On Evangelicalism at Immanent Frame

The Social Science Research Council’s blog, The Immanent Frame, has become the arena for discussion of issues related to religion, civil society, and public life, with a particular focus on issues of (post)secularity. They are now hosting an ongoing conversation about evangelicals and evangelicalism, somewhat in light of the shifting political climate in this year of an American presidential election. They recently included a post from my colleague Joel Carpenter on the global complexion of evangelicalism, and today they’ve posted my own contribution, “Who’s Afraid of Sociology?,” which makes a theological case for affirming sociological definitions of “evangelical.” The conversation will continue with posts from many others.