Institute for the Study of American Evangelicals (ISAE) at Wheaton College (IL) will be shutting down operations at the end of the year. Last week Wheaton held a symposium to celebrate the work of the Institute and somewhere along the way this video was produced. It provides an informative and brief oral history of the ISAE. It also has some great pictures of Mark Noll, George Marsden, Grant Wacker, Harry Stout, Darryl Hart, Nathan Hatch and other members of the "evangelical mafia" in their younger days. I love the story that Noll tells about some of these evangelical historians gathering together in a local eatery near the campus of Trinity Evangelical Divinity School to discuss plans for the Institute. Reminds me of similar meetings, about a generation later, during my own days at TEDS.
Institute for the Study of American Evangelicals Farewell from Tim Frakes on Vimeo.