My work has provoked a range of responses: this page records some of the more positive ones.
From reviews of the book:
“Brewitt-Taylor’s thesis is unbelievable but true.” (David Martin, Times Literary Supplement)
“Make no mistake, this book is a game-changer for our understanding of British religion in the Sixties” (John Maiden, English Historical Review)
“Brewitt-Taylor has written the definitive account of this movement” (Hugh McLeod, Modern Believing)
“His arguments will stir up the secularization debate and make people think afresh about the importance of ideas to the social changes of the 1960s. Brewitt-Taylor’s book will be required reading for scholars in these fields.” (Alister Chapman, American Historical Review)
In 2015, my research was profiled in the Church of England Newspaper (page 10 of the link), which described my first article as a ‘bold thesis… that attracted widespread attention’.
In 2015, Grace Davie, Professor Emerita of Sociology at Exeter University, listed my first article alongside Callum Brown’s Death of Christian Britain and Hugh McLeod’s Religious Crisis of the 1960s as one of the three most significant contributions in the historiography of postwar British Christianity since 1994.
In 2015, Alec Ryrie, co-editor of the Journal of Ecclesiastical History, and Professor in the Department of Theology and Religion at Durham, wrote about my second article on his blog, describing it as ‘wonderful‘ and ‘the most revelatory article in the issue’.
In 2016, aspects of my DPhil thesis were discussed at length in an article by Jeremy Morris, Master of Trinity Hall, Cambridge. Morris described my work as one of ‘the most impressive restatements’ (p. 196) in the British secularization debate, although, naturally, he disagreed with it in various ways.