„Anyone interested in the American religious scene will know that “evangelical” is a disputed category and that it is likely to remain so for the foreseeable future. In fact, it is almost certain to remain a disputed category long after it remains a coherent category. To invoke “evangelical” is to speak of at least three phenomena or some combination thereof:
– a contemporary subculture
– a historical movement
– a kind of churchmanship.
There is no answering the “evangelical question” apart from such distinctions or something like them.”