Bill Bright and Campus Crusade for Christ
The Renewal of Evangelicalism in Postwar America
by John G. Turner ’01M.A., ’06Ph.D. (University of North Carolina Press)
Campus Crusade for Christ, which was founded as a local campus ministry in 1951, quickly became an international evangelical empire. Using archival sources and more than 100 interviews, Turner offers a history of the crusade and its marketing-savvy founder, Bill Bright, who expanded evangelicalism’s influence in the worlds of business and politics.
Publisher’s Weekly called the book “a thought-provoking glimpse into the trajectory of modern evangelicalism.”
The author is an assistant professor of history at the University of South Alabama.