By Monique El-Faizy

during this very important exploration of 1 of the main misunderstood phenomena of our day, former fundamentalist Christian Monique El-Faizy argues that evangelicals became the recent institution, constituting over forty% of our inhabitants by means of a few estimates. The 2004 Presidential election opened the eyes of many so-called blue nation american citizens to the succeed in of evangelical Christianity, but a lot of the media and Hollywood nonetheless fail to appreciate the paradigm shift that has positioned evangelicals within the American mainstream.
With the intimate point of view of a former insider, God and nation takes readers earlier the sides of the evangelical neighborhood into its middle, proposing an in-depth examine megachurches, Christian rock, Christian publishing, and the daily lives of evangelical american citizens. El-Faizy exhibits how, via mimicking many components of secular the US and developing robust groups, evangelical leaders trap converts through the millions. yet whereas the general public face of the circulation has softened, the conservative outdated shield nonetheless drives the political time table. Evangelicals see each point in their lifestyles throughout the prism in their religion; their trust is significant to each selection, own, social or political. To brush off or miscast such an influential inhabitants will be a grave mistake. clever, clear-headed and piercing, God and nation is key studying for an individual drawn to our nation's future.

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