Holding Fast/Pressing On: Religion in America in the 1980s

Synopsis

"Jorstad has written the first comprehensive history of American religion in the past decade. Drawing on many contemporary sources, he divides religion in the eighties into three sections, each characterized by its own struggle. Mainline churches are largely involved in identity crises and social issues. Evangelicals are confronting scandals, politics, and the pressures of the mass media. Private seekers, which the author sees as the wave of the future, swing between quietistic New Age philosophies and the desire for world transformation. Everywhere the tension is between the conservatives holding fast and the liberals pressing on. . . . An excellent work of social and historical analysis with insights for the future. Recommended for academic and public libraries." Library Journal

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Publisher: Place of publication:
  • New York
Publication year:
  • 1990