1st Edition

Evangelicalism in Modern Britain A History from the 1730s to the 1980s

By David W. Bebbington Copyright 1989
    380 Pages
    by Routledge

    380 Pages
    by Routledge

    This major textbook is a newly researched historical study of Evangelical religion in its British cultural setting from its inception in the time of John Wesley to charismatic renewal today.

    The Church of England, the Church of Scotland and the variety of Nonconformist denominations and sects in England, Scotland and Wales are discussed, but the book concentrates on the broad patterns of change affecting all the churches. It shows the great impact of the Evangelical movement on nineteenth-century Britain, accounts for its resurgence since the Second World War and argues that developments in the ideas and attitudes of the movement were shaped most by changes in British culture.

    The contemporary interest in the phenomenon of Fundamentalism, especially in the United States, makes the book especially timely.

    1 Preaching the Gospel: The Nature of Evangelical Religion 2 Knowledge of the Lord: The Early Evangelical Movement 3 A Troubling of the Water: Developments in the Early Nineteenth Century 4 The Growth of the Word: Evangelicals and Society in the Nineteenth Century 5 Holiness unto the Lord: Keswick and its Context in the Later Nineteenth Century 6 Walking Apart: Conservative and Liberal Evangelicals in the Early Twentieth Century 7 The Spirit Poured Out: Springs of the Charismatic Movement 8 Into a Broad Place: Evangelical Resurgence in the Later Twentieth Century 9 Time and Chance: Evangelicalism and Change


    David Bebbington (Professor of History, University of Stirling)

    '... an invaluable history ... this volume will stimulate debate and provide a point of reference for all future work in the field.' - Times Higher Education Supplement

    'An outstanding contribution to the history of the movement ... It will become an invaluable textbook for students and a useful resource for specialists.' - Anvil

    ' ... this book can fairly claim to have made itself indispensable.' - Journal of Religious History