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Evangelicalism

There are many ways to define evangelicalism, whether it’s sociologically, politically, or theologically. The best-known and most widely used definition comes from David Bebbington’s 1989 Evangelicalism in Modern Britain. Known as the Bebbington quadrilateral, it lists four emphases used to identify evangelicalism: the importance of the Bible, Christ’s redemptive work on the cross, the need for conversion, and activism.

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    How do we measure Evangelical Christianity? That is, how do we know who is one and who isn’t one? (Black White and Grey)
  • The Decline of Evangelical America
    Some evangelical leaders are embarrassed by our movement’s present paralysis. I am not. Weakness is a potent purifier. For me, the deterioration and disarray of the movement is a source of hope: hope that churches will stop angling for human power and start proclaiming the power of Christ. (NYT)

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