'This solidly researched and clearly developed study rescues an important eighteenth-century evangelical leader from undeserved obscurity. Andrew Fuller was the key figure in delivering English Baptists and a wider circle of nonconforming Protestants from the intellectual dead-ends and spiritual immobilization of rigorously high Calvinism. Keith Grant's investigation of key terms like affections, voluntarism, and congregational ecclesiology shows how important Fuller's pastoral theology was in turning evangelicals outward to the world and for giving them spiritual confidence in the converting power of the Gospel. This is a very good book on a very important turning point in Baptist and Calvinist history.'
Mark Noll, Francis A. McAnaney Professor of History, University of Notre Dame, USA
'In this lucid and learned study, Keith Grant explains how Andrew Fuller, one of the leading English Baptists of his generation, developed "affecting and evangelical" principles of pastoral theology in order to advance heartfelt piety in the church. Anyone interested in the history of Anglo-American evangelicalism will want to read this book.'
Thomas S. Kidd, Associate Professor of History, Baylor
'In this book Keith Grant shows that Andrew Fuller was a creative writer of pastoral theology, forging a fresh understanding of ministry for his age. It was Fuller's achievement to reconcile the ordering of Dissenting congregations with the imperatives of the Evangelical
David Bebbington, Professor of History, University of Stirling, Scotland