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The Modernist Impulse in American Protestantism

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HARDCOVER

$29.95 • £23.95 • €27.00

ISBN 9780674580589

Publication Date: 01/01/1976

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324 pages

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‘Modernization’ has been a favorite theme of historians and social scientists for some time. The Modernist impulse or movement was American Protestantism’s most organized effort to address and interpret the theme. Remarkably, no serious historian has previously given an accounting of this Modernism. I am happy to say that the first reasonably comprehensive word on the subject, this book by William Hutchison, more than fulfills the expectations many of us are bringing to it. I would not be surprised if it turns out to be regarded as a landmark volume, since Hutchison’s way of organizing the narrative will almost certainly set the terms for subsequent research and writing. Those interested in the history of American thought or of religion in general can ill afford to neglect it.—Martin E. Mary

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