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the definitive history of British evangelicalism, 27 Mar. 2001
Dr Bebbington's book is the definitive work on evangelical Christianity in Britain. Packed with detail and based on prodigious scholarship in a wide variety of primary sources yet written in an engaging and witty style. Bebbington surveys all aspects of evangelicalism since the 1730s and brings forward a number of challenging interpretations. Of particular interest is his contextualisation of evangelical religiosity with the cultural trends and patterns of each period under scrutiny, which make this a book which has a scope far beyond mere ecclesiastical history. For scholars and amateur enthusiasts alike, very highly recommended indeed.