Religion: Evangelicals Unite

Roman Catholics look to the Vatican, Eastern Christians to their patriarchates, and liberal Protestants, to some extent, to the World Council of Churches. But the Evangelical Protestants of the world have no symbolic center. Their periphery, however, is vast and expanding.

Though the U.S. makes up the largest component of this empire, Evangelicalism is a worldwide movement that includes tens of millions of people of nearly every persuasion, from Anglicans to Fundamentalists. While the more liberal Protestants embrace many theologies, Evangelicals are united on a core of orthodox beliefs and take literally the biblical injunction to "proclaim the good news to the...

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