Standing Against the Whirlwind: Evangelical Episcopalians in Nineteenth-Century America

Hardcover | August 1, 1995

byDiana Hochstedt Butler

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Standing Against the Whirlwind is a history of the Evangelical party in the Episcopal Church in nineteenth-century America. A surprising revisionist account of the church's first century, it reveals the extent to which evangelical Episcopalians helped to shape the piety, identity, theology,and mission of the church. Using the life and career of one of the party's greatest leaders, Charles Pettit McIlvaine, the second bishop of Ohio, Diana Butler blends institutional history with biography to explore the vicissitudes and tribulations of evangelicals in a church that often seemedinhospitable to their version of the Gospel. This gracefully written narrative history of a neglected movement sheds light on evangelical religion within a particular denomination and broadens the interpretation of nineteenth-century American evangelicalism as a whole. In addition, it elucidatessuch wider cultural and religious issues as the meaning of millennialism and the nature of the crisis over slavery.

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Standing Against the Whirlwind is the only contemporary account of a little-studied aspect of nineteenth-century evangelicalism - the Evangelical party in the Episcopal Church in America. A revisionist account of the church's first century, it reveals the surprising extent to which evangelical Episcopalians helped to shape the piety, i...

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Standing Against the Whirlwind is a history of the Evangelical party in the Episcopal Church in nineteenth-century America. A surprising revisionist account of the church's first century, it reveals the extent to which evangelical Episcopalians helped to shape the piety, identity, theology,and mission of the church. Using the life and ...

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Standing Against the Whirlwind is the only contemporary account of a little-studied aspect of nineteenth-century evangelicalism - the Evangelical party in the Episcopal Church in America. A revisionist account of the church's first century, it reveals the surprising extent to which evangelical Episcopalians helped to shape the piety, i...

Diana Hochstedt Butler is at Westmont College, Santa Barbara.
Format:HardcoverDimensions:288 pages, 9.49 × 6.5 × 0.98 inPublished:August 1, 1995Publisher:Oxford University Press

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Standing Against the Whirlwind is the only contemporary account of a little-studied aspect of nineteenth-century evangelicalism - the Evangelical party in the Episcopal Church in America. A revisionist account of the church's first century, it reveals the surprising extent to which evangelical Episcopalians helped to shape the piety, identity, theology, and mission of the church. Using the life and career of one of the party's greatest leaders, Charles Pettit McIlvaine, the second bishop of Ohio, Diana Hochstedt Butler blends institutional history with biography to explore the vicissitudes and tribulations of evangelicals in a church that often seemed inhospitable to their version of the Gospel. The result is a fascinating picture of the struggle and ultimate failure of the movement - a loss, Butler shows, not to the ritualist opponents against whom they struggled for the better part of the century, but to the liberal forces of the secularized twentieth century.

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"A brief review cannot do justice to Butler's skillful exploration of these complex theological issues; this is intellectual and institutional history of the finest sort."--United States