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Here is Love, Wide as the Ocean: The English Evangelical Tradition

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Recently within Christianity we have seen ''evangelical' become a dirty word, associated with American fundamentalism and narrow-mindedness. This course examines the breadth of this historic theological tradition and the varying practices and beliefs within it.

The perception of much of the media is that 'evangelicals are a recent American import rather than a long-present part of the broader church catholic. We will focus mainly on the development of the beliefs and practices, from the Eighteenth century onwards of this broad theological tradition. Particular attention will be given to the role of Biblical interpretation, hymnody and ecclesiology in shaping those streams that make up the modern evangelical family.

We will also explore the relationship of evangelicalism to Pentecostalism and to the emerging church movement, represented in the UK by Fresh Expressions of Church and look at what the future might hold in the UK for this growing worldwide tradition.

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2019-04-23 13:33
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Document Here is Love, Vast as the Ocean Slides Week 1

Definitions, essentials and variances.

Tim Woolley
Document Reading List Week 2

The Evangelical Revival - A Reading List

Tim Woolley
Document The Evangelical Revival Slides Week 2


Tim Woolley
Document Anglicanism Slides Week 3

Anglican Evangelicalism 1780-the present.

Tim Woolley
Document Reading List Week 3

Anglicanism Reading List

Tim Woolley
Document 'Old Dissent' Slides Week 4

Baptists and Congregationalists

Tim Woolley
Document Reading List Week 4

'Old Dissent' Reading List

Tim Woolley
Link Baptist History Links


A Source for Original Baptist Documents and Baptist Books online.



Link John Howard Shakespeare and the English Baptists, 1898-1924

Peter Shepherd's Thesis

Link History of Congregationalism

RW Dale's History of Congregationalism (1907)

Link Congregationalism

 Congregationalism -  Gordon W. Martin Principal, Scottish Baptist College, Glasgow

Link Baptist Identity

Michael A. G. Haykin The Baptist Identity: A View From the Eighteenth Century

Link The Origins of the Particular Baptists

Themelios article: The Origins of the Particular Baptists  - Gordon L. Belyea

Document Methodism - Slides Week 5

Methodism 1791-the present.

Tim Woolley
Document Week 5 Reading List

Methodism Reading List

Tim Woolley
Link Dictionary of Methodism

On-line version of the Dictionary of Methodism in Britain and Ireland

Link W. E. Sangster Memories of a Great Leader

 W. E. Sangster Memories of a Great Leader  MET article

Link Wesley Centre online

 A collection of historical and scholarly resources about the Wesleyan tradition

Link Counting Religion in England and Wales: The Long Eighteenth Century,

Counting Religion in England and Wales: The Long Eighteenth Century, c. 1680–c. 1840 -   Clive Field,

Link My Wesleyan Methodists

My Wesleyan Methodists

Sharing stories, photos...

Link My Primitive Methodists

My Primitive Methodists
Sharing stories, photos, memories and research

Link Methodist Heritage

Methodist Heritage
Telling the Story of the People Called Methodists

Document 20th Century - Division and Resurgence Slides Week 6


Tim Woolley
Document Reading List Week 6

Division and Resurgence: the 20th Century Reading List


Tim Woolley
Link Phoebe Palmer writings

Commonplace Holiness - Writings of Phoebe Palmer

Link The Pentecostal Missionary Union

The Pentecostal Missionary Union (PMU), a case study exploring the missiological roots of early British Pentecostalism (1909-1925)

Link The Journal of the European Pentecostal Theological Association

Articles on Sunderland and Alexander Boddy.

Link The Pentecostal and Charismatic Constituency within the British Church

An internal CTE explanatory briefing.

Document Reading List Week 7

 Pentecostalism and Charismatic Renewal:   A Reading List

Tim Woolley
Document Word and Spirit: Pentecostalism & renewal - Slides Week 7

Pentecostalism and Charismatic Renewal: 19th Century to the present day.

Tim Woolley
Link Phoebe, Prisca and Junia: Three Women in the Eye of the Evangelical Storm

A 'Complimentarian' view of women in leadership.

Link Junia: Outstanding Among the Apostles

CBE article by Allison Quient


Anne Coles shares her thoughts on Women in the Church.

Link Political and Religious Identities of British Evangelicals.

Research by A.C Hatcher. 

Link Methodism and the English Labour Movement 1800-1906

Anvil article by Nigel Scotland.

Document Evangelical Controversies and Fallacies - Slides Week 8

Some 'hot potatoes'

Tim Woolley
Document Reading List Week 8

Evangelical Controversies and Fallacies

Tim Woolley

THE THEOLOGY OF P. T. FORSYTH The Cross of Christ and the Revelation of God BY JOHN H. RODGERS

Document Evangelical Spirituality - Slides Week 9

Evangelical Spirituality - personal and corporate

Tim Woolley
Document Reading List Week 9

Evangelical Spirituality Reading List

Tim Woolley