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Why White Evangelicals Are “Splintering” Politically

posted on May 2, 2017

NPR’s Danielle Kurtzleben interviews Frances FitzGerald, the author of The Evangelicals: The Struggle to Shape America, a new book that explores the history of the evangelical movement. FitzGerald says, “‘Evangelicals’ in a way was made a category by Billy Graham after this split between the liberals and the conservatives, and he divorced himself from the fundamentalists and created the term—or re-created the term ‘evangelical’ to describe conservative protestants who were not fundamentalists.” She adds, “There is now a progressive party within evangelicalism that is, was, and still remains anti-abortion and so forth but is also socially justice-minded in a way, going back to those in the 19th century.”

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