Encounter North American evangelism from the Great Awakening to the present day
A History of Evangelism in North America guides readers on a tour through circuit riders and tent meetings to campus evangelism and online ministries. Academic research combines with gospel faithfulness and love for the lost in this historical survey. Encountering these prominent evangelism movements will inspire innovation and courage in the call to spread the Good News of Jesus Christ.
Few Christians recognize the historical backgrounds of various evangelistic ministries, their theological traditions, or their guiding principles. A History of Evangelism in North America explores evangelism methodologies and legacies from the early 1700s to today. Experts deliver current scholarship on twenty-two evangelists and ministries, including the following:
John Wesley and itinerant preachers
The camp meeting movement
The American Bible Society and Bible distribution evangelism
The Navigators and personal discipleship
Billy Graham and crusade evangelism
The Jesus Movement
21st-century evangelistic approaches
A History of Evangelism in North America promises to have lasting value for those who study evangelism, missions, Christian history, and the church in North America.
Thomas P. Johnston (PhD, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary) is a senior professor of evangelism at Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary and president of the Southern Baptist Professors of Evangelism Fellowship. He is the author of numerous books and articles on the theology of evangelism and historical studies of evangelists, including Consumed! A Passion for the Great Commission.