- Series: Religion in America
- Hardcover: 288 pages
- Publisher: Oxford University Press; 1 edition (August 10, 1995)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0195085426
- ISBN-13: 978-0195085426
- Product Dimensions: 6.5 x 1 x 9.5 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 1 customer review
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,930,214 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Standing Against the Whirlwind : Evangelical Episcopalians in Nineteenth-Century America (Religion in America) 1st Edition
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"A major contribution to our hitherto scanty knowledge of the Evangelical movement in 19th-century American Anglicanism....This is a well-researched and thoughtful contribution to American religious history and should be included in every library collection on the subject."--Choice
"This book should be read by all Evangelical Episcopalians, especially those preparing for ordination-for these, it should be required reading. And it would be helpful to have this book read by large numbers of Episcopalians generally, as it offers an important corrective to our popular church history. which tends to forge that evangelicalism can be episcopalian. There is, indeed, such a thing as Anglican Evangelicalism!"--The Episcopal Evangelical Journal
"The book is a brilliant case study of the conflicts within a denomination occupying a crucial position within the religious spectrum of American society and culture."--The Cresset
"...sure to incite further discussion and research."--Religious Studies Review
"...Butler has ably contributed to reviving interest in this important aspect of Episcopal experience."--Church History
From the Back Cover
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.