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The Resource The twilight of the American enlightenment : the 1950s and the crisis of liberal belief, George M. Marsden

The twilight of the American enlightenment : the 1950s and the crisis of liberal belief, George M. Marsden

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The twilight of the American enlightenment : the 1950s and the crisis of liberal belief
Title
The twilight of the American enlightenment
Title remainder
the 1950s and the crisis of liberal belief
Statement of responsibility
George M. Marsden
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"In the aftermath of World War II, the United States stood at a precipice. The forces of modernity unleashed by the war had led to astonishing advances in daily life, but technology and mass culture also threatened to erode the country's traditional moral character. As award-winning historian George M. Marsden explains in The Twilight of the American Enlightenment, postwar Americans looked to the country's secular, liberal elites for guidance in this precarious time, but these intellectuals proved unable to articulate a coherent common cause by which America could chart its course. Their failure lost them the faith of their constituents, paving the way for a Christian revival that offered America a firm new moral vision-one rooted in the Protestant values of the founders. A groundbreaking reappraisal of the country's spiritual reawakening, The Twilight of the American Enlightenment shows how America found new purpose at the dawn of the Cold War. "--
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Provided by publisher
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1939-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Marsden, George M.
Dewey number
973.91
Index
index present
LC call number
E169.12
LC item number
.M3647 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • United States
  • United States
  • Cold War
  • Alienation (Social psychology)
  • Group identity
  • HISTORY / United States / 20th Century
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE / Political Ideologies / Conservatism & Liberalism
  • RELIGION / Religion, Politics & State
  • HISTORY / Modern / 20th Century
Label
The twilight of the American enlightenment : the 1950s and the crisis of liberal belief, George M. Marsden
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Mass media and the national character -- Freedom in the lonely crowd -- Enlightenment's end? Building without foundations -- The problem of authority: the two masters -- The latter days of the Protestant establishment -- Sequel: consensus becomes a fighting word -- Conclusion: Toward a more inclusive pluralism
Control code
1542216
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xxxix, 219 pages
Isbn
9780465030101
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2013032100
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1542216
  • (OCoLC)861966381
Label
The twilight of the American enlightenment : the 1950s and the crisis of liberal belief, George M. Marsden
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Mass media and the national character -- Freedom in the lonely crowd -- Enlightenment's end? Building without foundations -- The problem of authority: the two masters -- The latter days of the Protestant establishment -- Sequel: consensus becomes a fighting word -- Conclusion: Toward a more inclusive pluralism
Control code
1542216
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xxxix, 219 pages
Isbn
9780465030101
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2013032100
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1542216
  • (OCoLC)861966381

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