Fundamentalist Institutions and the Rise of Evangelical Protestantism, 1929–1942

  title={Fundamentalist Institutions and the Rise of Evangelical Protestantism, 1929–1942},
  author={Joel A. Carpenter},
  journal={Church History},
  pages={62 - 75}
In April of 1952 an article in Christian Life magazine proclaimed Chicago “the evangelical capital of the U.S.A.” To back this claim, editor Russell T. Hitt cited a host of evangelical agencies in greater Chicago: mission boards, denominational offices, colleges, Bible institutes, seminaries, publishing concerns (including Christian Life itself) and youth organizations. In total, the author mentioned over one hundred different agencies such as Youth For Christ International, the Slavic Gospel… 

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