Chapter

Youth for Christ

Joen A. Carpenter

in Revive Us Again

Published in print July 1999 | ISBN: 9780195129076
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199853274 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195129076.003.0010
Youth for Christ

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The Youth for Christ phenomenon was the first sign that the revival of revivalism, which had been percolating deep within the fundamentalist movement, was finally breaking out into public view. The people who designed and promoted these rallies were not the recognized godfathers of fundamentalism but a coalition of youthful, relatively unknown evangelists. The rallies blended fundamentalists and other evangelicals into a broad coalition and showed how the movement might win a valued place once more in the public life of the nation. The Youth for Christ movement and the larger revival impulse that lay behind it were driven by two intense desires: for public respect and for spiritual awakening.

Keywords: Word of Life; Youth for Christ; fundamentalist youth movement; evangelical revivalism

Chapter.  7806 words. 

Subjects: Christianity

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