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The Lion and the Lamb: Evangelicals and Catholics in America by William M. Shea PDF

By William M. Shea

ISBN-10: 0195139860

ISBN-13: 9780195139860

the most fascinating questions in modern American Christianity is whether or not the new warming of family members among Catholics and conservative evangelicals supplies a thaw within the ice age that has lasted because the 16th century. American evangelical Protestants and Roman Catholics have hated and suspected each other for the reason that colonial instances. within the 20th century, notwithstanding, each one neighborhood has skilled radical swap, and this has ended in a transformation within the courting among the two.
In this e-book William Shea examines the historical past of this dating and the indicators of strength reconciliation. His springboard is the hot exposure given to the 1993 rfile Evangelicals and Catholics Together, during which a number of recognized figures from each one camp, appearing as participants, signed an announcement maintaining even more universal theological and social floor than the other American Catholic-evangelical workforce had ever performed. on reflection, Shea surveys the lengthy and intensely sour historical past of released recriminations that experience flown from side to side among Catholics and lots of varieties of Protestants because the sixteenth century. He makes the case that Catholics and conservative Protestants reacted alongside parallel traces to western "modernity" - specifically naturalistic evolution and better feedback of the Bible). That deeper background leads him to the more moderen historical past that has partly triumph over the critical Catholic-evangelical antagonisms. right here he makes a speciality of the increase of "neo-evangelicals" linked to Billy Graham and the nationwide organization of Evangelicals and at the adjustments with the Catholic church when you consider that Vatican II. He is going directly to supply systematic interpretations of modern evangelical literature on Catholics and Catholic literature on evangelicals.
The booklet ends with a few ancient, but in addition theological, social and private conclusions. This obtainable, groundbreaking, and well timed examine may be essential interpreting for all drawn to the spiritual panorama of the United States today.

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