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By Patrick Mitchel

Evangelical Protestantism in Ulster is the main influential and traditionally major zone of Christianity in Northern eire. This cutting edge and arguable publication explores various Evangelical responses to the declining destiny of Ulster Unionism through the interval from Partition in 1921 to the 1998 reliable Friday contract. targeting how non secular trust has interacted with nationwide identification in a context of political clash, it eschews a reductionist or
purely historic method of reading faith. really, utilizing a mix of ancient and theological fabric, Patrick Mitchel deals a severe evaluate of the way Evangelical identities in Ulster have embodied the spiritual ideals and values to which they subscribe. Evangelical Protestantism is
often linked purely with the Orange Order and with the arguable determine of Ian Paisley. This book's clean research of a spectrum of Evangelical opinion, together with the usually neglected average Evangelicals, offers a extra rounded photo that indicates why and the way Evangelical Christians in Ulster are deeply divided over politics, nationwide id, and the present Peace procedure. Patrick Mitchel concludes with a serious evaluate of the political and theological demanding situations facing
different Evangelical identities within the context of identification clash in Northern eire. this is often a useful consultant to realizing either the earlier and modern attitude of Ulster Protestantism.

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