Yet Saints Their Watch are Keeping: Fundamentalists, Modernists, and the Development of Evangelical Ecclesiology, 1887-1937

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Mercer University Press, 2006 - Religion - 314 pages
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"Using the Northern Baptist Convention, the Presbyterian Church in the USA, and Disciples of Christ as case studies, Utzinger shows that, despite their infighting, evangelicals typically found ways to cooperate with one another in order to preserve their denominational institutions. In other words, the controversies' results were not only contention but compromise. And, rather than indicating the eclipse of denominationalism, fundamentalism and modernism acted to revitalized those institutions and help them persist."--BOOK JACKET.

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Introduction Toward an Historical Ecclesiology
The New Era American Evangelicals and the Dilemma of Democracy
What Would Jesus Do? Evangelicals Methods to Implement Their Mission to American Culture
Pneumatology The Holy Spirit and the shape of Authority
The Church the Kingdom of God and Evangetical Eschatology
Catalysts for Contention
Case Study The Northern Baptist Convention 19191926
Case Study The Disciples of Christ 19191928
Case Study The Presbyterian Church in the USA 19221937
Yet Saints Their Watch Are Keeping
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Page i - God, we pray for Thy Church, which is set today amid the perplexities of a changing order, and face to face with a great new task. We remember with love the nurture she gave to our spiritual life in its infancy, the tasks she set for our growing strength, the influence of the devoted hearts she gathers, the steadfast power for good she has exerted. When we compare her with all other human institutions, we rejoice, for there is none like her. But when we judge her by the mind of her Master, we bow...
Page xiii - George M. Marsden, Fundamentalism and American Culture: the Shaping of Twentieth-century Evangelicalism, 1870—1925 (New York: Oxford University Press, 1980); but also valuable, from quite different perspectives, are Ernest R.
Page i - Bid her cease from seeking her own life, lest she lose it. Make her valiant to give up her life to humanity, that like her crucified Lord, she may mount by the path of the Cross to a higher glory.

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J. MICHAEL UTZINGER is associate professor of religion at Hampden-Sydney College. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Virginia and was a postdoctoral fellow with the Lilly Fellows Program for the Arts and Humanities at Valparaiso University. He has published articles in Fides et Historia, The New Theology Review, and The Cresset.

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