By Dr Chandler Andrew
W.R. Ward used to be some of the most influential historians of recent faith to be discovered at paintings in Britain in the course of the 20th century. throughout fifty years his writings provoked an important reconsideration by means of historians of the importance of faith in society and its significance within the contexts of political, cultural and highbrow lifestyles. Ward was once, peculiarly, a global pupil who did a lot to repudiate any settled knowing that spiritual heritage existed in purely nationwide different types. specifically, he confirmed how a lot British and American faith owed to the insights of Continental ecu suggestion and experience.
This publication offers lots of Ward’s most crucial articles and offers an image of the nature, and outstanding breadth, of his paintings. Embracing reports of John Wesley and the improvement of Methodism at huge, the pursuits of Evangelicals in an age of overseas project, where of mysticism in evolution of Protestantism and the kin of church buildings and secular powers within the 20th century, Andrew Chandler concludes that it was once in such scholarship that Ward 'quietly recast the image that we've got of the prior and drew our cognizance in the direction of a miles better, more challenging and extra attention-grabbing, landscape.'
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Evangelicalism, Piety and Politics: The Selected Writings of W.R. Ward by Dr Chandler Andrew