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.
C. Stacey Woods was a moving force in mid-century American evangelicalism. A. Donald MacLeod tells the story of a man of great strengths and weaknesses whose most striking achievement was perhaps encouraging fundamentalism to actively engage the university.
Mervyn Warren offers you a journey into the preaching of Martin Luther King Jr. in this homiletical biography exploring King's sermons, use of language, delivery and more. Now in paper.
Many American Christians remain ignorant of black Pentacostalism. In this expansive historical overview, Estrelda Alexander recounts the story of African American Pentecostal origins and development. Whether you come from this tradition or you just want to learn more, this book will unfold all the dimensions of this important movement's history and contribution to the life of the church.
Saving the environment. Helping the poor. Stopping abortion. Feeding the hungry. Increasing fair trade. Eliminating pornography. Ending racism. Tim Stafford explores the patterns of successful and failed reform movements to highlight what activists today can learn.
John Wolffe provides an authoritative account of evangelicalism from the 1790s to the 1840s, making extensive use of primary sources. A compelling book, rich in detail, that will excite history buffs, students and professors, and any reader interested in the development of evangelicalism.
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