The focus of this classic text is on British and American evangelicals during the late eighteenth century to the mid-nineteenth century, examining the effect of aggressive conversion techniques used by American evangelicals upon the revival movement.
'This rich feast of a book establishes itself at once as the path-breaking authority on British-American evangelical Protestantism in the nineteenth century. Richard Carwardine relates the movement to theological change on one side and to the social and economic context on the other. He traces the important interactions between itsBritish and American wings, while giving us a fuller view than we have had of the premier revivalist, Charles Finney...' -Charles Sellers, Emeritus Professor of History, University of California, Berkeley
Richard Carwardine is the Rhodes Professor of American History, St. Catherine's College, University of Oxford.