Evangelicals

by Mark A. Noll, David W. Bebbington, & George M. Marsden     |     Book Summary


Author: Mark A. Noll, David W. Bebbington, & George M. Marsden
Publisher: Eerdmans
Date: 2019
Pages: 336

Book Summary of Union With Christ by Rankin Wilbourne


“The word ‘evangelical’ is in trouble—but for different and competing reasons.” (p. 1)

  1. Recent history has connected white, American evangelicals with Donald Trump in a remarkable and unique way. 
  2. Recent scholarship has begun to question the validity of the ‘Bebbington Quadrilateral’ as a definition of evangelicals.
  3. The religious landscape and demographic makeup of the United States does not mirror that of the rest of the world. 

These realities leave us with several difficult questions: 

  1. What is an evangelical? 
  2. Who are these people? 
  3. What makes them cohere as a group? 
  4. Is the term evangelical even useful or redeemable in the twenty-first century? 

This book is a collection of essays, each of which wrestles with the questions surrounding the word evangelical. “The object of this book is to illuminate trajectories from the past in relationship to recent debates about evangelicalism, especially in the United States.” (p. 13)





Evangelicals

by Mark A. Noll, David W. Bebbington, & George M. Marsden

[ Book Summary ]



Book Summary of Union With Christ by Rankin Wilbourne

Author Mark A. Noll, David W. Bebbington, & George M. Marsden
Publisher Eerdmans
Date 2019
Pages 336


Overview:

“The word ‘evangelical’ is in trouble—but for different and competing reasons.” (p. 1)

  1. Recent history has connected white, American evangelicals with Donald Trump in a remarkable and unique way. 
  2. Recent scholarship has begun to question the validity of the ‘Bebbington Quadrilateral’ as a definition of evangelicals.
  3. The religious landscape and demographic makeup of the United States does not mirror that of the rest of the world. 

These realities leave us with several difficult questions: 

  1. What is an evangelical? 
  2. Who are these people? 
  3. What makes them cohere as a group? 
  4. Is the term evangelical even useful or redeemable in the twenty-first century? 

This book is a collection of essays, each of which wrestles with the questions surrounding the word evangelical. “The object of this book is to illuminate trajectories from the past in relationship to recent debates about evangelicalism, especially in the United States.” (p. 13)