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The Rise of Evangelicalism

Mark Noll

The Rise of Evangelicalism

Mark Noll

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What's at the root of modern Christianity's fastest-growing branch? Noll marshals his formidable talents to bring evangelicalism's early stages into sharp focus. First in a 5-volume history of this vibrant movement, his study depicts an age of ecclesiastical giants---Jonathan Edwards, George Whitefield, the Wesleys---through the lens of landmark events, organizations, theology, politics, and more.

- Publisher Winner of aChristianity Today2005 Book AwardThe wordevangelicalis widely used and widely misunderstood.Where did evangelicals come from?What motivated them?How did their influence become so widespread throughout the world during the eighteenth century?This inaugural book, in a series that charts the course of English-speaking evangelicalism over the last 300 years, offers a multinational narrative of the origin, development and rapid diffusion of evangelical movements in their first two generations. Theology, hymnody, gender, warfare, politics and science are all taken into consideration. But the focus is on the landmark individuals, events and organizations that shaped the story of the beginnings of this vibrant Christian movement.The revivals in Britain and North America in the mid-eighteenth century proved to be foundational in the development of the movement, its ethos, beliefs and subsequent direction. In these revivals, the core commitments of evangelicals were formed that continue to this day. In this volume you will find the fascinating story of their formation, their strengths and their weaknesses, but always their dynamism.

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About "The Rise of Evangelicalism"

What's at the root of modern Christianity's fastest-growing branch? Noll marshals his formidable talents to bring evangelicalism's early stages into sharp focus. First in a 5-volume history of this vibrant movement, his study depicts an age of ecclesiastical giants---Jonathan Edwards, George Whitefield, the Wesleys---through the lens of landmark events, organizations, theology, politics, and more.
- Publisher

Winner of aChristianity Today2005 Book AwardThe wordevangelicalis widely used and widely misunderstood.Where did evangelicals come from?What motivated them?How did their influence become so widespread throughout the world during the eighteenth century?This inaugural book, in a series that charts the course of English-speaking evangelicalism over the last 300 years, offers a multinational narrative of the origin, development and rapid diffusion of evangelical movements in their first two generations. Theology, hymnody, gender, warfare, politics and science are all taken into consideration. But the focus is on the landmark individuals, events and organizations that shaped the story of the beginnings of this vibrant Christian movement.The revivals in Britain and North America in the mid-eighteenth century proved to be foundational in the development of the movement, its ethos, beliefs and subsequent direction. In these revivals, the core commitments of evangelicals were formed that continue to this day. In this volume you will find the fascinating story of their formation, their strengths and their weaknesses, but always their dynamism.
- Publisher

Meet the Author

Mark Noll

Mark A. Noll (Ph.D., Vanderbilt University) is Francis McAnaney Professor of History at the University of Notre Dame. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He is advisory editor for Books and Culture and subeditor for the new Religion in Geschichte und Gegenwart. Noll's main academic interests concern the interaction of Christianity and culture in eighteenth- and nineteenth-century Anglo-American societies.

He has published articles and reviews on a wide variety of subjects involving Christianity in modern history. Some of his many books include The Civil War as a Theological Crisis; Is the Reformation Over?; The Rise of Evangelicalism: The Age of Edwards, Whitefield and the Wesleys; The Old Religion in a New World and most recently The New Shape of World Christianity; Jesus Christ and the Life of the Mind and Clouds of Witnesses: Christian Voices from Africa and Asia.

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  • Catalogue Code 215209
  • Product Code 0830825819
  • EAN 9780830825813
  • Pages 330
  • Department Academic
  • Category History
  • Sub-Category General
  • Publisher Intervarsity Press Usa
  • Publication Date Mar 2004
  • Dimensions 238 x 161 x 30 mm
  • Weight 0.627kg

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