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The Urban Pulpit: New York City and the Fate of Liberal Evangelicalism

Matthew Bowman


This study examines how the rise of liberal and fundamentalist factions of American evangelicalism in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries – a dispute usually assumed to be basically theological - appeared from the perspective of the ministers and congregations of New York City’s Protestant churches. The rise of liberalism and fundamentalism cannot be understood apart from their interaction with the social and cultural forces of the changing modern city – and particularly, their interaction with the welter of reform movements the advent of modernity inaugurated, usually called pro ... More

Keywords: Evangelicalism, Fundamentalism, Liberalism, Pluralism, Urbanization, Biblicism, Progressivism

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780199977604
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2014 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199977604.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Matthew Bowman, author
Hampden-Sydney College