The modern evangelical movement is diverse - and contradictory. That's just one of the points of a new book that takes a historical look at the evolution of American evangelicals. The book is titled "Apostles of Reason: The Crisis of Authority in American Evangelicalism" and was written by University of North Carolina historian Molly Worthen.
Worthen is in Missoula to lecture at the University of Montana. In this feature interview, she tells News Director Sally Mauk that the term "evangelical" encompasses a broad tent.
[Molly Worthen will lecture about the Christian Right and the culture wars Tuesday evening, March 11th, at 7:30, in the Interdisciplinary Sciences building on the University of Montana campus.]