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Abraham Kuyper: Modern Calvinist, Christian Democrat by James D. Bratt
Abraham Lincoln: Redeemer President by Allen C. Guelzo
Aimee Semple McPherson: Everybody's Sister by Edith L. Blumhofer
Assist Me to Proclaim: The Life and Hymns of Charles Wesley by John R. Tyson
Billy Sunday and the Redemption of Urban America by Lyle W. Dorsett
Blaise Pascal: Reasons of the Heart by Marvin R. O'Connell
Charles G. Finney and the Spirit of American Evangelicalism by Charles E. Hambrick-Stowe
The Divine Dramatist: George Whitefield and the Rise of Modern Evangelicalism by Harry S. Stout
Emily Dickinson and the Art of Belief by Roger Lundin
The First American Evangelical: A Short Life of Cotton Mather (Library of Religious Biography (LRB)) by Rick Kennedy
Francis Schaeffer and the Shaping of Evangelical America by Barry Hankins
God's Strange Work: William Miller and the End of the World by David L. Rowe
Harriet Beecher Stowe: A Spiritual Life by Nancy Koester
Her Heart Can See: The Life and Hymns of Fanny J. Crosby by Edith L. Blumhofer
The Kingdom Is Always But Coming: A Life of Walter Rauschenbusch by Christopher Hodge Evans
Liberty of Conscience: Roger Williams in America by Edwin S. Gaustad
The life of St. Aloysius Gonzaga, of the Society of Jesus (Library of religious biography) by Virgilio Cepari
Occupy Until I Come: A. T. Pierson and the Evangelization of the World by Dana L. Robert
Orestes A. Brownson: American Religious Weathervane by Patrick W. Carey
Prophetess of Health: Ellen G. White and the Origins of Seventh-Day Adventist Health Reform by Ronald L. Numbers
The Puritan as Yankee: A Life of Horace Bushnell by Robert Bruce Mullin
A Short Life of Jonathan Edwards by George M. Marsden
Sworn on the Altar of God: A Religious Biography of Thomas Jefferson by Edwin S. Gaustad
Thomas Merton and the Monastic Vision by Lawrence S. Cunningham
William Ewart Gladstone: Faith and Politics in Victorian Britain by David W. Bebbington

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  1. Charles Hodge Revisited: A Critical Appraisal of His Life and Work by John W. Stewart (2002)
  2. Revive Us Again: The Reawakening of American Fundamentalism by Joel A. Carpenter (1997)
  3. Holy Fairs: Scotland and the Making of American Revivalism by Leigh Eric Schmidt (1989)
  4. The Great Awakening: The Roots of Evangelical Christianity in Colonial America by Thomas S. Kidd (2007)
  5. Evangelicalism in Modern Britain: A History from the 1730s to the 1980s by David W. Bebbington (1989)
  6. New Directions in American Religious History by Harry S. Stout (1997)
  7. Understanding Fundamentalism and Evangelicalism by George M. Marsden (1991)
  8. Inventing the "Great Awakening" by Frank Lambert (1999)
  9. The Old Religion in a New World: The History of North American Christianity by Mark A. Noll (2001)
  10. The American Evangelical Story: A History of the Movement by Douglas A. Sweeney (2005)
  11. Reckoning With the Past: Historical Essays on American Evangelicalism from the Institute for the Study of American Evangelicals by D. G. Hart (1995)
  12. The Rise of Evangelicalism: The Age of Edwards, Whitefield, and the Wesleys (History of Evangelicalism) by Mark A. Noll (2003)
  13. Taking Heaven by Storm: Methodism and the Rise of Popular Christianity in America by John H. Wigger (1998)
  14. The Democratization of American Christianity by Nathan O. Hatch (1989)
  15. The Disappointed: Millerism and Millenarianism in the Nineteenth Century by Ronald L. Numbers (1987)

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