Rediscovering An Evangelical Heritage (Second Edition)
This book, widely regarded as groundbreaking since its publication over thirty-five years ago, sheds light on the more radical and prophetic roots of American evangelicalism and has challenged countless readers to rethink their evangelical heritage. It argues that nineteenth-century American...
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This book, widely regarded as groundbreaking since its publication over thirty-five years ago, sheds light on the more radical and prophetic roots of American evangelicalism and has challenged countless readers to rethink their evangelical heritage. It argues that nineteenth-century American evangelicals held a more mature vision of the faith, for they engaged demanding justice, peace, and social issues--a vision that was betrayed and distorted by twentieth-century neo-evangelicals. The book helps readers understand that the broader origins of American evangelicalism include the social justice concerns of today's church.
Featuring new historic photos and illustrations, this edition includes new introductory and concluding chapters and incorporates relevant updates. The previous edition was published as Discovering an Evangelical Heritage.
Dayton is Professor of Theology and Ethics at Northern Baptist Theological Seminary, Lombard, Illinois.
Douglas M. Strong is Professor of the History of Christianity and Dean of the College at the Seattle Pacific University School of Theology in Seattle, Washington. He is the author of "Reclaiming the Wesleyan Tradition: John Wesley's Sermons for Today".
- :<b>contents<br></b>foreword By Jim Wallis<br>introduction To The New Edition: A Tradition Of Integrated Faith By Douglas Strong<br>prologue: On Coming To Maturity In An Evangelical College In The 1960s<br>1. Jonathan Blanchard: The Radical Founder Of Wheaton College<br>2. Reform In The Life And Thought Of Evangelist Charles&nbsp;g. Finney<br>3. Theodore Weld: Evangelical Reformer<br>4. The Lane Rebellion And The Founding Of Oberlin College<br>5. Civil Disobedience And The Oberlin-wellington Rescue Case<br>6. Arthur And Lewis Tappan: The Businessman As Reformer<br>7. Orange Scott, Luther Lee, And The Wesleyan Methodists<br>8. The Evangelical Roots Of Feminism<br>9. Anointed To Preach The Gospel To The Poor<br>10. Whatever Happened To Evangelicalism?<br>epilogue: Reflections On Some Unresolved Issues<br>conclusion To The New Edition: A Trajectory Of Integrated Faith By Douglas Strong