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Where Do Evangelicals Come From

PostPosted: Tue Apr 04, 2017 7:45 pm
by Stephen Fox
Jonathan Edwards and "chiliasm" among many other insights including periodical responses to evil occasions, a great paragraph in this exhaustive review and a grand one at that.

http://www.nybooks.com/articles/2017/04 ... came-from/

Re: Where Do Evangelicals Come From

PostPosted: Tue Apr 04, 2017 10:36 pm
by Sandy
Long, but a good read.

Re: Where Do Evangelicals Come From

PostPosted: Tue Apr 04, 2017 10:44 pm
by Rvaughn
What is a quick summary of where they came from?

Thanks.

Re: Where Do Evangelicals Come From

PostPosted: Tue Apr 04, 2017 11:04 pm
by Sandy
From various revival movements, with roots in the preaching of Jonathan Edwards, the first and second great awakenings, the preaching of individuals like George Whitefield and the Wesleys, the frontier revivals with preachers like Barton Stone, Alexander Campbell, Billy Sunday and the "sawdust trail", Billy Graham, and up into the modern megachurch movement.

Balmer's Fitzgerald Reservations

PostPosted: Thu Apr 06, 2017 3:46 pm
by Stephen Fox
https://www.christiancentury.org/review ... eye-closed

I will share my comment on Balmer's facebook wall soon.

Thanks Randall. Will link this review to the discussion at baptistlife.com history forums where I have linked Garry Wills review from Ny Rev Bks. I'm waiting to ride to Rome Ga Barnes and Noble to give chapters of this book a read. From your 'race" reservations, it appears she also missed Lee Atwater's "****** memo" of Wuthnow's Rough Country and failed to explore the race history of such SBC takeover artists Pressler, Helms and Albert Lee Smith all with the baggage of Birch Society, White Citizens Council, Texas Regulars and other influences. To my satisfaction, nobody with the exceptional hints of Wuthnow has explored that aspect of the fundamentalist takeover of the SBC explicitly.....All that said to paraphrase Marshall Frady, all the revival enthusiasms, millennial urgencies and concern for souls that was part of my Baptist conservative rasin gave me a bent on life once I survived it would not trade for any other. Like the current testimony of the young Baptist woman from Texas who worked for the New Yorker, it gave a decided relish to life I would not nor cannot trade for any other. It is the stuff of my gut.

Re: Where Do Evangelicals Come From

PostPosted: Fri Apr 07, 2017 2:57 pm
by Rvaughn
Thanks, Sandy. Sounds interesting. I'll try to read when I have a chance.

Balmer tweaks his Century Review on Fitzgerald

PostPosted: Sun May 21, 2017 7:04 pm
by Stephen Fox
From May 21 Review, Balmer is more explicit re Fitzgerald's failure to explore fundamentalist evangelicals enchantment with the right wing. Three weeks ago Mercer's David Gushee interviewed Fitzgerald on Cspan's weekend Booktv. Interesting review but for my money Gushee wasted first 40 minutes, valuable time he coulda used advancing the conversation on the points Balmer says Fitzgerald failed to pursue.

Again, Molly Worthen feature in the May Atlantic Mag on the evangelical mindset with her reference to Darren Grem look at Chic Fil A etc, and these Balmer reviews outflank Fitzgerald, but she can be given credit for sparking this round of conversation.

http://www.vnews.com/Randall-Balmer-on- ... y-10127422