The influence of evangelicalism within the Christian churches has never been stronger. This new study reveals the breadth and range of what has been described as `the slumbering giant in the world of spirituality'. Evangelicalism has its origins in the evangelical revival of the eighteenth century, but it has strong links with the Protestant Reformation of the 16th century and the English Puritan movement of the 17th century. An ideal introduction for readers of every background to a vital tradition of spirituality not confined to one country or one denomination. Ian Randall describes the characteristic features of evangelism and the major strands within the tradition, and shows how much evangelical spirituality has changed and developed over time.