Evangelicalism and the Church of England in the Twentieth Century
This volume makes a considerable contribution to the wider understanding of twentieth-century Anglicanism and evangelicalism, both major international movements. With an expansive introduction which engages with recent scholarship, the book locates the study of twentieth-century Anglican evangelicalism in the wider fields of both the history of English Christianity and the globalisation of evangelicalism. The book argues that evangelicalism could both engage constructively with the wider Church and display a greater internal party unity between liberals and conservatives than has previously been supposed. While bringing new insights on the rise of conservative 'neo-evangelicalism', it also recognises the diversity of the movement and thereby redresses an imbalance in the recent historiography. Additionally, the book explores 'secularisation'; the laicisation of both parish ministry and social campaigns, highlighting, for example, the significance of lay leaders like Mary Whitehouse and Raymond Johnston; shifts in conceptualisations of 'nation' and national identity; the role of organizations, conferences and networks; and the key importance of generational shifts within the Anglican evangelical movement. ANDREW ATHERSTONE is tutor in history and doctrine, and Latimer research fellow at Wycliffe Hall, Oxford. JOHN MAIDEN is lecturer in the Department of Religious Studies at the Open University. He is author of National Religion and the Prayer Book Controversy, 1927-1928 (The Boydell Press, 2009).
Subjects: Religion, History
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