Everything You Know about Evangelicals Is Wrong (Well, Almost Everything): An Insider's Look at Myths and Realities

Everything You Know about Evangelicals Is Wrong (Well, Almost Everything): An Insider's Look at Myths and Realities

by Steve Wilkens, Don Thorsen
     
 

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While evangelicals make up a significant portion of American society, they still constitute a mystery for many. They exert considerable influence on virtually every aspect of American life and culture, yet by those who don't appreciate them they're seen as rednecks, crypto-fundamentalists, and people without education. Wilkens and Thorsen contend that evangelicals are

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While evangelicals make up a significant portion of American society, they still constitute a mystery for many. They exert considerable influence on virtually every aspect of American life and culture, yet by those who don't appreciate them they're seen as rednecks, crypto-fundamentalists, and people without education. Wilkens and Thorsen contend that evangelicals are tired of being caricatured and provide an insider's look at myths and realities surrounding the movement. They winsomely and sometimes humorously assess the breadth and depth of evangelical beliefs, values, and practices, arguing that evangelicalism is identifiable by a family resemblance, vitality, and relevance that transcends particular theological and political stereotypes that arise inside as well as outside of it. The book provides a synthetic presentation of contemporary evangelical Christianity as well as critiques of it.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781441212061
Publisher:
Baker Publishing Group
Publication date:
08/01/2010
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
224
File size:
403 KB

Meet the Author

Steve Wilkens (PhD, Fuller Seminary) is professor of philosophy and ethics at Azusa Pacific University and the author or coauthor of seven books.

Don Thorsen (PhD, Drew University) is professor of theology at Haggard School of Theology at Azusa Pacific University and the author or editor of six books.
Don Thorsen (PhD, Drew University) is professor of theology, chair of the department of theology and ethics, and chair of advanced studies in the Haggard Graduate School of Theology at Azusa Pacific University in Azusa, California. His previous books include The Wesleyan Quadrilateral and An Exploration of Christian Theology.

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