The Altar Call is a thorough examination of the public invitation practice within Christian evangelism. In addition to giving a comprehensive historical background that spans three continents, The Altar Call also poses the following question: If John Wesley, George Whitefield , and Jonathan Edwards are regarded as the great figures of modern evangelicalism, why did none of these important leaders practice the invitation system that became so important in so many later evangelical groups? This important study will be of interest to both religious scholars and lay people, who are curious about the antecedents, development, and current use of the altar call.
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Table of Contents
Chapter 1 Foreword; Preface; Acknowledgments; Introduction Chapter 2 Wesley, Whitefield and Edwards Chapter 3 The Early Period Chapter 4 "It was the best of times" Chapter 5 Camp-meetings and Itinerant Preachers Chapter 6 Theological Changes Chapter 7 Charles Grandison Finney Chapter 8 The Public Invitation in the British Isles Chapter 9 Further Development Chapter 10 The Altar Call in Australia Chapter 11 Modern Usage Chapter 12 The System's Rationale Chapter 13 Counseling and Follow Up Chapter 14 Christian Conversion Chapter 15 Results Examined Chapter 16 Problems with the System Chapter 17 Recommendations Chapter 18 Conclusions Chapter 19 Bibliography; Index