Evangelicalism in America


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Baylor University Press
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5.8 X 8.7 X 0.8 inches | 0.9 pounds

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About the Author

Randall Balmer is John Phillips Professor in Religion and Chair of the Department of Religion at Dartmouth College. His book The Making of Evangelicalism - From Revivalism to Politics and Beyond is also available from Baylor University Press.


Balmer writes in clear, engaging prose, providing lively and concise portraits of movements and individuals from the seventeenth to the twenty-first centuries.

--Bradley J. Longfield "Interpretation: A Journal of Bible and Theology "

A vital contribution to the study of a movement which itself has made such a vital contribution to the very soul of the United States.

--Joe Super "Fides Et Historia "

A quick primer for how Evangelicalism became what it is today.

--Steve A. Wiggins "Reading Religion "

As a self-acknowledged sympathizer with classical Evangelicalism, Balmer laments its fading into a mere shadow of its founding idealism. His choice of final essay indicates that he holds little hope for the future of a religion that uses political power as its main form of self-identity in a land founded on religious freedom.

--Steve A. Wiggins "Reading Religion "

For directors of parish discussion groups, professors teaching undergraduates about American religion looking for an accessible text, or pastors appointed to an ecumenical commission, I'd run out and buy this book.

--Mark Massa, SJ "Theological Studies "

An entertaining and provocative book by a senior scholar of American evangelicalism.

--Glenn R. Kreider "Bibliotheca Sacra "