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American evangelicalism : embattled and thriving

Author: Christian Smith; Michael O Emerson
Publisher: Chicago, Ill. : University of Chicago Press, 1998.
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This study provides an analysis of the commitments, beliefs and concerns of American evangelicals and examines how they interact with and influence secular society, the text argues that traditional,  Read more...

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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Smith, Christian, 1960-
American evangelicalism.
Chicago, Ill. : University of Chicago Press, 1998
(OCoLC)607032018
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Christian Smith; Michael O Emerson
ISBN: 0226764184 9780226764184 0226764192 9780226764191
OCLC Number: 38286589
Description: xiii, 310 pages : maps ; 23 cm
Contents: Resurrecting engaged orthodoxy --
Evangelicalism thriving --
Explaining religious vitality in America --
Toward a "subcultural identity" theory of religious strength --
Evangelicalism embattled --
Excursus : Belief plausibility in modern America --
Ironies of subcultural distinction : strength and ineffectiveness --
Conclusion --
Appendices : Research methods ; On religious identities ; Interview guides ; Telephone survey.
Responsibility: Christian Smith, with Michael Emerson [and others].
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