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Religion in America #41 "America's Religions," Ch. 44 Conservative Protestantism

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In this lecture/discussion video from my Spring 2014 Religion in America class at Marist college, we explore the themes discussed in the textbook for the class (America's Religions: From Their Origins to the Twenty-first Century 3rd. ed., by Peter Williams), focusing on Chapter 44, "Conservative Protestantism: Culture and Politics" We discuss the development of Conservative Protestantism -- a spectrum including Fundamentalists, Evangelicals, Pentecostals, Holiness Christians and others who rejected liberalism and modernism. Starting with the rise of Billy Graham as a representative of this movement, we discuss conservative protestant organizations (e.g. Campus Crusade for Christ), popular pre-milleniarism (e.g. Hal Lindsey's books, and the Left Behind series), and the rise of the Religious Right in the culture and politics of the 1970s-90s. We finish by looking at some of the mixtures of old and new in Conservative Protestantism -- Televangelism, Prosperity Theology, and Megachurches. Since videos discussing religion tend to get a number of polemical, poorly informed, and off-topic comments, I've set comments to require review and approval before they'll be publicly posted. The textbook used for this class can be purchased from Amazon here: http://amzn.to/LS32U4