By David A. Hollinger
The function of liberalized, ecumenical Protestantism in American heritage has too usually been obscured via the extra flamboyant and orthodox types of the religion that oppose evolution, embody slim conceptions of family members values, and proceed to insist that the U.S. may be understood as a Christian kingdom. during this publication, one in all our preeminent students of yank highbrow heritage examines how liberal Protestant thinkers struggled to include modernity, even on the rate of yielding a lot of the symbolic capital of Christianity to extra conservative, evangelical groups of faith.
If faith isn't easily a personal hindrance, yet a possible foundation for public coverage and a countrywide tradition, does this suggest that non secular rules should be topic to a similar form of strong public debate often given to rules approximately race, gender, and the financial system? Or is there whatever specified approximately spiritual principles that invitations a suspension of severe dialogue? those essays, amassed the following for the 1st time, display that the severe dialogue of non secular principles has been valuable to the method in which Protestantism has been liberalized during the background of the U.S., and make clear the complicated dating among faith and politics in modern American life.
After Cloven Tongues of Fire brings jointly in a single quantity David Hollinger's such a lot influential writings on ecumenical Protestantism. The publication beneficial properties an informative normal advent in addition to concise introductions to every essay.