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

Margaret Lamberts Bendroth


Surveying the social, geographical, and political context of late 19th and early 20th century Boston, Bendroth offers a new perspective on the rise of American fundamentalism. Her approach emphasizes the importance of local events in dividing Protestant liberals from conservative evangelicals, particularly the energizing force of anti-Catholicism in the 1880s and 1890s. Her analysis emphasizes the interaction of leaders and laypeople, with particular attention to the role of women in generating a militant response to perceived Catholic encroachment. Bendroth also looks at urban fundamentalism ... More

Keywords: fundamentalism, anti-Catholicism, Protestant liberals, revivalism, women, conservative evangelicals, J. Wilbur Chapman, Billy Sunday, Billy Graham, Boston

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2005 Print ISBN-13: 9780195173901
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: July 2005 DOI:10.1093/0195173902.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Margaret Lamberts Bendroth, author
American Congregational Association