Friday, November 20, 2015

What Is an Evangelical? Four Questions Offer New Definition

NAE and LifeWay Research say belief should trump politics on surveys.

Want to know if someone is an evangelical?

Ask them what they believe.

That’s the conclusion of a two-year collaboration between the National Association of Evangelicals (NAE) and Nashville-based LifeWay Research to improve the contested ways researchers quantify evangelicals in surveys. Their report, released today, defines evangelical by theology rather than by self-identity or denominational affiliation. Read more

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