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The exvangelicals : loving, living, and leaving the white evangelical church / Sarah McCammon.

McCammon, Sarah, (author.).


"Growing up in a deeply evangelical family in the Midwest in the '80s and '90s, Sarah McCammon was strictly taught to fear God, obey him, and not question the faith. Persistently worried that her gay grandfather would go to hell unless she could reach him, or that her Muslim friend would need to be converted, and that she, too, would go to hell if she did not believe fervently enough, McCammon was a rule-follower and--most of the time--a true believer. But through it all, she was increasingly plagued by fears and deep questions as the belief system she'd been carefully taught clashed with her expanding understanding of the outside world. After spending her early adult life striving to make sense of an unraveling worldview, by her 30s, she found herself face-to-face with it once again as she covered the Trump campaign for NPR, where she witnessed first-hand the power and influence that evangelical Christian beliefs held on the political right. Sarah also came to discover that she was not alone: she is among a rising generation of the children of evangelicalism who are growing up and fleeing the fold, who are thinking for themselves and deconstructing what feel like the "alternative facts" of their childhood. Rigorously reported and deeply personal, The Exvangelicals is the story of the people who make up this generational tipping point, including Sarah herself. Part memoir, part investigative journalism, this is the first definitive book that names and describes the post-evangelical movement: identifying its origins, telling the stories of its members, and examining its vast cultural, social, and political impact"-- Provided by publisher.

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  • ISBN: 9781250284471
  • ISBN: 1250284473
  • Physical Description: viii, 310 pages ; 22 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, 2024.

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 271-302) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Introduction -- People need the Lord -- A "parallel universe" -- An exodus -- Unraveling -- "Were you there?" -- Alternative facts -- Whose "character" matters? -- "Leave loud" -- Whom does Jesus love -- A virtuous woman -- Naked and ashamed -- Be fruitful and multiply -- Suffer the little children -- Broken for you -- Into the wilderness -- Wrestling against flesh and blood -- Into all the world -- Acknowledgements -- Further reading and listening -- Notes -- Index.
Subject: McCammon, Sarah.
Ex-church members > Biography.
Evangelicalism > United States > History.
Christianity and politics > United States.
Christianity and culture > United States.
Ex-church members > United States > Attitudes.
Christians, White > United States.
Évangélisme > États-Unis > Histoire.
Christianisme et politique > États-Unis.
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology of Religion.
RELIGION / Religion, Politics & State.
Ex-church members.
Genre: Autobiographies.
autobiographies (literary works)

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