The Death of Protestant America: A Political Theory of the Protestant Mainline by ProQuest


The average American these days would have trouble recalling the dogmas that once defined all the jarring sects, but their names remain at least half alive: a kind of verbal remembrance of the nation's religious history, a taste on the tongue of native speakers. In the multiplicity of its denominations, Protestantism could influence the nation in churchly ways without actually being a church-without being a single source of religious authority constantly tempted to assume a central political and economic role.\n That vocabulary was incomplete in many ways, and the churches often failed to provide true Christian witness.

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