Evangelicals at a Crossroads: Revivalism and Social Reform in Boston, 1860-1910

Evangelicals at a Crossroads: Revivalism and Social Reform in Boston, 1860-1910

by Benjamin L. Hartley


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ISBN-13: 9781584659280
Publisher: University of New Hampshire
Publication date: 01/11/2011
Series: Revisiting New England Series
Pages: 304
Product dimensions: 6.20(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

BENJAMIN L. HARTLEY is an assistant professor at the Palmer Theological Seminary of Eastern University in Philadelphia.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments Introduction D. L. Moody Arrives in a Changing Boston - "There Is a Magnetism in His Voice"
The Early Years of Evangelical Institution Building, 1858-1883 - "Good! You've Got the Fire in You"
Evangelicals and Boston Politics - "The Next Protestant Move Will Be No Boys' Play"
The Salvation Army and Other Evangelical Organizations Led by Women, 1884-1892 - "Aggressive Christianity"
Evangelical Consensus and Division - "All of This Confusion and Hurt"
The North End and the South End in the 1890s - "Let Us Re-take the North End for Methodism"
Conclusion - "The Most Marvelous Revival of All of Her History"
Notes Bibliography Index

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“Concentrating on the upstart revivalism and social reform of the Methodists, Baptists, and Salvationists in late nineteenth-century Boston, Hartley’s carefully researched and well-written book is a landmark study of urban evangelicalism in post-Civil War America. In particular, he shows how eclectic, cantankerous, and contentious evangelicals, both men and women, brought together revivalism and social reform, anti-Catholic and labor politics, and local revivals and international mission. Evangelicals built institutions, addressed the evils of the city, fought with each other over doctrines and priorities, and eventually saw their influence ebb in the face of new forces at the beginning of the twentieth century. Hartley’s terse and persuasive analysis of urban evangelicalism before fundamentalism gathered traction fills a significant gap in our knowledge.”

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