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

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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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