Rediscovering an Evangelical Heritage: A Tradition and Trajectory of Integrating Piety and Justice

Rediscovering an Evangelical Heritage: A Tradition and Trajectory of Integrating Piety and Justice

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This book, widely regarded as groundbreaking since its publication over thirty-five years ago, sheds light on the more radical and prophetic roots of American evangelicalism and has challenged countless readers to rethink their evangelical heritage. It argues that nineteenth-century American evangelicals held a more mature vision of the faith, for they engaged demanding justice, peace, and social issues—a vision that was betrayed and distorted by twentieth-century neo-evangelicals. The book helps readers understand that the broader origins of American evangelicalism include the social justice concerns of today's church.

Featuring new historic photos and illustrations, this edition includes new introductory and concluding chapters and incorporates relevant updates. The previous edition was published as Discovering an Evangelical Heritage.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780801049613
Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
Publication date: 12/02/2014
Edition description: 2nd Edition
Pages: 208
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Donald W. Dayton (PhD, University of Chicago), now retired, taught theology and ethics at North Park Seminary, Northern Baptist Seminary, Drew University, and Azusa Pacific University. He lives in California. Douglas M. Strong (PhD, Princeton Theological Seminary) is dean of the School of Theology and professor of the history of Christianity at Seattle Pacific University in Seattle, Washington.

Table of Contents

Foreword by Jim Wallis
A Note about Editions of This Book
Introduction to the Second Edition (2014): A Tradition of Integrated Faith by Douglas M. Strong
Prologue to the First Edition (1976): On Coming to Maturity in an Evangelical College in the 1960s by Donald W. Dayton
1. Jonathan Blanchard: The Radical Founder of Wheaton College
2. Reform in the Life and Thought of Evangelist Charles G. Finney
3. Theodore Weld: Evangelical Reformer
4. The Lane Rebellion and the Founding of Oberlin College
5. Civil Disobedience and the Oberlin-Wellington Rescue Case
6. Arthur and Lewis Tappan: The Businessman as Reformer
7. Orange Scott, Luther Lee, and the Wesleyan Methodists
8. The Evangelical Roots of Feminism
9. Anointed to Preach the Gospel to the Poor
10. Whatever Happened to Evangelicalism?
Epilogue to the First Edition (1976): Reflections on Some Unresolved Issues by Donald W. Dayton
Conclusion to the Second Edition (2014): A Trajectory of Integrated Faith by Douglas M. Strong

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