The New Evangelical Social Engagement, Hardback Book

The New Evangelical Social Engagement Hardback

Edited by Brian Steensland, Philip Goff


Evangelicals are increasingly turning their attention toward issues such as the environment, international human rights, economic development, racial reconciliation, and urban renewal.

This marks an expansion of the social agenda advanced by the Religious Right over the past few decades.

For outsiders to evangelical culture, this trend complicates simplistic stereotypes.

For insiders, it brings contention over what "true" evangelicalism means today.

The NewEvangelical Social Engagement brings together an impressive interdisciplinary team of scholars to map this new religious terrain and spell out its significance. The volume's introduction describes the broad outlines of this "new evangelicalism." The editors identify its key elements, trace its historical lineage, account for the recent changes taking place within evangelicalism, and highlight the implications of these changes for politics, civic engagement, and American religion.

Part One of the book discusses important groups and trends: emerging evangelicals, the New Monastics, an emphasis on social justice, Catholic influences, gender dynamics andthe desire to rehabilitate the evangelical identity, and evangelical attitudes toward the new social agenda.

Part Two focuses on specific issues: the environment, racial reconciliation, abortion, international human rights, and global poverty.

Part Three contains reflections on the new evangelicalsocial engagement by three leading scholars in the fields of American religious history, sociology of religion, and Christian ethics.


  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 336 pages, 5 illus.
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press Inc
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Religious issues & debates
  • ISBN: 9780199329533



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