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Evangelical Catholicism

The Theft of the (Christian) Century

…or, Do We Need a Book about the Parallel Lives of Liberal and Conservative Protestants? Today’s guest post comes from Mark Edwards, who is the author of The Right of the Protestant Left: God’s Totalitarianism (2012) and an assistant professor of history at Spring Arbor University in Michigan. Whatever else they might be, evangelicals are most certainly thieves.  Through my research into twentieth-century public theology, it’s become evident that theologically conservative American Protestants have been “pioneering” political and social ministry tactics that once belonged to their liberal foes.  (NOTE: I will be using “liberal,” “mainline,” and “ecumenical” interchangeably, as is Read more