The first major study to draw upon unknown or neglected sources, as well as original interviews with figures like Billy Graham, Awakening the Evangelical Mind
uniquely tells the engaging story of how evangelicalism developed as an
intellectual movement in the middle of the 20th century. Beginning with
the life of Harold Ockenga, Strachan shows how Ockenga brought together
a small community of Christian scholars at Harvard University in the
1940s who agitated for a reloaded Christian intellect.
insights based on original letters and correspondence, Strachan
highlights key developments in the movement by examining the early years
and humble beginnings of such future evangelical luminaries as George
Eldon Ladd, Edward John Carnell, John Gerstner, Gleason Archer, Carl
Henry, and Kenneth Kantzer.