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The American Evangelical Story : A History of the Movement - Professor Douglas A. Sweeney

The American Evangelical Story

A History of the Movement

Paperback Published: 1st August 2005
ISBN: 9780801026584
Number Of Pages: 208

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The American Evangelical Story surveys the role American evangelicalism has had in the shaping of global evangelical history.

Author Douglas Sweeney begins with a brief outline of the key features that define evangelicals and then explores the roots of the movement in English Pietism and the Great Awakening of the eighteenth century. He goes on to consider the importance of missions in the development of evangelicalism and the continuing emphasis placed on evangelism. Sweeney next examines the different subgroups of American evangelicals and the current challenges faced by the movement, concluding with reflections on the future of evangelicalism.

Combining a narrative style with historical detail and insight, this accessible, illustrated book will appeal to readers interested in the history of the movement, as well as students of church history.

Evangelical : what's in a word?p. 17
A surprising work of God : the eighteenth-century revivalp. 27
Crafting new wineskins : institutionalizing the movementp. 53
As the waters cover the sea : the rise of evangelical missionsp. 79
Crossing the color line without working to erase it : evangelical history in black and whitep. 107
In search of a higher Christian life : the Holiness, Pentecostal, and Charismatic movementsp. 133
Standing on the promises through howling storms of doubt : fundamentalism and neoevangelicalismp. 155
Conclusion : the future of evangelicalismp. 181
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ISBN: 9780801026584
ISBN-10: 080102658X
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 208
Published: 1st August 2005
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.61 x 15.95  x 1.32
Weight (kg): 0.3