Thank-you to Bob Trube for sharing reviews from Bob on Books with the Emerging Scholars Network Blog! His post on The Global Diffusion of Evangelicalism: The Age of Billy Graham and John Stott by Brian Stanley (InterVarsity Press, 2013) comes at an apt time to provide background to “Evangelicals” as we prayerfully consider NY Times: Colleges and Evangelicals Collide on Bias Policy. ~ Thomas B. Grosh IV, Associate Director, Emerging Scholars Network
The title ofÂ The Global Diffusion of Evangelicalism: The Age of Billy Graham and John Stott proposes an ambitious project and I am impressed with how well Brian Stanley [professor of world Christianity and director of the Centre for the Study of World Christianity at the University of Edinburgh School of Divinity] pulls this off in under 250 pages of text. While focusing on the evangelical landscape in the U.S. and U.K.(hence Graham and Stott), he gives us a helpful overview of the global spread of the evangelical movement from 1945 to the year 2000.
He opens with exploring the dynamics of this periodâ€“communications, the spread of evangelicalism in the English-speaking world, and the growing evangelical influence of the majority world. He then goes back to the beginning of this period and explores the differentiation of evangelical from fundamentalist in its US, British, Canadian and Australian forms, marked most notably in the US with the establishment of Christianity Today as the print organ of the forming evangelical consensus. [Read more…] about Book Review: The Global Diffusion of Evangelicalism