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History of Christianity specialists

People specializing in this area

University Teaching Officers

Dr Thomas Graumann
  • Ancient Christianity: History and Theology
  • Late antique and medieval Church Councils and Synods
  • Authority and legitimacy in patristic theological discourses
  • The history of biblical exegesis
Professor Richard Rex
  • The interaction between religion, politics, and ideas in early modern England and Europe. 
  • The political, social, and intellectual aspects of English religious history from the late 14th to the early 17th century (including John Wycliffe, Lollardy, early Protestantism, and the English Reformation and its aftermath)
  • The Reformation era in Europe, most especially relating to the interaction of 'humanism' with theology and religion
  • French or Italian religious history from the late 15th to the early 17th century

Academic staff

Dr James Gardom
  • Evil as a problem for Christian believing
  • The intersection and tension between theological, philosophical and pastoral approaches to the experience of sin and suffering
Dr Thomas Graumann
  • Ancient Christianity: History and Theology
  • Late antique and medieval Church Councils and Synods
  • Authority and legitimacy in patristic theological discourses
  • The history of biblical exegesis
Revd Dr Stephen Hampton
  • The Church of England c.1600 to c.1720
Professor Richard Rex
  • The interaction between religion, politics, and ideas in early modern England and Europe. 
  • The political, social, and intellectual aspects of English religious history from the late 14th to the early 17th century (including John Wycliffe, Lollardy, early Protestantism, and the English Reformation and its aftermath)
  • The Reformation era in Europe, most especially relating to the interaction of 'humanism' with theology and religion
  • French or Italian religious history from the late 15th to the early 17th century

Directors of Studies

Dr James Gardom
  • Evil as a problem for Christian believing
  • The intersection and tension between theological, philosophical and pastoral approaches to the experience of sin and suffering
Dr Thomas Graumann
  • Ancient Christianity: History and Theology
  • Late antique and medieval Church Councils and Synods
  • Authority and legitimacy in patristic theological discourses
  • The history of biblical exegesis
Revd Dr Stephen Hampton
  • The Church of England c.1600 to c.1720

Other teaching assistance

Professor David Maxwell, Dixie Professor of Ecclesiastical History
  • The 19th and 20th century missionary movement 
  • The mission encounter in Southern and Central Africa 
  • Pentecostalism and religious transnationalism 
  • Religious movements and politics 
  • The history of colonial science
Dr Jeremy Morris
  • Modern European church history
  • Anglican theology and ecclesiology
  • High Anglicanism
  • The Ecumenical movement
  • The debate about religion and secularization

Retired Faculty

Professor Eamon Duffy, FBA
  • Iconography and history of medieval and early modern Christian art
  • Popular religion in the Middle Ages and Reformation
  • The History of the Papacy

Graduate students

Alexander L Abecina

Gregory of Nyssa's In Canticum canticorum

Benedict Bird

Benedict is studying the historical and theological context and significance of the controversy between John Goodwin (1594-1655) and John Owen (1616-1683) in the early 1650s concerning the doctrine of the perseverance of the saints.

Daniel Burton

MPhil Student in Anglican Studies

Aidan Francis Cottrell-Boyce

Accounts of Mimetic Philosemitism in early-modern England

John D'silva

MPhil student in Anglican Studies

Samuel Fornecker

Arminianism and Anti-Remonstrant Polemic in the Later Stuart and Early Hanoverian Church of England

Jake Griesel

John Edwards of Cambridge (1637-1716): A reassessment of his position within the later Stuart Church of England

Robert Lake

MPhil student in Anglican Studies

Kiran Lotay

MPhil student in Anglican Studies

Catherine Nixey

MPhil student in Religions of Late Antiquity

Aditya Pandey

MPhil student in Religions of Late Antiquity

Aleksandra Tomaszweska

MPhil student in Anglican Studies

Simeon O. Williams

The Doctrine of Articuli Fundamentales Fidei in Daniel Waterland (1683-1740)

Elliott Wright

MPhil student in Religions of Late Antiquity