From the September, 2008 issue of Touchstone
The Restless Evangelicals by Caleb Stegall

The Restless Evangelicals

Caleb Stegall on Finding the Common Good in an Augustinian Republic

Newsweek proclaimed 1976 the “year of the evangelical.” The following thirty-odd years saw Evangelical Christians become a political force, playing a key role in the Reagan revolution of the 1980s, the 1994 GOP Congressional take-over, the impeachment battles of the late 1990s, and the two-term presidency of George W. Bush.

The year 2008, however, will likely be remembered as the year the Evangelical political consensus—which had cohered so strongly around family values, industrial capitalism, and American exceptionalism—fell apart.

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