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Millennial Dreams and Apocalyptic NightmaresThe Cold War Origins of Political Evangelicalism$
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Angela M. Lahr

Print publication date: 2007

Print ISBN-13: 9780195314489

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2008

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195314489.001.0001

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 Praying in the End

 Praying in the End

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Millennial Dreams and Apocalyptic Nightmares

Angela M. Lahr (Contributor Webpage)

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Premillennialism aided evangelicals in interpreting the significance of the Cold War era, but prayer served as a means of action. This chapter argues that heightened nuclear age tension made prayer, as an important component of civil religion, an effective tool for evangelicals in the dialogue over the relationship between church and state. Still, key court cases in the 1960s magnified the controversial aspects of prayer that would create conflict between evangelicals and other Americans.

Keywords:   action, civil religion, Cold War, evangelicals, prayer, premillennialism

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