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A Short History of Global Evangelicalism

Hutchinson, Mark and Wolffe, John (2012). A Short History of Global Evangelicalism. New York: Cambridge University Press.

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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 indigenisation and expansion towards becoming a multi-centered 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.

Item Type: Book
Copyright Holders: 2012 Mark Hutchinson and John Wolffe
ISBN: 0-521-76945-0, 978-0-521-76945-7
Keywords: evangelicalism; Protestantism; fundamentalism; revival; mission; Christianity
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) > Social Sciences and Global Studies > Religious Studies
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) > Social Sciences and Global Studies
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS)
Item ID: 31018
Depositing User: John Wolffe
Date Deposited: 18 Jan 2012 13:34
Last Modified: 04 Jul 2020 06:41
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