Evangelicals at a Crossroads (Paperback)Benjamin L. Hartley (author)
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Publisher: University Press of New England
Number of pages: 304
Weight: 473 g
Dimensions: 235 x 156 x 20 mm
Readers familiar with the literature on settlement houses, the story of the displacement of Brahmins by Irish Catholics, or the history of the modernist-fundamentalist controversies will find themselves in new territory, and this alone would make this a significant book. . . . Evangelicals at a Crossroads is a useful and corrective addition to the rich literature on the most chronicled city in American religious history. H-SHGAPE"
Hartley's book provides a welcome addition to the previously unexplored role of New England Methodists in the holiness movement and their strong anti-Catholic stance at the end of the nineteenth century as well as an expansion of the social reform efforts of such persons as Henry Helms, Eben Tourjee, Amanda Clark and others, including the role of both students and professors at Boston University School of Theology. Evangelicals at the Crossroads is well researched and well documented, yet is written in language than can easily be grasped by all readers. It is an important book both for those interested in the history of evangelicals as well as those interested in New England Methodism. Methodist History"
In charting the long arc of religion and reform from these unexpected sources, Hartley has added usefully to what historians know of the religious life of the city. Catholic Historical Review"
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