Reference Points are our quick summary points of various contexts.  We hope they will help us better understand ourselves and others.

This is far from comprehensive or complete.  In time, we hope to grow and regularly update the resources available here.  We also plan on vetting this with scholars and other experts.



Christianity in America

why this important to know
how this helped one historian know his identity

Statistics: (current)
Christianity in America: 78.4% adult Americans self-identify as Christian
Protestantism in America: 51.3% adult Americans are Protestant
Evangelicals in America: 26.3% are part of Evangelical Churches


History of Christianity in America  (FORTHCOMING)

History of Protestantism in America (FORTHCOMING)

Asian American Christian historya brief overview of the pieces we know thus far

History of Evangelicalism in America

According to Trinity Evangelical Divinity School historian, Douglas Sweeney in  The American Evangelical Story (2005)
brief summary  •   chapter-by-chapter summary (FORTHCOMING)  •  definitions of “evangelical”

Asian American Evangelical Christian history: summary chart



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