21st Century Evangelicals
By Edited by Greg Smith

Book, £12.99 / Kindle Edition, £8.50

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What does it mean to be an evangelical today? How do we define what evangelicals believe, and what implications does this have for the church’s mission in the twenty-first century?

In this ground breaking book, the Evangelical Alliance draws together the results of extensive research on a wide range of subjects, including belief and identity, church life, social action, gender, international relations and the charismatic movement. A number of leading academics offer reflections on the findings and examine how the data can be used to inform and direct the priorities and activities that churches need to focus on today.

The book will be of particular interest to church leaders, mission practitioners and students as well as all who are seeking to understand how to apply their faith in twenty-first-century Britain.


“Academically grounded, accessible and easy to read with a wealth of interesting, helpful and useful information for policymakers and Christian leaders.” — Ram Gidoomal CBE, Chairman, Lausanne International Board, South Asian Concern and Traidcraft

“This book very usefully looks in detail at key issues tangent on the church today … which can only help strategic reflection in deciding what actions should be taken to enhance church growth and the spread of the gospel.” — Peter Brierley, Senior Lausanne Associate for Church Research

“The research produces many fascinating insights which will inform the way evangelicals understand themselves and their movement.” — The Rt Revd Julian Henderson, Bishop of Blackburn

“In short, the detail matters and exists in abundance in these insightful essays, all of which repay very careful reading.” –Grace Davie, Professor of Sociology, University of Exeter

About the Editor

Greg Smith is the research manager for the Evangelical Alliance’s 21st Century Evangelicals Research Programme. Over 30 years he has published extensively on the sociology of religion and urban communities.