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The Spirit of Early Evangelicalism: True Religion in a Modern World

D. Bruce Hindmarsh


The Spirit of Early Evangelicalism sheds new light on the nature of evangelical religion by locating its rise with reference to those consequential changes in Anglo-American society we now routinely acknowledge with the terms Modernity, the Scientific Revolution, and the Enlightenment. Bringing together a wide range of sources, the book makes meaningful connections between the Protestant evangelical awakening and the history of science, law, art, and literature in the eighteenth century. There was a profound turn toward nature and the authority of natural knowledge in each of these discourses ... More

Keywords: evangelicalism, modernity, science, law, art, John Wesley, Charles Wesley, George Whitefield, Jonathan Edwards, spirituality

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9780190616694
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: December 2017 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190616694.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

D. Bruce Hindmarsh, author
James M. Houston Professor of Spiritual Theology, Regent College