The Church in the Long Eighteenth Century
The I.B.Tauris History of the Christian Church
By (author) David Hempton
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Church in the Long Eighteenth Century by David Hempton
Book DescriptionDavid Hempton's history of the vibrant period between 1650 and 1832 engages with a truly global story: that of Christianity not only in Europe and North America, but also in Latin America, Africa, Russia and Eastern Europe, India, China, and South-East Asia. Examining eighteenth-century religious thought in its sophisticated national and social contexts, the author relates the narrative of the Church to the rise of religious enthusiasm pioneered by Pietists, Methodists, Evangelicals and Revivalists, and by important leaders like August Hermann Francke, Jonathan Edwards and John Wesley. He places special emphasis on attempts by the Spanish, Portuguese, French, Dutch and British seaborne powers to export imperial conquest, commerce and Christianity to all corners of the planet. This leads to discussion of the significance of Catholic and Protestant missions, including those of the Jesuits, Moravians and Methodists. Particular attention is given to Christianity's impact on the African slave populations of the Caribbean Islands and the American colonies, which created one of the most enduring religious cultures in the modern world. Throughout the volume changes in Christian belief and practice are related to wider social trends, including rapid urban growth, the early stages of industrialization, the spread of literacy, and the changing social construction of gender, families and identities.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781845114404
(234mm x 165mm x 30mm)
Publisher: I.B.Tauris & Co Ltd
Publish Date: 30-Sep-2011
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Methodism, Paperback (October 2006)
Charts the development of the movement of the rise of Methodism from its unpromising origins in England in the 1730s to its major international importance by the 1880s. This book explores Methodism's phenomenal growth in the British Isles, America, and around the globe, and the complex reasons for its wide-ranging appeal.
Religion of the People, Hardback (March 1996)» View all books by David Hempton
Although taking account of broader patterns of growth, the focus of this study is Methodism in the British Isles in the period 1750-1900. It asks why Methodism grew when and where it did, and considers the nature of the Methodist experience for those who embraced it.
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Author Biography - David Hempton
David Hempton, formerly Professor of the History of Christianity at Boston University, was in 2007 appointed Alonzo L. McDonald Family Professor of Evangelical Theological Studies at Harvard University. A Fellow of the Royal Historical Society, and a former winner of the Society's Whitfield Prize, his books include Religion and Political Culture in Britain and Ireland (Cambridge University Press, 1996), Methodism: Empire of the Spirit (Yale University Press, 2005) and Evangelical Disenchantment (Yale University Press, 2008).
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