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American evangelicals today

Author: Corwin E Smidt
Publisher: Lanham : Rowman & Littlefield, 2015. ©2013
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First paperback editionView all editions and formats
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Smidt assesses the contemporary social, religious, and political characteristics of evangelical Protestants today. He analyzes the extent to which evangelicals are divided today, and does so within the framework of four potential factors that might shape such divisions: racial/ethnic differences, generational differences, educational differences, and religious differences. Addressing how evangelicals have changed  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Corwin E Smidt
ISBN: 9781442217300 1442217308
OCLC Number: 904413893
Awards: Winner of Choice Outstanding Academic Title 2013.
Description: xvii, 280 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: When morning gilds the sky? Evangelicals in contemporary American society --
Oh God, our help in ages past? The evangelical tradition in American religious life --
Seek and you shall find? The bases of analyzing evangelicals today --
Let the weak say I am strong? The size and social characteristics of evangelicals --
How firm a foundation? The theological beliefs and religious behavior of evangelicals --
Living for Jesus? The social theology of evangelicals --
They will know we are Christians by our love? The civic life of evangelicals --
We're marching to Zion? The politics of evangelicals --
In the sweet by and by? Evangelicals and the future.
Responsibility: Corwin E. Smidt.

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Smidt assesses the contemporary social, religious, and political characteristics of evangelical Protestants today. He analyzes the extent to which evangelicals are divided today, and does so within the framework of four potential factors that might shape such divisions: racial/ethnic differences, generational differences, educational differences, and religious differences. Addressing how evangelicals have changed over time, Smidt looks toward the future, addressing generational differences and other possible factors for change among evangelical Protestants.

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