The Emergence of Evangelical Spirituality

The Age of Edwards, Newton, and Whitefield

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Tom Schwanda
The Classics of Western Spirituality
  • Mahwah, NJ: 
    Paulist Press
    , January
     336 pages.
     For other formats: Link to Publisher's Website.


Recent decades have witnessed a growing interest in evangelical spirituality. Although several books are available that focus on evangelical spirituality, none thus far has included the rich and varied resources of primary readings of this under-researched spiritual tradition. The Emergence of Evangelical Spirituality offers readers a balanced collection of primary sources for eighteenth-century evangelical spirituality in America and Britain. Beginning with a chapter that introduces readers to the foundational nature and themes of evangelical spirituality, the book goes on to present the writings of men and women authors some very well known, others not well known grouped into six thematic categories. From giants of the movement such as Jonathan Edwards and George Whitefield to social reformers William Wilberforce and Hannah More and such hymn writers as William Cowper, The Emergence of Evangelical Spirituality presents an invaluable and unequalled treasury of authors representing a rich heritage of American and British spirituality for students and general readers alike.

About the Author(s)/Editor(s)/Translator(s): 

Tom Schwanda is Associate Professor of Christian Formation and Ministry at Wheaton College in Wheaton, Illinois, and an ordained minister of the Reformed Church in America. The author of several works on Puritan and early Evangelical spirituality, Dr. Schwanda holds a PhD in historical theology from Durham University in England.

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