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Out of the Mouths of Babes: Girl Evangelists in the Flapper Era

Thomas A. Robinson and Lanette D. Ruff


The 1920s is often viewed as the period of the most striking revolution in manners and morals that has marked North American society, affecting almost every aspect of life, from dress and drink to sex and salvation. Protestant Christianity split between traditionalist and modernist elements, debating the degree to which beliefs and practices should be altered by scientific study and more secular attitudes. Fundamentalism, with its biblical inerrancy and anti-evolution stance was born from these tensions. During this decade, hundreds of young girl preachers joined the Fundamentalist cause, proc ... More

Keywords: girl evangelists, fundamentalism, revivalism, modernism, 1920s, flappers

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780199790876
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2012 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199790876.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Thomas A. Robinson, author
University of Lethbridge

Lanette D. Ruff, author
The University of New Brunswick