The Evangelical Movement Essay

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829 words
829 words

The Evangelical movement was a movement that came from a series of revival in the North Atlantic Anglo-American world in the 18th and 19th centuries (Eskridge). The English evangelist George Whitefield, American Philosopher and theologian Jonathan Edwards, and Founder of Methodism John Wesley were responsible for the rise of baptists and methodists (Eskridge). In the 1820s, evangelicalism protestantism was the dominant expression of Christianity. This movement brought about the temperance movement, early women’s movement, and the abolition movement (Eskridge). Fundamentalism was a movement that occurred in the early 20th century, that fought against modernism(Eskridge). Two lawyers from Los Angeles, Lyman and Milton Stewart, sponsored twelve …show more content…

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  • Explains that the evangelical movement came from a series of revival in the north atlantic anglo-american world during the 18th and 19th centuries.
  • Explains that fundamentalism was a movement that began in the early 20th century, that fought against modernists. they were known as the fundamentals: testimony to the truth.
  • Explains that the holiness movement originated in the protestant churches of the 19th century. its motto was "to spread christian holiness over these lands."
  • Explains the pentecostal movement in the second half of the 19th century. america's middle and lower classes felt discontent with both social and theological expression.
  • Explains that the charismatic movement stemmed from the azusa street mission in los angeles in 1906. it was an interdenominational christian renewal movement.
  • Explains that the healing movement began shortly after the pentecostal movement. william branham was the father of the movement and oral roberts was a part of it.
  • Describes the social gospel as a protestant christian intellectual movement that applied christian ethics to different types of social problems. they believed that the second coming of christ would not occur until humankind got rid of "social evils by human effort."
  • Explains that the scopes trial began in dayton, tennessee on july 10, 1925. the trial symbolized the conflict between science and theology, faith and reason, individual liberty and majority rule.
  • Explains that the trial changed how the american society viewed christianity, and the public was invigorated with debates over creation and evolution.

The healing movement was from 1947 to 1958 (Cauchi). William Branham was the father of the healing movement (Cauchi). He publicized the revival through a magazine (Cauchi). Oral Roberts was also a part of this movement. He was considered, “one of the most influential religious leaders in the world in the 20th century.” Oral had over 300 major healing crusades, a radio program, and a national weekly television program (Cauchi). The goal of the healing movement was to go into the entire world and pray for the sick (Cauchi). It refreshed American Pentecostalism and preaching of the full gospel …show more content…

It took place in Dayton, Tennessee against John Scopes for violating the state law against the teaching of evolution (The Scopes Trial). The trial symbolized the conflict between “science and theology, faith and reason, individual liberty and majority rule” (The Scopes Trial). It was a clash between “urban sophistication and rural fundamentalism” (The Scopes Trial). John Scopes was found guilty and was fined one hundred dollars, but it was thrown out due to a technicality (The Scopes Trial). There were two direct results of the trial. First, legislatures should not restrain the freedom of scientific inquiry (The Scopes Trial). Second, society should respect academic freedom (The Scopes

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