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God's Empire: William Bell Riley and Midwestern Fundamentalism
by William V., Jr Trollinger
University of Wisconsin Press, 1991
Paper: 978-0-299-12714-5
Library of Congress Classification BX6495.R585T76 1990
Dewey Decimal Classification 286.1092

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More than any other individual, William Bell Riley, pastor of the First Baptist Church of Minneapolis, inspired the resurgence of Protestant fundamentalism in 1930s America.  Trollinger explores the development of Riley’s theology and social thought, examining in detail the rise of the Northwestern Bible and Missionary Training School and other similar institutions.  He sheds light upon the nature, successes, and failures of fundamentalist crusades and makes it clear that, to understand fundamentalist religion in America, one must focus upon its regional and local roots.


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