Evangelical Christianity shaped the Victorian years with evangelicals began to influence every level of society. Based on a wide range of primary sources, sermons, tracts, private correspondence, newspapers, and journals, presents an extensive study of life in this era. Evangelical Anglicans and social action, theology, education, culture, politics, and mission are dealt with. Particular attention is also given to prominent individuals.
Traces the history and theology of Evangelicals in the Church of England, both liberal and conservative, from the First World War to the appearance of the Alternative Service Book in 1980. While it highlights the progress of the gospel through evangelism and literary output, the work does not gloss over the small-mindedness and 'sectarianism' that has sometimes characterised Evangelicals.
Reveals the breadth and range of what has been described as ‘the slumbering giant in the world of spirituality’. Provides an introduction for readers of every background to a vital tradition of spirituality not confined to one country or one denomination. Describes the characteristic features of evangelism and the major strands within the tradition, and shows how much evangelical spirituality has changed and developed over time.
Ssurvey of Anglican Evangelicalism on both sides of the Atlantic reveals the tensions (sometimes, but not always, creative) which a commitment to Evangelicalism has produced in individual lives and in the wider Anglican communion.
Takes a fresh look at the historical and contemporary expressions of what it means to be Anglican and Evangelical to assess their distinctive standpoints, to show how much common ground they share and to examine what this means for the church today.