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Geordan Hammond

Geordan Hammond BA, MA, PhD (Manchester), FRHistS

Senior Lecturer in Church History and Wesley Studies and Director of the Manchester Wesley Research Centre

Email: ghammond@nazarene.ac.uk

My teaching is inspired by reflecting on what the ‘great cloud of witnesses’ throughout the history of the church have to say to us today.

Originally from Kansas, I left the eternal sun of California over fifteen years ago for doctoral studies in Manchester, leading to a lasting connection with the Manchester Wesley Research Centre (MWRC)and NTC. In relation to my role as Director of the MWRC, editing is one of my perpetual academic activities. I am co-editor of the journal of Wesley and Methodist Studies, and book series Studies in the Holiness and Pentecostal Movements.

I am an Honorary Research Fellow of The University of Manchester and Australasian Centre for Wesleyan Research, and a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society. I serve as Vice-President of Methodist-related Theological Schools in Europe, am on the editorial board of Methodist Review, and the committees of the Church of England Record Society, and Wesleyan Studies Group of the American Academy of Religion. I teach and supervise in the areas of church history and Methodist/Wesleyan studies. I would welcome enquiries from prospective doctoral students in Methodist/Wesleyan studies and other areas of church history and historical theology.

I am currently working with Dr David Ceri Jones on the ‘George Whitefield and Transatlantic Protestantism’ project, which is aimed at producing a scholarly edition of Whitefield’s correspondence. I recently published an article on the project: ‘The Correspondence of George Whitefield Project: A Report and Reflection on the Early Stages’, Wesleyan Theological Journal 54:1 (Spring 2019), 57-70. My other recent publications include, George Whitefield: Life, Context, and Legacy, co-edited with David Ceri Jones (Oxford University Press, 2016) and John Wesley in America: Restoring Primitive Christianity (Oxford University Press, 2014).

I am married to Iulia, who serves as a doctor in the NHS. We have a daughter, Grace, and a puppy, Cinnamon. We enjoy spending time outdoors exploring, hiking, and travelling.

For further details, visit: http://www.mwrc.ac.uk/hammond/