Mine Eyes Have Seen the Glory by John Thompson

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 the political arena.” Balmer, a professor of religion at Columbia University and once a student at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, has come up with eleven revealing portraits of Evangelicalism.

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John Thompson is a librarian and professor at Waynesburg University, Waynesburg, Pennsylvania


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