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In the World but Not of It

One Family's Militant Faith and the History of American Fundamentalism

by Brett Grainger

Hardcover, 157 pages, St Martins Pr, List Price: $22.95 |

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In the World but Not of It
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One Family's Militant Faith and the History of American Fundamentalism
Author
Brett Grainger

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A history of American fundamentalism as reflected by the author's own family experiences describes his Plymouth Brethren ancestry while reporting on such fundamentalist themes as biblical literalism, the experience of "getting saved," and the paradox of creation science.

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