Evangelicalism: Comparative Studies of Popular Protestantism of North America and the British Isles and Beyond, 1700-1900

Evangelicalism: Comparative Studies of Popular Protestantism of North America and the British Isles and Beyond, 1700-1900

by Mark A. Noll
     
 

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The first comparative history of one of the most dynamic popular religious movements in recent times, Evangelicalism offers a uniquely comprehensive survey of this complex phenomenon from its emergence in the mid-eighteenth century to the present. International in scope, the book includes essays by leading American, Canadian, English, Irish, Scottish, and…  See more details below

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The first comparative history of one of the most dynamic popular religious movements in recent times, Evangelicalism offers a uniquely comprehensive survey of this complex phenomenon from its emergence in the mid-eighteenth century to the present. International in scope, the book includes essays by leading American, Canadian, English, Irish, Scottish, and Australian scholars and compares developments in every major region in the English-speaking world. The contributors examine the many ways that evangelicalism has been shaped by its popular nature, and explore the international networks of communication that have given it much of its distinctive character, from trans-Atlantic publishing networks in the eighteenth century to mass-marketing campaigns in the twentieth, and covering a wide range of other influences and trends, including Methodism, the legacy of George Whitefield, the American Civil War, anti-Catholicism, religious and civil revolution, and Pentecostalism. Based on path-breaking scholarship, this book is vital to students of religion who wish to grasp the breadth and complexity of evangelicalism as a social and political force as well as an irreducibly religious phenomenon.

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"It breathes both a sense of mature scholarship and an anticipation of new findings, new perspectives, waiting in the wings."--David Lyon, Studies in Religion

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ISBN-13:
9780195083620
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
10/28/1993
Series:
Religion in America Series
Pages:
448
Product dimensions:
6.44(w) x 9.56(h) x 1.41(d)

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Wheaton College

University of Stirling

Queen's University

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