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  • The Evangelicals

  • The Struggle to Shape America
  • By: Frances FitzGerald
  • Narrated by: Jacques Roy
  • Length: 25 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 181
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 161
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 159

This groundbreaking book from Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Frances FitzGerald is the first to tell the powerful, dramatic story of the Evangelical movement in America - from the Puritan era to the 2016 presidential election. Evangelicals have, in many ways, defined the nation. They have shaped our culture and our politics. Frances FitzGerald's narrative of this distinctively American movement is a major work of history, piecing together the centuries-long story for the first time.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Amazing detail!

  • By tyler on 04-03-18

An Eye Opening Journey

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4 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 10-17-18

I was raised evangelical; I'm not one anymore, but I've always been fascinated by the evolution of fundamentalism and the interplay of Christianity with American politics. This book is an objective overview of church and American history covering a couple hundred years. Sometimes the information was a bit too dense for listening to, even though the narrator had great delivery, and I wished I had the physical book for reference. Even so, I got a lot out listening to the book. I'm not sure if I'd listen again because of the length and dry nature of the content, but I'm glad I bought the audiobook all the same because it was a good pondering book for long evening walks.

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