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Evangelicalism and National Identity in Ulster, 1921-1998$
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Patrick Mitchel

Print publication date: 2003

Print ISBN-13: 9780199256150

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2005

DOI: 10.1093/0199256152.001.0001

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A Balancing Act: The Evangelicals of ECONI

A Balancing Act: The Evangelicals of ECONI

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(p.260) 8 A Balancing Act: The Evangelicals of ECONI
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Evangelicalism and National Identity in Ulster, 1921-1998
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Patrick Mitchel

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/0199256152.003.0009

Examines the development and ideology of Evangelical Contribution on Northern Ireland (ECONI). ECONI has forged an activist, open, yet orthodox evangelical identity opposed ideologically to the religious nationalism of Paisleyism and Orangeism on the one hand, and the passive impotence of Presbyterianism on the other hand. The group’s existence (and opposition to it) is reflective of the theological diversity within Ulster evangelicalism. ECONI lies on the evangelical left, articulating a pre-fundamentalist broad evangelical tradition with an emphasis on social justice and peacemaking and a non-defensive inclusive ethos. It is argued that, despite inconsistencies and limited popular impact, the group has succeeded in allowing a coherent expression of evangelical faith shorn of ethnic particularity to be expressed in Ulster.

Keywords:   belonging, catholicism, distance, eCONI, ecumenism, evangelical, fundamentalism, peacemaking, social justice

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