Evangelicalism and the Rise of the Sunbelt

Lecture Description

This lecture accounts for the dramatic ascent of evangelical Protestantism from outsider status to insider powerbroker in post-World War II America. It focuses particularly on the growth and transformation of the Sunbelt region, stretching from Southern California to South Carolina, and on the social, economic, and cultural factors that fueled evangelicalism’s rise between the 1950s and present day. From megachurches to prosperity gospels, global missions to geopolitics, media empires to para-church ministries and nonprofit agencies: this lecture will survey and account for some of the most conspicuous facets of a religious movement on the rise.


Religion Social and Cultural

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