Products>Architect of Evangelicalism: The Essential Essays of Carl F. H. Henry

Architect of Evangelicalism: The Essential Essays of Carl F. H. Henry

Architect of Evangelicalism

Discover the ongoing relevance of the essential evangelical.

In recent years, the label “evangelical” has been distorted and its usefulness questioned. No one is better equipped to provide a clear understanding of evangelicalism than the late Carl F. H. Henry, the founding editor of Christianity Today and the most influential theologian of American evangelicalism in the twentieth century. While Billy Graham was preaching the gospel to stadiums full of people, Henry was working tirelessly to help Christians adopt a worldview that encompasses all of life. Architect of Evangelicalism helps us gain a better sense of the roots of American evangelicalism by giving us the best of Henry’s Christianity Today essays on subjects such as what defines evangelicalism, what separates it from theological liberalism, what evangelical Christian education should look like, and how evangelicals should engage with society.

The Best of Christianity Today

Since 1956, Christianity Today has been the voice of evangelicalism in America—a bellwether of theology, politics, and culture for evangelicals. The Best of Christianity Today is a new series, featuring the most enduring articles from decades of Christianity Today written by the most respected voices in modern evangelicalism. Lexham Press is proud to partner with Christianity Today to bring these treasures of evangelicalism's heritage to readers today.

Learn more about the other titles in this series.

Contents

  • Foreword by Mark Galli
  • Introduction by David S. Dockery
  • Part I: Defining Evangelicalism
    • Evangelicals and Fundamentals
    • The Evangelical Responsibility
    • A Plea for Evangelical Unity
    • Evangelicals in the Social Struggle
    • Who Are the Evangelicals?
    • Evangelicals and the Bible
    • Evangelical Summertime?
    • Evangelicals: Out of the Closet but Going Nowhere?
  • Part II: Evangelicals and Modern Theology
    • Revelation and the Bible
    • Yea, Hath God Said?
    • Liberalism in Transition
    • Chaos in European Theology: The Deterioration of Barth’s Defenses
    • A Reply to the God-Is-Dead Mavericks
    • Where Is Modern Theology Going?
    • Justification by Ignorance: A Neo-Protestant Motif?
    • The Fortunes of Theology
  • Part III: Evangelicals and Education
    • Christian Responsibility in Education
    • The Need for a Christian University
    • The Rationale for the Christian College
    • Death of a Modern God
    • Committing Seminaries to the Word
  • Part IV: Evangelicals and Society
    • The Christian-Pagan West
    • Human Rights in an Age of Tyranny
    • Perspective for Social Action
    • Has Anybody Seen “Erape”?
    • The “New Morality” and Premarital Sex
    • A Question of Identity
    • Has Democracy a Future?
    • Jesus and Political Justice
    • The West at Midnight
    • Evangelicals Jump on the Political Bandwagon
    • Private Sins, Public Office
    • The New Coalitions
  • Tribute: Inventing Evangelicalism by Timothy George
  • Conclusion: Confessions of an Editor

Product Details

  • Title: Architect of Evangelicalism: The Essential Essays of Carl F. H. Henry
  • Author: Carl F. H. Henry
  • Publisher: Lexham Press
  • Publication Date: 2019
  • Page Count: 480
  • Format: Logos Digital, Paperback
  • Trim Size: 5.5x8.5
  • ISBN: 9781683593362

About Carl F. H. Henry

Carl F. H. Henry (1913–2003) was an evangelical Christian theologian. Henry earned degrees from Wheaton College, Northern Baptist Theological Seminary, and Boston University. In 1942, he helped launch the National Association of Evangelicals and served on its board for many years. In 1956, he assisted Rev. Billy Graham in founding Christianity Today and served as the editor until 1968. Henry's six-volume God, Revelation, and Authority has been widely influential in shaping evangelicals' beliefs around the world.