Andrew S. Finstuen
Publisher: The University of North Carolina Press; 1 edition (December 1, 2009)
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within the years following international struggle II, American Protestantism skilled great progress, yet traditional knowledge holds that midcentury Protestants practiced an positive, innovative, complacent, and materialist religion. In unique Sin and daily Protestants, historian Andrew Finstuen argues in contrast triumphing view, exhibiting that theological matters in general--and the traditional Christian doctrine of unique sin in particular--became newly very important to either the tradition at huge and to a new release of yankee Protestants in the course of a postwar "age of tension" because the chilly conflict took root. Finstuen specializes in 3 giants of Protestant thought--Billy Graham, Reinhold Niebuhr, and Paul Tillich--men who have been one of the era's top recognized public figures. He argues that every thinker's robust dedication to the doctrine of unique sin was once a robust portion of the huge public effect that they loved. Drawing on wide correspondence from daily Protestants, the ebook captures the voices of the folks within the pews, revealing that the standard, rank-and-file Protestants have been certainly wondering Christian doctrine and particularly approximately "good" and "evil" in human nature. Finstuen concludes that the theological matters of standard American Christians have been usually extra complex and severe than is usually assumed, correcting the view that postwar American tradition was once turning into progressively more secular from the past due Nineteen Forties in the course of the Nineteen Fifties.