From Awakening to Secession
Evangelical Radicals in Switzerland and Britain, 1815-35
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Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Number of Pages: 418
Width: 15.6 cm
Height: 23.4 cm
A major study of the impact of the Swiss RTveil (Awakening) on British evangelicals in the 1820s. This book provides an important synthesis of a variety of tendencies and movements which have usually been treated and understood as separate. By resisting the temptation to read back into the 1820s the partisan labels of later decades, Timothy Stunt rediscovers the common ground which was shared by a wide spectrum of Christians who were later seen as mutually hostile. The author considers the influence of the Awakening on radical attitudes to mission and ecclesiastical radicalism in Ireland, pre-Tractarian Oxford, and Scotland. In dealing with the reluctant movement towards secession from the established church, Stunt illuminates and reinterprets the origins of the early Catholic Apostolic Church and the Brethren.
"Timothy Stunt's From Awakening to Secession is a gold mine. The research is well documented, the writing clear, and the presentation first-class Readers are indebted to T&T Clark for producing such a fine volume Stunt has left historians and others interested in this period in his debt. From Awakening to Secession is academic and rigorous, while at the same time being an accessible and enjoyable read." - Irish Theological Quarterly, 2001