Evangelicalism and Fundamentalism in the United Kingdom during the Twentieth Century

Hardcover | November 3, 2013

EditorDavid W. Bebbington, David Ceri Jones

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Historians have sometimes argued, and popular discourse certainly assumes, that evangelicalism and fundamentalism are identical. In the twenty-first century, when Islamic fundamentalism is at the centre of the world's attention, whether or not evangelicalism should be seen as the Christianversion of fundamentalism is an important matter for public understanding. The essays that make up this book analyse this central question. Drawing on empirical evidence from many parts of the United Kingdom and from across the course of the twentieth century, the essays show that fundamentalismcertainly existed in Britain, that evangelicals did sometimes show tendencies in a fundamentalist direction, but that evangelicalism in Britain cannot simply be equated with fundamentalism.The evangelical movement within Protestantism that arose in the wake of the eighteenth-century revival exerted an immense influence on British society over the two subsequent centuries. Christian fundamentalism, by contrast, had its origins in the United States following the publication of TheFundamentals, a series of pamphlets issued to ministers between 1910 and 1915 that was funded by California oilmen. While there was considerable British participation in writing the series, the term "fundamentalist" was invented in an exclusively American context when, in 1920, it was coined todescribe the conservative critics of theological liberalism. The fundamentalists in Britain formed only a small section of evangelical opinion that declined over time.

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Historians have sometimes argued, and popular discourse certainly assumes, that evangelicalism and fundamentalism are identical. In the twenty-first century, when Islamic fundamentalism is at the centre of the world's attention, whether or not evangelicalism should be seen as the Christianversion of fundamentalism is an important matte...

An undergraduate at Jesus College, Cambridge (1968-71), David Bebbington began his doctoral studies there (1971-73) before becoming a research fellow of Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge (1973-76). Since 1976 he has taught at the University of Stirling, where from 1999 he has been Professor of History. He has also taught at the University...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:432 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.98 inPublished:November 3, 2013Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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1. David Bebbington and David Ceri Jones: Introduction: Evangelicalism and FundamentalismI: Before Fundamentalism2. Geoffrey R. Treloar: The British Contribution to The Fundamentals3. Neil T. R. Dickson: A Scottish Fundamentalist? Thomas Whitelaw of Kilmarnock (1840?1917)II: The Beginnings of British Fundamentalism4. Andrew Atherstone: The Church of England and Fundamentalism in the Early Twentieth Century5. Martin Wellings: Methodist Fundamentalism before and after the First World War6. David Bebbington: Baptists and Fundamentalism in Inter-War Britain7. Tim Grass: How Fundamentalist were British Brethren during the 1920s?8. Linda Wilson: Women, Men and Fundamentalism in Britain in the 1920s and 30s9. John Maiden: Fundamentalism and Anti-Catholicism in Interwar English EvangelicalismIII: The Later Twentieth Century10. Ian Randall: Billy Graham, Evangelism and Fundamentalism11. Alister Chapman: Evangelical or Fundamentalista The Case of John Stott12. Derek Tidball: Secession is an Ugly Thing : The Emergence and Development of Free Methodism in Late Twentieth-Century England13. David Goodhew: Evangelical, but not Fundamentalist : A Case Study of the New Churches in York, 1980a2011IV: National Variations14. Andrew Holmes: Revivalism and Fundamentalism in Ulster: W. P. Nicholson in Context15. Kenneth B. E. Roxburgh: Fundamentalism in Scotland16. David Ceri Jones: Evangelicalism and Fundamentalism in Post-War Wales, 1947--1981? David Ceri JonesV: Theological Reflections17. William K. Kay: Pentecostalism and Fundamentalism18. Rob Warner: Evangelical Bases of Faith and Fundamentalizing Tendencies19. Stephen Holmes: Evangelicals, Fundamentalism and Theology20. David Bebbington and David Ceri Jones: ConclusionSelect Bibliography