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The urban pulpit : New York City and the fate of liberal evangelicalism

Author: Matthew Burton Bowman
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, [2014]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Matthew Bowman explores the world of a neglected group of American Christians: the self-identified liberal evangelicals who began in late nineteenth-century New York to reconcile traditional evangelical spirituality with progressive views on social activism and theological questions. These evangelicals emphasized the importance of supernatural conversion experience, but also argued that scientific advances, new  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Church history
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Matthew Burton Bowman
ISBN: 9780199977604 0199977607
OCLC Number: 861541186
Description: viii, 308 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: PART ONE: The rise of liberal evangelicalism. The word and old New York --
The word made stone: church building in 1880s New York --
The revised version: scripture and the rise of liberal evangelicalism --
Liberal piety, social reform, and the institutional church --
PART TWO: The pressures of liberal evangelicalism. The word and new New York --
The Union School of Religion and the limits of liberal evangelicalism --
John Roach Straton, prophecy, and the fundamentalist style --
Harry Emmerson Fosdick and baptism at riverside.
Responsibility: Matthew Bowman.

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