Dr Peter Morden, Vice Principal, and Dr Ian Randall, Senior Research Fellow, have edited a new book together with Anthony Cross, a Member of the Faculty of Theology and Religion, University of Oxford. The book is a collection of essays entitled Pathways and Patterns in History. The volume was produced in honour of the well-known historian of evangelicalism, David Bebbington, and presented to him at the International Conference of Baptist Studies which was held in Manchester from 15-18 July 2015.
Pathways and Patterns features contributions from a range of historians from around the world, including Thomas Kidd, Tim Larson and Mark Noll (North America), Alison Searle and Martin Sutherland (Australia and New Zealand), and Emma MacLeod, Brian Stanley and John Wolffe (the UK), and features a ground-breaking essay on the mid-twentieth-century East African Revival and its impact on British spirituality (written by Ian Randall). Other essays examine different dimensions of Baptist and evangelical history and heritage such as evangelism, revival, social action, cross-cultural mission, and theological education. The volume also includes a brief biographical sketch of David Bebbington. Timothy George, founding Dean of Beeson Divinity School of Samford University, Birmingham, Alabama, writes, ‘Here is a collection of sparkling essays, weighty and well-researched, in honour of one of our most consequential Christian scholars. A worthy tribute to a great historian.’