"Evangelicalism: The Next Generation" by James M. Penning and Corwin E. Smidt

Wednesday, 30 May 2007

If James Hunter's 1987 book, Evangelicalism: The Coming Generation, was not a bomb on the happy playground of American evangelicals, it was at least a powerful grenade. In that book, as well as his 1983 work, American Evangelicalism: Conservative Religion and the Quandary of Modernity, Hunter set out to demonstrate that the theological and moral boundaries of American Evangelicalism were rapidly shifting, less from corporate reflection on faith and practice than from the movement's accommodation to modernity through its various carriers (such as rationalization and cultural pluralism). Particularly telling for Hunter were the signals emanating ...

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