from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Having discovered or renewed a commitment to Jesus as one's personal savior: a born-again Christian.
- adj. Characterized by renewal, resurgence, or return: born-again patriotism; a born-again fiscal conservative.
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- adj. Having a renewed commitment to Jesus Christ as a personal saviour.
- adj. Having the zeal of a convert of a non-religious cause or activity.
- adj. Of or pertaining to evangelical Christianity.
- n. Someone who has a renewed commitment to Jesus Christ as a personal saviour.
- n. Anyone with a renewed commitment to any kind of cause or belief.
- n. An evangelical Christian.
The hippocampus is the center of memory and navigation in the brain; recent research from Duke University shows that people who had had a "born-again" experience showed more atrophy of the hippocampus on average than the religious who didn't identify as born-again.
Could it be that we so-called born-again Christians are not as free as we think or perhaps not genuinely born anew?
Social conservative leaders have been pressuring the candidates to pay more attention to their issues, and any candidate who wants to compete in Iowa - the key first-in-the-nation voting state where 60 percent of 2008 GOP caucus-goers identified as born-again Christian - has to spend some time showing up their social conservative credentials.
In Iowa, the first-in-the-nation voting state, 60 percent of caucus-goers in 2008 identified as born-again or evangelical.
Gallup Poll data are inconsistent and combine “born-again” and “evangelical” in a single question, making it impossible to distinguish the two, but suggesting a rise from about 35 percent in 1975 to about 42 percent in 1996.
I think that one side effect of the "born-again" way of looking at things is that we tend to think in terms of in or out, lost or saved.
Mark M says: ninth-grade hipster genius: In the past few decades, anywhere between 40 – 50% of Republicans describe themselves as born-again Christians.
In the past few decades, anywhere between 40 – 50% of Republicans describe themselves as born-again Christians.
Most of them have, of course, an agenda; mostly born-again Christians looking to save my soul.
Steyn is one of many people who have no credibility because they suddenly became born-again deficit hawks on 1/20/09.