Item description for Modern American Religion, Volume 2: The Noise of Conflict, 1919-1941 (v. 2) by Martin E. Marty...
Not since the Civil War had America been so divided by conflict. Religion was the prime agent in this unusual war: Left versus Right, Fundamentalists versus Modernists; Christians versus Jews; Protestant versus Catholic; white versus black. In this volume, Martin E. Marty tells the riveting story of how America has survived religious disturbances and culturally prospered from them. "He tells the story of the 1920s and 1930s] with a verve seldom equaled and manages to condense in one volume the results of dozens of specialized monographs. . . . It] bears the usual hallmarks of a Marty book: a smoothly flowing narrative, passages studded with suggestive insight inviting further research, and apt quotations that capture the gist of complicated issues. . . . A] splendid book. . . . Deserves a wide readership and undoubtedly will receive it." --James H. Moorhead, "Chicago Sunday Tribune" "There is simply no better source, certainly none so engaging, for the interactions of religion and the larger culture in the interwar period." --Robert Booth Fowler, "Journal of American History" " This book is] not merely a history of American religion, but what might better be called a religious history" --David M. Kennedy, "New York Times Book Review"
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Studio: University Of Chicago Press
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.06" Width: 5.94" Height: 1.06" Weight: 1.4 lbs.
Release Date Jun 21, 1997
Publisher University Of Chicago Press
ISBN 0226508978 ISBN13 9780226508979
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More About Martin E. Marty
Martin Emil Marty (b. February 5, 1928, West Point, Nebraska) is an American Lutheran religious scholar who has written extensively on American religion. He received a Ph.D. from the University of Chicago in 1956, and served as a Lutheran pastor from 1952 to 1962 in the suburbs of Chicago. From 1963 to 1998 he taught at the University of Chicago Divinity School and latterly held an endowed chair (the Fairfax M. Cone Distinguished Service Professorship). Marty's doctoral advisees at the University of Chicago included such religious scholars as James R. Lewis, Jeffrey Kaplan, Jonathan M. Butler, and Vincent Harding, as well as Shimer College president Susan Henking.
Marty served as president of the American Academy of Religion, the American Society of Church History, and the American Catholic Historical Association. He was the founding president and later the George B. Caldwell Scholar-in-Residence at the Park Ridge Center for the Study of Health, Faith, and Ethics. He has served on two U. S. Presidential Commissions and was director of both the Fundamentalism Project of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the Public Religion Project at the University of Chicago (sponsored by the Pew Charitable Trusts). He has served St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minnesota since 1988 as Regent, Board Chair, Interim President in late 2000, and now as Senior Regent.
Marty retired after his seventieth birthday and now holds emeritus status at the University of Chicago; he additionally served as Robert W. Woodruff Visiting Professor of Interdisciplinary Studies at Emory University 2003–2004. Widower of Elsa and married now to Harriet, he has seven children (including two who joined the family as foster children), among whom are Minnesota State Senator John Marty and Rev. Peter Marty, who is currently the host of the ELCA radio ministry Grace Matters.
Martin E. Marty currently resides in the state of Illinois. Martin E. Marty was born in 1928 and has an academic affiliation as follows - Professor Univ. of Chicago Divinity School in Illinois Emeritus, Univ..
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