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What’s the Meaning of Evangelical?

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Steven Waldman is president and editor-in-chief of Beliefnet.com, and author of Founding Faith. Previously the national editor of U.S. News & World Report, he is a recognized expert on religion, social issues and politics.

I’ve given talks and interviews on “the politics of evangelical voters” numerous times over the past seven years, so I was surprised after a TV appearance last week when my wife turned to me and asked, “Um, Hun, what do you mean when you say ‘evangelical?’”

For a few seconds I was angry, then disappointed. Like any spouse, I wondered if she truly listened to me. But she was right. Evangelical is a word I regularly use without defining. So, I’d like to try. …

Political Perceptions : What’s the Meaning of Evangelical?

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Author: Bill

Birder, cat-lover, pilot, poet. Former lounge lizard, pauper, pagan, lifeguard, chauffeur,cop and martial artist, turned pacifist addiction writer. Tries to be a good husband, father and brother, and makes a decent friend. Likes to take pictures. Stumbling down the Middle Path, one day at a time.

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