Standing Against the Whirlwind: Evangelical Episcopalians in Nineteenth-Century America / Edition 1

Standing Against the Whirlwind: Evangelical Episcopalians in Nineteenth-Century America / Edition 1

by Diana Hochstedt Butler, Butler
     
 

Standing Against the Whirlwind is a history of the Evangelical party in the Episcopal Church in nineteenth-century America. A surprising revisionist account of the church's first century, it reveals the extent to which evangelical Episcopalians helped to shape the piety, identity, theology, and mission of the church. Using the life and career of one of the party's

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Standing Against the Whirlwind is a history of the Evangelical party in the Episcopal Church in nineteenth-century America. A surprising revisionist account of the church's first century, it reveals the extent to which evangelical Episcopalians helped to shape the piety, identity, theology, and mission of the church. Using the life and career of one of the party's greatest leaders, Charles Pettit McIlvaine, the second bishop of Ohio, Diana Butler blends institutional history with biography to explore the vicissitudes and tribulations of evangelicals in a church that often seemed inhospitable to their version of the Gospel. This gracefully written narrative history of a neglected movement sheds light on evangelical religion within a particular denomination and broadens the interpretation of nineteenth-century American evangelicalism as a whole. In addition, it elucidates such wider cultural and religious issues as the meaning of millennialism and the nature of the crisis over slavery.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195085426
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
06/28/1994
Series:
Religion in America Series
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
6.50(w) x 9.50(h) x 0.97(d)
Lexile:
1370L (what's this?)

Table of Contents

1From Enthusiasm to Identity: An Evangelical Revolution in the Episcopal Church, 1740-18203
2The Evangelical Mission: The Spirit of True Christianity, 1820-183124
3Episcopal Distinctiveness: Fighting the Protestant Radicals, 1832-183861
4"To Your Tents, O Israel!": The Advance of "Puseyism" and the War Within the Church, 1839-185293
5Standing Up for Jesus: The Evangelical Episcopal Quest for Purity, 1853-1865136
6"The Ship in Tempest": Rationalism, Ritualism, and the Post-Civil War Evangelical Worldview, 1866-1874178
7Conclusion: Whither Evangelicalism?224
Selected Bibliography238
Index263

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