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The anointed : evangelical truth in a secular age

Author: Randall J Stephens; Karl Giberson
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2011.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Exploring intellectual authority within evangelicalism, the authors reveal how America's populist ideals, anti-intellectualism, and religious free market, along with the concept of anointing--being chosen by God to speak for him like the biblical prophets--established a conservative evangelical leadership isolated from the world of secular arts and sciences."--Publisher description.
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Genre/Form: Church history
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Randall J Stephens; Karl Giberson
ISBN: 9780674048188 0674048180
OCLC Number: 709670351
Description: 356 pages, [14] pages of plates : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: The answer man --
The amateur Christian historian --
The family of God --
Trust me, the end is near --
A carnival of Christians --
Made in America.
Responsibility: Randall J. Stephens, Karl W. Giberson.

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Why do so many evangelicals follow leaders with dubious credentials when they have other options in their own faith? Exploring intellectual authority within evangelicalism, the authors reveal how the  Read more...

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[Stephens and Giberson] rise triumphantly to the challenge of explaining the leaders and the culture of the religious Right without rancor or condescension. -- Ray Olson Booklist 20111015 The Read more...

 
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