I am a doctoral candidate in Historical Theology. I hold a Peterhouse Research Studentship and am studying under the supervision of Rev. Dr. Stephen Hampton. My research at Cambridge focuses on John Edwards of Cambridge (1637-1716) and the broader Reformed tradition within the later Stuart and early Hanoverian Church of England.
Prior to coming to Cambridge in Michaelmas Term 2016, I completed my M.Th in 2015 at the Jonathan Edwards Centre Africa at the University of the Free State in Bloemfontein, South Africa, where I was supervised by Prof. Adriaan C. Neele (Jonathan Edwards Center, Yale University). In 2016, I also completed my B.A. Honours in Latin at the University of the Free State as well as the Davenant Latin Institute’s Advanced Early Modern Theological Latin Course. I hail from a sheep-farming family in rural central South Africa, and am happily married to Daleen.
Subject area and speciality
- History of Christianity specialists:
John Edwards of Cambridge (1637-1716) in Historical-Theological Context: A Reappraisal of the Reformed Tradition within the Church of England between the Glorious Revolution and Evangelical Revivals
Post-Reformation studies in general, but particularly:
- Reformed scholastic theology
- Dutch Reformed High Orthodoxy and the Nadere Reformatie
- English Puritanism
- The Reformed tradition within the later Stuart and early Hanoverian Church of England
- Seventeenth-century Reformed theological links between the Netherlands and England/Scotland