By Molly Worthen
In this groundbreaking heritage of contemporary American evangelicalism, Molly Worthen argues that those contradictions are the goods of a trouble of authority that lies on the middle of the religion. Evangelicals have by no means had a unmarried authority to steer them via those dilemmas or settle the not easy query of what the Bible truly ability. Worthen chronicles the ideological war, institutional clash, and clashes among smooth professionals and maverick disciples that lurk at the back of the extra commonplace narrative of the increase of the Christian correct. the result's an formidable highbrow background that weaves jointly tales from all corners of the evangelical global to give an explanation for the tips and personalities-the scholarly pursuits and anti-intellectual impulses-that have made evangelicalism a cultural and political force.
In Apostles of Reason, Worthen recasts American evangelicalism as a circulate outlined now not by way of shared doctrines or politics, yet by means of the matter of reconciling head wisdom and middle faith in an more and more secular the United States. She exhibits that knowing the increase of the Christian correct in only political phrases, as such a lot students have performed, misses the guts of the tale. The tradition wars of the past due 20th century emerged not just from the fight among spiritual conservatives and secular liberals, but in addition from the civil warfare inside evangelicalism itself-a conflict over tips to uphold the instructions of either religion and cause, and the way finally to guide the state again onto the trail of righteousness.
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Apostles of Reason: The Crisis of Authority in American Evangelicalism by Molly Worthen