By Julie Scott Jones

Being the selected explores Christian fundamentalism within the united states, focusing fairly at the trust approach of Protestant fundamentalists. It establishes the most important features of the Protestant worldview, investigating the levels to which those are adhered to among various teams and the way such trust platforms are developed and strengthened via way of life. by means of proposing wealthy empirical fabric, Being the selected sheds mild at the demeanour within which the Protestant fundamentalist worldview shapes and constructs the ideals and activities of its adherents, supplying them with supplier and reinforcement within the face of oppositional forces. As such, it's going to curiosity not just sociologists, but in addition students of faith and the tradition and society of the us.

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Industrialising societies need a steady supply of cheap labour, which often results in high levels of immigration, as immigrants will typically accept reduced wages and poorer working conditions in comparison to ‘native’ born workers; this was certainly the case in the USA, where the steady waves of immigrants from eastern and southern Europe provided a constant stream of cheap workers. However, immigration brings with it heterogeneity and cultural diversity, which can threaten indigenous communities that may already feel embattled by social change; again we see this in relation to the growth of Protestant fundamentalism in the USA (Bruce, 2002).

After all within the sociology of religion we show no great theoretical discomfort with comparing disparate groups within other categories, such as ‘cult’, ‘New Age’ or indeed ‘religion’. These categories have been widely debated and contested but they are still used because they serve a semantic and analytical purpose; they facilitate understanding of a phenomenon or community in a broader sense. Using a label or category does not necessarily imply that one cannot also emphasise the importance of context.

Fundamentalists tend to have a more exclusive view of their relationship to God; they are specifically ‘chosen’ by God and those who are not ‘chosen’ are ‘fallen’. The ‘fallen’ have no potential to become ‘chosen’. Evangelicals actively proselytise to spread their religious message and thus potentially ‘save’ others. Fundamentalists see no point in preaching to the unconverted as they do not view them as ‘redeemable’ (Scott, 1996). Evangelicals’ view of being ‘born again’ is something which they acknowledge can be experienced by members of other Protestant denominations; they do not make claims to an exclusive relationship with God, whereas fundamentalists believe that only they are ‘chosen’ and thus view their relationship to God as unique (Barr, 1977).

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