Thursdays, March 10-24, 1-2:30 p.m.

After the Scopes Trial of 1925, the mainline denominations were dominant through the Depression, World War II, and the immediate Post-War period. Church attendance boomed in the Post-War period. But in that period, Fundamentalism and Pentecostalism expanded through famous preachers, several higher education institutions, radio, and publishing. In the 1970's, the new white religious right emerged and grew greatly in size and voice. The religious right aligned itself so closely with the Republican Party that today scholars, nearly all evangelicals themselves, debate whether white "evangelicalism" is a religious or a political-cultural movement. Into that maelstrom we shall carefully tread.

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