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dc.contributor.authorUnsworth, Amy
Ecklund, Elaine Howard
dc.date.accessioned 2021-10-28T18:47:20Z
dc.date.available 2021-10-28T18:47:20Z
dc.date.issued 2021
dc.identifier.citation Unsworth, Amy and Ecklund, Elaine Howard. "Evangelicals, evolution, and inerrancy: a comparative study of congregational boundary work." Journal of Contemporary Religion, 36, no. 2 (2021) Taylor & Francis: 199-221. https://doi.org/10.1080/13537903.2021.1945752.
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/1911/111615
dc.description.abstract A number of evangelical Christian denominations and networks uphold a specific doctrine of Scripture, stating that the Bible is the ‘inerrant’ word of God. Those who adhere to biblical inerrancy tend to reject literary interpretations of the creation accounts in the Bible and therefore to reject evolutionary theory. Indeed, evolution rejection frequently functions as a key boundary for biblical inerrantists that must be strictly maintained. In this comparative study, we analyse interview data and other materials to uncover the mechanisms by which evolution rejection as a boundary is strengthened, maintained or weakened within two evangelical church congregations that adhere to biblical inerrancy: one in London, UK, the other in Texas, US. We find significant differences in boundary work between the two congregations and consider how the interplay of three factors—1) orientation of the congregation (internal or external), 2) religious context (minority or majority), 3) boundary salience—may lead to boundary strengthening or weakening.
dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher Taylor & Francis
dc.rightsThis is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/), which permits non-commercial re-use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited, and is not altered, transformed, or built upon in any way.
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dc.title Evangelicals, evolution, and inerrancy: a comparative study of congregational boundary work
dc.type Journal article
dc.citation.journalTitle Journal of Contemporary Religion
dc.citation.volumeNumber 36
dc.citation.issueNumber 2
dc.identifier.digital 13537903-2021
dc.type.dcmi Text
dc.identifier.doihttps://doi.org/10.1080/13537903.2021.1945752
dc.type.publication publisher version
dc.citation.firstpage 199
dc.citation.lastpage 221


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