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Author Smidt, Corwin E., 1946-
Title American evangelicals today / Corwin E. Smidt.
Published Lanham : Rowman & Littlefield, [2013]
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Description vii, 280 pages ; 24 cm
Content Type text
Format volume
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 253-271) and index.
Contents Introduction: When morning gilds the sky? : evangelicals in contemporary American society -- 1. Oh God, our help in ages past? : the evangelical tradition in American religious life -- 2. Seek and you shall find? : the bases of analyzing evangelicals today -- 3. Let the weak say I am strong? : the size and social characteristics of evangelicals -- 4. How firm a foundation? : the theological beliefs and religious behavior of evangelicals -- 5. Living for Jesus? : the social theology of evangelicals -- 6. They will know we are Christians by our love? : the civic life of evangelicals -- 7. We're marching to Zion? : the politics of evangelicals -- 8. In the sweet by and by? : evangelicals and the future.
Summary Smidt assesses the contemporary social, religious, and political characteristics of evangelical Protestants today. He analyzes the extent 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.
Subject Evangelicalism -- United States -- History -- 21st century.
ISBN 9781442217294 cloth alkaline paper
1442217294 cloth alkaline paper
9781442217317 (electronic)
1442217316 electronic
9781442217317 electronic
OCLC number 816563960