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The Evangelical Conversion Narrative: Spiritual Autobiography in Early Modern England

D. Bruce Hindmarsh


This book is about conversion narrative, a popular genre of spiritual autobiography that proliferated during the last two-thirds of the eighteenth century within the context of the Evangelical Revival in England. The subject is set in a large chronological frame, beginning with the rise of the genre in the mid-seventeenth century and ending with the ‘fall’ of the genre among some of the non-Western converts of early nineteenth-century missionaries. This large frame allows the genre to be seen whole, and draws attention to the particular conditions under which early modern people turned to spir ... More

Keywords: autobiography, conversion, early modern, eighteenth century, England, Evangelical or Evangelical Revival, identity, narrative, spiritual

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2005 Print ISBN-13: 9780199245758
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2005 DOI:10.1093/0199245754.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

D. Bruce Hindmarsh, author
James M. Houston Associate Professor of Spiritual Theology, Regent College, Vancouver
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