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History of evangelism; three hundred years of evangelism in Germany, Great Britain, and the United States of America.

Author: Paulus Scharpff
Publisher: Grand Rapids, Eerdmans [1966]
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Scharpff, Paulus, 1885-1965.
History of evangelism.
Grand Rapids, Eerdmans [1966]
(OCoLC)653087159
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Paulus Scharpff
OCLC Number: 390913
Description: xviii, 373 pages 23 cm
Contents: I. Evangelism prior to Pietism --
1. Individual freedom of decision for Christ --
2. Some evangelistic forerunners of the Middle Ages --
3. Evangelism during the reformation --
4. Between the Reformation and Pietism --
II. Pioneers of Piestic Evangelism --
1. The outlines of Pietism --
2. The popular reform group in the Netherlands --
3. Jean de Labadie --
4. Theodor Untereyck --
5. Philipp Jakob Spencer --
6. August Hermann Francke --
III. Evangelistic movements of the eighteenth century --
A. Germany --
1. The Age of Pietism --
2. Pietistic movements in Western Germany --
3. Halle as a center of evangelism --
4. Herrnhut and Zinzendorf --
5. Representative evangelists among the "Wüttemberg fathers" --
6. Some evangelistic procedures of that day --
7. Pietists in Bavaria --
8. Evangelism through religious literature and song --
B. In the English colonies of North America --
1. The significance of evangelism before the founding of the USA --
2. Pietist Theodor J. Frelinghuysen --
3. The Presbyterians William and Gilbert Tennent --
4. Congregationalist Jonathan Edwards --
5. The Presbyterians and George Whitefield, the Methodist --
6. Evangelistic movements in Virginia --
C. Great Britain --
1. A survey of the first Great Revival in Great Britain --
2. Puritan forerunners --
3. The religious societies --
4. Precursors of revival in Wales and the colonies --
5. The evangelism of the Moravian Brethren --
6. The Methodist evangelists --
7. The Evangelical movement --
8. Evangelism through literature and song --
IV. Evangelism in the Age of Missions --
A. Great Britain --
1. Historical events as God's signal for missions --
2. The founding of mission societies --
3. The founding of tract and Bible and societies --
4. Establishment of the Jewish mission society --
5. Progress of Methodism in evangelism and among the working class --
6. Progress of the Evangelical movement --
7. New evangelistic vigor in the free churches --
8. The founding of young men's work and of city missions --
9. Founding of the Evangelical Alliance --
10. Charles Finney in Great Britain --
B. The United States of America --
1. The nature of this period --
2. Evangelism during the Westward Movement --
3. The Methodist circuit riders --
4. Camp Meetings --
5. Evangelization through mission societies and institutes --
6. Evangelization through the older denominations --
7. Evangelization by the newer denominations --
8. Charles Grandison Finney (1792-1875) --
C. Germany --
1. The first German revival in the nineteenth century --
2. Foundations of the revival --
3. Revival in southern Germany --
Revival in western Germany --
Revival in Northern Germany --
Revival in Eastern Germany --
7. Three evangelistic personalities in an Age of Romanticism V. The second great evangelistic and revival movement --
A. The United States --
1. The Prayer Revival of 1857 --
2. Evangelism among soldiers during the Civil War (1861-1865) --
3. Dwight L. Moody --
4. Evangelists from Moody's school --
5. Evangelism through youth movements --
B. Great Britain --
1. The Prayer Revival of 1859ff --
2. Evangelism in the high church --
3. Major evangelistic efforts through Moody and Torrey --
4. Evangelistic quickening of national and free churches --
5. The holiness movement --
6. The revival in Wales --
C. Germany --
1. Survey of the rise and development of the German Gemeinschaftsbewegung --
2. The beginnings of free church evangelism --
3. Johann Hinrich Wichern --
4. The founding of evangelistic societies --
5. Blessings of the holiness movement --
6. Further stimuli through interaction --
7. Professor Christlieb's repeated summons and warnings --
8. The Berlin evangelistic campaign of von Schlümbach --
9. Increased evangelism in the 80's --
10. The Gnadau Conferences and the Gnadau Association --
11. Independent evangelists --
12. Evangelistic pastors, city missionaries, and Gemeinschaftsprediger --
13. Evangelistic associations and professional groups --
14. Bible and rest homes --
15. Many living witnesses --
16. Evangelists from fraternal establishments --
17. Women evangelists from women's training centers --
18. Kirchenleitungen (church administration) and evangelism --
19. Other evangelistic groups --
20. Evangelism through literature --
21. Das Heilslied (the evangelistic hymn) --
22. Decline of the revival movement --
VI. Evangelism since World War I --
A. Germany --
1. New methods of evangelism in the twentieth century --
2. Evangelists of this period --
3. Evangelism among the military in World War I --
4. Tent mission work --
5. Hindrances to the work because of national socialism --
6. The Oxford group movement --
7. Mass evangelism by the state church --
8. The institutional church on the way to becoming an evangelizing church --
9. Ecumenism and evangelism --
10. Working by teams --
11. Major evangelistic campaigns --
12. Special areas of evangelistic work --
13. Manifold aids to evangelism --
14. New Bible schools --
15. Protestant orders for men and women --
16. American and English evangelistic associations --
B. Great Britain --
1. Anglican and free churches in increased teamwork --
2. National Young Life campaign --
3. Inter-Varsity Fellowship --
4. The Oxford group movement --
5. The "Forward Movement" of the Methodist church --
6. The summons of the Anglican church --
7. Mission to London --
8. The Tell Scotland Movement --
9. Village evangelism --
10. Missions in industry --
11. Misslebrook's "Fischaktion" --
12. The torchbearers --
13. Various evangelistic endeavors --
14. Full-time evangelists --
C. The United States --
1. 1916-1965: A growth period --
2. Trends in evangelism --
3. The laymen and evangelism --
4. Visitation evangelism --
5. Billy Graham --
6. Evangelism and theological education --
7. Evangelism and the ecumenical movement --
8. Problems or opportunities --
VII. Retrospect and prospect.
Responsibility: Translated by Helga Bender Henry.

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