Has American evangelicalism lost its identity and sense of purpose? Who will define American evangelicalism in the 21st century? The kaleidoscopic diversity of opinions within evangelicalism betrays a lack of unity if not confusion about its primary mission.If you are puzzled by the religious landscape of the United States or simply trying to understand the evangelical fascination with conservative politics then you will be challenged to consider how American evangelicalism can be restored to the historic identity and heritage marked by Jesus’ own desire for His church: The Great Commandment, the Great Compassion, and the Great Commission. In this accessible and sometimes academic book, Michael Cooper leads you in an honest and open evaluation with where American evangelicalism has strayed from the first century church. The influence of the American church continues to be felt around the world so it is no exaggeration when Cooper exclaims, “When the American church sneezes, the world catches a cold.” His goal is to be sure that this virus is not fatal.Through this study of American evangelicalism, discover a restored identity for a church whose very presence in society draws people’s attention to Jesus Christ, not to a political platform.
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