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What I’m Reading: The Second Coming of the KKK – 20 in a series – “…many evangelicals turned to more extreme creeds…”

August 23rd, 2019

“Christian evangelicalism was the fifth parent. Evangelicals never united into a single denomination but had been a major force in American Protestantism since the revivals of the early nineteenth century.

The “mainline” Protestant sects were also growing, drawing in congregants who tended to be more educated, more urban, and more liberal than the evangelicals. Clarence Darrow’s humiliation of fundamentalist William Jennings Bryan in the Scopes “Monkey Trial” further threatened the prestige of evangelicals. As often happens when closed worldviews are challenged, after the trial many evangelicals turned to more extreme creeds…”

The Second Coming of the KKK: The Ku Klux Klan of the 1920s and the American Political Tradition by Linda Gordon

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