Studies in Historical & Systematic Theology

Studies in Historical & Systematic Theology

Studies in Historical and Systematic Theology is a peer-reviewed series of contemporary monographs exploring key figures, themes, and issues in historical and systematic theology from an evangelical perspective.

Thomas F. Torrance and Evangelical Theology

Fundamentalists in the Public Square

Evolution, Alcohol, and Culture Wars after the Scopes Trial

by Madison Trammel

The Scopes Trial of 1925 is often regarded as a turning point in the history of American fundamentalism and evangelicalism. It is claimed that Scopes was a public relations defeat that sent fundamentalism into retreat from mainstream culture. In Fundamentalists in the Public Square: Evolution, Alcohol, and the Culture Wars after the Scopes Trial, Madison Trammel argues that such a characterization is misguided. Using documentary evidence from newspapers in the 1920s and 1930s, Trammel shows that fundamentalists remained fully active in seeking to transform the culture for Christ, and they remained so through the rise of Billy Graham’s ministry.

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The Power of Revival

The Power of Revival

Martyn Lloyd-Jones, Baptism in the Spirit, and Preaching on Fire

by Dongjin Park

The Welsh minister Martyn Lloyd-Jones (1899–1981) was one of the most influential preachers of the twentieth century. His preaching was grounded in his view on the baptism of the Holy Spirit, but his pneumatology is often seen as a departure from his Reformed heritage. In The Power of Revival, Dongjin Park explores how Lloyd-Jones’s preaching was kindled by his distinctly Reformed view of Spirit baptism. By tracing Lloyd-Jones’s writings and sources, Park shows how Lloyd-Jones’s theology of Spirit baptism was less an embrace of charismatic and Pentecostal theology than a reappropriation of Puritan emphasis on experiential faith.

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Praise for Books in the Series

“Seldom does a volume decisively propose a new interpretation that dislodges an ‘everyone knows given’ in historical accounts. But Madison Trammel’s Fundamentalists in the Public Square does just that. This book may change the way the story of American fundamentalism in the Twenties is told.”

—John Woodbridge, research professor of church history and the history of Christian thought, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School

“An important study for both its historical reflection and the contemporary significance of the Spirit's work for church life today.”

Michael A. G. Haykin, chair and professor of church history, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, KY


Studies in Historical and Systematic Theology

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Covering a broad range of topics, from aesthetics to theological hermeneutics, and engaging directly with a number of significant theologians, including Martin Luther and Karl Barth.

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