By Andrew Chandler
W.R. Ward used to be some of the most influential historians of contemporary faith to be came upon at paintings in Britain through the 20th century. throughout fifty years his writings provoked a tremendous reconsideration by means of historians of the importance of faith in society and its value within the contexts of political, cultural and highbrow existence. Ward was once, principally, a global student who did a lot to repudiate any settled figuring out that spiritual background existed in in basic terms nationwide different types. particularly, he confirmed how a lot British and American faith owed to the insights of Continental eu inspiration and adventure. This publication provides lots of Ward's most vital articles and offers an image of the nature, and amazing breadth, of his paintings. Embracing reviews of John Wesley and the advance of Methodism at huge, the pursuits of Evangelicals in an age of overseas venture, where of mysticism in evolution of Protestantism and the family members 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 awareness in the direction of a much higher, tougher and extra fascinating, landscape.'
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46 The group combined the Lutheran doctrine of the Cross with the cabbalistic doctrine of the ten emanations of God in such a way as to give an invitation to contemplative piety. The Cabbala also offered a great inducement to the reading of the Old Testament in Hebrew, and suggested ways for the speculative development of the messianic prophecies. Christ had (it was suggested) been in the Old Testament from the beginning. Moreover the concentration of Pietism on the Christ-event and the discipleship of Jesus often led to a neglect of creation and a denial of thankful joy in nature.
Della Croce (formerly Gerda von Brockhusen), Gerhard Tersteegen; Neuhelebung der Mystik als Ansatz einer kommenden Spiritualität (Bern, 1979), pp. 56, 62, 123. , p. 12. 9 On Moers see O. Ottsen, Die Geschichte der Stadt Moers, 3 vols (Moers, 1950). On the Tersteegen family, ii, pp. 118–21. 10 M. Goebel, Geschichte des christlichen Lebens in der rheinisch-westphalischen Kirche, 2 vols in 3 (Coblenz, 1849–52), ii, p. 368. 7 40 Evangelicalism, Piety and Politics well as German. There was also the detached but dependent lordship of Krefeld.
1–165; idem, ‘Zur Frömmigkeit Tersteegens and zum Problem der Mystik’, Monatschefte für rheinische Kirchengeschichte, 22 (1928), pp. 128–43. 5 K. Scholder, The Churches and the Third Reich (Eng. tr. London, 1987–88), pp. 2, 5, 13–14, 63, 160. 6 Krug, Kritische Geschichte, p. W. C. Engels. 7 To negotiate, let alone clear, this latter minefield would require a greater deployment of sophisticated weaponry than the limits of a chapter permit. But it may still be useful for the inquirer into Tersteegen, while treading delicately, to put a much simpler question which has not been specifically put, namely, how it happened that a man whose deepest desire was the solitary contemplation of the divine wisdom became an effective Protestant revivalist.
Evangelicalism, Piety and Politics: The Selected Writings of W.R. Ward by Andrew Chandler