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The Scandal of the Evangelical Mind
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The Scandal of the Evangelical Mind


Eerdmans 1994

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In The Scandal of the Evangelical Mind, Mark Noll asks why the largest group of religious Americans—who enjoy increasing wealth, status, and political influence—have contributed so little to rigorous intellectual scholarship in North America. In nourishing believers in the simple truths of the gospel, why have evangelicals failed at sustaining a serious intellectual life and abandoned the universities, the arts, and other realms of “high” culture?

Noll is probing and forthright in his analysis of the origin and progression of this situation. Noll also sets a vision for the future, searching for resources, within evangelicalism itself, to turn this situation around.

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Key Features

  • Discusses the modern developments in evangelical intellectualism
  • Analyzes the lack of pervasive “intellectual muscle” central to evangelicalism
  • Proposes the importance of cultivating the mind


  • The Scandal
    • The Contemporary Scandal
    • Why the Scandal Matters
  • How the Scandal Has Come to Pass
    • The Evangelical Mind Takes Shape—Revival, Revolution, and a Cultural Synthesis
    • The Evangelical Enlightenment
    • The Intellectual Disaster of Fundamentalism
  • What the Scandal Has Meant
    • Political Reflection
    • Thinking about Science
  • Hope?
    • Is an Evangelical Intellectual Renaissance Underway?
    • Can the Scandal Be Scandalized?

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About Mark A. Noll

Mark A. Noll is the Francis A. McAnaney Professor of History at the University of Notre Dame.

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