Hard Evangelicals and the Apostate Church

William M. Shea

in The Lion and the Lamb

Published in print March 2004 | ISBN: 9780195139860
Published online January 2005 | e-ISBN: 9780199835232 | DOI:
 Hard Evangelicals and the Apostate Church

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The most important decision faced by American Evangelicals in the late 20th century was whether to regard the Catholic Church as either an apostate church or a heretical church. Those who hold the traditional judgment of apostasy are called “hard” evangelicals; those who have modified this judgment are called “soft” evangelicals. This chapter reviews some recent examples of the “hard” evangelical option.

Keywords: American evangelicals; Catholic Church; apostate church; heretical church; hard evangelicals; soft evangelicals

Chapter.  8709 words. 

Subjects: Christianity

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