A Movement for the 21st Century: The Future of Evangelicalism

As its final public event, on October 30, 2014, the ISAE hosted a group of internationally-renowned scholars of evangelicalism for a panel discussion on the contemporary state, and future, of the evangelical movement both in the United States and around the world.


Video of the Panel Session

The ISAE's final public session includes an eight-minute video recounting the origins, goals, and accomplishments of the Institute over the years. Watch >>


Dr. BebbingtonDr. David Bebbington has been Professor of History at Stirling University in Scotland since 1976 and is currently a Distinguished Visiting Professor of History at Baylor University. His many publications include Evangelicalism in Modern Britain (1989), The Dominance of Evangelicalism: The Age of Spurgeon and Moody (2005), Baptists Through the Centuries: A History of a Global People (2010), and Victorian Religious Revivals: Culture and Piety in Local and Global Contexts (2012).

Dr. HatchDr. Nathan O. Hatch was named President of Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, NC in 2005 after serving as a member of the history department, and then as dean and provost, at the University of Notre Dame. A graduate of Wheaton College ('68). Dr. Hatch is a co-founder of the ISAE and has written and edited eight volumes; his 1989 book The Democratization of American Christianity is considered one of the most important books on the history of American religion in the last thirty years.

Dr. HutchinsonDr. Mark Hutchinson is the Dean of Humanities and Academic Projects at the The Scots College in Sydney, Australia. Formerly with Alphacrucis College and Macquarie University, he was also the director of the Centre for the Study of Australian Christianity. He is the author of volumes on Italian Pentecostalism and Australian evangelicalism as well as co-editor (with Ogbu Kalu) of A Global Faith: Essays on Evangelicalism and Globalization (1998), and co-authored (with John Wolffe) A Short History of Global Evangelicalism (2012).

Dr. NollDr. Mark A. Noll is the Francis A. McAnaney Professor of American History at the University of Notre Dame. Part of Wheaton's history department between 1978 and 2006, he was awarded a medal by the National Endowment for the Humanities in a White House ceremony in 2006. Dr. Noll was a co-founder of the ISAE and is the author of numerous volumes including Jesus Christ and the Life of the Mind (2011), The New Shape of Global Christianity: How American Experience Reflects Global Faith (2009), and The Rise of Evangelicalism: The Age of Edwards, Whitefield, and the Wesleys (2004).

Dr. WackerDr. Grant Wacker joined the faculty at Duke Divinity School in 1992 after fifteen years at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Past president of the Society for Pentecostal Studies and the American Society of Church History, he is the author of several books including Heaven Below: Early Pentecostals and American Culture (2002) as well as the recently-published America's Pastor: Billy Graham and the Shaping of a Nation (2014).

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