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The Protestant evangelical awakening

Author: W Reginald Ward
Publisher: Cambridge [England] ; New York, NY, USA : Cambridge University Press, 1992.
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This book is the first attempt to study the early history of the Protestant revival movements of the eighteenth century not simply in an Anglo-American context, but from a European perspective. Professor Ward examines the crisis in the Protestant world beyond that established and protected by the Westphalia treaties, and its impact upon the morale of Protestant communities which enjoyed diplomatic guarantees or  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Church history
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: W Reginald Ward
ISBN: 0521414911 9780521414913 0521892325 9780521892322
OCLC Number: 24067892
Description: xviii, 370 pages : maps ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. The Protestant frame of mind in the eighteenth century. The circulation of information: (1) letters. The circulation of information: (2) personal contacts and the press. Translation; the prestige of British religious literature. Biblical criticism; atheism. Poor Protestant morale. The Westphalia settlements. Continuing fear of confessional warfare. Why confessional Armageddon never came. Political assimilation and the role of the churches. Superstition and non-Christian belief. Indoctrination of children. European consciousness of America. The separation of religious from ecclesiastical life --
2. The beginnings of revival: Silesia and its neighbours. Religious policy in Brandenburg-Prussia. Origins of Pietism. The Halle Foundations. Confessional and social conflict in Silesia. The beginnings of revival. Silesia and the great powers. The 'revolt of the children'. Teschen and the Pietists. Confessional and social Conflict in Bohemia and Moravia. Revival in Siberia. The impact of revival in Northern Europe. The consolidation of confessional divisions in Silesia. The frontier churches. The later history of Teschen --
3. Salzburg and Austraia. Church and state in Salzburg. The persistence of Protestantism. Josepf Schaitberger. The Defereggertal. Persecution renewed by Archbishop Firmian. The intervention of the powers: revival. The great emigration. International reaction to the emigration. The Habsburg response to the Salzburg crisis. Catholic religious policy. Hungary --
4. Zinzendorf and the Moravians. Zinzendorf's relations with Silesia and Salzburg. Zinzendorf's education and views. Christian David and the foundation of Herrnhut. The revival of 1727. Conflict with the Empire and the government of Saxony. Zinzendorf is exiled. Moravian settlements abroad. The conflict with Halle. Conversion. Spangenberg. Zinzendorf in America. Pietism in the Baltic region. Moravians invited to the Baltic. The divisive effects of the revival. The 'time of sifting'. Financial collapse --
5. Revival in the South-West of the Empire and Switzerland. Church and state in the Wetterau. The 'Inspired'. Church and state in Wurttemberg. Religious stirrings in North Germany. Zinzendorf and Rock. High Reformed Orthodoxy in Switzerland. Pietism in Bern. Lutz and the revival in the Bernese Oberland. The Haslital and Christen Huber. The Inspired in Switzerland. Zinzendorf and the Swiss. Moravians in Switzerland. The Inspired in Wurttemberg. Zinzendorf in Wurttemberg. Zinzendorf and Oetinger. Zinzendorf and Bengel. Zinzendorf and Moser --
6. Revival in the North-West of the Empire and the Lower Rhine. Political and confessional complexity of the North-West. Emigration. Labadism. The rigidity of the Lutheran establishments: (1) Bremen, Verden and Oldenburg. The rigidity of the Lutheran establishments: 2) Hanover. Failures of Pietism in (1) Waldedeck. Failures of Pietism in (2) Hesse-Darmstadt. The advance of Orthodoxy in the Imperial cities. The Reformed church in Bremen. The Lower Rhine provinces. Changes in sentiment among the Reformed. Untereyck. Lampe. Frelinghuysen. Jung-Stilling. Tersteegen. Revival in the Netherlands --
7. Revival in the American colonies. The Dutch Reformed in America. Frelinghuysen, his friends and enemies. German-language settlers. The lowering of denominational barriers. Sectarians and establishment-men. The Pennsylvania Germans and their European patrons. Heinrich Melchior Muhlenberg. Johann Philipp Boehm. Michael Schlatter. Mixed traditions among the Scots-Irish. The Tennent family. Problems of the New England establishmets. The Mather family. Jonathan Edwards. The advance of the Church of England. Problems of social organisation and family control. Boston and the Half-Way Covenant. Solomon Stoddard. George Whitefield. James Davenport. The decline of the revival in New England. A balance-sheet of the revival --
8. Revival in the United Kingdom. Continental influences: (1) immigration. Continental influences: (2) the court. Continental influences: (3) the SPCK. Friedrich Michael Ziegenhagen. Wesley and the piety of Central Europe. Whitefield and Halle. The SPCK in Wales. Daniel Rowland and Howel Harris. Problems of religious establishment in Scotland. Revival in (1) the Highlands. Revival in (2) the Lowlands. Was the Associate Presbytery a failed revival? Jacobitism and the revival in Scotland. Cambuslang and Kilsyth. The Methodist movement and the religious societies. Moravian diplomacy. The origins of evangelical dissent. The decline of the Methodist movement.
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