A Centenary Tribute to the Life and Work of the World’s Evangelical Alliance 1846-1946: Jubilee Reprint of the 1946 Edition
Imprint: Wipf and Stock
“August 26, 2021, marks the 175th anniversary of the founding of the “World’s Evangelical Alliance”. On August 1846 in central London 4,000 people attended that momentous event, with 15,000 unable to gain admittance. The past 175 years have proved to be momentous in many ways. Dr. J. W. Ewing’s history of the first hundred years gives a vivid account of the enthusiasm and innovation of our predecessors … For evangelical Christians it meant taking the good news of the Gospel to the ends of the Earth.
I hope you are as fascinated as I was when I read Dr. Ewing’s account of our illustrious predecessors … Today we stand on the shoulders of giants as we seek to further the Kingdom of God in our own very different generation.”
John Langlois, WEA International Council Member, in his Introductory Note to the Jubilee Reprint
“As a global network that has its roots in the local churches in the neighborhoods, we continue to hold on to the central role of Jesus Christ as our personal savior, the Bible as our supreme constitution and the goal to transform the world by preaching and practicing the ‘evangel’, the gospel. … Prayer has always been foundational to the WEA, so we want to begin the Jubilee by recognizing the diversity of the global body of Christ and the unique opportunities and challenges they face. We are very conscious that amid the ongoing pandemic and various other natural or man-made disasters, there is a great need for prayer today. So we invite you to join us as we commemorate 175 years and as we continue to put every effort into fulfilling Jesus’ prayer that all of us may be one, so that the world may believe. (John 17:21-23)”
Bishop Dr. Thomas Schirrmacher, Secretary General of the WEA