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Evangelikale Hegemonie – Das Zeitalter der Evangelikalen
Steven P. Miller. The Age of Evangelicalism: The Born-Again Years. New York: Oxford University Press, 2014. 240 pp. $24.95.
They know us by our politics. That is the sobering conclusion that evangelical readers will take away from Steven P. Miller’s seminal book, The Age of Evangelicalism: The Born-Again Years (Oxford). I do not know of another book that more effectively tells the story of American evangelicalism’s ascendancy and (perhaps) its political collapse, from Jimmy Carter to Barack Obama. Although some evangelical readers may not appreciate Miller’s critical tone, this is medicine worth taking for any conservative Christian who cares about politics and public policy.
Miller, professor at Webster University and Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri, and author of Billy Graham and the Rise of the Republican South (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2009), argues that the key to understanding “The Age of Evangelicalism” is to see that evangelicalism—especially its political manifestations—defined American culture in the roughly 40-year era from 1972 to 2012. In spite of its adherents’ oppositional mentality, evangelicalism was not subcultural in those years, Miller tells us. It was hegemonic. …….