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God May Choose a Country Boy

John G. Turner

in Bill Bright & Campus Crusade for Christ: The Renewal of Evangelicalism in Postwar America

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807831854
eISBN:
9781469604756
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807889107_turner.5
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

This chapter focuses on the story of William Rohl Bright, or Bill Bright, who was born to parents Forrest Dale and Mary Lee Rohl Bright. As a child, Bill's main activities were ranching and reading. ... More


The Evangelical Bicentennial

John G. Turner

in Bill Bright & Campus Crusade for Christ: The Renewal of Evangelicalism in Postwar America

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807831854
eISBN:
9781469604756
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807889107_turner.10
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

This chapter focuses on Bill Bright's support of Christian Citizen, which provides an early example of evangelical political activism. Evangelical political efforts in the mid-1970s, however, became ... More


Bill Bright & Campus Crusade for Christ: The Renewal of Evangelicalism in Postwar America

John G. Turner

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807831854
eISBN:
9781469604756
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807889107_turner
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

Founded as a local college ministry in 1951, Campus Crusade for Christ has become one of the world's largest evangelical organizations, today boasting an annual budget of more than $500 million. ... More


Conclusion

John G. Turner

in Bill Bright & Campus Crusade for Christ: The Renewal of Evangelicalism in Postwar America

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807831854
eISBN:
9781469604756
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807889107_turner.13
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

This book concludes with a discussion of the Crusade's 2003 staff conference, which marked an indelible turning point in the organization's history. Shortly before the end of the conference, Bill ... More


Introduction

John G. Turner

in Bill Bright & Campus Crusade for Christ: The Renewal of Evangelicalism in Postwar America

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807831854
eISBN:
9781469604756
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807889107_turner.4
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

This book presents the history of Campus Crusade for Christ as a window into the world of American evangelicalism since 1945. Campus Crusade, founded by Bill Bright at the University of California at ... More


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