A readable, spirited history of evangelical Christianity in the United States. From the age of revivals to the transition from postmillennialism to premillennialism, from the construction of a subculture to the rise of the religious right, Balmer demonstrates the ways American social and cultural settings have influenced the course of evangelical tradition. 88 pages, hardcover from Baylor University.
With impressively clear prose and a superb command of history, best-selling author Randall Balmer offers a spirited history of evangelical Christianity in the United States. Effortlessly situating developments in evangelicalism in their wider historical context, he demonstrates the ways American social and cultural settings influenced the course of the evangelical tradition. By revealing the four key moments in the movement's history, he ably demonstrates how American Evangelicalism is truly American. Concluding with a manifesto directing where evangelicalism must go from here forth, Balmer's The Making of Evangelicalism will interest every reader--evangelical, mainline, secular--who wants to better understand evangelicals today.