Evangelicalism divided :

by Murray, Iain Hamish.
[ Books ] Published by : Banner of Truth Trust, (Edinburgh, UK ; | Carlisle, Pa. :) Physical details: x, 342 p. ; 23 cm. ISBN:0851517838. Year: 2000 Item type: Books List(s) this item appears in: PhD Church Ministry Leadership
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Includes bibliographical references and indexes.


1. Setting the scene --
2. Billy Graham: catalyst for change --
3. High aims, wrong priorities --
4. The new Anglican evangelicalism versus the old --
5. How the evangelical Dyke was broken in England --
6. Retrospect: a different approach --
7. "Intellectual respectability" and Scripture --
8. Rome and new division --
9. The silent participant --
10. "Church" and the unresolved problem --
11. From the quarries to the temple --
Appendices --
1. The Scriptures / Joseph Hart --
2. The testimony of John Berridge / Fellow of Clare College, Cambridge --
3. Satan and the Gospel / Horatius Bonar --
4. The offence of the cross ceasing / Thomas Scott --
5. Puritans on church unity.


"Why has Christian unity proved to be such a divisive topic? In the 1950s two movements- evangelicalism and ecumenism - offered differing paths to unity in the church. But as the decades have passed the influence of ecumenism has exposed a fault line in evangelicalism. Questions of critical importance have been brought to the surface: Is the gospel broader than evangelicals have historically insisted? Can there be unity with non-evangelicals in evangelism and church leadership? Does the gospel have priority over denominational loyalty? These gained high profile in the crusades led by Dr. Billy Graham on both sides of the Atlantic, and in the subsequent interaction among evangelicals in North America and Europe. At first a new policy of 'co-operation without compromise' promised an 'evangelical renaissance'. Those who feared an inevitable devalutation of the gospel were viewed as destined for the kind of isolation to which fundamentalism had been consigned earlier in the century. Evangelicalism Divided traces the fascinating saga of the personalities, institutions and publications involved in this fifty-year period. Iain Murray's account is not simply a black and white narrative. But using the mass of sources now available he shows how the new policy ivolved concessions which seriously weakened biblical Christianity. The first and greatest need, he argues, is to answer the most fundamental and divisive question of all: What is a Christian?"--Amazon.com.