The "Mabelized" Church

Leithart, Peter J.
May 1991
First Things: A Monthly Journal of Religion & Public Life;May1991, Issue 13, p9
Presents an opinion on the dialectic of public and private in religious life. Influence of televangelism on religion in the U.S., focusing on the book "The Struggle for America's soul," by Robert Wuthnow; Changes on the doctrinal standards of evangelicalism; Concept of secularization.


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