Encyclopedia of Evangelicalism

by Randall Balmer. Westminster John Knox Press, 2002.

Understanding any movement can be difficult if one is unfamiliar with its terms, events, and people. This volume came about as the author began an exploration of evangelicalism. As the journey lengthened, it also broadened in scope to reveal the complexity of its subject. The author has catalogued people, institutions, events, organizations, denominations, movements, and terms that help to flesh out an understanding of evangelicalism. Where appropriate, multiple paragraph summations are supplied to offer adequate explanation. True to encyclopedia form, this source would be helpful to anyone seeking insight into the evangelical movement.