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Gwilym Tudur is a PhD candidate in the History of Christianity at the Faculty of Divinity, University of Cambridge. He is a member of Clare Hall and is the Lewis and Gibson Scholar at Westminster College.

Working under Dr Robert Pope, Gwilym's research concerns the development of Reformed theology in Wales. Focusing on the Calvinist theology of the Welsh systematic theologian George Lewis (1763-1822), his doctoral research considers the influence of Puritanism and Reformed Orthodoxy on eighteenth- and nineteenth-century Welsh Nonconformity. The James Pantyfedwen Foundation and the Lewis and Gibson Scholarship sponsor his doctoral research.

Gwilym holds a BA in Welsh and Welsh History from Aberystwyth University and a BA and MPhil in Theology from the University of Oxford. Supervised by Dr Andrew Atherstone, his master's research focused on the doctrinal development of nineteenth-century Welsh evangelicalism.

Before studying at Cambridge, Gwilym trained for ministry at Wycliffe Hall, Oxford, and pastored two Congregational churches in Ceredigion, west Wales. As well as completing his doctoral research, he is also the Academic Administrator for the Cambridge Theological Federation.


  • John Calvin and the Protestant Reformation
  • Post-Reformation Reformed thought and Reformed Orthodoxy
  • Puritanism, Dissent, and Nonconformity in England and Wales
  • The theology of Dr George Lewis (1763-1822)
  • Jonathan Edwards, the Enlightenment, and the Great Awakening
  • Evangelicalism and Calvinistic Methodism in the British Isles


Key publications: 

‘The Theology of the Great Awakening in North America and Wales: Jonathan Edwards (1703–1758) and Edward Williams (1750–1813),’ International Congregational Journal 17 (Winter 2018), 59–79.

Other Professional Activities

‘George Lewis’s pastoral theology,’ Bala Welsh Pastors’ Conference, Bryn y Groes Centre, 11 October 2022

‘Mawl o enau plant bychain: George Lewis’s hymnody,’ Hymn Society of Wales Summer School, Zoom Conference, 21 May 2022

‘George Lewis and Reformed theology in Wales, 1536­–1822: The Theologian of Welsh Congregationalism,’ University of Oxford Ecclesiastical History Seminar, Keeble College, Oxford, 7 February 2019

‘The Theology of the Great Awakening in North America and Wales: Jonathan Edwards (1703–1758) and Edward Williams (1750–1813),’ Symposium of American Congregationalists, Marshalltown, Iowa, USA, 12 October 2018

PhD Candidate in History of Christianity
Lewis and Gibson Scholar, Westminster College

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