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'Evangelical' - What It Means

What does it mean to be an evangelical? Is George W. Bush an evangelical? Here are the views of Wheaton College historian Mark Noll; Richard Cizik of the National Association of Evangelicals; Steve Waldman, editor-in-chief of Beliefnet; and Amy Black and Alan Jacobs, professors at Wheaton College.

Evangelicals v. Fundamentalists

Why are these two terms so often confused? How do these groups compare in their core beliefs and attitudes toward society? And why have Americans moved away from strict fundamentalism? Here are the views of Steve Waldman, editor-in-chief of Beliefnet and John C. Green, author of Religion and the Culture Wars.

Evangelicals v. Mainline Protestants

A look at the different religious perspectives and beliefs that distinguish these two broad groups of Christians in the United States and why membership in evangelical churches has been increasing while mainline denominations are, at best, just holding steady. Here are the views of John C Green, author of Religion and the Culture Wars; Richard Cizik of the National Association of Evangelicals; and Mark Noll, historian and professor at Wheaton College.

The Evangelical Vote

How monolithic is this voting bloc and how firm is its support for George W. Bush? Will religion matter in the 2004 election? Here are the views of Richard Cizik of the National Association of Evangelicals; Steve Waldman, editor-in-chief of Beliefnet; Jim Wallis, editor-in chief of Sojourners Magazine; John C. Green, author of Religion and the Culture Wars; E.J. Dionne Jr., co-chair of the Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life; and Wayne Slater, reporter for the Dallas Morning News.

Bush and Evangelicals

What has been George W. Bush's impact on America's conservative evangelical Christians? Here are the views of John C. Green, author of Religion and the Culture Wars; Richard Cizik of the National Association of Evangelicals; Doug Wead, Bush family friend; Dr. Richard Land of the Southern Baptist Convention; and Steve Waldman, editor-in-chief of Beliefnet.

Religion and Public Life

How comfortable are Americans with political leaders who use religious rhetoric? Where should the line be drawn on the place of religion in public life and public policy decisions? Here are the views of E.J. Dionne Jr., co-chair of the Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life; Richard Cizik, of the National Association of Evangelicals; Rev. Dr. C. Welton Gaddy, president of the Interfaith Alliance; Wayne Slater, reporter for the The Dallas Morning News; Steve Waldman, editor-in-chief of Beliefnet; Jim Wallis, editor-in-chief, Sojourners Magazine; and Alan Jacobs, professor at Wheaton College.

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