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Sunday, April 08, 2007

A significant new article about evangelicals in America

Frances Fitzgerald, the highly regarded journalist and writer (Pulitzer-Prize-winning Fire in the Lake, about Vietnam) may not be a practicing Christian, but she brings her finely honed analytical skills to bear in an article signaling the potentially revolutionary recent developments in American evangelicalism. She makes a few mistakes, and she might have talked to more people (it would have been interesting if she had interviewed evangelicals within the mainlines), but on the whole it is a remarkably even-toned, careful, insightful--perhaps even sympathetic piece. It's in the new issue of The New York Review of Books.
Here's the link:
http://www.nybooks.com/articles/20131