There is a lot of confusion surrounding the term ‘evangelical.’ Who are they and what exactly do they believe? In this first part of our conversation with Mark Noll, we discuss the history of the evangelical movements, critical inflection points such as the Fundamentalist-Modernist Controversy of the early 1900s and the Lausanne Congress on World Evangelization which was spearheaded by leading figures such as Billy Graham and John Stott.
Mark Noll is a world-renowned scholar specializing in the history of Christianity in the United States and one of the foremost experts on the evangelical movement in America. Mark’s most recent book, entitled “Evangelicals: Who They Have Been, Are Now, and Could Be,” was co-written with leading historians David Bebbington and George Marsden. Together they explore the past, present, and future of a movement in crisis.
Evangelicals: Who They Have Been, Are Now, and Could Be by Mark Noll, David Bebbington, and George Marsden
Thank you to the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association and to David Bruce, Executive Vice President of the Billy Graham Archives & Research Center and Billy Graham Library, for sharing audio files from the Lausanne Congress on World Evangelization.