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In the Beginning: Fundamentalism, the Scopes Trial, and the Making of the Antievolution Movement (H. Eugene and Lillian Youngs Lehman Series) 1st Edition

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Appeal[s] to readers interested in the conjunction of science and religion. . . . Recommended.--Choice



Advance[s] our understanding of anti-evolution in some significant ways.--Arkansas Historical Quarterly



Lienesch writes in a consistently readable and engaging style peppered with illuminating anecdotes and fascinating asides . . . . An enormous contribution.--H-Education



The book is a smashing success. It is engaging, beautifully written, and it is based on painstaking archival research. The interesting characters in this historical drama come alive in the book's pages. . . . I recommend this book to anyone who wants to understand why the controversy surrounding evolution has not, and will not, simply fade away.--Rory McVeigh, Contemporary Sociology



A remarkably successful contribution to the voluminous literature on fundamentalism that offers material not only to those who are primarily interested in the evolution of fundamentalism as a political movement but also to readers who seek greater insight into the development of American fundamentalism.--Journal of Religion



An illuminating study. . . . Easily accessible to advanced students in any field of the humanities or social sciences. . . . A remarkably successful contribution to the voluminous literature on fundamentalism.--The Journal of Religion



An informative, important contribution to scholarship.--American Historical Review



So clearly written and argued that it should appeal to the broadest array of readers--specialists, undergraduate and graduate students, and lay persons alike.--Georgia Historical Quarterly



Capably analyzes one of the most formidable political movements of the twentieth century. . . . An essential treatise for comprehending the past, present, and future debates over the teaching of evolution.--The Courier



Excellent. . . . A sophisticated yet jargon-free [prose] that should satisfy academics and lay readers alike. . . . The anti-evolution movement is not abating. It is Lienesch's considerable achievement to demonstrate exactly why that is so.--Reports of the National Center for Science Education



The contribution of this book derives from its fresh approach to the history of fundamentalism and anti-evolutionism in America. . . . In the Beginning brings to light much that has been overlooked in the emergence of fundamentalism, and it offers insight into how the politics of religious conservatism has become so important in the last twenty years.--Church History



A thoughtful, well-written, and comprehensive study. . . . Scholars who study the current furor over creationism, intelligent design, and evolution would be well served to consult Lienesch to learn that the current actors are following closely in their great-grandparents' footsteps.--Register of the Kentucky Historical Society



Brings new insight to the movement and succeeds in making political theory comprehensible through concrete application. . . . A wonderful model of applying political theory to real historical events to retell a familiar tale in new and enlightening ways. Lienesch succeeds marvelously at writing a book that historians, political scientists, and an interested public alike can read for enjoyment and edification.--Journal of Southern History



Lienesch is essential reading for anyone who wants to understand the successive waves of anti-Darwinism, right up to intelligent design.--The Nation



A valuable addition to our knowledge of the development of the fundamentalist and antievolution movement.--Southern Historian



By tracing the development of the anti-evolution movement from the origins of fundamentalism to the campaign for intelligent design, In the Beginning is the first book to consider the movement as a whole. It should therefore be of great interest to scholars of social movements and conservative Protestantism.--Politics and Religion



This book could be a case study of how social theory can be fruitfully applied to historical work to uncover what might otherwise be hidden. . . . Lienesch's valuable book helps us understand why [creationism] continues as a social movement in American society.--Journal of American History



Valuable for clarifying how the antievolution movement developed.--Journal of the American Academy of Religion



In treating fundamentalism as a social movement--and in a way that is thoroughly informed by cutting-edge movement theory--In the Beginning brings to light much that has been overlooked in the emergence of fundamentalism, and it offers insight into how the politics of religious conservatism has become so important in the last twenty years.--Church History

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Lienesch takes a fresh look at antievolutionism through the development of the social movement supporting it. Written in lucid, jargon-free language, his argument appeals not only to fellow political scientists and historians, but also to readers interested in science and religion generally. This book will quickly establish itself as one of the three or four standard studies of creationism, distinctive for its analytical perspective.--Ronald L. Numbers, author of The Creationists: From Scientific Creationism to Intelligent Design



Lienesch provides a thoughtful and careful exploration of the antievolution movement. I learned something from every chapter of this fine book. It is theoretically rich, full of important details, politically relevant, and well written.--Clyde Wilcox, Georgetown University

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