HNGR Alumni Authors

HNGR Alumni Authors

Chameleon Days: An American Boyhood in Ethiopia - Bascom

Chameleon Days chronicles a HNGR alum's childhood in Ethiopia and the multiple cultural contexts in which he was immersed. His book is one that gives profound, often understated, glimpses into cultural engagement to which many of us will deeply relate.

Evangelicals and Empire: Christian Alternatives to the Political Status Quo - Benson & Heltzel

Edited by Wheaton professor Bruce Ellis Benson and HNGR alumnus Peter Heltzel, his collection considers empire from a global perspective, exploring the role of evangelicals in political, social, and economic engagement. It brings noted thinkers from a range of evangelical perspectives together to engage the most discussed theorists of empire in the first decade of the twenty-first century--Michael Hardt and Antonio Negri. Using their work as a springboard, the contributors grapple with the concept of empire and how evangelicalism should operate in the world of empire.

Jesus and Justice: Evangelicals, Race, and American Politics - Heltzel

This book investigates the increasing visibility and influence of evangelical Christians in recent American politics with a focus on racial justice. Heltzel contends that the political motives and actions of evangelical groups are founded upon their conceptions of Jesus Christ and traces the roots of contemporary evangelical politics to the prophetic black Christianity tradition of Martin Luther King, Jr., and the socially engaged evangelical tradition of Carl F. H. Henry.

Simpler Living, Compassionate Life - Schut, Editor

An excellent collection of essays compiled by a HNGR Alumnus, this book provides practical wisdom and advice for those seeking to live simply and responsibly in today's complex global system. Writings by Henri Nouwen, Richard Foster, Cecile Andrews, and others are included, as well as a helpful study guide.

Welcoming the Stranger: Justice, Compassion, and Truth in the Immigration Debate - Soerens & Hwang

A legal, historical, and Biblical perspective on the immigration debate woven together with the narratives of refugees and immigrants. HNGR Alumnus Matt Soerens and his World Relief co-worker, Jenny Hwang, provide readers with an overview of the current system and practical suggestions on serving our new neighbors through concrete actions and policy reform.

Evangelicals at a Crossroads: Revivalism and Social Reform in Boston, 1860-1910 - Hartley

Benjamin L. Hartley brings to light the little-known story of relative latecomers to Boston's religious scene: Methodist, Salvation Army, Baptist, and nondenominational Christians. Focusing on Congregationalists and Roman Catholics, Boston urban historians have largely overlooked these groups. Hartley, however, sheds light on the role of immigrant evangelical leaders from Italy, Sweden, and elsewhere in revivalism and social reform in postbellum Boston. Further, examining the contested nature of revivalism and social reform in a particular, local nineteenth-century context provides a basis for understanding the roots of current divisions in American Protestantism and the contentious role of evangelical religion in American politics. Hartley documents the importance of the American holiness movement as a precursor to the significant presence of Pentecostal groups in urban America, adding an important historical context for evangelical social action today.