Martin E. Marty

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Martin E. Marty (b. 1928) is a a leading Church historian based at the Divinity School of the University of Chicago. A Lutheran, he has written a column for Christian Century since 1956. He holds a Ph.D. from the University of Chicago

Marty and R. Scott Appleby edited a major 6-volume series on Fundamentalism in all major religions (The Fundamentalism Project 1991-95). It explores the emergence and practice of fundamentalist religions worldwide during the 20th century and suggest that the emergence of fundamentalism in response to the conditions of modernity requires the revision of customary categories for understanding religion.


Further reading

  • Dolan, Jay P. and Wind, James P., eds. New Dimensions in American Religious History: Essays in Honor of Martin E. Marty. Eerdmans, 1993. 329 pp.
  • Marty, Martin E. Marty, Modern American Religion 3 vol. vol 1: The Irony of It All, 1893-1919 (1986),
  • Marty, Martin E. Pilgrims in Their Own Land: 500 Years of Religion in America (1984), focus on leadership
  • Marty, Martin E. Righteous Empire: The Protestant Experience in America (1970)
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