The Intimidation Factor

How Scare Tactics Smother American Evangelicalism

By Charles Redfern

The Intimidation Factor

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  • Pages: 206
  • Publication Date: 8/5/2020
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The Intimidation Factor

How Scare Tactics Smother American Evangelicalism

By Charles Redfern

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  • ISBN: 9781725265820
  • Pages: 206
  • Publication Date: 8/5/2020
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About-

What do we do when a formerly vibrant back-to-the-Bible movement drifts into a toxic swamp rimmed with attack dogs? Charles Redfern faces that grim question squarely. He discovers that American evangelical Christianity, which surged in the mid-twentieth century and offered a more genteel, intellectually vigorous alternative to caustic fundamentalism, fell into the hands of intimidators and backbiters. It was a short journey from there to the movement’s partisan sell-out and the abandonment of time-honored creeds. Redfern describes his own story, in which he came into the faith at the movement’s height in the 1970s, then views evangelicalism’s decay across its spectrum. He doesn’t spare conflict-adverse moderates in the process. But he also discovers hope: A winsome remnant survives, and its wooing the back-to-the-Bible people back to the Bible, bearing the fruits of the Holy Spirit as they do so.

Endorsements & Reviews-

“One man’s passionate, caring, and angry look at the evangelical communities and commitments he loves—and fears are being lost to political fighting. Written with verve, compassionate humor, and lots of surprises. Agree or disagree, Christian or not, everyone will gain important insight from Redfern’s dedication to better communities and a better world.”

—Marcia Pally, author of The New Evangelicals



“Plaintive lament, credible history, effervescent narrative, empathetic and sarcastic critique, old-fashioned evangelical testimony—The Intimidation Factor is a rollicking tour of Redfern’s religious tribe.”

—David Swartz, Associate Professor of History, Asbury University



“With cutting wit, disarming humility, and an incisive grasp of history, Charles Redfern details the road that brought Evangelicals to the era of fawning over President Trump while bullying from pulpits and social media. Through it all he shines the ray of hope from people with the same roots but biblical, Spirit-filled, loving passion to participate in God’s redeeming work in our world.”

—Daniel Buttry, Global Peace Warriors

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Charles Redfern

Bio(s)-

Charles Redfern is a veteran journalist and clergyman (ordained, American Baptists Churches, USA). He’s led several New England churches and has written for several publications. He lives in Connecticut with his wife, Andrea, to whom he’s been married for thirty-two years.

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