Evangelical Christianity is a paradox. Evangelicals are radically individualist, but devoted to community and family. They believe in the transformative power of a personal relationship with God, but are wary of religious enthusiasm. They are deeply skeptical of secular reason, but eager to find scientific proof that the Bible is true. In this groundbreaking history of modern American evangelicalism, Molly Worthen argues that these contradictions are the products of a crisis of authority that lies at the heart of the faith.
"Book is excellent, narration a bit dry"
Liberal democracy in the West is on the fritz. The leader of the free world larded his recent news conference with false claims, while British legislators dither over their citizens’ reckless decision to leave the European Union. At the same time, nationalist, xenophobic movements across Europe are on the rise — promising, like Donald Trump, to stick it to those out-of-touch elites who don’t understand the common people.
"Where in the World Can We Find Hope?" is from the February 19, 2017 Opinion section of The New York Times. It was written by Molly Worthen and narrated by Fleet Cooper.
"What's God Got to Do with It?" is from the October 09, 2016 Opinion section of The New York Times. It was written by Molly Worthen and narrated by Kristi Burns.
"Stop Saying 'I Feel Like'" is from the May 01, 2016 Opinion section of The New York Times. It was written by Molly Worthen and narrated by Kristi Burns.