Evangelicalism in Modern Britain : A History from the 1730s to the 1980s Paperback
This major textbook is a newly researched historical study of Evangelical religion in its British cultural setting from its inception in the time of John Wesley to charismatic renewal today.
The Church of England, the Church of Scotland and the variety of Nonconformist denominations and sects in England, Scotland and Wales are discussed, but the book concentrates on the broad patterns of change affecting all the churches.
It shows the great impact of the Evangelical movement on nineteenth-century Britain, accounts for its resurgence since the Second World War and argues that developments in the ideas and attitudes of the movement were shaped most by changes in British culture.
The contemporary interest in the phenomenon of Fundamentalism, especially in the United States, makes the book especially timely.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 380 pages
- Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
- Publication Date: 15/12/1988
- Category: British & Irish history
- ISBN: 9780415104647
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Review by othurtle
From 1730 to 1980s, I wish it went further. Covers all the names you know and many you dont. This book came up with the evangelical quadrilateral, conversion, cross, bible, and activism. It emphasises the way evangelical's teaching has been influenced by culture, first the enlightenment, then romanticism, and even modernism. It is convinced that evangelical theology has altered a lot and it was interesting to read about how millenarianism had such a powerful effect, especially premillenarianism which put people off involvement with the world. The book documents also the time spent, perhaps not very productively, on holiness teaching and charismatic disputes.