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Fighting Fundamentalist: Carl McIntire and the Politicization of American Fundamentalism

Markku Ruotsila


For most of his sixty-year career, the Rev. Carl McIntire was at the center of controversy. The best known and most influential of the fundamentalist radio broadcasters and anticommunists of the Cold War era, his many church and political enemies depicted him as a dangerous far rightist, a racist, or a McCarthyite opportunist engaged in red-baiting for personal profit. Despised and hounded by liberals, revered by fundamentalists and distrusted by the center, he became a lightning rod in the early American culture wars. In this biography McIntire is restored to his proper place as one of the mo ... More

Keywords: fundamentalism, evangelicalism, conservatism, anticommunism, free enterprise, Christian Right, Cold War, ecumenicism, massive resistance

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780199372997
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: December 2015 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199372997.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Markku Ruotsila, author
Adjunct Professor (Docent) of American Church History, University of Helsinki