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Dr Jeremy Morris

Dr Jeremy Morris

Master of Trinity Hall

Jeremy Morris is accepting applications for PhD students.


Dr Jeremy Morris is Master of Trinity Hall.  He was Dean of Trinity Hall from 2001 to 2010, and then of King’s College, Cambridge from 2010 to 2014. He is a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society, and a priest in the Church of England.  His academic interests include modern European church history, Anglican theology and ecclesiology (especially High Anglicanism), the ecumenical movement, and arguments about religion and secularization. He is interested in supervising graduate students in these fields, and in the area of modern religious history in general. His current research projects include a study of the Eucharist in Western Europe since 1800, to be published by Oxford University Press, and a one-volume history of the Church of England. He is one of the editors of a multi-volume history of Anglicanism, also to be published by Oxford University Press.

Subject area and speciality

History of Christianity specialists:
  • Modern European church history
  • Anglican theology and ecclesiology
  • High Anglicanism
  • The Ecumenical movement
  • The debate about religion and secularization


Trinity Hall:

Research Supervision

Current PhD research includes:

  • The ‘beautiful soul’, sanctification and the theology of aesthetics
  • Ecclesiology, kenosis and recognition
  • Bishops in the reign of George II

Past PhD supervision has included the following subjects:

  • The growth of the diocese of London between the wars
  • The theology of Oliver Chase Quick
  • Bishop Selwyn, episcopacy and the Anglican Communion
  • The theology of work
  • Cambridge theology and Essays Catholic and Critical
  • Thomas Hardy, Hans Urs von Balthasar and the theology of tragedy
  • Pneumatology and Institutionalism in the Church
  • The ecclesiology of the Mission-Shaped Church report
  • Church and community use in East London in the late C20th
  • The ecumenical commitment of Eastern Orthodoxy
  • Unity and the ecclesiology of William Temple
  • High Churchmen, sacrifice and the First World War

Key Publications


  • The Oxford History of Anglicanism. Vol. 4. Global Western Anglicanism, c.1910-present (edited) (Oxford University Press, forthcoming)

  • The High Church Revival in the Church of England. Identity and Argument (forthcoming)
  • The Church in the Modern Age (I.B. Tauris, 2007, also published as Das Christentum im 20. Jahrhundert. Kirche zwischen Politik und Gesellschaft, Kreuz Verlag, 2008)
  • An Acceptable Sacrifice? Homosexuality and the Church (edited, with D. Dormor) (SPCK, 2007)
  • F.D. Maurice and the Crisis of Christian Authority (Oxford University Press, 2005)


Recent and forthcoming articles:

  • ‘Liberalism: Protestant and Catholic’, in S.J. Brown & P.B. Nockles (eds.), The Oxford Handbook of the Oxford Movement (forthcoming)
  • British High Churchmen, continental church tourism and the Roman connection in  the nineteenth century’, in the Journal of Ecclesiastical History (2015)
  • ‘Porvoo: the longue durée – an Anglican background’, in J. Rusama (ed.), Together in Mission and Ministry (Nordic Ecumenical Study Series, 2013)
  • 'Religion in Modern Gwent' in A. Croll and C. Williams (eds.), Gwent County History Vol. 5. Modern Gwent (University of Wales Press, 2013)
  • ‘”Separated Brethren”: French Catholics and the Oxford Movement’, in S.J. Brown & P. Nockles (ed.), The Oxford Movement: Europe and the Wider World 1830- 1930 (CUP, 2012)
  • ‘Preaching the Oxford Movement’, in W. Gibson & K. Francis (eds.), The Oxford Handbook on the British Sermon, 1689-1901(OUP, 2012)
  • ‘Secularization and Religious Experience: Arguments in the Historiography of Modern British Religion’, Historical Journal (2012)
  • ‘George Ridding and the Diocese of Southwell: a Study in the National Church Ideal’, Journal of Ecclesiastical History (2010)

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