Tag Archives: David Hollinger

Did the Mainline Win or Did ‘Merica?


John Fea has an interview with Peggy Bendroth about her new book, The Last Puritans: Mainline Protestants and the Power of the Past (The University of North Carolina Press, 2015). This exchange stood out: JF: Why do we need to read The Last Puritans? PB: Here’s one practical reason: since the 1980s, if we use… Read More→

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Hollow (read: no) Victory


Along with the last rites being administered to the GOP, students of evangelicalism are also reassessing what had looked like such a strong showing by born-again Protestants in the culture wars since 1980. It turns out, according to some, that rather than being sidelined by evangelical Protestants, the mainline churches were the real winners in… Read More→

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