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Everyday evangelicals: life in a religious subculture after the Agreement

Gladys Ganiel and Claire Mitchell

in Everyday Life After the Irish Conflict

Published by Manchester University Press

Published in print September 2012 | ISBN: 9780719087288
Published online January 2013 | e-ISBN: 9781781704561 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.7228/manchester/9780719087288.003.0005
Everyday evangelicals: life in a religious subculture after the Agreement

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This chapter develops the concept of an evangelical subculture in order to explore how both the politics of the post-Agreement period, as well as more mundane, everyday concerns about God, faith and life, have helped shape changes in evangelicals' personal religious practices and identities. Drawing on a body of ninety-five semi-structured interviews with evangelicals, conducted between 2002 and 2007, it explores links between macro-level political changes, micro-level subcultural changes and individual religious change. It explains how evangelicals have experienced changes that have pushed their religious journeys in six different directions: deepening in a conservative direction, moderating, transforming, converting, maintaining a steady faith and exiting evangelicalism.

Keywords: Evangelicalism; Religious Subculture; Religious Change; Religion and Conflict; Secularisation

Chapter.  6674 words. 

Subjects: Comparative Politics

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