New Release: The Advent of Evangelicalism

Dr. Haykin has edited another book which is soon to be released by B&H Academic.  The volume is titled The Advent of Evangelicalism and was co-edited with Kenneth Stewart.  This volume is offers a scholarly interaction with David Bebbington's widely acclaimed 1989 book, Evangelicalism in Modern Britain: A History from the 1730s to the 1980s by scholars on both sides of the Atlantic. Contributors include: David W. Bebbington, Joel R. Beeke, John Coffey, Timothy George, Crawford Gribben, Michael A. G. Haykin, Paul Helm, D. Bruce Hindmarsh, David Ceri Jones, Thomas S. Kidd, Timothy Larsen, Cameron A. MacKenzie, A. T. B. McGowan, D. Densil Morgan, Ashley Null, Ian J. Shaw, Kenneth J. Stewart, Douglas A. Sweeney, Garry J. Williams, and Brandon G. Withrow.

From the Publisher:

In this critically acclaimed book edited by Michael A. G. Haykin and Kenneth J. Stewart, esteemed contributors address the origins and interpretation of evangelicalism as they make a fresh and critical assessment of David Bebbington’s work, Evangelicalism in Modern Britain: A History from the 1730’s to the 1980’s (London: Unman Hyman, 1989).


“This book is a must read for those interested in understanding evangelical identity, past and present”. – James A. Patterson, Union University

“David Bebbington in his magisterial Evangelicalism in Modern Britain is the object of both panegyric and protest in this collection of essays by his colleagues in the discipline of Christian history. The praise is properly profuse, even as the criticism, especially with regard to the source of evangelicalism, is properly profound. Critically, the essayists contend that evangelicalism is a phenomenon that extends geographically beyond Great Britain and that existed chronologically prior to the 1830s. Evangelicalism did not arise creatio ex nihilo; rather, evangelicalism developed within a particular, though broad, social context. Finally, in light of evangelicalism’s current crisis in doctrinal identity, this book may be especially timely.” – Malcolm B. Yarnell III, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary

The Advent of Evangelicalism makes for clearer thinking about the origin and developments of evangelicalism for a new generation. The range of scholars involved in this work is impressive, and I believe The Advent of Evangelicalism will hold the attention of many scholars and readers for years to come”. – Dr. Jack C. Whytock of Haddington House, Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island

The Advent of Evangelicalism is an important series of reflections on David Bebbington’s significant work, Evangelicalism in Modern Britain. This book provides an excellent case study on the development of historiography around the organic nature of the generational changes in the church”. – Robert S. Wilson, Acadia Divinity College

Format: Paperback Page Count: 432 Retail: $24.99 ISBN-13: 9780805448603

To view the Table of Contents and Editor's Preface click here (pdf).

To preorder from click here ($16.49!).

Posted by Steve Weaver, Research and Administrative Assistant to the Director of the Andrew Fuller Center for Baptist Studies, Dr. Michael A.G. Haykin.