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Evangelical Anti-Intellectualism: Reading Noll’s Scandal in 2015

I recently finished Mark Noll’s classic, The Scandal of the Evangelical Mind (Eerdmans, 1994), for the first time. It’s a shame it took me this long. Most every page—all but maybe the final chapters—reminded me of why I’m in the business of intellectual history. Despite the depth of its subject matter, the book is a relatively easy read—very accessible. It’s not every day you can say that about a work that locates problems of late-twentieth-century Evangelical intellectual culture in what Henry May called the “didactic Enlightenment.”[1] Part of my shame about waiting so long to read the book has to Read more