By Mark Hutchinson
This booklet deals an authoritative evaluate of the background of evangelicalism as a world circulation, from its origins in Europe and North the USA within the first 1/2 the eighteenth century to its present-day dynamic progress in Africa, Asia, Latin the US, and Oceania. beginning with a definition of the move in the context of the heritage of Protestantism, it follows the historical past of evangelicalism from its early North Atlantic revivals to the nice enlargement within the Victorian period, via to its fracturing and reorientation in accordance with the stresses of modernity and overall struggle within the past due 19th and early 20th centuries. It describes the movement's indigenization and growth towards turning into a multicentered and various move at domestic within the non-Western global that however keeps continuity with its historical roots. The e-book concludes with an research of latest around the world evangelicalism's present trajectory and the movement's adaptability to altering historic and geographical conditions.
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The direct antecedents of evangelical revival were to be found not so much in the institutionalised, official Pietism of Halle as in more popular movements influenced by the Pietists. Especially significant in this respect were Protestant communities suffering persecution in lands under Catholic rule: in the Austrian Habsburg dominions of Silesia, Bohemia and Moravia (corresponding to the modern Czech Republic and southern Poland) and in the prince-archbishopric of Salzburg (present-day western Austria).
Marty and R. Scott Appleby, Fundamentalisms Observed, Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1991, pp. vii–x. 22 A SHORT HISTORY OF GLOBAL EVANGELICALISM who is angry about something’74 – too superficial a judgement to be definition in itself, but one that highlights the belligerency and confrontationalism that has been a consistent feature of fundamentalism. Those who believed – like William Jennings Bryan in the Scopes trial – that essential truths were at stake saw no room for compromise. A parallel quip for a pentecostal might be ‘an evangelical who is happy about something’, the happiness being rooted in an experience of empowering by the Holy Spirit and leading to optimism (sometimes exaggerated) about the potentiality for further spiritual transformations.
Moreover, the widespread, if not universal, evangelical experience of assurance of salvation that followed conversion could produce religious self-confidence, even arrogance. Evangelical individualism undergirded the movement’s dynamism and energy and was entirely compatible with the creation of intense, mutually supportive communities, but it also does much to explain its diversity and tendency to fragmentation. Authentic aspirations for evangelical coherence have always been for ‘unity in diversity’ rather than uniformity.
A Short History of Global Evangelicalism by Mark Hutchinson