David Bebbington, Ph.D., F.R.Hist.Soc.

Professor of History, University of Stirling

Dr Bebbington's principal research interests are in the history of politics, religion, ideas and society in Britain from the eighteenth to the twentieth century and in the history of the global Evangelical movement. In 1998, he came to the Nazarene Theological College to give the Didsbury Lectures on the theme of 'Holiness in 19th-Century England'. His lectures were published as a book by Paternoster in 2000.

Select Recent Publications

'The Mid-Victorian Revolution in Wesleyan Methodist Home Mission', Journal of Ecclesiastical History, 70:1 (Jan. 2019), part of Prof Bebbington’s research as John Rylands Research Institute-MWRC Visiting Research Fellow.

Victorian Religious Revivals: Culture and Piety in Local and Global Contexts (Oxford, 2012).

Baptists Through the Centuries (Baylor University Press, 2010).

Holiness in Nineteenth-Century England (Paternoster, 2007).

Nonconformist Texts: Volume 3: The Nineteenth Century (Ashgate, 2006).

The Dominance of Evangelicalism: The Age of Spurgeon and Moody (IVP, 2005).

The Mind of Gladstone: Religion, Homer and Politics (Oxford, 2004).

Modern Christianity and Cultural Aspirations (co-editor) (Bloomsbury Academic, 2003).

The Gospel in the World: International Baptist Studies (editor) (Paternoster, 2002).

Gladstone Centenary Essays (co-editor) (Liverpool University Press, 2000).

Evangelicalism: Comparative Studies of Popular Protestantism in North America, the British Isles and Beyond, 1700-1990 (co-editor) (Oxford, 1994).

William Ewart Gladstone: Faith and Politics in Victorian Britain (Eerdmans, 1993).

Victorian Nonconformity (1992) 2nd edn (Cascade, 2011).

Evangelicalism in Modern Britain: A History from the 1730s to the 1980s (Routledge, 1989).

The Baptists in Scotland: A History (editor) (Baptist Union of Scotland, 1988).


MWRC/NTC Research Seminar Friday, 18 November, 2016.