The time has come for Pietism to revitalize Christianity in America. Historian Christopher Gehrz and pastor Mark Pattie argue that the spirit of Pietism, with its emphasis on our walk with Jesus and its vibrant hope for a better future, holds great promise for the church today. Modeled after Philipp Spener's Pia Desideria, this concise and winsome volume reintroduces Pietism to a new generation.
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. Written by Mark A. Noll and now in paper.
Andy Le Peau and Linda Doll provide an anecdotal history of InterVarsity Press.
Kenneth J. Collins narrates the turbulent history of American evangelical political engagement since the 1920s, and the fragmentation of the movement?s public voice since the 1970s. Arguing that the gospel cannot be reduced to a political idiom, Collins proposes a path for evangelical identity that avoids both fundamentalism and liberalism.
Adding complexity to older missiological arguments about American global influence, Mark Noll suggests that how Americans have come to practice the Christian faith is just as globally important as what the American church has done in the world. Now in paperback.
Stephen Nichols traces the changing face of Jesus throughout the successive cultural eras in American history. Beginning with the Puritans and ending with the Religious Right, he demonstrates the influence of popular culture upon American Christian views of Jesus at every stage along the way.
William R. Baker brings together noted Restorationist (Stone-Campbell) and evangelical scholars for dialogue on their agreements and disagreements.
The idea of America's special place in history has been a guiding light for centuries. With thoughtful insight, John D. Wilsey traces the concept of exceptionalism, including its theological meaning and implications for civil religion. This careful history considers not only the abuses of the idea but how it can also point to constructive civil engagement and human flourishing.
Veteran historian Robert Tracy McKenzie sets aside centuries of legend and political stylization to present the mixed blessing that was the first Thanksgiving. Like good narrative history, McKenzie's critical account of our Pilgrim ancestors confronts us with our own unresolved issues of national and spiritual identity.
Keith and Gladys Hunt tell the story of InterVarsity Christian Fellowship's first fifty years--from early setbacks and failed plans to creative strategies and spiritual triumphs.
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