Early evangelicalism: a global intellectual history, 1670-1789

Evangelicalism contributed to the great transformation of ideas in the modern world. This 2006 book represents a pioneering study of discussions within the evangelical movements from Central Europe to the American colonies about what constituted evangelical identity and of the basis of the fraternit...

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Main Author: Ward, W.
Format: Electronic Book
Language:English
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Published: Cambridge Cambridge University Press 2006.
Standardized Subjects / Keyword chains:B Evangelical movement / Evangelical theology / History 1670-1789
Further subjects:B Evangelicalism History, 18th century
B Evangelicalism History 18th century
B Evangelicalism ; History ; 18th century
Online Access: Volltext (Verlag)
Parallel Edition:Non-electronic
Print version: 9780521864046
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Summary:Evangelicalism contributed to the great transformation of ideas in the modern world. This 2006 book represents a pioneering study of discussions within the evangelical movements from Central Europe to the American colonies about what constituted evangelical identity and of the basis of the fraternity among evangelical leaders of strikingly different backgrounds. Through a global study of the major figures and movements in the early evangelical world, W. R. Ward aims to show that down through the eighteenth century the evangelical elite had coherent answers to the general intellectual problems of their day and that piety as well as the enlightenment was a significant motor of intellectual change. However, as the century wore on the evangelicals lost the ability to state a broad intellectual setting for their case, and when they entered on their period of greatest social influence in the nineteenth century their former cohesion disintegrated into acute partisan wrangling.
The thought-world of early evangelicalism -- Spener and the origins of church pietism -- The mystic way or the mystic ways? -- The development of pietism in the Reformed churches -- The Reformed tradition in Britain and America -- Zinzendorf -- John Wesley -- Jonathan Edwards -- The disintegration of the old evangelicalism
Item Description:Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 05 Oct 2015)
ISBN:0511497318
Persistent identifiers:DOI: 10.1017/CBO9780511497315