In recent years, the American media have portrayed the evangelical movement as a conservative force in society, equating it with fundamentalism. Many people equate evangelical Christianity with conservatism in religion, politics, theology, and social attitudes. But is this the whole story of evangelicalism?
Roger Olson sets forth evidence that the link between evangelicalism and conservatism has not always been as strong as it is today in the popular mind. Olson shows how contemporary evangelicals--who want to remain evangelical--can do so without identifying with conservatism in every way.