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  Evangelicalism - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Evangelical Christians were a diverse group; some were at the forefront of movements such as abolition of slavery, prison reform, orphanage establishment, hospital building, and founding educational institutions.
Evangelicals, along with trade unionists, Chartists, members of cooperatives, the self-help movement and the Church of England were involved in setting up the temperance movements in the U.S.A., Ireland, Scotland and England.
Evangelical activism might be expressed in literacy training, inner-city relief and food banks, adoption agencies, marriage counselling and spousal abuse mediation, day-care centers for children, and counsel and care for unwed mothers, or any number of other help and advocacy works.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Evangelicalism   (3258 words)

Evangelicalism is usually associated with a type of preaching that calls on the hearer to confess his or her sin and believe in Christ's forgiveness.
Evangelicalism is the movement in modern Christianity, transcending denominational and confessional boundaries, that emphasizes conformity to the basic tenets of the faith and a missionary outreach of compassion and urgency.
Evangelicalism reached to the grass roots of white America, while the fl community, in both slavery and freedom, was sustained and held together by its churches, which expressed a deep, personal evangelical faith.
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 Defining Evangelicalism
Likewise, evangelical cultural hegemony was diminished in pure numeric terms with the influx of millions of non-Protestant immigrants in the latter 19th and early 20th-centuries.
British historian David Bebbington approaches evangelicalism from this direction and notes four specific hallmarks of evangelical religion: conversionism, the belief that lives need to be changed; activism, the expression of the gospel in effort; biblicism, a particular regard for the Bible; and crucicentrism, a stress on the sacrifice of Christ on the cross.
Through most of the 19th-century, however, nearly all American evangelicals were convinced of the postmillenial interpretation of the Bible: the decidedly "calmer" belief that the church--through the exercise of its mandate to teach and preach the Gospel--would gradually usher in the Kingdom of God in preparation for Christ's return.
www.wheaton.edu /isae/defining_evangelicalism.html   (2607 words)

 Evangelicalism - Theopedia
Evangelicals who are part of various traditions of Christian thought (Calvinism, Methodism, Lutheranism, Baptists, etc.) may also emphasize other doctrinal stances important to their own traditions, but all typically agree with the above listed items.
Evangelicals consider evangelicalism as an emphasis on reviving the true historic faith of the Church and the Bible.
Consequently, many Evangelical groups may be described as "fundamentalist" in the broad sense, who do not belong in the "Fundamentalist movement" in the narrow sense.
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 'evangelical' Christians   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Evangelical Christians believe the cross is an example and demonstration of love, but they also believe that on the cross Jesus bore the judgment of God that we deserve.
Evangelical Christians and churches are found in all the main Protestant denominations.
Evangelical Christians led the anti-slavery movement in the nineteenth century and were at the forefront of the Jubilee 2000 debt campaign.
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 Evangelicalism, False and True by Joseph P. Braswell
Evangelicals are those who are like X, and, by describing certain characteristics of X, one describes what an evangelical is. In other words, locate those who are called evangelicals, describe the characteristics of their beliefs and practices, and therefore denote those beliefs and practices as evangelical.
An evangelical need only assert that the evangel is to be at the heart and soul of genuine Christianity, and all else in some sense flows from it or is understood in terms of it, as vitally related to it.
According to the evangelical understanding of the confessional and dogmatic-theological task, we enter into the field of Christian theology in all its breath and comprehensiveness through a deeper and fuller understanding of the meaning of the gospel, and evangelical theological study is faith—gospel faith—seeking understanding.
www.monergism.com /thethreshold/articles/onsite/braswell.html   (2385 words)

 Evangelicalism as a Social Movement - The Nineteenth Century - Divining America: Religion and the National Culture   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Evangelicalism reinforced the growing sense of the sovereign power of the individual: it made the individual's own religious experience—not the clergy's learning and authority, not formal creeds and doctrines—the ultimate spiritual arbiter.
Evangelical conversion did not break the will of sinners, but energized and redirected it, giving them a powerful sense of control in their lives.
Evangelical churches were essentially affectional communities, gatherings of the like-minded and like-feeling that were organized around ideas of mutual concern, love, and obligation.
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 the evangelical outpost: What is an “Evangelical?”   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Evangelicalism is often associated with the leaders of these revivals which including the American philosopher and theologian, Jonathan Edwards, the English evangelist George Whitefield, and the Wesley brothers, Charles and John, the founder of Methodism.
Evangelicals believe with the Reformers and the Catholic Church in the inerrancy of Scripture and the verbal plenary inspiration of Scripture.
An evangelical is grateful to share the news that Jesus was the truthful, the pure, the all-knowing, the all-wise, and His holy words on the 'one like unto the Son of Man' came true May 23, 1844, just as Jesus had promised.
www.evangelicaloutpost.com /archives/000792.html   (2749 words)

 Evangelicalism’s Insecure Calvinists
Other analysts of the evangelical movement (both from within and from without) have noted a marked change in the nature and centrality of evangelical theological life.
  While evangelicals have been strong on piety and evangelism, zealous in missions and mercy ministries and activism, they have neglected the serious life of the mind, a charge he repeatedly demonstrates by appeal to the continued lack of an evangelical research university fifty years into the movement’s modern incarnation.
departing from the pessimism of Mark Noll’s The Scandal of the Evangelical Mind, argues for the health and vigor of contemporary evangelical thought, qualifying its academic weaknesses as to be expected in a youthful movement experiencing the pains of rapid growth.
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 JOLLYBLOGGER: Evangelicalism and Inerrancy   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
I think Doc Rampage comes closest to the modern definition of evangelicalism when he says that it emphasizes the Scripture as the ultimate authority and the need to be born again.
The "pietistic" evangelical, who is mainly concerned with his or her "personal relationship with Jesus" may be satisfied with a definition of inerrancy which affirms its accuracy in matters related to faith and practice, while being agnostic or ambivalent about its accuracy in historical and scientific matters.
Jollyblogger continues the discussion of inerrancy and evangelicalism, in the process clearing up some extremely common misunderstandings of what the most careful theologians who hold an inerrantist view really mean by thus describing their position, w...
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 Rise of Evangelicalism
Men are so sluggish, there are so many things to lead their minds off from religion, and to oppose the influence of the gospel, that it is necessary to raise an excitement among them, till the tide rises so high as to sweep away the opposing obstacles.
They incorporated a degree of proactive evangelism into their churches and began to organize reform societies in an effort to become more socially relevant.
Across the country, then, the revivalists of the Second Great Awakening brought Evangelical Protestantism to the people and through their reorientation of Calvinist theology and practice irreversibly changed the religious landscape of the United States.
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 Murray, Iain H. Evangelicalism Divided
Its focus is evangelicalism in England and the United States, especially the Church of England.
I was raised in an evangelical church and have a direct knowledge of the evangelical approach to Christian truth.
It is not unusual for evangelicals to live in a ghetto, and when they get out, they discover that their presumed theological enemies are not such bad people after all.
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 Amazon.com: American Evangelicalism : Embattled and Thriving: Books: Christian Smith   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Many pundits have suggested that evangelicalism is thriving because it's an easy way out of dealing with the complexities of the modern world--it's a place where everyone is pretty much the same: not too well educated, not too upwardly mobile, and more or less frightened of the amorality that's supposedly flourishing in contemporary America.
Smith contends that evangelicalism is a resurrection of the "engaged orthodoxy" associated with Protestant theologian and pastor Harold Ockenga in the 1940s.
Evangelicalism is thriving, says Smith, not by being countercultural or by retreating into isolation but by engaging culture at the same time that it constructs, maintains and markets its subcultural identity.
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New Evangelicalism is characterized by a mood of softness, a desire for a less strict Christianity, a weariness with fighting, a neutrality toward spiritual warfare.
Evangelicals do not separate from denominations that are infiltrated with modernism, such as the United Methodist Church, the Presbyterian Church USA, the American Baptist Convention, the Southern Baptist Convention, and the Anglican Church.
New Evangelicalism “differed from fundamentalism in its repudiation of separatism and its determination to engage itself in the theological dialogue of the day” (Harold Ockenga).
www.wayoflife.org /fbns/fundamen2.htm   (18047 words)

 Theoblogy: American Evangelicalism
When confronted with the obvious lunacy of this logic, the evangelicals interviewed had a hard time seeing that it was a problem, and when they did, they were often left speechless as to any other response to a social problem (several interviews are printed in the book).
If culture gets more and more evangelical, then evangelicalism will no longer be a distinct sub-group and, like mainliners and liberals did a couple decades ago, they would gradually lose their identity.
Smith's understanding of secularization is KEY to understanding why he believes that evangelicalism has survived: because their particular worldview has provided them with the "power" needed to resist (they think) the power elite.
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The latter espouse a very broad view of Scripture, hewing its corners and attempting to make it more "presentable" to the modern mind, not realizing that it is the modern mind who needs to be brought to conformity with the Word.
Evangelicals are not as united in their witness as one would wish.
In seeking a greater unity among evangelicals, the Reformed should remember that they should seek to have a humble mind.
www.tecmalta.org /tft243.htm   (691 words)

 Inventing Evangelicalism - Christianity Today Magazine
"Evangelical theology," he wrote, "is heretical if it is only creative, and unworthy if it is only repetitious." Henry's theological work culminated in a massive six-volume study, God, Revelation, and Authority, published from 1976 to 1983.
His concern for "evangelical ecumenism" led to the 1966 World Congress on Evangelism in Berlin, an event chaired by Henry with Graham as honorary chairman.
Evangelicals are gaining respect among mainstream journalists, and that would have pleased Carl Henry.
www.christianitytoday.com /ct/2004/003/6.48.html   (2401 words)

 PyroManiac: Reforming Evangelicalism?
What many "evangelicals" fail to realize (because of their uncritical engagement of modernism)is that they are only coming out of their "drunkeness" to a "full-blown" "realized-modernity" (i.e.
There are many true evangelicals who identify with the evangelical movement, but they no longer control the movement, and the movement itself is fatally compromised.
I thought Evangelism was the Dispensational Church's method of going out into the highways and byways and door knocking with invitations to the local church.
phillipjohnson.blogspot.com /2005/07/reforming-evangelicalism.html   (2723 words)

 Liberal Evangelicalism
The term refers historically to those (1) who have based their understanding of the Christian faith in the evangelical tradition of the church, but (2) who have understood their responsibility to the modern world as demanding their acceptance of a scientific world view with its specific commitment to historical and psychological methodology.
Bemoaning the decline of evangelicalism in the wider church, liberal evangelicals have seen a major reason as being a lack of sensitivity to the modern age and its thought forms.
The English liberal evangelicals of the 1920s (the terms "modern evangelicals" and "younger evangelicals" have also been used) sometimes diverged on these and other specific issues, but they found a unity in their desire to be concurrently evangelical and modern.
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New Evangelicalism is characterized by an inconsistency, by contradiction.
The New Evangelical would meet the proud humanist and the haughty liberal on their own turf with human scholarship rather than follow the humble path of being counted a fool for Christ’s sake by standing humbly and simply upon the Bible.
New Evangelicalism was a popular philosophy, appealing to the carnality of the age, and it spread rapidly to became the prominent doctrine among evangelicals.
www.wayoflife.org /fbns/fundamen1.htm   (7664 words)

 Touchstone Magazine - Mere Comments: Lying in Church
Evangelicals believe in the new birth, even for those who grew up in the community of the church.
And where they DO believe what Evangelicals think they do, it means something different to them than it does to the Evangelicals who judge them for it.
There is, for the Evangelical, no submission to the Body of Christ, the One, Holy, Catholic, and Apostolic Church which started with Christ and Apostles and has continued down to the present day.
merecomments.typepad.com /merecomments/2005/07/lying_in_church.html   (12523 words)

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