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Professors Stewart and Haykin, along with all the authors of The Advent of Evangelicalism, have done us biblical, Reformed, evangelical Christians a great service. They give us confidence that we are standing on the solid ground of historic, biblical Christianity as we serve Jesus Christ and his church faithfully and fruitfully in the ever-changing contexts […]


“David Bebbington’s Evangelicalism in Modern Britain (1989) was quickly recognized as a major contribution to our understanding of the history of this movement. This substantial work offers a critical study of aspects of his thesis. The chapters range from a survey of the book’s reception since 1989 by Timothy Larsen and ‘Evangelicalism and the Enlightenment’ […]


“Biblical scholars and systematic theologians usually grab the headlines during contemporary debates over evangelical identity. Church historians are called to testify as even-handed observers who place the debate in context. But this context itself is often the stuff of legendary dispute among historians. David Bebbington’s Evangelicalism in Modern Britain, published in 1989, has set the […]


Readers will be particularly thankful that the editors elicited a response to these many critiques of Bebbington’s theses from Bebbington himself who demonstrates that he has read these essays carefully and with a readiness to learn from them.  With regard to each of seven issues (activism, transcultural missions, the doctrine of assurance, the relationship of […]


THE EMERGENCE OF EVANGELICALISM Ed. By Michael A.G. Haykin and Kenneth J. Stewart Our inspiring heritage In 1989 the historian David Bebbington published his landmark study, Evangelicalism in Modern Britain: a history from the 1730s to the 1980s. It was a significant achievement and has proved highly influential. My own battered copy, avidly read on […]


“This is the old Puritan Teaching” What does the word Evangelical mean? The Evangelical emphasis on the Bible, the cross and conversion we may also find in the Reformers and the Puritans. Yet there is a different tone. The one who wants to know what Evangelical means cannot ignore the 1989 work of David Bebbington, […]


David Bebbington’s characterization in 1989 of ‘the Evangelical version of Protestantism’ as ‘created by the Enlightenment’ has caught on so well, albeit comfortably simplified, in some influential quarters of UK Evangelicalism as to serve as a stick to belabor as ‘modernist’ their unfavourite varieties of the contemporary evangelical mainstream. Only the post-modernist brand, it seems, […]