Geordan Hammond

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

Senior Lecturer in Church History and Wesley Studies, Director of Research, 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 sunny California twenty 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 regular 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. Currently I serve as Vice-President of Methodist-related Theological Schools in Europe, on the editorial board of Methodist Review, on the committee of the Wesleyan Studies Group of the American Academy of Religion, and on the Methodist-Roman Catholic International Commission. I teach and supervise research in the areas of church history and historical theology, including Methodist, Wesleyan, Evangelical, Holiness, and Pentecostal studies. Enquiries from students who want to study or research in these areas are welcome. Currently I’m supervising several PhD students and I have supervised ten PhD students to completion.

My major recent publications include Holiness and Pentecostal Movements: Intertwined Pasts, Presents, and Futures (Penn State University Press, 2022), co-edited with David Bundy and David Sang-Ehil Han; Religion in Britain, 1660-1900: Essays in Honour of Peter B. Nockles, Bulletin of the John Rylands Library 97/1 (Spring 2021), co-edited with William Gibson; 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 dog, Cinnamon. We enjoy spending time outdoors exploring, hiking, and travelling.

For further details on my work and publications, visit: http://www.mwrc.ac.uk/hammond/