American Evangelical Story, The: A History of the Movement

American Evangelical Story, The: A History of the Movement

by Douglas A. Sweeney
     
 

ISBN-10: 080102658X

ISBN-13: 9780801026584

Pub. Date: 08/01/2005

Publisher: Baker Publishing Group

The American Evangelical Story surveys the role American evangelicalism has had in the shaping of global evangelical history.

Author Douglas Sweeney begins with a brief outline of the key features that define evangelicals and then explores the roots of the movement in English Pietism and the Great Awakening of the eighteenth century. He goes on to consider

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The American Evangelical Story surveys the role American evangelicalism has had in the shaping of global evangelical history.

Author Douglas Sweeney begins with a brief outline of the key features that define evangelicals and then explores the roots of the movement in English Pietism and the Great Awakening of the eighteenth century. He goes on to consider the importance of missions in the development of evangelicalism and the continuing emphasis placed on evangelism. Sweeney next examines the different subgroups of American evangelicals and the current challenges faced by the movement, concluding with reflections on the future of evangelicalism.

Combining a narrative style with historical detail and insight, this accessible, illustrated book will appeal to readers interested in the history of the movement, as well as students of church history.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780801026584
Publisher:
Baker Publishing Group
Publication date:
08/01/2005
Pages:
208
Sales rank:
597,422
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.44(d)

Table of Contents

1Evangelical : what's in a word?17
2A surprising work of God : the eighteenth-century revival27
3Crafting new wineskins : institutionalizing the movement53
4As the waters cover the sea : the rise of evangelical missions79
5Crossing the color line without working to erase it : evangelical history in black and white107
6In search of a higher Christian life : the Holiness, Pentecostal, and Charismatic movements133
7Standing on the promises through howling storms of doubt : fundamentalism and neoevangelicalism155
Conclusion : the future of evangelicalism181

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