Preface; Introduction; 1. The thought-world of early evangelicalism; 2. Spener and the origins of church pietism; 3. The mystic way or the mystic ways; 4. The development of pietism in the Reformed churches; 5. The Reformed tradition in Britain and America; 6. Zinzendorf; 7. John Wesley; 8. Jonathan Edwards; 9. The disintegration of the old Evangelicalism; Conclusion; Bibliography.
A major study of the origins of Evangelicalism from Central Europe to the American colonies.
Review of the hardback: 'This study opens up to British readers a
more comprehensive understanding of Evangelical origins than
hitherto embraced by the historiography.' Baptist Quarterly
'As always, Ward proves himself a master of the archive and the text. His encyclopaedic knowledge of the huge and diverse community of theologians, church leaders, and their writings is matched by the illuminating perspicuity he brings to their words ... Ward has produced a remarkable analysis of an intellectual system shared by German Pietists, British Methodists, and New England Congregationalists, among others.' The Journal of Church History
'This fascinating volume ... "pioneering study".' The Historical Journal
"In his path-breaking book Early Evangelicalism: A Global Intellectual History, 1670-1789, Ward offers a bold new geneolopgy of evangelicalism that transforms our understanding of its intellectual roots...it is one of the most ambitious books about evangelicalism ever written." Catherine A. Brekus, Books and Culture
"Ward's comand of primary sources is impressive...the scholarship is admirable...Early Evangelicalism is a valuable resource." Religious Studies Review
"This fascinating volume ... 'pioneering study'." The Historical Journal