

List price: $78.00
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 7/14/2005
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 260
Size: 6.75" wide x 9.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.342

Fundamentalists in the City is a story of religious controversy and division, set within turn of the century and early twentieth-century Boston. It offers a new perspective on the rise of fundamentalism, emphasizing the role of local events, both sacred and secular, in deepening the divide between liberal and conservative Protestants. The first part of the narrative, beginning with the arrest of three clergymen for preaching on the Boston Common in 1885, shows the importance of anti-Catholicism as a catalyst for change. The second part of the book deals with separation, told through the events of three city-wide revivals, each demonstrating a stage of conservative Protestant detachment from their urban origins.

Introduction
A Protestant on Foot
Mobilizing
The Fight for Boston Common
Militant Protestants
Occupying the City
The Stranger's Sabbath Home: Tremont Temple Baptist Church
Separating
Civic Revivalism: J. Wilbur Chapman's Boston Crusade, 1909
Vaudeville Revivalism: Billy Sunday, 1916-1917
Brimstone Corner: Park Street Church
Conclusion: Billy Graham in Boston, 1950
Notes
Selected Bibliography
Index

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