Turning Points in the History of American Evangelicalism

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Heath W. Carter, Laura Porter
  • Grand Rapids, MI: 
    Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co.
    , March
     2017.
     288 pages.
     $28.00.
     Paperback.
    ISBN
    9780802871527.
     For other formats: Link to Publisher's Website.
Review coming soon!

Review by Daniel Roeber forthcoming.

Description

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.

Each chapter in this book has been written by one of the world's top experts in American religious history, and together they form a single narrative of evangelicalism's remarkable development. Here is an engaging, balanced, coherent history of American evangelicalism from its origins as a small movement to its status as a central player in the American religious story.

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

Heath W. Carter is assistant professor of history at Valparaiso University and the author of Union Made: Working People and the Rise of Social Christianity in Chicago.

Laura Rominger Porter is an independent scholar based in Des Moines, Iowa.

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