Supported by an astonishing parade of concrete examples and direct quotes from reporters, judges, bloggers, and influencers, David Aikman turns his journalist's eye on the rise of hostility toward Christian expression in America and the alarming decline of orthodox belief among those who call themselves Christians. He explores the inspiring history of Christianity in America, the powerful cultural influences that have weakened the church, and the bright spots of hope he sees across the country, suggesting possible ways Christian influence in America might be refined and revived.
Pastors, culture-watchers, and anyone concerned about the state of the church in America will find this a fascinating and eye-opening read.
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Table of Contents
1 Not a Christian Nation? The Battle for Our National Identity 9
2 Where Are the Christians in America? Withdrawal vs. Retreat 35
3 Was America Ever a Christian Nation? The Intention to Form a Christian Community 55
4 American Christianity and the Challenge of Modernity: The Rise of a Secular Intelligentsia 115
5 Countertrends: God Is Coming Back 163