By William M. Shea
In this ebook William Shea examines the historical past of this stricken dating and the symptoms of capability reconciliation. His springboard is the new exposure given to the 1993 rfile Evangelicals and Catholics Together, within which numerous famous figures from each one camp, appearing as contributors, signed an announcement asserting even more universal theological and social flooring than the other American Catholic-evangelical crew had ever performed. on reflection, Shea surveys the lengthy and extremely sour background of released recriminations that experience flown from side to side among Catholics and plenty of varieties of Protestants because the sixteenth century. He makes the case that Catholics and conservative Protestants reacted alongside parallel strains to western "modernity" - specially naturalistic evolution and better feedback of the Bible). That deeper background leads him to the more moderen heritage that has in part conquer the critical Catholic-evangelical antagonisms. the following he specializes in the increase of "neo-evangelicals" linked to Billy Graham and the nationwide organization of Evangelicals and at the adjustments with the Catholic church due to the fact that Vatican II. He is going directly to provide systematic interpretations of modern evangelical literature on Catholics and Catholic literature on evangelicals.
The e-book ends with a few ancient, but in addition theological, social and private conclusions. This available, groundbreaking, and well timed learn should be integral examining for all attracted to the spiritual panorama of the United States today.