Issue 55: The Monkey Trial & the Rise of Fundamentalism

Social reform defined 19th century conservative Christian revivalism. When the 20th century rolled around, Christian liberals joined the cause and conservatives were faced with a decision: Do we join forces with these "swashbuckling radicals" or separate from them? Opting for separation, the fundamentalist movement was born. This issue of Christian History & Biography begins with the famous Monkey Trial and investigates the clash between fundamentalism and modernism, between God and reason.

  • The first century of American Christianity
  • Reflections from the press
  • The people and organizations of fundamentalism
  • J. Gresham Machen on liberalism
  • Conservative women

What’s Inside?

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