The Evangelical Surge . . .

Mark A. Noll

in America's God

Published in print November 2002 | ISBN: 9780195151114
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780199834532 | DOI:
 The Evangelical Surge . . .

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Evangelical Christianity, and Protestantism more generally, were in decline in the second half of the eighteenth century. After 1800, however, a great boom in numbers and energy of evangelical Christianity occurred. Disestablishment created a religious climate unique to the United States. Denominations with a more traditional, “Old World” structure experienced difficulty in maintaining adherents, while populist groups like the Methodists and Baptists flourished.

Keywords: Francis Asbury; Baptists; Congregationalists; Thomas Coke; disestablishment; evangelical Christianity; Methodists

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Subjects: Christianity

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