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Evangelicals and American Foreign Policy

Mark R. Amstutz


This book shows that Evangelicals have played a more important role in U.S. foreign affairs than is generally acknowledged. In the nineteenth century, Protestant missionaries—America’s first internationalists—spearheaded global engagement by serving in many regions of the world. In the process they gained fluency in foreign languages, developed knowledge of foreign societies, and increased cross-cultural awareness. When modernists gained control of Protestant denominations at the turn of the century, traditional Protestants responded by establishing a Fundamentalist movement that gave preceden ... More

Keywords: Missionaries, Protestants, Evangelicals, neo-Evangelicalism, global engagement, foreign policy initiatives

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780199987634
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2013 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199987634.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Mark R. Amstutz, author
Wheaton College