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Professor David Thompson FRHistS

Professor David Thompson, FRHistS

Emeritus Professor of Modern Church History

Life Fellow of Fitzwilliam College

History of the European churches since the Enlightenment;

Christian missions and world Christianity since 1850;

ecumenism;

church-state relations;

Christian social thought


Subject area and speciality

History of Christianity specialists:

Research Interests

English nonconformity

Key Publications

Baptism, Church and Society in Modern Britain, 2005

Protestant Nonconformist Texts, iv, The Twentieth Century (ed), 2007

Cambridge Theology in the Nineteenth Century, 2008

Other Publications

Nonconformity in the Nineteenth Century (ed), 1972

Let Sects and Parties Fall, 1981

Stating the Gospel (ed), 1990

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Film Competition Winners Announced

Feb 27, 2017

School students demonstrated their passion for the subject in creative and sensitive films for the 2016 Cambridge Religion on Film Competition.

Research news: astrobiology, and Zion in South Africa

Feb 24, 2017

Read about exciting research in the Faculty of Divinity, with three lecturers currently away on research trips in very different places, looking at very different things.

New book to encourage sixth-formers to consider studying theology

Feb 23, 2017

Stephen Cherry, The Dean of King’s College, Cambridge has this week published a book, 'God-Curious: Asking Eternal Questions'.

Open Afternoon for potential applicants

Feb 20, 2017

The next Open Afternoon for our undergraduate course is on Monday 24th April. Bookings now open!

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