By David Harrington Watt
Within the usa, there are thousands of Protestant church buildings whose participants habitually hold their Bibles with them. those churches--often often called "evangelical" or "fundamentalist"--play a very important position in shaping American society. during this publication, David Watt attracts on years of fieldwork to offer a chic reinterpretation of ways that conservative Protestants impression American politics and tradition. on the center of the publication is a sympathetic, yet faraway from uncritical, research of these kinds of social strength which are assumed to be ordinary between Bible-carrying Christians. whereas outsiders usually presuppose that evangelical Christians take without any consideration the authority of definite associations (among them the yankee country, firms, ministers, males, and heterosexuals), Watt argues that the truth is way extra complicated. this can be a concise and vigorous publication that sheds new mild at the means that Bible-carrying Christians effect the best way that folks in the United States think--and keep away from thinking--about social power.