In The Future of Evangelicalism in America, thematic chapters on culture, spirituality, theology, politics, and ethnicity reveal the sources of the movement's dynamism, as well as significant challenges confronting the rising generations. A collaboration among scholars of history, religious studies, theology, political science, and ethnic studies, the volume offers unique insight into a vibrant and sometimes controversial movement, the future of which is closely tied to the future of America.
About the Author
Candy Gunther Brown is professor of religious studies at Indiana University. Her books include The Word in the World: Evangelical Writing, Publishing, and Reading in America, 1789-1880 (2004); Testing Prayer: Science and Healing (2012); The Healing Gods: Complementary and Alternative Medicine in Christian America (2013); and Debating Yoga and Mindfulness in Public Schools: Reforming Secular Education or Reestablishing Religion? (2019).
Mark Silk is professor of religion in public life and director of the Leonard Greenberg Center for the Study of Religion in Public Life at Trinity College. He is the author of Unsecular Media: Making News of Religion in America (1995) and coeditor of Religion by Region, an eight-volume series on religion and public life in the United States, among others.
Table of Contents
Series Editors' Introduction: The Future of Religion in America, by Mark Silk and Andrew Walsh
Introduction, by Candy Gunther Brown
1. American Evangelicalism: Character, Function, and Trajectories of Change, by Michael S. Hamilton
2. Sound, Style, Substance: New Directions in Evangelical Spirituality, by Chris R. Armstrong
3. The Emerging Divide in Evangelical Theology, by Roger E. Olson
4. Evangelicals, Politics, and Public Policy: Lessons from the Past, Prospects for the Future, by Amy E. Black
5. The Changing Face of Evangelicalism, by Timothy Tseng
Conclusion, by Candy Gunther Brown
Appendix A: American Religious Identification Survey: Research Design
Appendix B: American Religious Identification Survey: Future of Religion in America Survey
Appendix C: American Religious Identification Survey: Typology of Religious Groups
List of Contributors