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Guaranteed PureThe Moody Bible Institute, Business, and the Making of Modern Evangelicalism$
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Timothy Gloege

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9781469621012

Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: January 2016

DOI: 10.5149/northcarolina/9781469621012.001.0001

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Epilogue

Epilogue

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Guaranteed Pure
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Timothy E. W. Gloege

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University of North Carolina Press
DOI:10.5149/northcarolina/9781469621012.003.0009

This concluding chapter traces the role of the Moody Bible Institute (MBI) in the continuing developments of modern conservative evangelicalism. The MBI has continued to wrestle with the difficulties of maintaining a pristine reputation for “pure religion” amid the completely free market of religion. Yet the MBI's influence has waned over the years, although the future existence of the school that D. L. Moody founded does not appear to be in serious jeopardy. However, it seems unlikely that it will ever achieve something approaching its former glory. Having pioneered the techniques for establishing religious authority out of nothing, it is now a victim of its own success.

Keywords:   Moody Bible Institute, MBI, pure religion, free market, religious authority, modern conservative evangelicalism

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