Power, Politics and the Fragmentation of Evangelicalism: From the Scopes Trial to the Obama Administration
Kenneth J. Collins tells the narrative history of the political and cultural fortunes of American evangelicalism from the late nineteenth century through the contemporary era. He traces the establishment of the evangelical enterprise in American culture and its influences on the political and social values of the American landscape throughout the twentieth century, as well as its fragmentation into competing ideological camps. Underlining how both sides of the liberal-conservative divide have diluted their message through political idioms, Collins suggests a way forward for evangelical political identity that avoids the pitfalls of fundamentalism and liberalism. Will American evangelicalism outlive its partisan history? As Kenneth Collins tells the story, there is reason to think so.
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A Must Read for 2012!User Review - Dan Wells - Christianbook.com
Power, Politics and the Fragmentation of Evangelicalism is a great read whether you are a political liberal, moderate or conservative! It’s message gets at the heart of contemporary American ... Read full review
An Important Book for EvangelicalsUser Review - Robert - Christianbook.com
Collins explores the strengths and weaknesses of the Evangelical Right and Left and concludes that political power cannot bring about cultural influence and change. Cultural influence cannot be ... Read full review