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The Varieties of American Evangelicalism


This report is a project of the USC Center for Religion and Civic Culture in partnership with the Knight Program in Media and Religion. Its impetus was our dissatisfaction with how “evangelicalism” was being defined following the election of Donald Trump. Because of that dissatisfaction, CRCC convened our staff and fellows to think through the different possible types, or varieties, of evangelicalism that we could identify. As with most projects at CRCC, this was a collaborative effort.

CRCC thanks the following people for their contributions to this report:

Brad Christerson

Hebah Farrag

Richard Flory

Wanjiru Gitau

Andrew Johnson

Brie Loskota

Juan Martinez

Najuma Smith-Pollard

Nick Street

Megan Sweas

Mark Whitlock

Diane Winston

Images by Margi Denton


How to cite this report: 

“The Varieties of American Evangelicalism.” USC Center for Religion and Civic Culture. November 1, 2018.