Great Awakenings: Historical Perspectives for Today

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Retail: $39.95
Size: 6 x 9 inches
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 250
Pub Date: September 2016
ISBN: 9781619707672
ISBN-13: 9781619707672
Item Number: 707672
Categories: Church History; Religion and Culture

Product Description

This book is an engaging look at spiritual awakenings that have happened in the church throughout history. It examines how these extraordinary movements of God translate into the larger cultural analysis of today.

Spiritual awakenings have refreshed the people of God from the very origins of the church. What about these past movements can be instructive for the church today? Can we expect God’s awakening presence in our day? These questions brought about the “Surprising Work of God Conference” in the fall of 2015 in which speakers traced awakening movements from the Old and New Testaments to the present day.

Great Awakenings represents the culmination of this conference as the collected works of notable speakers. Chapters address questions about spiritual awakenings through historical, theological, and sociological lenses. They look at the events that precipitated these awakenings, evaluating whether their causes were purely religious or otherwise, and finally suggest what about the awakenings is normative for the church today. Contributors include:
Dr. David Horn , Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary
Dr. Gordon Isaac , Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary
Dr. Walter Kaiser, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary
Dr. Adrian Chastain Weimer, Providence College
Dr. Charles Hambrick-Stowe, Pittsburgh Theological Seminary
Dr. Gwenfair Adams, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary
Rev. Kevin Adams, East Baptist Church, Lynn, MA
Dr. George M. Marsden, University of Notre Dame
Dr. Grant Wacker, Duke Divinity School
Dr. James Singleton, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary
Rev. Ed Stetzer, LifeWay Christian Resources, Nashville, TN
Dr. Todd M. Johnson, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary & Boston University
Ms. Cindy M. Wu, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary
Dr. Timothy C. Tennent, Asbury Theological Seminary
Dr. Mark Noll, University of Notre Dame