Dr Tim Dowley
John H. Y. Briggs
Director of the Centre for Baptist History and Heritage and Senior Research Fellow in Church History,
Oxford University, formerly Pro Vice-Chancellor, University of Birmingham, England
Dr Robert D. Linder
University Distinguished Professor of History,
Kansas State University, Manhattan, Kansas, USA
The late David F. Wright
Formerly Professor in Patristic and Reformed Christianity, University of Edinburgh, Scotland
INTRODUCTION TO THE HISTORY OF CHRISTIANITY
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Dr John S. Andrews, formerly Sub-Librarian, University of Lancaster, England. Hymns and Church Music; Hymns and Church Music after 1800.
The late Canon James Atkinson, formerly Director of the Centre for Reformation Studies, University of Sheffield, England. Reformation; Thomas Cranmer.
Dr David W. Bebbington, Professor of History, University of Stirling, Scotland. C. H. Spurgeon; William Carey; William Wilberforce.
The late Dr Paul M. Bechtel, formerly Professor Emeritus of English, Wheaton College, Illinois, USA. Blaise Pascal.
Dr Janette Bohi, formerly Professor of History, University of Wisconsin, Whitewater, Wisconsin, USA. A Crusade among Equals.
John H. Y. Briggs, Director of the Centre for Baptist History and Heritage and Senior Research Fellow in Church History, Oxford University, formerly Pro Vice-Chancellor, University of Birmingham, England. The First English Baptists; The First Industrial Nation;
Present and Future.
Dr Colin Brown, Senior Professor of Systematic Theology, Fuller Theological Seminary, Pasadena, California, USA. Anselm; Reason and Unreason; A World Come of Age; Friedrich Schleiermacher.
Revd Colin O. Buchanan, formerly Bishop of Woolwich, England. The Sacraments in Medieval Europe; Organizing for Unity.
Revd Dr Richard A. Burridge, Dean, Kings College, London. Jesus
Dr Robert G. Clouse, Senior Research Scholar in Liberal Arts and Professor Emeritus of History, Indiana State University, Terre Haute, Indiana, USA. Columba; Patrick; Boethius; Flowering: the Western Church;
Francis of Assisi; Thomas Aquinas; Savonarola; John of the Cross.
The late Revd Dr Leonard W. Cowie, formerly Senior Lecturer in History, Whitelands College, London. The First English Missions.
Dr James A. DeJong, President and Professor of Historical Theology, Emeritus, Calvin Theological Seminary, Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA. Expansion Worldwide.
Dr Walter Delius, formerly Professor of Church History, Theological Faculty, Berlin, Germany. Alcuin.
Dr Bruce A. Demarest, formerly Professor of Theology and Spiritual Formation, Denver Seminary, Denver, Colorado, USA. Jerome; Interpreting the Bible in the Middle Ages.
Dr Wayne A. Detzler, Academic Dean and Professor of Biblical Studies and Missions, Southern Evangelical Seminary, North Carolina, USA. Europe in Revolt; Pope Pius IX;
The Bible Societies.
Revd Dr John P. Donnelly, Professor Emeritus of History, Marquette University, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA. Gasparo Contarini; The Jesuits; Pope John XXIII.
Dr Tim Dowley, London. John Wyclif, John Bunyan, Karl Barth.
Dr James D. G. Dunn, Emeritus Lightfoot Professor of Divinity, University of Durham, England. Pentecostalism and the Charismatic Movement.
The late H. L. Ellison, Bible teacher and lecturer, England. The Christian Church and the Jews.
Dr Everett Ferguson, Distinguished Scholar in Residence, Abilene Christian University, Texas, USA. Irenaeus; Origen; Tertullian;
Athanasius; John Chrysostom.
The late Dr Ronald C. Finucane, Distinguished Professor of History, Oakland University, Rochester, Michigan, USA. Monasticism in the West; The Waldensians; An Age of Unrest.
Dr Harlie Kay Gallatin, Senior Professor Emeritus of History, Southwest Baptist University, Bolivar, Missouri, USA. The Eastern Church.
Dr W. Ward Gasque, President of Pacific Association for Biblical Studies, Seattle, USA. The Church Begins; Establishing Christianity
Daniel Guy, MA, Marlborough, England: Europe in Revolt
The late Dr Colin Hemer, formerly Research Fellow, Tyndale House, Cambridge, England. Archaeological and Earliest Christianity;
The late Canon Michael M. Hennell, Manchester Cathedral, Manchester, England. The Evangelicals; The Oxford Movement; John Henry Newman.
Walter G. Hooper, Trustee and Literary Advisor to the Estate of C.S. Lewis.
Dr Thomas Howard, Emeritus Professor of English, St John’s Seminary, Brighton, Massachusetts, USA. The Arts in the Christian West.
Dr Larry W. Hurtado, Emeritus Professor of New Testament Language, Literature and Theology, University of Edinburgh, Scotland. How the New Testament Came Down to Us.
Dr F. W. Kantzenbach, formerly Professor of History of the Church and Christian Doctrine, University of Saarland, Germany. Albert Schweitzer.
Dr Alan Kreider, formerly Professor of Church History and Mission, Associated Mennonite Biblical Seminary, Elkhart, Indiana, USA. Christians, War, and Peace; The Radical Reformation.
A. N. S. Lane, Professor of Historical Theology, London Bible College, England. A Flood of Bibles; William Tyndale and the English Bible.
Dr Robert D. Linder, University Distinguished Professor of History, Kansas State University, Manhattan, USA. Peter Abelard; The Catholic Reformation.
The late Dr Andreas Lindt, formerly Professor of Modern Church History, University of Berne, Switzerland. John Calvin.
The late Dr H. Dermot McDonald, formerly Vice-Principal and Senior Lecturer, History of Doctrine and Philosophy of Religion, London School of Theology. Marcion; Basil the Great; Nestorius; Cyril of Alexandria; William of Ockham.
Dr Philip M. J. McNair, formerly Serena Professor of Italian, University of Birmingham, England. Seeds of Renewal.
Dr Caroline T. Marshall, formerly Professor of History, James Madison University, Harrisonburg, Virginia, USA. Bernard of Clairvaux; Thomas Becket; Popular Religion; Jan Hus;
Teresa of Avila.
Dr Ralph P. Martin, formerly Distinguished Scholar in Residence at Fuller Theological Seminary, Pasadena, USA. How the first Christians Worshipped.
Dr James R. Moore, Professor of the History of Science, The Open University, Milton Keynes, England. Christianity and the Rise of Modern Science; The Reasonableness of Christianity.
Dr James I. Packer, Board of Governors’ Professor of Theology, Regent College, Vancouver, Canada. The Faith of the Protestants; Ignatius of Loyola.
Dr C. René Padilla, President, Micah Network; Executive Director, Ediciones Kairos, Buenos Aires, Argentina. An Age of Liberation, Hélder Câmara.
Dr Pheme Perkins, Professor, Boston College, Boston, Massachusetts, USA. The Thought-world of Early Christianity
Dr Richard Pierard, formerly Scholar-in-Residence and Stephen Philips Professor of History, Gordon College, Wenham, Massachusetts, USA. An Age of Ideology; Billy Graham.
Arthur O. Roberts, Professor-at-large, George Fox University, Newberg, Oregon, USA. George Fox and the Quakers.
Revd Dr Wesley A. Roberts, Pastor, Peoples Baptist Church of Boston, Boston, Massachusetts, USA. Martin Luther King, Jr.
The late Dr Henderik ‘Hans’ R. Rookmaaker, first Professor of Art History, Free University, Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Art and the Spirit.
The late Dr Harry Rosenberg, formerly Professor of History, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado, USA. The West in Crisis; Gregory the Great; Pope Innocent III.
Dr Harold Rowdon, formerly Lecturer
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