Download e-book for kindle: American Evangelicals Today by Corwin E. Smidt

By Corwin E. Smidt

ISBN-10: 1442217294

ISBN-13: 9781442217294

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American Evangelicals Today assesses the modern social, spiritual, and political features of evangelical Protestants at the present time, and it does so in mild of (1) no matter if those features are just like, or assorted from, the corresponding features of adherents of alternative significant religion traditions in American non secular existence, and (2) the level which those specific features between evangelicals can have replaced during the last 4 many years. additionally, it analyzes the level which evangelicals are divided this day, and it does so in the framework of 4 capability elements that may form such divisions -- racial/ethnic ameliorations, generational modifications, academic changes, and non secular differences.

American Evangelicals this present day is designed to function an obtainable, yet scholarly, review of yankee evangelicals, one who is attractive to all students, scholars, and laity alike. Smidt deals a dialogue of the character of evangelical Protestantism, highlights the actual analytical matters at play whilst one seeks to figure out simply who're to be categorized as evangelicals, and divulges a few of the contradictory findings which may emerge by using those varied analytical frameworks for outlining evangelicals. the amount not just analyzes the present features of evangelicals in gentle of these exhibited via different non secular traditions in addition to how evangelicals have replaced over the years, however it appears to be like towards the long run, addressing generational transformations and different attainable components for switch between evangelical Protestants.

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