Evangelical Experiences: Study in the Spirituality of English Evangelicalism (Studies in Evangelical History & Thought)

Evangelical Experiences: Study in the Spirituality of English Evangelicalism (Studies in Evangelical History & Thought)

By: Ian M. Randall (author)Paperback

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This book uses considerable primary material to examine movements of spirituality found within evangelical Protestantism between the First and Second World Wars. It analyses the way in which different patterns of devotion led to tensions and divisions between those holding a common commitment to the Bible, the cross of Christ, conversion and active Christian service. The chapters provide contrast between conservative views of spiritual experience, orientated to the past, and progressive forces, which were forward looking. It looks at evangelical Anglicanism, Wesleyan holiness streams of spirituality, those looking principally to the Reformed tradition, and Pentecostal-charismatic types of spirituality. Bifurcation bred evangelical weakness at a time when Anglo-Catholicism was growing strongly in its influence on English Christianity. This book seeks to illuminate this process and to provide a fresh interpretation of the period. It offers new insights, not only into a time of evangelical divergence, but also into the later twentieth-century story of the resurgence of evangelicalism .

About Author

Ian M. Randall (Ph.D.,University of Wales) was appointed as Director of Baptist and Anabaptist Studies at the International Baptist Theological Seminary, Prague, in 1999 and has continued to serve IBTS, from 2002 onwards as Senior Research Fellow. He has supervised and currently supervises a number of PhD students. He has published many articles and a number of books, of which the most significant recent books are Evangelical Experiences (Paternoster, 1999), The English Baptists of the Twentieth Century (Baptist Historical Society, 2005), A School of the Prophets: 150 Years of Spurgeons College (Spurgeons College, 2005) and What a Friend we have in Jesus (Darton, Longman and Todd, 2005). He is currently working on a volume on the history of Operation Mobilisation. He is a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society. - Editorial Review.

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  • ISBN13: 9780853649199
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 320
  • ID: 9780853649199
  • weight: 472
  • ISBN10: 0853649197

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