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Deconstructing Evangelicalism

Hardback|Jan 2004
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In DECONSTRUCTING EVANGELICALISM, D. G. Hart suggests that the concept of evangelicalism was the creation of Protestant leaders during the 1940s and later applied by academics during the 1980s and 1990s. In both cases, he argues, evangelicalism as a popular...


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In DECONSTRUCTING EVANGELICALISM, D. G. Hart suggests that the concept of evangelicalism was the creation of Protestant leaders during the 1940s and later applied by academics during the 1980s and 1990s. In both cases, he argues, evangelicalism as a popular form of faith and as a tool of scholarly analysis obscured more of Christianity than it revealed. For Hart, twentieth-century evangelicalism centres on Billy Graham - those in sympathy with him and those reacting to him.

Hart provocatively argues that evangelicalism is a constructed concept that is not useful for understanding Christianity and should be abandoned as a separate religious identity. In his view, "Evangelicalism needs to be relinquished as a religious identity because it does not exist. In fact it is the wax nose of twentieth-century [North

Millions of Americans identify themselves as evangelicals. But what does the word mean? For author D. G. Hart, twentieth-century evangelicalism centers on Billy Graham--those in sympathy with him and those reacting to him. In Deconstructing Evangelicalism, D. G. Hart provocatively argues that evangelicalism is a concept that has obscured more of Christianity than it has revealed and should be abandoned as a separate religious identity. Instead, he suggests that American Christians rediscover their rich theological heritage rather than continue to struggle along with "a minimalist account of the Christian faith."
-Publisher

D. G. Hart is director of academic projects and faculty development at the Intercollegiate Studies Institute in Wilmington, Delaware.
-Publisher

PRODUCT DETAIL
  • Catalogue Code 205612
  • Product Code 0801027284
  • EAN 9780801027284
  • Pages 224
  • Department Academic
  • Category Theology
  • Sub-Category General
  • Publisher Baker Book House
  • Publication Date Jan 2004
  • Dimensions 224 x 148 x 24mm
  • Weight 0.413kg

D G Hart

Dr. Darryl G. Hart (Ph.D., Johns Hopkins University) is Director for Partnered Projects at the Intercollegiate Studies Institute in Wilmington, Delaware. Prior to this he taught church history and served as academic dean at Westminster Seminary California and directed the Institute for the Study of American Evangelicals and taught American history at Wheaton College.
He is the author of numerous books and articles, including John Williamson Nevin: High Church Calvinist; A Secular Faith: Why Christianity Favors the Separation of Church and State; Seeking a Better Country: Three Hundred Years of American Presbyterianism (co-author); Deconstructing Evangelicalism: Conservative Protestantism in the Era of Billy Graham; Recovering Mother Kirk: The Case for Liturgy in the Reformed Tradition and The Lost Soul of American Protestantism. -Editorial Review.

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