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Keith BeebeKeith Beebe

Department Chair

300 W. Hawthorne Road
Spokane, WA 99251
Phone: 509.777.3255
Fax: 509.777.3274
Office Location: Beeksma Family Theological Cen 127


Ph.D. King's College, University of Aberdeen, Scotland
M.Div. Fuller Theological Seminary
B.A. The College of Idaho

Year Joined Whitworth Faculty


Areas of Specialization / Expertise

General -- History of early modern Christianity: Puritan, Presbyterian, evangelical and charismatic movements; modern revival movements (England, Wales, Scotland & America); George Whitefield; Christian spirituality; theology of the Kingdom of God; pneumatology; church renewal

Specific -- The 18th century Scottish Evangelical Awakening

Selected Publications / Presentations / Honors

Recipient of a 2006 Graves Award in the Humanities for excellence in teaching. Recipient of the 2013 Collaborative Teaching Award, Whitworth University. Member of the editorial review board of the International Journal of Servant Leadership.

Publications include: “Whitefield and the ‘Celtic’ Revivals,” George Whitefield: Life, Context and Legacy, ed. Geordan Hammond and David Ceri Jones (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2016); The McCulloch Examinations of the Cambuslang Revival (1742): Conversion Narratives from the Scottish Evangelical Awakening - A Critical Edition (Glasgow: Scottish History Society, Woodbridge, Suffolk: Rochester, NY: The Boydell Press, 2013); "Touched by Fire: Presbyterians and Revival," in Theology Matters, Vol. 6, Number 2 (March/April 2000).

Presentations include: “A Mighty Fortress: Timely Truths for a Troubled Age,” Reformation Weekend, San Joaquin Presbytery, Fresno, California (2017) and Walla Walla Presbyterian Church, Walla Walla, Washington (2017); “Calvinist Conversion Narratives in the Scottish Evangelical Revival (1742),” Nazarene Theological College, Manchester, England (2014); “George Whitefield in Scotland: Of Friends, Foes, and the Evangelical Divide,” George Whitefield at 300: An International Tercentenary Conference, Pembroke College, Oxford, England (2014). "Setting the Record Straight: Evangelical Redactions of Religious Experience in Scotland's First Oral History Project" at the spring 2013 meeting of the American Society of Church History, Portland, OR.; "Wounded by the Arrow of Conviction: Experimental Religion and Calvinist Conversion in Eighteenth-Century Scotland," at the annual meeting of the Pacific Northwest American Academy of Religion/Society of Biblical Literature, University of Victoria, Victoria, B.C. (2010); "Making History: Facilitating Student Engagement with Archival Materials," at the Northwest Archivist Association Annual Conference/Northwest History and Heritage Conference, Portland, Ore. (2009); "Converted at Cambuslang: Experimental Religion in Scotland’s Age of Reason," at the annual Baylor Symposium on Faith and Culture: Secularization and Revival: The Fate of Religion in Modern Intellectual History, Baylor University, Waco, Texas (2009); "Digging Deeper: Tools for Mining the Riches of the Scriptures (Parts I & II)," at the Presbytery Training Event, Presbytery of the Inland Northwest (2006); presented "The McCulloch Manuscripts of the Cambuslang Revival, 1742: Scotland’s First Oral History Project," at the Pacific Northwest American Academy of Religion Conference (2006).

Bibliographical contribution to The Works of Jonathan Edwards: The "Miscellanies" (Yale: Yale University Press, 2002).