Religion Wars in the 1920s-U.S.

Religion Wars in the 1920s-U.S.

Matthew Avery Sutton (Washington State University)

  • ISBN-10: 1-319-17151-6; ISBN-13: 978-1-319-17151-3; Format: e-Book Agency, 15 pages

By reading the most important and lively original sources related to the intellectual battles between Christian fundamentalists and religious liberals in the 1920s, including sermons, tracts, and cartoons, students will come to understand that far more was at stake than simply theology or doctrine. By analyzing the sources in this document collection, students will gain a deeper awareness of the diversity of the American experience, a more complete understanding of the present in a historically based context, and an enhanced ability to interpret, assess, and contextualize primary sources. Students are guided through their analysis of the primary sources with an author-provided learning objective, central question, and historical context.