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Everyday Life After the Irish ConflictThe Impact of Devolution and Cross-border Cooperation$
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Cillian McGrattan

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780719087288

Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: January 2013

DOI: 10.7228/manchester/9780719087288.001.0001

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Everyday evangelicals: life in a religious subculture after the Agreement

Everyday evangelicals: life in a religious subculture after the Agreement

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(p.68) Chapter 5 Everyday evangelicals: life in a religious subculture after the Agreement
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Everyday Life After the Irish Conflict
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Gladys Ganiel

Claire Mitchell

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Manchester University Press
DOI:10.7228/manchester/9780719087288.003.0005

This chapter develops the concept of an evangelical subculture in order to explore how both the politics of the post-Agreement period, as well as more mundane, everyday concerns about God, faith and life, have helped shape changes in evangelicals' personal religious practices and identities. Drawing on a body of ninety-five semi-structured interviews with evangelicals, conducted between 2002 and 2007, it explores links between macro-level political changes, micro-level subcultural changes and individual religious change. It explains how evangelicals have experienced changes that have pushed their religious journeys in six different directions: deepening in a conservative direction, moderating, transforming, converting, maintaining a steady faith and exiting evangelicalism.

Keywords:   Evangelicalism, Religious Subculture, Religious Change, Religion and Conflict, Secularisation

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