Apostles of Reason : The Crisis of Authority in American Evangelicalism Hardback
In Apostles of Reason, Molly Worthen offers a sweeping intellectual history of modern American evangelicalism.
Traditionally, evangelicalism has been seen as a cohesive-indeed almost monolithic-religious movement.
Sometimes, religion drops out of the picture and evangelicalism is treated strictly as a political force.
Worthen argues that these views are false. Evangelicalism is, rather, a community of believers preoccupied by shared anxieties.
Evangelicalsdiffer from one another on the details of their ideas about God and humankind, but three elemental concerns unite them: how to reconcile faith and reason; how to know Jesus; and how to act on faith in a secularized public square.
In combination, under the pressures of modernity, and in the absence of aguiding authority capable of resolving uncertainties and disagreements, these anxieties have shaped evangelicals into a distinctive spiritual community.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 376 pages, 3 illustrations
- Publisher: Oxford University Press Inc
- Publication Date: 21/11/2013
- Category: History of the Americas
- ISBN: 9780199896462