From the May, 2004 issue of Touchstone
Churchly Shadows & Substance by Robert W. Patterson

Churchly Shadows & Substance

Deconstructing Evangelicalism: Conservative Protestantism in the Age of Billy Graham
by D. G. Hart
Baker Academic, 2004
(224 pages; $21.99, hardcover)

Recovering Mother Kirk: The Case for Liturgy in the Reformed Tradition
by D. G. Hart
Baker Academic, 2003
(264 pages; $24.99, paperback)

reviewed by Robert W. Patterson

American Evangelicalism’s sharpest critics, questioning whether this popular religious movement can live up to its original promise of recovering a conservative Protestant tradition in America, have repeated the pattern set by the Evangelical founders who put a fresh face on Fundamentalism in the . . .


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