Trading Places: Evangelical and Mainline Protestantism at the Turn of the Twenty-first Century

Randall Balmer

Article Type: Word and World Lecture Series

Publication Date: 1/1/1999

Issue: Preaching (Vol. 19, No 1, Winter, 1999)

Since the 1960s evangelical Protestants have grown in visibility and influence, while mainline Protestants have declined. Mainline churches must now learn to speak from the margins, find a prophetic voice, and understand the dynamics of the free marketplace of religion in American society.

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