Being the Chosen explores Christian fundamentalism in the USA, focusing particularly on the belief system of Protestant fundamentalists. It establishes the key characteristics of the Protestant worldview, investigating the degrees to which these are adhered to amongst different groups and how such belief systems are constructed and reinforced through everyday life. By presenting rich empirical material, Being the Chosen sheds light on the manner in which the Protestant fundamentalist worldview shapes and constructs the beliefs and actions of its adherents, providing them with agency and reinforcement in the face of oppositional forces. As such, it will interest not only sociologists, but also scholars of religion and the culture and society of the USA.
Julie Scott Jones is Senior Lecturer in Sociology at Manchester Metropolitan University, UK
'[Jones'] book is well structured and has a clear, precise style...The book will interest scholars and students in sociology, theology, and political science, along with readers who are interested in politics... Recommended.' Choice