'Manifesto' Vexes Evangelicals; Panel Seeks Path of Centrism
Byline: Julia Duin, THE WASHINGTON TIMES
A panel of 77 evangelical Christians issued a "manifesto" at the National Press Club yesterday ostensibly to clarify "the confusions and corruptions surrounding the term 'evangelical'" but which ended up causing ferment within their movement.
The 19-page document, which defined a middle path for the nation's 45 million evangelicals between "liberal revisionism and conservative fundamentalism," attacked the bandying about of the term "evangelical" by the religious right and left.
"Christians from both sides of the political spectrum, left as well as right, have made the mistake of politicizing faith," it said. "It would be no improvement to respond to a weakening of the …
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Publication information: Article title: 'Manifesto' Vexes Evangelicals; Panel Seeks Path of Centrism. Contributors: Not available. Newspaper title: The Washington Times (Washington, DC). Publication date: May 8, 2008. Page number: A05. © 2009 The Washington Times LLC. COPYRIGHT 2008 Gale Group.
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