evangelicals

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Understanding evangelicals

Blessed Assurance: A History of Evangelicalism in America, by Randall Balmer

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Christian America?, by Christian Smith

Armed with data from surveys and interviews, Smith skewers the notion that all conservative evangelicals are deeply uncomfortable with American pluralism and eager to impose a fundamentalist Christian worldview.

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Evangelical vs. Liberal: The Clash of Christian Cultures in the Pacific Northwest

James Wellman of the University of Washington makes a case that the Pacific Northwest might be a window into the future of Protestantism in the country as a whole.
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The New Measures: A Theological History of Democratic Practice

Not long ago the New York Times carried a story about a California congregation that maintains three separate bands: one specializing in soft rock, one in hard rock and one in classic rock. It effectively recruits its members, all 8,000 of them, according to their taste in Christian rock music.