Wednesday, 8 October 2014

The Future of Evangelicalism

A Movement for the 21st-Century:  The Future of Evangelicalism
A Panel Conversation on the Contemporary Trajectories of North American & Global Evangelical Movements
Sponsored by the Institute for the Study of American Evangelicals (ISAE)
Thursday, October 30th, 7:00 PM/Barrows Auditorium 
Arguably, evangelicalism represents the most vital element of the stunning global advance of the Christian faith in the last century.  But in North America the movement is increasingly fractured and beset by a lack of confidence.  What is the current status of evangelicalism?  How is the relationship between the North American Church and the Global Church changing?  What is the future of the movement?  This public panel discussion hosted by Wheaton’s Institute for the Study of American Evangelicals will examine these issues in a free-ranging discussion with an opportunity for input and questions from the audience.  The event is free and open to the public.  For further information contact the ISAE ( or, 630-752-5437.
Participants Will Include:
David Bebbington, University of Stirling (Scotland).  Author of The Dominance of Evangelicalism: The Age of Spurgeon and Moody, and Baptists Through the Centuries: A History of a Global People.
Edith Blumhofer, Wheaton College, ISAE Director.  Author of Her Heart Can See (Fanny Crosby bio), and Restoring the Faith: the Assembly of God, Pentecostalism, and American Culture.
Nathan Hatch (’64) President, Wake Forest University.  Author of The Democratization of American Christianity, and co-editor of Methodism and the Shaping of American Culture.
Mark Hutchinson, The Scots College (Australia).  Co-author of A Short History of Global Evangelicalism, and co-editor of A Global Faith: Essays on Evangelicalism and Globalization.
Martin A. Marty, University of Chicago Divinity School, emeritus.  Author of the three volume Modern American Religion, and co-editor of The Fundamentalism Project.
Mark A. Noll (’64), University of Notre Dame.  Author of The New Shape of Global Christianity: How American Experience Reflects Global Faith, and The Rise of Evangelicalism: The Age of Edwards, Whitefield, and the Wesleys.
Harry S. Stout, Yale Divinity School.  Author of The New England Soul: Preaching and Religious Culture in Colonial New England, and director of The Works of Jonathan Edwards project.
Grant Wacker, Duke Divinity School.  Author of America’s Pastor: Billy Graham and the Shaping of a Nation, and Heaven Below: Early Pentecostals and American Culture.

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