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By Julie Ingersoll, John Gordon, Ph.D. Melton

Baptist and Methodist Faiths in the US is the second one of 2 books within the religion in the United States sequence facing the numerous groups tied to the Protestant Christian religion. targeting these teams shaped after the eu Reformation who broke with the assumption of a state-related dominant church in a given nation, and arranged denominations unattached to executive regulate, this e-book explores the ideals of Methodists, Baptists, Cumberland Presbyterians, Pentecostalists, and Disciples of Christ. Exploring the heritage of teams deeply rooted in the US, from the 1st immigrants within the 1600s to the nice Awakening of the 1700s and the increase of fundamentalism within the 1800s to modern media-savvy preachers with tv congregations, Baptist and Methodist Faiths in the USA examines the effect of those faiths at the cultural, social, and political lifetime of the United States. usually evangelical in nature; energetic members within the arts and within the box of communications, particularly broadcasting; and professing robust positions within the debates over social concerns, corresponding to abortion and homosexual rights, and the regulations of the govt, together with every thing from university prayer to schooling investment; those teams have performed and proceed to play a big function in American society.

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Over time there emerged a number of independent Black Churches. Sometimes these independent churches were truly independent, founded and led by free blacks. Other times, however, the independence was relative in that the churches were affiliated with and controlled by white churches and often the pastor was white. But the Black Churches, whether entirely independent or not, were the primary place for blacks to experience an independent community and develop leadership skills that would ultimately have tremendous impact on the American culture in general.

Furthermore, African Americans can be found among every religious tradition, from Judaism and Islam to Hinduism and Buddhism. (For a wider look at African-American religions, see another book in this series, African-American Faith in America, by Larry G. ) E arly Evangelic al Roots in Americ a 33 2 Key Evangelical Beliefs and Events THE RISE OF EVANGELICAL PROTESTANTISM IN ITS MANY FORMS IN the United States can be traced to a series of key events. Just as important, however, are the beliefs that drove many of those events and inspired many of the key figures.

E va n g e l i c a l I m pa c t o n A m e r i c a n C u lt u r e 55 content it considers offensive to the values his group holds. ” By this they mean an idealized, usually white, middle-class family, perhaps as de- ANGELS picted on early television shows such as Leave it to Beaver. A “tradi- The broad-based popularity of angels is attributable, to some degree, to their place in conservative Christianity. The practice of public “witnessing” to the influence of the forces of God in one’s life is most common in Pentecostalism, but is also present in Fundamentalism and Evangelicalism.

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