Top Five Books on Early Evangelicalism

Bruce Hindmarsh shares his list at ChristianHistory.net.  He writes,

The past generation has seen tremendous breadth and depth of scholarship on the 18th-century North Atlantic evangelical awakening, from deep in central Europe to the American frontier. There have been many debates about the origin, character, and significance of evangelical religion during this period. Here are some of the books that best introduce the general reader to early evangelicalism. All of these books are a pleasure to read, and all of the authors are experts in their fields.

The first couple include

The Rise of Evangelicalism: The Age of Edwards, Whitefield, and the Wesleys
Mark A. Noll

A masterful survey of the whole transatlantic movement. Mark Noll has (as usual) taken the best of the secondary literature and summed it up in a readable narrative with a wide perspective.

The Inextinguishable Blaze: Spiritual Renewal and Advance in the Eighteenth Century
A. Skevington Wood

A classic account of the evangelical awakenings of the period that covers the ground in a brilliantly written and lucid narrative.

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