After Evangelicalism

After Evangelicalism

A building crescendo of developments, culminating in evangelical support for the Trump presidency, has led many evangelicals to question the faith they inherited. If being Christian means rejecting LGBTQ persons and supporting systemic racism, perhaps their Christian journey is over.

David Gushee offers a new way forward for disillusioned post-evangelicals by first analyzing what went wrong with U.S. white evangelicalism in areas such as evangelical identity, biblical interpretation, church life, sexuality, politics, and race. Gushee then proposes new ways of Christian believing, belonging, and behaving, helping post-evangelicals from where they are to a living relationship with Christ and an intellectually cogent and morally robust post-evangelical faith. After Evangelicalism shows that it is possible to follow Jesus out of evangelical Christianity, and more than that, it's necessary.

Title:After Evangelicalism
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9780664266110
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    After Evangelicalism Reviews

  • bookswithmaddi

    Thank you to Netgalley and the publisher for giving me a free e-ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review. “After Evangelicalism” was a powerful and moving book. It shined a light on many ...

  • Lady Brainsample

    "Post-evangelicals are abandoning the church too... [some] leave for reasons peculiar to the American evangelical experience. Those reasons begin with disillusionment over teachings that are viewed as...

  • Tricia Gallion

    Thank you to Westminster John Knox Press and NetGalley for an advanced reader copy of this book. I am providing an honest review in exchange.This is definitely not an easy “fluff” read but I loved...

  • Taylor Anderson

    I thought this book did a good job of laying out an honest critique of American Evangelicalism, covering its ties with Conservatism, theological issues, and a history of how it came to be. I found it ...

  • B.J. Richardson

    With this book, I am going to do something I have thought about, but have never done before. I'm going to write a running review. A few times over the past few weeks, this book has popped up on my rea...

  • Robert D. Cornwall

    I was once a white evangelical. I'm still white, but I'm now a post-evangelical living among liberal Protestants. There are parts of me that still reflect that evangelical period of my life. I have a ...

  • Amanda Espinoza

    I would like to thank NetGalley and Westminster John Knox Press for the opportunity to read After Evangelicalism in exchange for an honest review.Non-fiction books about theology are not usually at th...

  • Steve Watson

    David Gushee has been one of the scholars of this post-evangelical moment, and with this book, he is one of our leading pastors as well. Gushee is helping us find a way to stay Christian while leaving...

  • Amanda Osenga

    I've read a lot of books in this genre. This is the most comprehensive and thorough for sure. I loved the takeaways in each chapter, the level of research that went into this book, and the post-evange...

  • Steve Spencer (he, him.his)

    The book plots a healthy course for former evangelicals or post-evangelicals, a path that can end wanderings and bring renewal and flourishing.The assessment of Evangelicalism’s history and characte...