The Future of Evangelicalism in America

Edited by Candy Gunther Brown and Mark Silk

Columbia University Press

The Future of Evangelicalism in America

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The Future of Evangelicalism in America

Edited by Candy Gunther Brown and Mark Silk

Columbia University Press

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.
Any educated reader would do well to start with The Future of Evangelicalism in America for an understanding of what evangelicalism is, where it came from, and how it is changing. This important and useful book will make a significant contribution to our understanding of American evangelicalism. Barry Hankins, Baylor University
This book is as timely as it is valuable. The distinguished group of authors offers a diverse and wide-ranging scholarly analysis of the state of evangelicalism in American culture and politics. At the same time, they root their perceptions in solid historical scholarship, and a strong awareness of theological dilemmas. The resulting collection is rewarding, and provocative. Philip Jenkins, Baylor University
American evangelicalism is changing, as it has always done to try to adapt to and influence its evolving environments and constituencies. This volume smartly maps out the most significant aspects of evangelical change today--combining important historical context, analyses of current evidence, and well-informed projections into the future--to provide an essential guide to recent developments in this important religious movement. Christian Smith, University of Notre Dame
The thoughtful, well-informed, wide-ranging, and up-to-date chapters of this book offer an excellent introduction to contemporary American evangelicals. Of special note is the skill with which authors and editor Candy Gunther Brown chart the great diversity among evangelical Protestant movements that nonetheless remain identifiably linked by their adherence to the Bible, their commitment to personal Christian conversion. and their adaptability within contemporary culture. Mark Noll, University of Notre Dame
An excellent introduction to contemporary American Evangelicalism.... Highly recommended. Choice
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
Index

About the Author

Candy Gunther Brown is professor of religious studies at Indiana University. She is the author or editor of five books, including The Word in the World: Evangelical Writing, Publishing, and Reading in America, 1789-1880 (2004).

Mark Silk is director of the Leonard E. Greenberg Center for the Study of Religion in Public Life and professor of religion in public life at Trinity College in Hartford. He is the coauthor, with Andrew Walsh, of One Nation, Divisible: How Regional Religious Differences Shape American Politics (2008)