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  • Grant Us Courageby Randall Balmer

    Oxford University Press 1996; US$ 54.99

    In 1950, Christian Century ran a series of articles on twelve churches, some large, some small, each representing a strand of American mainline Protestantism. Now, nearly fifty years later, Randall Balmer--author and host of Mine Eyes Have Seen the Glory , the acclaimed book and PBS series on American evangelicism--has revisited each of these twelve... more...

  • A Perfect Babel of Confusionby Randall Balmer

    Oxford University Press 2002; US$ 50.00

    Examining the interaction of the Dutch and the English in colonial New York and New Jersey, this study charts the decline of European culture in North America. more...

  • God in the White Houseby Randall Balmer

    HarperCollins 2008; US$ 11.99

    How did we go from John F. Kennedy declaring that religion should play no role in the elections to Bush saying, "I believe that God wants me to be president"?. Historian Randall Balmer takes us on a tour of presidential religiosity in the last half of the twentieth century—from Kennedy's 1960 speech that proposed an almost absolute... more...

  • Mine Eyes Have Seen the Gloryby Randall Balmer

    Oxford University Press, USA 2000; US$ 18.95

    Prologue. 1. California Kickback. 2. Dallas Orthodoxy. 3. On Location. 4. Phoenix Prophet. 5. Adirondack Fundamentalism. 6. Georgia Charismatics. 7. Bible School. 8. Campaign Journal. 9. Mississippi Missions. 10. Bible Bazaar. 11. Episcopal Indians. 12. Camp Meeting. 13. City Crusade. 14. Oregon Jeremiad. Epilogue. Index more...

  • God in the White House: A Historyby Randall Balmer

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 7.49

    How did we go from John F. Kennedy declaring that religion should play no role in the elections to Bush saying, "I believe that God wants me to be president"? Historian Randall Balmer takes us on a tour of presidential religiosity in the last half of the twentieth century—from Kennedy's 1960 speech that proposed an almost absolute wall between American... more...

  • A Perfect Babel of Confusionby Randall Balmer

    Oxford University Press 2002; US$ 59.99

    Examining the interaction of the Dutch and the English in colonial New York and New Jersey, this study charts the decline of European culture in North America. Balmer argues that the combination of political intrigue, English cultural imperialism, and internal socio-economic tensions eventually drove the Dutch away from their hereditary customs, language,... more...

  • Mine Eyes Have Seen the Gloryby Randall Balmer

    Oxford University Press 2014; US$ 17.99

    From Oregon to Florida, Randall Balmer offers an immensely readable tour of the highways and byways of American evangelicalism. We visit a revival meeting in Florida, an Indian reservation in the Dakotas, a trade show for Christian booksellers, and a fundamentalist Bible camp in the Adirondacks. For this 25th-Anniversary edition, Balmer adds one new... more...

  • Evangelicalism in Americaby Randall Balmer

    Baylor University Press 2016; US$ 24.95

    Evangelicalism has left its indelible mark on American history, politics, and culture. It is also true that currents of American populism and politics have shaped the nature and character of evangelicalism. This story of evangelicalism in America is thus riddled with paradox. Despite the fact that evangelicals, perhaps more than any other religious... more...

  • Thy Kingdom Comeby Randall Balmer

    Basic Books 2007; US$ 24.00

    For much of American history, evangelicalism was aligned with progressive political causes-the abolition of slavery, universal suffrage, and public education. But contemporary conservative activists have defaulted on this majestic legacy, embracing instead an agenda virtually indistinguishable from the Republican Party platform. How has evangelical... more...

  • Redeemerby Randall Balmer

    Basic Books 2014; US$ 38.00

    A religious biography of Jimmy Carter, the controversial president whose political rise and fall coincided with the eclipse of Christian progressivism and the emergence of the Religious Right. more...