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The Politics of Evangelical IdentityLocal Churches and Partisan Divides in the United States and Canada$
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Lydia Bean

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9780691161303

Published to Princeton Scholarship Online: October 2017

DOI: 10.23943/princeton/9780691161303.001.0001

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Comparing Evangelicals in the United States and Canada

Comparing Evangelicals in the United States and Canada

(p.20) Chapter 1 Comparing Evangelicals in the United States and Canada
The Politics of Evangelical Identity

Lydia Bean

Princeton University Press

This chapter introduces two Baptist churches and two Pentecostal churches, matched on either side of the U.S.–Canada border. It conducts participant observation in two evangelical churches located in Buffalo, New York—one Baptist and one Pentecostal. Since 2004, it has become increasingly obvious to American observers that the Christian Right is in a struggle with alternative evangelical voices. As a loose coalition, conservative Protestants have never had a centralized religious authority who could speak for the religious tradition, as the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops speaks for Catholics. Christian Right leaders like Charles McVety represent themselves as the political arm of evangelicalism, characterizing this group's values and policy priorities in the public sphere.

Keywords:   Baptist churches, Pentecostal churches, evangelicals, Christian Right, conservative Protestants, Catholic Bishops, Charles McVety

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