From the Winter, 1990 issue of Touchstone
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Mine Eyes Have Seen the Glory

Mine Eyes Have Seen the Glory: A Journey into the Evangelical Subculture in America
by Randall Balmer
New York: Oxford University Press, 1989
246 pp., $19.95

reviewed by John Thompson

What is an Evangelical? Aren’t their beliefs just about the same from group to group? They have been in the limelight for well over a decade, but neither their most visible media figures nor the popular caricatures represent the typical Evangelical’s experience. This is Randall Balmer’s contention, and the reason for his book: “born of the suspicion that many Americans, and certainly the media, really did not have much of a clue about who Evangelicals were, what they believed, or what motivated their recent forays into . . .


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