Thursday, June 5, 2008

Evangelicals in US History: Interview with Mark Noll

Regardless of whether you identify with evangelical Christianity, few would dispute that evangelical Protestantism has played a major role in shaping American history. One of the foremost scholars on the history of Christianity and evangelicalism in America is Mark Noll.

In 2004, Judy Valente of Religion & Ethics Newsweekly interviewed Mark Noll on the evangelical presence in America over the years. Click here to read the interview.


Lindsey Shuman said...

I've always been a big fan of Noll. I think he is one of the premiere historians on religion in America. As opposed to people like Barton and Lillback, Noll's work is respected for its authenticity and insight.

Jonathan said...

Great catch.

By the way, re Lillback I wouldn't rank him as high as Noll. But I also wouldn't rank him as low as Barton. His GW book is a bit "Johnny Cochranish" in its argumentation but he tries to play by the rules of scholarly documentation better than Barton does.

Brad Hart said...

I agree with Jon. Lillback does deserve much more credit than Barton. Despite my problems with his book on GW, there was still a lot of good stuff that I really enjoyed.

As for Noll, my favorite of his books is "The Rise of Evangelicalism: The Age of Edwards, Whitefield, and the Wesleys." An EXCELLENT book.