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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;


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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Vacancy: Fixed Term Research Associate in Theology and Science

Oct 12, 2016

The Faculty of Divinity of the University of Cambridge wishes to appoint a Research Associate to this project on Theology and Science.

Festival of Ideas - The New Cambridge Mosque Panel Discussion

Oct 07, 2016

As part of the Cambridge Festival of Ideas, Cambridge Inter-faith Programme is a hosting a panel discussion event on Saturday 22nd October.

Changes to fines

Oct 01, 2016

From 3 October 2016, fines for overdue books will change. Items which are overdue and requested by another reader will acrue £1 per item per day (before 20p). Items which are overdue, but not requested by someone else, will acrue fines at 10p per item per day (before 20p).

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