Forgotten Voices in Early Twentieth-Century Evangelical Theology by Kenneth J. Stewart

December 7, 2023

Forgotten Voices in Early Twentieth-Century Evangelical Theology 

Kenneth J. Stewart

Kenneth is Professor of Theological Studies Emeritus, Covenant College, Lookout Mountain, GA


Abstract: Standard accounts of fundamentalism and evangelicalism in the inter- war period of the twentieth century uniformly emphasize the paucity of energetic scholarship in Scripture and Theology. It is suggested that energies were largely directed towards theological combat. We are told that those who did research and write did so for those who shared their commitments. This standard approach passes over the fact that on both sides of the Atlantic, there were evangelical scholars already in their careers in the 1920s and 30s who worked away doing solid scholarship, scholarship which laid the foundations for the better-recognized blossoming of evangelical learning in the post-World War Two era.

Keywords: Fundamentalism, Evangelicalism, Inter-Varsity, Tyndale House, Fuller Theological Seminary

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