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Rethinking the Age of Evangelicalism

Eve Arnold, Magnum Photos

In the 1970s and early 80s, a wide range of Christians, from the far right to the far left, claimed to represent the most faithful interpretation of the evangelical core of Christianity.
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In June 1976, at the Southern Baptist Convention in Norfolk, Va., the keynote speaker, the Rev. Bailey Smith, was bursting with excitement over Jimmy Carter’s presidential candidacy. What America needed, he declared to the roughly 15,000 church...

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