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Fundamentalists in the City: Conflict and Division in Boston's Churches, 1885-1950

Peggy is on the road again, this time close to home. She will be speaking at Eastern Nazarene College later this month as part of the their Boston Semester program.

Fundamentalists in the City: Conflict and Division in Boston's Churches, 1885-1950

Dr. Margaret Bendroth, Executive Director at the Congregational Library and Archives, will give a lecture entitled "Fundamentalists in the City: Conflict and Division in Boston's Churches, 1885-1950" on Wednesday, November 19 at 7:00pm in Munro Parlor.

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This lecture is based on Dr. Bendroth's acclaimed 2005 book of the same title:

Fundamentalists in the City is a story of religious controversy and division, set within turn of the century and early twentieth-century Boston. It offers a new perspective on the rise of fundamentalism, emphasizing the role of local events, both sacred and secular, in deepening the divide between liberal and conservative Protestants. The first part of the narrative, beginning with the arrest of three clergymen for preaching on the Boston Common in 1885, shows the importance of anti-Catholicism as a catalyst for change. The second part of the book deals with separation, told through the events of three city-wide revivals, each demonstrating a stage of conservative Protestant detachment from their urban origins.

If you're able to attend, it's certain to be an entertaining evening.

 

Wednesday, November 19th
7:00 pm

Munro Hall Parlor at Eastern Nazarene College
23 East Elm Ave.
Quincy, MA 02170

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