- Posted on October 18, 2011 at 10:32am by Billy Hallowell
Is the GOP presidential field “a showcase of evangelical anti-intellectualism?” That’s what Karl W. Giberson and Randall J. Stephens claim in a New York Times op-ed. How so, you ask?
Well, Giberson and Stephens, who both have a history in academia at Eastern Nazarene College and who came together to author the book, “The Anointed: Evangelical Truth in a Secular Age,” believe that the current Republican candidates hold views that defy logic. A description of their book sheds more light on their mentality:
“Exploring intellectual authority within evangelicalism, the authors reveal how America’s populist ideals, anti-intellectualism, and religious free market, along with the concept of anointing—being chosen by God to speak for him like the biblical prophets—established a conservative evangelical leadership isolated from the world of secular arts and sciences.”
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