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Religious liberalism headed for a ‘mainline moment,’ scholars say

Posted: August 10, 2013 at 2:13 a.m.

For decades the dominant story of postwar American religious history has been the triumph of evangelical Christians. Beginning in the 1940s, the story goes, a rising tide of evangelicals began asserting their power and identity, ultimately routing their more liberal mainline Protestant counterparts in the pews, on the offering plate and at the ballot box.

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Religion, Pages 12 on 08/10/2013

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