Special Issue "Progressive Evangelicalism"

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A special issue of Religions (ISSN 2077-1444).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 June 2012)

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Dr. Brantley W. Gasaway
Department of Religion, Bucknell University, One Dent Drive, Lewisburg, PA 17837, USA
E-Mail: brantley.gasaway@bucknell.edu
Phone: +1 570 577 3180
Fax: +1 570 577 1064
Interests: religion and politics; religion and law; evangelicalism; religion and popular culture

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Although the Religious Right has represented the popular face of American evangelicals' political engagement since the late 1970s, a minority of politically progressive evangelical leaders have promoted an alternative public agenda over the past four decades. Representatives such as Sojourners' Jim Wallis, Evangelicals for Social Action's Ron Sider, and Tony Campolo have insisted that Christians have a religious responsibility to prioritize reforms of injustices and inequalities in their political participation. In recent years, progressive evangelical leaders have increasingly captured the attention of evangelical audiences, journalists, politicians, and scholars. In the process, they have reinvigorated debates within American evangelical circles about the nature and priorities of Christians' social and political activism. Yet socially and politically progressive evangelicalism is neither a recent nor uniquely American phenomenon. Thus this special issue of Religions explores both historical and contemporary expressions of progressive evangelicalism, not only within the United States but also in international contexts. Scholars are invited to contribute articles from a broad range of methodological approaches that analyze progressive evangelicals and their efforts to confront social injustices and inequalities.

Dr. Brantley W. Gasaway
Guest Editor

Keywords

  • progressive evangelicalism
  • evangelical left
  • social justice
  • social reform
  • evangelicals and politics
  • Jim Wallis
  • Sojourners

Published Papers (6 papers)

Religions 2013, 4(2), 190-208; doi:10.3390/rel4020190
Received: 7 February 2013; in revised form: 3 April 2013 / Accepted: 8 April 2013 / Published: 15 April 2013
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Religions 2012, 3(4), 922-949; doi:10.3390/rel3040922
Received: 26 July 2012; in revised form: 13 September 2012 / Accepted: 19 September 2012 / Published: 8 October 2012
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Religions 2012, 3(4), 887-901; doi:10.3390/rel3040887
Received: 18 June 2012; in revised form: 13 September 2012 / Accepted: 19 September 2012 / Published: 27 September 2012
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Religions 2012, 3(3), 862-879; doi:10.3390/rel3030862
Received: 2 July 2012; in revised form: 1 September 2012 / Accepted: 4 September 2012 / Published: 13 September 2012
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Religions 2012, 3(3), 790-807; doi:10.3390/rel3030790
Received: 14 June 2012; in revised form: 12 August 2012 / Accepted: 17 August 2012 / Published: 23 August 2012
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Religions 2012, 3(2), 498-522; doi:10.3390/rel3020498
Received: 6 April 2012; in revised form: 10 May 2012 / Accepted: 24 May 2012 / Published: 8 June 2012
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Last update: 4 March 2014

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