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Early Evangelicalism: A Reader

Jonathan M. Yeager


Early evangelicalism flourished during the transatlantic revivals of the eighteenth century, coinciding with the emergence of the Enlightenment in America and Europe. Today, most people associate it with only a few of its leaders—namely Jonathan Edwards, John Wesley, and George Whitefield—despite the fact that this religious movement crossed nations as well as different traditions within Christianity. Those responsible for the growth of evangelicalism were Anglicans, Baptists, Congregationalists, Methodists, Moravians, and Presbyterians and could be found in America, Canada, Great Britain, and ... More

Keywords: evangelicalism, Jonathan Edwards, John Wesley, George Whitefield, Christianity, Anglicans, Baptists, Congregationalists, Methodists, Moravians

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780199916955
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2015 DOI:10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199916955.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jonathan M. Yeager, author
University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, Mountain Signal, Tennessee, Maclellan Visiting Assistant Professor of Religious Studies

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2 Biography of a Moravian

Nicholas Ludwig von Zinzendorf

7 A Selection of Hymns

Charles Wesley

10 Diary of Doubts

Hannah Heaton

19 A Conversion Story

John Cennick

21 A Selection of Hymns

Benjamin Ingham

24 Satirical Revenge

John Witherspoon

29 Eloquent Calvinism

James Hervey

33 Before Dartmouth College

Eleazar Wheelock

35 Salvation at Sea

John Newton

40 A Selection of Hymns

William Williams

41 Advice on Alcohol

Samson Occom

43 A Selection of Poems

Phillis Wheatley

46 A Baptist’s Beliefs

John Ryland Jr.

49 The Ideal Student

Charles Nisbet

54 Guidelines for American Methodists

Francis Asbury and Thomas Coke

56 The Necessity of Evil

Samuel Hopkins

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