This book offers an authoritative overview of the history of evangelicalism as a global movement, from its origins in Europe and North America in the first half of the eighteenth century to its present-day dynamic growth in Africa, Asia, Latin America and Oceania. Starting with a definition of the movement within the context of the history of Protestantism, it follows the history of evangelicalism from its early North Atlantic revivals to the great expansion in the Victorian era, through to its fracturing and reorientation in response to the stresses of modernity and total war in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. It describes the movement's indigenization and expansion toward becoming a multicentered and diverse movement at home in the non-Western world that nevertheless retains continuity with its historic roots. The book concludes with an analysis of contemporary worldwide evangelicalism's current trajectory and the movement's adaptability to changing historical and geographical circumstances.
|Publication date:||30th April 2012|
|Author:||Mark Hutchinson, John Wolffe|
|Publisher:||Cambridge University Press|
Mark Hutchinson is University Historian at the University of Western Sydney. He has also served as founding Director of the Centre for the Study of Australian Christianity (1991 999) and as Reader in History and Society at Alphacrucis College. His research has been published in the Journal of Religious History, Church History, the History of Education Review and the Australian Journal of Politics and History. John Wolffe is Professor of Religious History at The Open University where he previously served as Head of the Religious Studies Department and as Associate Dean (Research) in the Faculty of Arts. He is the author of ...More About Mark Hutchinson, John Wolffe