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.
This is the first comprehensive account of the evangelical tradition across the English-speaking world from the 1900s to the 1940s. Examining primary sources and covering a range of key topics, issues, trends, events, and figures from the era, Geoffrey Treloar illustrates the differing responses of evangelicals to the demands of a critical and transitional period.
Perceiving a disconnect between their Protestant tradition and ancient Christianity, some evangelicals have abandoned Protestantism for traditions that appear more rooted in the early church. Arguing for the rich Protestant connections to early Christianity, Ken Stewart surveys five centuries church history and claims a place for evangelicals at the ecumenical table.
Robert Caldwell traces the fascinating story of American revival theologies during the Great Awakenings, examining the particular convictions underlying these conversions to faith. Caldwell offers a reconsideration of the theologies of important figures and movements, giving fresh insight into what it meant to become a Christian during this age in America's religious history.
Andy Le Peau and Linda Doll provide an anecdotal history of InterVarsity Press.
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.
The twenty-first century has opened with a rapidly changing map of Christianity. While its influence is waning in some of its traditional Western strongholds, it is growing at a phenomenal pace in the global South. Miriam Adeney has lived, traveled and ministered widely. In this book she pulls back the veil on real Christians around the world--their faith, their hardships, their triumphs and, yes, their failures--and shares the inspiring and challenging story of a kingdom that knows no borders.
Why did the Wesleyan Methodists and the Anglican evangelicals divide during the middle of the eighteenth century? Many say it was based narrowly on theological matters. Ryan Nicholas Danker suggests that politics was a major factor driving them apart. Rich in detail, this study offers deep insight into a critical juncture in evangelicalism and early Methodism.
Front-rank historians of evangelicalism gather in this introduction and overview of the surprising and dynamic global Christian movement known as evangelicalism. Its defining characteristics are discussed, its regional growth and expansion surveyed, its place in globalization weighed and its salient features sampled.
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