By Mark Hutchinson
This e-book bargains an authoritative evaluation of the heritage of evangelicalism as a world stream, from its origins in Europe and North the United States within the first 1/2 the eighteenth century to its present-day dynamic development in Africa, Asia, Latin the US, and Oceania. beginning with a definition of the stream in the context of the historical past of Protestantism, it follows the historical past of evangelicalism from its early North Atlantic revivals to the nice growth within the Victorian period, via to its fracturing and reorientation in line with the stresses of modernity and overall struggle within the past due 19th and early 20th centuries. It describes the movement's indigenization and growth towards changing into a multicentered and various flow at domestic within the non-Western global that however keeps continuity with its ancient roots. The publication concludes with an research of latest all over the world evangelicalism's present trajectory and the movement's adaptability to altering historic and geographical conditions.
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Coalter, Gilbert Tennent, Son of Thunder: A Case Study of Continental Pietism’s Impact on the First Great Awakening in the Middle Colonies, Westport, CT: Greenwood, 1986. Ward, Protestant Evangelical Awakening, pp. 141–4. Geoffrey F. Nuttall, ‘Continental Pietism and the Evangelical Movement in Britain’ in J. P. van Dooren, eds, Pietismus und Reveil, Leiden: Brill, 1978, pp. 207–36. George Whitefield, The First Two Parts of His Life, With His Journals, London: Strahan, 1756, p. 11. 32 A SHORT HISTORY OF GLOBAL EVANGELICALISM rich confluence of tributaries in post-Reformation European and North Atlantic Protestantism, all with considerable preceding histories of their own, but creating a new and distinctive blend.
Recognition of this diversity is an essential preliminary to appreciating the variety of ways in which the Puritan legacy contributed to the emergence of evangelicalism. In New England, it is easy to establish direct personal links between a late Puritan such as Solomon Stoddard and an early evangelical such as Jonathan Edwards. In England, however, such connections were less clearcut, particularly in the light of the suppression of Puritanism in the Church of England in 1662, and the fact that the leaders of the evangelical awakening in the 1730s were predominantly Anglicans rather than the Dissenters who were the more History, London: Adam and Charles Black, 1966, pp.
The SPG supported Christian ministry in the overseas colonies and missions to non-Christians. These were significant forerunners of the evangelical societies that proliferated from the late eighteenth century onwards. More immediately significant in the prehistory of early evangelicalism, however, were numerous small societies that existed primarily to strengthen the devotional life of their members, who were predominantly younger men. Adherents were expected to attend public worship, take communion monthly, and practice asceticism and frequent private prayer.
A Short History of Global Evangelicalism by Mark Hutchinson