American Evangelicalism: George Marsden and the State of by Darren Dochuk,Thomas S. Kidd,Kurt W. Peterson

By Darren Dochuk,Thomas S. Kidd,Kurt W. Peterson

No dwelling student has formed the learn of yankee spiritual historical past extra profoundly than George M. Marsden. His paintings spans U.S. highbrow, cultural, and non secular background from the 17th throughout the twenty-first centuries. This number of essays makes use of the occupation of George M. Marsden and the notable breadth of his scholarship to degree present traits within the old examine of yankee evangelical Protestantism and to inspire clean scholarly research of this religion culture because it has constructed among the eighteenth century and the current. relocating via 5 sections, each one established round one in all Marsden’s significant books and the period of time it represents, the amount explores diversified methodologies and methods to the historical past of evangelicalism and American faith. along with assessing Marsden’s illustrious works all alone phrases, this collection’s individuals isolate a number of key topics as deserving of clean, rigorous, and vast exam. via their shut research of those specific topics, they extend the variety of characters and groups, concerns and ideas, and contingencies which may and may be accounted for in our old texts. Marsden’s undying scholarship therefore serves as a launchpad for brand spanking new instructions in our rendering of the yank non secular past.

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