Rise of Evangelical Christianity (1970s+)
Everywhere in the US from the 70s-80s signsappeared of the influence of evangelical Christianity. In 76 a born-again baptist, namedJimmy Carter became president. In 1980 revivalist Billy Grahams newspaper, Decision,hit 24 million in circulation. Religious radio stations numbered in the thousands. Manytelevangelists (Jim Bakker, Pat Robertson) became national figures. Polls revealed thatnearly half of Americans believed the Bible was the actual word of God. Evangelicalsemphasized three things: The importance of the Bible, the conviction that the end ofdays would soon arrive, and personal conversion- process of being touched by the HolySpirit, of being reborn in Christ. Where is this information from? -pg 92-101 of TheSeventies. Didn’t take me very long to look it up for you. There is an index in the back ofthe novel.