Who Is An Evangelical?: The History Of A Movement In Crisis

September 24, 2019|
Who Is An Evangelical?: The History Of A Movement In Crisis by Thomas S. Kidd
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A leading historian of evangelicalism offers a concise history of evangelicals and how they became who they are today

Evangelicalism is arguably America’s most controversial religious movement. Nonevangelical people who follow the news may have a variety of impressions about what “evangelical” means. But one certain association they make with evangelicals is white Republicans. Many may recall that 81 percent of self-described white evangelicals voted for Donald Trump, and they may well wonder at the seeming hypocrisy of doing so.
 
In this illuminating book, Thomas Kidd draws on his expertise in American religious history to retrace the arc of this spiritual movement, illustrating just how historically peculiar that political and ethnic definition (white Republican) of evangelicals is. He examines distortions in the public understanding of evangelicals, and shows how a group of “Republican insider evangelicals” aided the politicization of the movement. This book will be a must-read for those trying to better understand the shifting religious and political landscape of America today.
Thomas S. Kidd is the James Vardaman Distinguished Professor of History at Baylor University. His books include Benjamin Franklin: The Religious Life of a Founding Father and American Colonial History: Clashing Cultures and Faiths.
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Title:Who Is An Evangelical?: The History Of A Movement In CrisisFormat:HardcoverProduct dimensions:200 pages, 8.25 X 5.5 X 0.69 inShipping dimensions:200 pages, 8.25 X 5.5 X 0.69 inPublished:September 24, 2019Publisher:Yale University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0300241410

ISBN - 13:9780300241419

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