"A very good introduction to this branch of Christianity as a whole."--Catholic Books Review
"Accessible...This volume is an essential resource for evangelical trend spotting."--Journal of Religion
"The strengths of this book are many. It offers an important corrective to the widely held view of evangelical activism that is predominately political and right-wing....All the substantive chapters are strong contributions. They cover a broad range of topics, are informative, and show excellent depth of analysis. The book is well written and coherent....I recommend this book highly. It is necessary reading for those interested in American religion. I thank the authors for this important contribution."--Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion
"[W]ell written and compellingly argued...the book's composite portrayal of the new evangelical social engagement is full-bodied and complex...The New Evangelical Social Engagement provides an excellent introduction to its subject...Not only does the book enrich the study of American evangelicalism, it also enriches the broader study of American religion in civil society."--Review of Religious Research
"A collection of outstanding essays on Christian evangelicalism's turn to social action...The essays address issues of globalization, diversity, and gender and their concomitant complexity, and succeed admirably as a needed corrective to public misperceptions. Summing up: Recommended."--CHOICE
"The standard academic view of American evangelicalism is growing more dated by the year. Many new movements and subcultural shifts are underway in evangelicalism that open up possibilities for major changes in the future. Steensland and Goff offer one of the best windows into these important changes among evangelicals. This is a must-read for any student of American religion, culture, politics, and civil society." --Christian Smith, author of Souls in Transition: The Religious and Spiritual Lives of Emerging Adults
"The New Evangelical Social Engagement offers a treasure of resources... this timely volume offers a powerful corrective to the myth, pervasive in the media nad among many academics, that all evangelicals are culture warriors." --Christian Century
About the Author
Brian Steensland is Director of Social Science Research, Center for the Study of Religion and American Culture and Professor of Sociology at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis. His book The Failed Welfare Revolution received the Mary Douglas Prize and the Political Sociology Book Award.
Philip Goff is Director of the Center for the Study of Religion and American Culture and Professor of Religious Studies and American Studies at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis. He is author or editor of over thirty books and journal volumes.