This book is an engaging look at spiritual awakenings that have happened in the church throughout history. It examines how these extraordinary movements of God translate into the larger cultural analysis of today.
Spiritual awakenings have refreshed the people of God from the very origins of the church. What about these past movements can be instructive for the church today? Can we expect God s awakening presence in our day? These questions brought about the Surprising Work of God Conference in the fall of 2015 in which speakers traced awakening movements from the Old and New Testaments to the present day.
Great Awakenings represents the culmination of this conference as the collected works of notable speakers. Chapters address questions about spiritual awakenings through historical, theological, and sociological lenses. They look at the events that precipitated these awakenings, evaluating whether their causes were purely religious or otherwise, and finally suggest what about the awakenings is normative for the church today. Contributors include: Dr. David Horn, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary Dr. Gordon Isaac, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary Dr. Walter Kaiser, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary Dr. Adrian Chastain Weimer, Providence College Dr. Charles Hambrick-Stowe, Pittsburgh Theological Seminary Dr. Gwenfair Adams, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary Rev. Kevin Adams, East Baptist Church, Lynn, MA Dr. George M. Marsden, University of Notre Dame Dr. Grant Wacker, Duke Divinity School Dr. James Singleton, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary Rev. Ed Stetzer, LifeWay Christian Resources, Nashville, TN Dr. Todd M. Johnson, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary & Boston University Ms. Cindy M. Wu, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary Dr. Timothy C. Tennent, Asbury Theological Seminary Dr. Mark Noll, University of Notre Dame