The Perils of Definition

Tuesday, 12 Jun 2007

Two extremes can be found in the project of defining Evangelicalism. On the one hand, there is the infinitely elastic approach that treats this task as if it were a matter of defining cyberspace-far too diverse to characterize. On the other hand, there are those who are ready to reduce Evangelicalism to one of its component parts. For our quite limited purposes, I will simply state rather than demonstrate my own operating definition. We must first distinguish between evangelical Christianity as a common set of convictions (i.e., the term used adjectivally) and Evangelicalism as a ...

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