Ouachita Baptist University will host Dr. David W. Bebbington, visiting professor at Baylor University, for a lecture on Monday, Oct. 7, at 7:30 p.m. in Ouachita’s McBeth Recital Hall in Mabee Fine Arts Center. The lecture is free and open to the public and is part of Ouachita’s Birkett Williams Endowed Lecture Series. Following the talk, there will be a brief time for questions from the audience.
The theme of the lecture will focus on evangelicalism and its relevancy to the modern Christian. Bebbington, emeritus professor of history at Stirling College in Scotland, is a world-renowned scholar on evangelicalism who has taught and lectured all over the world. He also has authored more than 20 books, most pertaining to the topic of evangelicalism. Some of his most notable works include “Evangelicalism in Modern Britain: A History from the 1730s to the 1980s,” “The Dominance of Evangelicalism: The Age of Spurgeon and Moody” and “Baptists Through the Centuries: A History of a Global People.”