Summary Book Review A second Word of Remonstrance with the Evangelicals, etc by William Gresley:
Download or read book A second Word of Remonstrance with the Evangelicals, etc written by William Gresley and published by . This book was released on 1851 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
Summary Book Review Who are the Evangelicals? by Derek Tidball:
Download or read book Who are the Evangelicals? written by Derek Tidball and published by Zondervan. This book was released on 1994 with total page 290 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "Classical or pentecostal, charismatic or reformed, the spectrum of evanglical belief and practice today is infinitely varied. Evangelicalism transcends national and denominational differences and enjoys considerable worldwide influence yet it is frequently taken less than seriously by religious commentators and is often known to the wider world only by caricature. Evanglicals themselves sometimes have only a scanty knowledge of their historical and theological identity, which frequently manifests itself in narrowness of vision and rigidity of judgement. Only by understanding our past can we know ourselves today, argues Derek Tidball, and in this warm and enjoyable account he surveys the modern evangelical movement around the world, tracing its historic and doctrinal roots in order to explain today's exciting diversity of expression. Evangelicalism is portrayed as a dynamic faith, not a static religion, and this informed and wise guide is essential reading for all who are concerned to establish whether the many new trends appearing are authentic expressions of biblical Christianity." - From Back of Book.
Summary Book Review Ministries of Compassion among Russian Evangelicals, 1905-1929 by Mary Raber:
Download or read book Ministries of Compassion among Russian Evangelicals, 1905-1929 written by Mary Raber and published by Wipf and Stock Publishers. This book was released on 2016-05-13 with total page 274 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The present study fills a gap in the study of the evangelical movement in Russia by presenting a comprehensive picture of their compassionate ministry during their longest stretch of relative freedom before the 1980s. Better known for their energetic preaching and literature work, Russian evangelicals also gave attention to compassionate ministry, although it was never extensive because of their marginal status. They established assistance funds, organized charitable institutions, practiced urban rescue ministry, participated in the Russian temperance movement, and established economic communities. Each area is distinct, yet all were supported by the same set of theological convictions. The Russian evangelicals were convinced that their witness should consist of good works as well as words, and that the gospel had the power to undo human suffering. While intentionally cultivating an attitude of concern for the needs of others, they taught that compassion was the concern of all members of the community, regardless of economic status or age. In their publications evangelicals devoted a good deal of teaching to the proper Christian attitude toward money and giving. They drew on Western models, but also their indigenous sectarian roots.
Summary Book Review American Evangelicals and the 1960s by Axel R. Schäfer:
Download or read book American Evangelicals and the 1960s written by Axel R. Schäfer and published by University of Wisconsin Pres. This book was released on 2013-08-23 with total page 292 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In the late 1970s, the New Christian Right emerged as a formidable political force, boldly announcing itself as a unified movement representing the views of a "moral majority." But that movement did not spring fully formed from its predecessors. American Evangelicals and the 1960s refutes the thesis that evangelical politics were a purely inflammatory backlash against the cultural and political upheaval of the decade. Bringing together fresh research and innovative interpretations, this book demonstrates that evangelicals actually participated in broader American developments during "the long 1960s," that the evangelical constituency was more diverse than often noted, and that the notion of right-wing evangelical politics as a backlash was a later creation serving the interests of both Republican-conservative alliances and their critics. Evangelicalism's involvement with—rather than its reaction against—the main social movements, public policy initiatives, and cultural transformations of the 1960s proved significant in its 1970s political ascendance. Twelve essays that range thematically from the oil industry to prison ministry and from American counterculture to the Second Vatican Council depict modern evangelicalism both as a religious movement with its own internal dynamics and as one fully integrated into general American history.
Summary Book Review The English Church in the Nineteenth Century: The Evangelicals by Francis Warre Cornish:
Download or read book The English Church in the Nineteenth Century: The Evangelicals written by Francis Warre Cornish and published by . This book was released on 1910 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
Summary Book Review Evangelicalism, Penal Theory and the Politics of Criminal Law by R. Follett:
Download or read book Evangelicalism, Penal Theory and the Politics of Criminal Law written by R. Follett and published by Springer. This book was released on 2000-11-30 with total page 231 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Following the abolition of the British slave trade in 1807, a group of politicians began to agitate for reform of England's "bloody code" of criminal statutes. This examines the politics and propaganda of criminal law reform from 1808 to the Whig succession to power in 1830.
Summary Book Review Evangelicals at an Impasse by Robert K. Johnston:
Download or read book Evangelicals at an Impasse written by Robert K. Johnston and published by Wipf and Stock Publishers. This book was released on 2020-03-09 with total page 132 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Biblical inspiration and interpretation in conflict? Evangelicals assert that the Bible is the infallible source and sole authority for Christian beliefs and living. This premise is currently under fire from social and cultural mores AND, more importantly, from differences of biblical interpretation. Contradictory opinions have arisen on several issues. —What exactly does the Bible claim? —What is the rightful role of women in the church and at home? —How do Christians evaluate homosexuality (is it always a sin)? —What is the church’s role in social ethics? Evangelicals at an Impasse considers these burning issues and offers helpful guidelines. Robert K. Johnston seeks to bridge the gaps among the biblical writers, the church fathers, and contemporary humanity. He offers an effective way for Christians, and more specifically, evangelicals, to understand the Bible as it relates to theology, tradition, and culture. Johnston considers the issues, the facts surrounding them, social practices, the pros and cons on each question, and provides striking insights in his conclusions—conclusions, NOT solutions. Evangelicals and other Christians—in fact anyone interested in religion in America—will find this a fascinating and remarkable book.
Summary Book Review The American Quest for the Primitive Church by Richard Thomas Hughes:
Download or read book The American Quest for the Primitive Church written by Richard Thomas Hughes and published by University of Illinois Press. This book was released on 1988 with total page 257 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The dream of restoring primitive Christianity lies close to the core of the identity of some American denominations---Churches of Christ, Latter-day Saints, some Mennonites, and a variety of Holiness and Pentecostal denominations. But how can a return to ancient Christianity be sustained in a world increasingly driven by modernization? What meaning might such a vision have in the modern world? Twelve distinguished scholars explore these and related questions in this provocative book.
Summary Book Review The Younger Evangelicals by Robert E. Webber:
Download or read book The Younger Evangelicals written by Robert E. Webber and published by Baker Books. This book was released on 2002-10-01 with total page 288 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Robert E. Webber has led worship workshops in every major city in the United States and Canada. Through his conversations and contacts with a network of emerging church leaders he calls the "younger evangelicals," Webber sees how this new generation and their style of leadership is bringing change and renewal to the evangelical church. These leaders, who include those young in spirit as well as young in age, have important insights to offer all generations faced with "doing church" in a rapidly changing postmodern culture. The Younger Evangelicals explores the characteristics of these emerging leaders and provides an outlet for their stories. Beginning with a brief overview of twentieth-century evangelicalism, Webber examines what is different about the twenty-first century younger evangelicals' way of thinking about faith and practicing church. He allows them-Ph.D.s and laypeople-to speak in their own words on issues such as communication, theology, apologetics, pastoral leadership, evangelism, worship, and spiritual formation. Thought provoking, energizing, and timely, The Younger Evangelicals is a landmark book for pastors and church leaders, culture watchers, ministry students, and worship leaders who want to prepare for and respond to the new evangelical awakening brought on by our changing cultural context.
Summary Book Review The Scandal of Evangelicals and Homosexuality by Mark Vasey-Saunders:
Download or read book The Scandal of Evangelicals and Homosexuality written by Mark Vasey-Saunders and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2016-03-09 with total page 258 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: English evangelicals give the appearance of being a community at war, with each other and with the world around them. The issue of homosexuality is one of the key battlegrounds. How has this issue become so significant to evangelicals? Why is it provoking such violent responses? How is it changing evangelicals, and what might this mean for the future? This book examines the history of evangelical responses to the issue of homosexuality, setting them in a wider historical and cultural context and drawing on the work of Rene Girard to argue that the issue of homosexuality has come to symbolise deeply-held convictions within evangelicalism. The conflict over the issue that is now becoming apparent within evangelicalism reveals deep divisions within the evangelical community that will have great significance for the future. The Scandal of Evangelicals and Homosexuality offers an alternative perspective, seeking not to present an answer to the ethical question, but rather to examine the way the debate has become scandalised and consider the cost. It offers a window into contemporary English evangelicalism and provides an important contribution to international and ecumenical debate.
Summary Book Review Evangelicals and the Continental Divide by Samuel Harold Reimer:
Download or read book Evangelicals and the Continental Divide written by Samuel Harold Reimer and published by McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP. This book was released on 2003 with total page 232 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In Evangelicals and the Continental Divide Sam Reimer finds surprising levels of uniformity among evangelicals on both sides of the border. He shows that both American and Canadian evangelicals share highly similar religious identities, central beliefs, moral and sub-cultural boundaries, and social attitudes. Reimer found that American evangelicals did not distinguish themselves through greater conservatism or greater commitment but did connect politics and faith to a much greater extent than their Canadian counterparts, while evangelicals in Canada evinced greater tolerance. He argues that these differences point to an enduring importance of national historical and cultural differences, whereas regional differences are not as significant. Using data obtained from 118 in-depth interviews with evangelicals in both countries as well as a representative poll of 3,000 Canadians and 3,000 Americans, Reimer details the inner workings of the evangelical subculture and gives us an understanding of evangelical similarities and differences across the two nations.
Summary Book Review John Gerstner and the Renewal of Presbyterian and Reformed Evangelicalism in Modern America by Jeff McDonald:
Download or read book John Gerstner and the Renewal of Presbyterian and Reformed Evangelicalism in Modern America written by Jeff McDonald and published by Wipf and Stock Publishers. This book was released on 2017-11-09 with total page 274 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: John Gerstner (1914–96) was a significant leader in the renewal of Presbyterian and Reformed evangelicalism in America during the second half of the twentieth century. Gerstner’s work as a church historian sought to shape evangelicalism, but also northern mainline Presbyterianism. In order to promote evangelical thought he wrote, taught, lectured, debated, and preached widely. In pursuing his aims he promoted the work of the great colonial theologian Jonathan Edwards. He also defended and endorsed biblical inerrancy and the Old Princeton theology. Gerstner was a sharp critic of theological modernism and what he considered its negative influence on the church. Part of Gerstner’s fame was his active participation in mainline Presbyterianism and in so many of the smaller Presbyterian denominations and in the wider evangelical movement. His renewal efforts within the United Presbyterian Church USA (later PCUSA) were largely a failure, but they did contribute to the surprising resurgence of Presbyterian and Reformed evangelicalism. Evangelical marginalization in the mainline led Gerstner and other evangelicals to redirect their energy into new evangelical institutions, groups, and denominations. Gerstner’s evangelical United Presbyterian Church of North America (UPCNA) background influenced the young scholar and the legacy of the UPCNA’s heritage can be detected in the popular forms of the Presbyterian and Reformed evangelical movement that exist today. Moreover, he was significant for the revival of Reformed teaching beyond the bounds of Presbyterianism. This book establishes Gerstner’s significance in American church history and provides a thorough analysis of the evangelical movement he sought to reinvigorate.
Summary Book Review Evangelicals and the End of Christendom by Hugh Chilton:
Download or read book Evangelicals and the End of Christendom written by Hugh Chilton and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2019-12-20 with total page 296 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Exploring the response of evangelicals to the collapse of ‘Greater Christian Britain’ in Australia in the long 1960s, this book provides a new religious perspective to the end of empire and a fresh national perspective to the end of Christendom. In the turbulent 1960s, two foundations of the Western world rapidly and unexpectedly collapsed. ‘Christendom’, marked by the dominance of discursive Christianity in public culture, and ‘Greater Britain’, the powerful sentimental and strategic union of Britain and its settler societies, disappeared from the collective mental map with startling speed. To illuminate these contemporaneous global shifts, this book takes as a case study the response of Australian evangelical Christian leaders to the cultural and religious crises encountered between 1959 and 1979. Far from being a narrow national study, this book places its case studies in the context of the latest North American and European scholarship on secularisation, imperialism and evangelicalism. Drawing on a wide range of archival sources, it examines critical figures such as Billy Graham, Fred Nile and Hans Mol, as well as issues of empire, counter-cultural movements and racial and national identity. This study will be of particular interest to any scholar of Evangelicalism in the twentieth century. It will also be a useful resource for academics looking into the wider impacts of the decline of Christianity and the British Empire in Western civilisation.
Summary Book Review The Variety of American Evangelicalism by Donald W. Dayton:
Download or read book The Variety of American Evangelicalism written by Donald W. Dayton and published by Univ. of Tennessee Press. This book was released on 2001-10 with total page 296 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Those labeled as "evangelicals" commonly are assumed to constitute a large and fairly homogeneous segment of American Protestantism. This volume suggests that, in fact, evangelicalism is better understood as a set of distinct subtraditions, each with its own history, organizations, and priorities. The differences among groups are so important that the question arises: Is the term "evangelical" useful at all?
Summary Book Review Progressive Evangelicals and the Pursuit of Social Justice by Brantley W. Gasaway:
Download or read book Progressive Evangelicals and the Pursuit of Social Justice written by Brantley W. Gasaway and published by UNC Press Books. This book was released on 2014-10-30 with total page 336 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In this compelling history of progressive evangelicalism, Brantley Gasaway examines a dynamic though often overlooked movement within American Christianity today. Gasaway focuses on left-leaning groups, such as Sojourners and Evangelicals for Social Action, that emerged in the early 1970s, prior to the rise of the more visible Religious Right. He identifies the distinctive "public theology--a set of biblical interpretations regarding the responsibility of Christians to promote social justice--that has animated progressive evangelicals' activism and bound together their unusual combination of political positions. The book analyzes how prominent leaders, including Jim Wallis, Ron Sider, and Tony Campolo, responded to key political and social issues over the past four decades. Progressive evangelicals combated racial inequalities, endorsed feminism, promoted economic justice, and denounced American nationalism and militarism. At the same time, most leaders opposed abortion and refused to affirm homosexual behavior, even as they defended gay civil rights. Gasaway demonstrates that, while progressive evangelicals have been caught in the crossfire of partisan conflicts and public debates over the role of religion in politics, they have offered a significant alternative to both the Religious Right and the political left.
Summary Book Review Three Views on Eastern Orthodoxy and Evangelicalism by Zondervan,:
Download or read book Three Views on Eastern Orthodoxy and Evangelicalism written by Zondervan, and published by Zondervan Academic. This book was released on 2010-10-05 with total page 302 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Are Eastern Orthodoxy and evangelicalism at all compatible? To some Western evangelicals, the practices of Eastern Orthodoxy seem mysterious and perhaps even unbiblical. From an Orthodox perspective, evangelicals lack the spiritual roots provided by centuries-old church traditions. Are the differences between these two branches of Christianity as sharp as they seem? Or is there room for agreement? This book allows five leading authorities to present their different views in a respectful manner, have them critiqued by their fellow authors, and then respond to those critiques. Writing from an Orthodox perspective with a strong appreciation for evangelicalism, Bradley Nassif makes a case for compatibility. Michael Horton and Vladimir Berzonsky take the opposite stance from their respective evangelical and Orthodox backgrounds. And George Hancock-Stefan (evangelical) and Edward Rommen (Orthodox) each offer a qualified "perhaps." The interactive Counterpoints forum is ideal for comparing and contrasting the different positions to understand the strengths and weaknesses of these two important branches of Christianity and to form a personal conclusion regarding their compatibility.
Summary Book Review Emerging Evangelicals by James S. Bielo:
Download or read book Emerging Evangelicals written by James S. Bielo and published by NYU Press. This book was released on 2011 with total page 225 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Emerging Church movement developed in the mid-1990s among primarily white, urban, middle-class pastors and laity who were disenchanted with America's conservative Evangelical sub-culture. It is a response to the increasing divide between conservative Evangelicals and concerned critics who strongly oppose what they consider overly slick, corporate, and consumerist versions of faith. A core feature of their response is a challenge to traditional congregational models, often focusing on new church plants and creating networks of related house churches. Drawing on three years of ethnographic fieldwork, James S. Bielo explores the impact of the Emerging Church movement on American Evangelicals. He combines ethnographic analysis with discussions of the movement's history, discursive contours, defining practices, cultural logics, and contentious interactions with conservative Evangelical critics to rethink the boundaries of Evangelical as a category.Ultimately, Bielo makes a novel contribution to our understanding of the important changes at work among American Protestants, and illuminates how Emerging Evangelicals interact with the cultural conditions of modernity, late modernity, and visions of postmodern Christianity. James S. Bielo is Visiting Assistant Professor of Anthropology at Miami University in Oxford, OH. He is the author of Words Upon the Word: An Ethnography of Evangelical Group Bible Study (NYU Press) and editor of The Social Life of Scriptures: Cross-cultural Perspectives on Biblicism.