Evangelicalism Divided: A Record of Crucial Change in the Years 1950 to 2000

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Banner of Truth Trust, 2000 - Religion - 342 pages
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Murray analyses major changes in the evangelical movement in the years 1950 to 2000, clarifying the issues raised & assessing events in the light of biblical teaching. The period under review saw the fundamental difference between two contrasting approaches to Christian unity, ecumenism & evangelicalism, gradually obscured. In their desire to distance themselves from the older fundamentalism, some evangelical leaders were too willing, in Murray's view, to jettison, or at least to tone down, previously cherished convictions concerning the nature of Christian conversion, the authority of Scripture & the primacy of gospel truth over denominational loyalty. Leaders whose roles in these changes are discussed include Billy Graham, Martyn Lloyd-Jones, J. I. Packer & John R. W. Scott. Particular attention is given to the evangelical movement within the Anglican communion, the problematic nature of evangelical involvement in the world of scholarship & moves to break down barriers between evangelicalism & Roman Catholicism. Murray emphasizes the basic question, What is a Christian? & its implications for evangelical faith & life.

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Review: Evangelicalism Divided: A Record of Crucial Change in the Years 1950 to 2000

User Review  - Giancarlo Montemayor - Goodreads

A fascinating read about the history of evangelicalism and ecumenism. Read full review

Review: Evangelicalism Divided: A Record of Crucial Change in the Years 1950 to 2000

User Review  - Kevin - Goodreads

Sometimes tough for my mind to get a grasp but Murray shows how the church has fallen to its current state. As Alistair Begg would say, it has capitulated. Read full review

About the author (2000)

Murray, born in Lancashire, England, was educated in the Isle of Man and at the University of Durham and entered the Christian ministry in 1955. He served as assistant to Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones at Westminister Chapel (1956-59) and subsequently at Grove Chapel, London (1961-69) and St. Giles Presbyterian Church, Sydney (1984-84), Although remaining a minister of the Presbyterian Church of Australia, he is founding trustee for Banner of Truth Trust.

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