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By Christopher Jon Branstetter

round the flip of the 20 th century, revivalist Protestantism in the USA splintered into a number of items. Few people of that period knew as some of the imperative figures of the splinter teams as Aaron Merritt Hills. initially a Congregationalist who studied lower than Finney at Oberlin, Hills was once a dyed-in-the-wool postmillennial revivalist till his loss of life in 1935. whereas a Congregationalist, he befriended Reuben A. Torrey and made an enemy of Washington Gladden. In 1895 he joined the Holiness circulate after his event of Spirit baptism. For the subsequent 40 years he based schools, held holiness revivals in either the US and Britain, and wrote voluminously.

While Hills himself is a lesser-known determine within the tale of yank Christianity, due to the many embroilments of his existence, his tale bargains a different window into the connection among the Holiness move, Fundamentalism, Pentecostalism, American liberalism, and the Social Gospel Movement.

“A loss of prominence in historical past books would possibly not suggest a corresponding loss of major influence on that heritage. Jon Branstetter illustrates this along with his well-researched tale of A. M. Hills. This lesser-known revivalist deals an strange window for buying a clearer view of the yank Holiness move, Fundamentalism, Pentecostalism, liberalism, and the Social Gospel flow within the early 20th century. This reconsideration of Hill throws clean mild on Finney, Torrey, Harvard, Yale, Keswick, postmillennialism, non secular better schooling, revivalism, and more—a digital parade of the most important avid gamers in a fractured interval of yankee non secular history.”
—Barry L. Callen
Editor, Wesleyan Theological magazine and Anderson college Press
Professor Emeritus, Anderson collage, Anderson, Indiana

"It has been a while due to the fact that A. M. Hills's contribution to the Wesleyan-Holiness theological culture has been introduced ahead for public evaluate. Dr. Branstetter has stuffed this desire with thorough study and examining ease. For the pro and layman alike, this paintings offers a welcome reminder of the impression Dr. Hills had on past due 19th- and early twentieth-century theological development."
—Loren P. Gresham
President, Southern Nazarene collage, Bethany, Oklahoma

C. J. Branstetter is examine Director of the general public Theology Institute of first light: Asia in Beijing, China.

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