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And in Conclusion: Now and in the Future

And in Conclusion: Now and in the Future Scottish Church History 52 Supplement (2023): 60–65 DOI: 10.3366/sch.2023.0099 © Edinburgh University Press www.euppublishing.com/sch Andrew T. N. Muirhead On the author’s becoming President, the Council took the radical step of going outwith the membership of the society and persuading Professor David Bebbington to become Vice President with a view to succeeding as President three years later. This became a crucial step in giving new life to the Society: David Bebbington was a previous President of the Ecclesiastical History Society and brought many skills to its older cousin in Scotland. The author of a major biography of Gladstone, and a multitude of other works, he is recognised as a leading, perhaps the leading evangelical historian of the age with an international reputation. Professor Bebbington is a Baptist of Brethren origins and was responsible for formulating the Bebbington quadrilateral, a method of assessing the evangelical position of individuals or organisations. Initially Bebbington’s international commitments as a visiting Professor in Texas meant his attendance was curtailed. Although little of his life work has been centred on Scotland, where he has been living and working since 1976, his presidential address in 2021 on the Methodists of Shetland shows the depth of his knowledge. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Scottish Church History Edinburgh University Press

And in Conclusion: Now and in the Future

Scottish Church History , Volume 52 (Supplement): 6 – Apr 1, 2023

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Scottish Church History 52 Supplement (2023): 60–65 DOI: 10.3366/sch.2023.0099 © Edinburgh University Press www.euppublishing.com/sch Andrew T. N. Muirhead On the author’s becoming President, the Council took the radical step of going outwith the membership of the society and persuading Professor David Bebbington to become Vice President with a view to succeeding as President three years later. This became a crucial step in giving new life to the Society: David Bebbington was a previous President of the Ecclesiastical History Society and brought many skills to its older cousin in Scotland. The author of a major biography of Gladstone, and a multitude of other works, he is recognised as a leading, perhaps the leading evangelical historian of the age with an international reputation. Professor Bebbington is a Baptist of Brethren origins and was responsible for formulating the Bebbington quadrilateral, a method of assessing the evangelical position of individuals or organisations. Initially Bebbington’s international commitments as a visiting Professor in Texas meant his attendance was curtailed. Although little of his life work has been centred on Scotland, where he has been living and working since 1976, his presidential address in 2021 on the Methodists of Shetland shows the depth of his knowledge.

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Scottish Church HistoryEdinburgh University Press

Published: Apr 1, 2023

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