Item description for What a Friend We Have in Jesus: The Evangelical Tradition (Traditions of Christian Spirituality) by Ian Randall...
Overview Evangelical spirituality, with roots in the revivals of the eighteenth century, is not confined to a church or denomination. Its overriding theme, as reflected in the hymn cited above, is the importance of a personal relationship with Jesus. Yet this personal experience has had broad implications for service and action in the world.
Publishers Description Evangelical spirituality, with roots in the revivals of the eighteenth century, is not confined to a simple church or denomination. Its overriding theme, as reflected in the hymn cited above, is the importance of a personal relationship with Jesus. Yet this personal experience has had broad implications for service and action in the world.
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Studio: Orbis Books
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.44" Width: 5.38" Height: 0.72" Weight: 0.65 lbs.
Release Date Sep 30, 2005
Publisher Orbis Books
Series Traditions of Christian Spirituality
ISBN 1570756066 ISBN13 9781570756061
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More About Ian Randall
Ian M. Randall (Ph.D., University of Wales) was appointed as Director of Baptist and Anabaptist Studies at the International Baptist Theological Seminary, Prague, in 1999 and has continued to serve IBTS, from 2002 onwards as Senior Research Fellow. He has supervised and currently supervises a number of PhD students. He has published many articles and a number of books, of which the most significant recent books are Evangelical Experiences (Paternoster, 1999), The English Baptists of the Twentieth Century (Baptist Historical Society, 2005), A School of the Prophets: 150 Years of Spurgeons College (Spurgeons College, 2005) and What a Friend we have in Jesus (Darton, Longman and Todd, 2005). He is currently working on a volume on the history of Operation Mobilisation. He is a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society. David Hilborn (PhD, Nottingham University) is director of studies of the North Thames Ministerial Course, having served as head of theology for the UK Evangelical Alliance since 1997. In that role he was responsible for the publication of a number of significant books and reports on topics where evangelicals differ from each other, including reports on hell, the Toronto Blessing and homosexuality. Formerly a United Reformed Minister, David is now an ordained clergyman of the Church of England. He is married to Mia, a hospital chaplain. They have two children.
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Evangelicalism in the Making Oct 24, 2005
What a Friend We Have in Jesus, part of a series on traditions of Christian spirituality, examines the history of evangelicalism, a belief system that crosses geographical and denominational lines. The author reviews the roots of evangelicalism in British Protestantism of the sixteenth to eighteenth centuries under the influence of Martin Luther, John Calvin, John Wesley and others. He quotes a number of scholars who portray evangelicalism as a significant religious force in Victorian England, leading some to call the 1800s "the evangelical century."
In treating the history of evangelicalism, Randall provides in-depth chapters on specific elements of the faith such as evangelicals and the bible, sacraments, prayer, and "the last times." With its inviting format and clear style, this work is an important resource in light of the current popularity of evangelicalism in the U.S.