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Evangelical vs. Ecumenical: The Protestant Two-Party System

Evangelical vs. Ecumenical: The Protestant Two-Party System

Going back to colonial times, liberal and conservative Protestants in the US have had conflicting views over both theology and politics. Yet according to intellectual historian David Hollinger, the role of liberalized, ecumenical Protestantism in American history has too often been overshadowed by more conservative versions of the faith. How did evangelicals come to dominate the cultural capital of Christianity? Hollinger, whose most recent book is After Cloven Tongues of Fire: Protestant Liberalism in Modern American History, describes the history of Protestantism's two-party system.

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