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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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Inspiring young people in care

Apr 20, 2017

Will Lyon Tupman, a third year undergraduate, leads a campaign to help those in foster care to reach their potential.

What is the historical evidence that Jesus Christ lived and died?

Apr 19, 2017

Read Dr Simon Gathercole's article in the Guardian newspaper

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.

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