Today's evangelicals are part of a historical family that has flourished since the 1730s, the decade that marked the rise of evangelicalism in Britain. This evangelical family tree bustles with activity and flourishes with interesting people who have left their mark on church and society. The Biographical Dictionary of Evangelicals offers access to the lives and achievements of the men and women who have shaped this evangelical heritage.Reaching back to the movement's precursors, who appear as early as John Wycliffe in the fourteenth century, the Biographical Dictionary of Evangelicals takes readers up to the present by including figures who were born in 1935 or earlier, such as Billy Graham and Bill Bright.Unlike some biographical dictionaries, in which articles are brief and contain only the most basic biographical data, the Biographical Dictionary of Evangelicals offers more expansive treatments and gives us a fuller sense of the lives and times, challenges and accomplishments of many of the most prominent figures in the history of evangelicalism.Editors Timothy T. Larsen, David Bebbington and Mark A. Noll present the contributions of a wide variety of historians and biographers--many of them significant evangelical leaders in their own right. Contributors include Edith Blumhofer, William Brackney, Timothy George, Staney Grenz, David Edward Harrell Jr., Bruce Hindmarsh, David L. Jeffrey, Tony Lane, Bill Leonard, J. I. Packer, John Stackhouse Jr., Carl Trueman, Geoffrey Wainwright, Marilyn Westerkamp and David Wright.The result is a book that brims with interest while providing reliable historical information. Researchers will value it as a first port of call, and browsers will find themselves delightfully lost in its pages within minutes of entry.
"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.
Here is a welcomed and essential title for understanding the impact that particular evangelical Christians have had. This alphabetically arranged reference work selects 400 men and women who have significantly influenced the theology, pastoral practice, and piety of evangelicals in the English-speaking world. Although 1730 is accepted as the beginning of the evangelical movement by most scholars, the dictionary includes some earlier luminaries such as John Calvin, Jan Hus, Martin Luther, and John Wyclif. It must be noted that editor Larsen, associate professor of theology at Wheaton College, also selected 1935 as the cutoff date for inclusion in the dictionary. Contemporary evangelicals born after this date are not chronicled. The impressive list of contributors numbers about 200, hailing from countries across the globe and consisting of prominent scholars, preachers, and authors.
Each succinctly written article gives sufficient detail, making this much more than a simple who's who. Such evangelists as Oliver Cromwell, Frances Crosby, Billy Graham, Dwight Moody, and William Tyndale are subjects of well-developed essays that are both factual and critical. Most are several pages in length. Entries are signed and conclude with bibliographies encouraging the reader to pursue additional biographical or autobiographical sources. The dictionary has three indexes--names, subjects, and articles.
Comprehensive, balanced, and fairly priced, this title is recommended for academic and public libraries with strong theology collections. RBB
Copyright © American Library Association. All rights reserved
"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.
Book Description 1990. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Hardcover. Shipping may be from our Sydney, NSW warehouse or from our UK or US warehouse, depending on stock availability. 0.670. Bookseller Inventory # 9780851119878
Book Description Inter-Varsity Press, 1990. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110851119875