Protestants: The Evangelical Undertow

"There is a mounting tide of conservatism in Protestantism," argues Dr. Ilion T. Jones, retired professor of San Fran cisco Theological Seminary. "I am convinced that an 'evangelical undertow' is rapidly building up in our century and that it must be reckoned with sooner or later."

Dr. Jones' undertow is a hard-to-map third stream in American Protestant ism, running midway between the simplistic fundamentalism of small Christian sects, and the sophisticated faith espoused by a majority of the nation's best-known theologians and denominational leaders. It is best known as evangelical conservatism, and...

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