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The lion and the lamb :
evangelicals and Catholics in America /
William M. Shea.
|Main Creator:||Shea, William M., 1935-|
"American evangelical Protestants and Roman Catholics have hated and suspected one another since colonial times. In this book William Shea examines the history of this troubled relationship and the signs of potential reconciliation. His spring-board is the publicity given to the document Evangelicals and Catholics Together, in which several well-known figures from each camp, acting as individuals, signed a statement affirming much more common theological and social ground than any other American Catholic-evangelical group had ever done. Looking back, Shea surveys the long and very bitter history of published recriminations that have flown back and forth between Catholics and many kinds of Protestants since the sixteenth century. He makes the case that Catholics and conservative Protestants reacted along parallel lines to western "modernity"--Especially naturalistic evolution and higher criticism of the Bible. That deeper history leads him to the more recent history that has partially overcome traditional Catholic-evangelical antagonisms. Here he focuses on the rise of "neo-evangelicals" associated with Billy Graham and the National Association of Evangelicals and on the changes in the Catholic Church since Vatican II. He goes on to offer systematic interpretations of recent evangelical literature on Catholics and Catholic literature on evangelicals." "The book ends with some historical but also theological, social, and personal conclusions about the future of evangelical-Catholic relations. This accessible, groundbreaking, and timely study will be indispensable for anyone interested in the religious landscape of America today."--Jacket.
|Published / Created:||
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2004.
Includes bibliographical references (p. -378) and index.
Physical description: xii, 402 pages ; 24 cm.
|Contained in:||Stephen Griffin Collection|
GR 5079: Stephen Griffin Collection
0195139860 (cloth : alk. paper)
9780195139860 (cloth : alk. paper)