1st Edition

The Routledge Research Companion to the History of Evangelicalism

Edited By Andrew Atherstone, David Ceri Jones Copyright 2019
    312 Pages
    by Routledge

    312 Pages
    by Routledge

    Evangelicalism, an inter-denominational religious movement that has grown to become one of the most pervasive expressions of world Christianity in the early twenty-first century, had its origins in the religious revivals led by George Whitefield, John Wesley and Jonathan Edwards in the middle decades of the eighteenth century. With its stress on the Bible, the cross of Christ, conversion and the urgency of mission, it quickly spread throughout the Atlantic world and then became a global phenomenon.

    Over the past three decades evangelicalism has become the focus of considerable historical research. This research companion brings together a team of leading scholars writing broad-ranging chapters on key themes in the history of evangelicalism. It provides an authoritative and state-of-the-art review of current scholarship, and maps the territory for future research. Primary attention is paid to English-speaking evangelicalism, but the volume is transnational in its scope. Arranged thematically, chapters assess evangelicalism and the Bible, the atonement, spirituality, revivals and revivalism, worldwide mission in the Atlantic North and the Global South, eschatology, race, gender, culture and the arts, money and business, interactions with Roman Catholicism, Eastern Christianity, and Islam, and globalization. It demonstrates evangelicalism’s multiple and contested identities in different ages and contexts.

    The historical and thematic approach of this research companion makes it an invaluable resource for scholars and students alike worldwide.

    1 Evangelicals and evangelicalisms: contested identities, Andrew Atherstone and David Ceri Jones  2 Evangelicals and the Bible, Mark A. Noll  3 Evangelicals and the cross, David Ceri Jones  4 Evangelical spirituality, Peter J. Morden  5 Evangelicals, revival and revivalism, Michael J. McClymond  6 Evangelicals and Rome, John Maiden  7 Evangelicals and Eastern Christianity, Tim Grass  8 Evangelicals and Islam, Andrew Atherstone  9 Evangelicals and mission in the Atlantic North, Martin Spence  10 Evangelicals and mission in the Global South, Michael Gladwin  11 Evangelicals and the end of the world, Mark S. Sweetnam  12 Evangelicals and race, John Coffey and Stephen Tuck  13 Evangelicals and gender, Linda Wilson  14 Evangelicals, culture and the arts, Peter Webster  15 Evangelicals, money and business, Richard Turnbull  16 Evangelicals and globalization, Philip Jenkins


    Andrew Atherstone is Latimer Research Fellow at Wycliffe Hall, Oxford. He is author of Archbishop Justin Welby: Risk-taker and Reconciler (2014) and co-editor of Evangelicalism and the Church of England in the Twentieth Century (2014).

    David Ceri Jones is Reader in Welsh and Atlantic History and Head of the Department of History and Welsh History at Aberystwyth University. He is co-editor of George Whitefield: Life, Context, and Legacy (2016), and Evangelicalism and Fundamentalism in the United Kingdom in the Twentieth Century (2013).

    "The Routledge Research Companion to the History of Evangelicalism is a rich resource [...] there is no finer companion for the study of evangelicalism’s global and historical themes than this."
    Alex Gunter Parrish - Reading Religion