Grant Us Courage: Travels Along the Mainline of American Protestantism

Citation: 
Balmer, Randall. Grant Us Courage: Travels Along the Mainline of American Protestantism. New York: Oxford University Press, 1996.
Abstract: 

In 1950 the Christian Century featured articles on 12 “great” American churches that represented mainline Protestantism across the country. Randall Balmer revisited those twelve churches 50 years later to follow up on journeys those churches made through the tumultuous decades between. Balmer interviewed pastors and other leaders, lay people, and attended services and programs. His essays include quotations from those personal encounters. His perceptive analyses and candid snapshots of each church’s life formed an album of stories that epitomize the history of American mainline Protestantism, and give depth toward understanding its present state.(MG)

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