Strategic to the study of popular evangelical movements, this volume provides a thorough description of the holdings of one of the major evangelical resource centers in the United States. The Billy Graham Center, with its focus on efforts by Evangelicals around the world to spread the Christian Gospel, with a special emphasis on North America, has developed a superb array of sources to document this vigorous yet largely uncharted aspect of modern Christianity. The special strengths of the Graham Center's Library, Museum, and Archives are documented here. Books, magazines, photographs, paintings, artifacts, diaries, letters, and files of Christian organizations are among the types of sources described. Two appendices, comprising 20 percent of this volume, give detailed summaries of holdings in 161 other archives and libraries throughout the United States. Also included are 61 photographs of artifacts and documents from the Graham Center. This guide includes three main chapters on the Library, Museum, and Archives of the Billy Graham Center at Wheaton College. Chapters on the collections of the Library and Museum discuss their thematic strengths, featured holdings, and services.
A lengthy chapter on the Archives provides an overview, an annotated catalog of its more than 525 collections, and a list of subjects treated in each collection. Two appendices provide extensive descriptions of other archival and library collections around the country. A comprehensive index of subjects and names quickly helps researchers determine what the Graham Center and other North American research centers offer. The user can enjoy a general overview or receive direct information on a specific topic. This volume is designed for the varied interests of pastor, missionary, scholar, journalist, or interested layperson.
Number of pages: 368
Weight: 782 g
Dimensions: 234 x 156 x 23 mm
Edition: Annotated edition
." . . Researching Modern Evangelicalism is primarily a guide to the Billy Graham Center at Wheaton. Also of note are the two appendixes which the reader to libraries and archives across the country that specialize in non-denominational evangelicalism in America. This listing alone makes the work valuable to the study of this movement."-Christian Scholar's Review
?. . . Researching Modern Evangelicalism is primarily a guide to the Billy Graham Center at Wheaton. Also of note are the two appendixes which the reader to libraries and archives across the country that specialize in non-denominational evangelicalism in America. This listing alone makes the work valuable to the study of this movement.?-Christian Scholar's Review