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Christina Copland

Christina Copland

Christina Copland is a history Ph.D. candidate at the University of Southern California. Her dissertation, titled “Faith, Finances and the Remaking of Southern Californian Fundamentalism, 1910 – 1950,” ties together Protestant fundamentalism, the urban history of Los Angeles, and the relationship between capitalism and religion. 

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Crystal Cathedral, Garden Grove, ca.1980
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The Demise of the Crystal Cathedral: Shattered Dreams Behind the Orange Curtain

In 1980, the new glass-and-steel cathedral made a bold statement about Orange County's thriving evangelical community. By 2010, Crystal Cathedral Ministries had filed for bankruptcy.
The Bible Institute of Los Angeles and the Church of the Open Door
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Funding Fundamentalism in Early-1900s Los Angeles

An oil tycoon invested his fortune in Christian fundamentalism, making Los Angeles a world center of the movement.
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