The Rise of Evangelicalism is the first in a series of five volumes dealing with the history of evangelicalism since the Great Awakening. Each volume will be authored by a different scholar and should be a valuable tool toward the understanding of recent church history in Great Britain and North America.
In this particular volume Noll centers on the time of Jonathan Edwards, George Whitefield and the Wesleys. He by no means fixates on these men alone, exploring many trails that help to define and shape what we call evangelicalism today.
Noll is a careful church historian and an excellent writer. Great profit can be found in reading his works and this is no exception. I look forward to the next four volumes in the series, the second of which (The Dominance of Evangelicalism) is now in print.