The Evangelical Conversion Narrative: Spiritual Autobiography in Early Modern England (Hardback)
  • The Evangelical Conversion Narrative: Spiritual Autobiography in Early Modern England (Hardback)
zoom

The Evangelical Conversion Narrative: Spiritual Autobiography in Early Modern England (Hardback)

(author)
£155.00
Hardback 400 Pages / Published: 17/03/2005
  • We can order this

Usually despatched within 3 weeks

  • This item has been added to your basket
In the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, thousands of ordinary women and men experienced evangelical conversion and turned to a certain form of spiritual autobiography to make sense of their lives. This book traces the rise and progress of conversion narrative as a unique form of spiritual autobiography in early modern England. After outlining the emergence of the genre in the seventeenth century and the revival of the form in the journals of the leaders of the Evangelical Revival, the central chapters of the book examine extensive archival sources to show the subtly different forms of narrative identity that appeared among Wesleyan Methodists, Moravians, Anglicans, Baptists, and others. Attentive to the unique voices of pastors and laypeople, women and men, Western and non-Western peoples, the book establishes the cultural conditions under which the genre proliferated.

Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780199245758
Number of pages: 400
Weight: 740 g
Dimensions: 242 x 162 x 27 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
This assessment is spot on, and highly recommended. * Douglas Sweeney, Jonathan Edwards Center at TEDS *
Exhaustively researched and leavened with dry wit, The Evangelical Conversion Narrative offers a focused and sometimes moving insight into the lives of all sorts and conditions of people, from barely literate laborers to self-consciously literary preachers and poets. * Maria M. Scott, Christianity and Literature *
In this finely researched and compellingly written account of the hitherto relatively underexplored phenomenon of religious conversions in early modern England... Hindmarsh argues convincingly that... a more nuanced reading of this key historical period of evangelicalism is needed... Evangelical Conversion Narrative will be a first port-of-call for any serious inquiry into this eponymous cultural and religious phenomenon which swept through the Atlantic world in the mid- to late eighteenth century. * Paul C.H. Lim, Religious Studies Review *
These are complex and testing areas, yet Hindmarsh's handling of his subject matter is superb, revealing depth of knowledge and an engaging style...The differences and similarities between conversions in different parts of the evangelical movement are explored and analysed with finesse...It is a landmark study deserving of the highest praise for its scholarly integrity and breadth of vision. * Gareth Lloyd Journal for Eighteenth-Century Studies *
This is a model monograph. Bruce Hindmarsh has landed upon an important yet surprisingly understudied theme, researched it thoroughly, and explored it in a wide-ranging and insightful manner...The Evangelical Conversion Narrative deserves to be read, discussed, and cited for many years to come. * Timothy Larsen The English Historical Review *
It is the best book ever published by a North American on eighteenth-century evangelical religion. * Mark A. Noll, Journal of the American Academy of Religion *
His beautifully organised, clearly written, and richly illustrated book explores a huge range of material in manuscript as well as print... * Isabel Rivers, University of London, MLR *
an absolutely excellent book, which will be required reading for the period. * W.R. Ward, Theology *
Hindmarsh's analysis of this corpus of material is illuminating ... Hindmarsh's mastery of the disciplines of theology, history, and literary theory, together with his rigour and sound judgement, will command respect. * Dr Colin Podmore, Church Times *
This is an outstanding book...Hindmarsh is properly critical, is deeply aware of the context, and is also splendidly readable. This is one of the finest books that I have read on the eighteenth-century evangelical revival. * Evangelical Quarterly *
...an exemplary analysis of a central feature of early evangelical history. * Ecclesiastical History, Volume 57/3 *

You may also be interested in...

The Popes
Added to basket
£12.99
Paperback
A Short History of the Reformation
Added to basket
The Stripping of the Altars
Added to basket
In God's Name
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
The Weight of Glory
Added to basket
£8.99
Paperback
Seven Storey Mountain
Added to basket
Under The Banner of Heaven
Added to basket
The Huguenots
Added to basket
£14.99
Paperback
The World Turned Upside Down
Added to basket
The Sign of the Cross
Added to basket
Fathomless Riches
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
The Book of Common Prayer
Added to basket
Medieval Church Architecture
Added to basket
The Holy Blood And The Holy Grail
Added to basket
A History of Christianity
Added to basket

Reviews

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.