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Christianity Today America's 20th Century Evangelical Awakening

In the first half of the 20th century, in the midst of heated controversies between "fundamentalists" and "modernists," a vibrant movement emerged within evangelicalism. These "New Evangelicals" promoted active engagement in the culture, the application of Christian truth to society's problems, and the spread of biblical, historic Christianity throughout the world.

In this issue you will discover the Christian leaders and organizations that helped define the worldwide movement that now claims at least 70 million adults in the United States alone.

Inside this issue you'll find:

  • America's Hour Has Struck - As the 20th century reached its midpoint, visionary Boston preacher Harold John Ockenga became the voice of American evangelicalism.
  • The Young and the Zealous - How do you change the course of the nation's future? Youth for Christ had the answer: Win over the next generation.
  • The Riptide of Revival - No one embodied the hopes of the New Evangelicals more than Billy Graham.
  • Ambitious for God - Henrietta Mears loved hats, college students, and the boundless possibilities of Christian ministry.
  • Evangelical Entrepreneurs - The parachurch phenomenon
  • The Born-Again Mind - Harold John Ockenga's conviction that the church needs thinkers helped spark a renaissance of evangelical scholarship
  • Awakening the Evangelical Conscience - The New Evangelicals called for a fresh application of Christian truth to the social problems of the day.social problems of the day
  • One in the Spirit? - Evangelicals are still searching for the elusive ideal of unity.
  • On the Record - Harold John Ockenga articulates the vision of the New Evangelicalism.
  • Timeline - America's evangelical explosion.
Issue 92 * Fall 2006
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