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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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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.

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  • Amazing detail!

  • By tyler on 04-03-18

Leaning too far to the left to be a fair history

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Reviewed: 03-28-18

The author presents the modernist’s argument against the fundamentalists like settled fact. The claim that Luther, Calvin and church history itself make no claim to inerrancy really tipped the scales for me. Fundamentalists didn’t just make up the idea of biblical inerrancy to combat liberalism. Even if you strongly disagree with fundamentalist views it is intellectually dishonest and unfair to make such a blanket dismissal of inerrancy. Especially since inerrancy, In my opinion, was the key issue of the whole controversy.

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