eBook Turning Points in the History of American Evangelicalism, 1st Edition

  • Heath W. Carter
  • Laura Porter
  • Published By: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Company
  • ISBN-10: 146744684X
  • ISBN-13: 9781467446846
  • DDC: 277.3
  • Grade Level Range: 12th Grade - College Senior
  • 315 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2017 | Published/Released April 2018
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2017
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Lucid, authoritative overview of a major movement in American history. The history of American evangelicalism is perhaps best understood by examining its turning points—those moments when it took on a new scope, challenge, or influence. The Great Awakening, the rise of fundamentalism and Pentecostalism, the emergence of Billy Graham—all these developments and many more have given shape to one of the most dynamic movements in American religious history. Taken together, these turning points serve as a clear and helpful roadmap for understanding how evangelicalism has become what it is today.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
1: What Made the Great Awakening Great?.
2: The Evangelical Encounter with the Enlightenment.
3: Disestablishment as American Sisyphus.
4: Antebellum Reform.
5: The Rise of the Domestic Ideal in the United States and Canada.
6: The Civil War and the Making of Conservative American Evangelicalism.
7: The Rise of Fundamentalism.
8: Urban Pentecostalism: Chicago, 1906–1912.
9: The Great Migration.
10: The Global Turn in American Evangelicalism.
11: Billy Graham's 1949 Los Angeles Revival.
12: Lausanne '74 and American Evangelicalism's Latin Turn.