Professor Brian Stanley (MA PhD)
Professor in World Christianity, Director Centre for the Study of World Christianity and Director of Postgraduate Studies
Brian Stanley read history at Emmanuel College, Cambridge, and stayed on in Cambridge for his PhD on the place of missionary enthusiasm in Victorian religion. He has taught in theological colleges and universities in London, Bristol, and Cambridge, and from 1996 to 2001 was Director of the Currents in World Christianity Project in the University of Cambridge. He was a Fellow of St Edmund's College, Cambridge, from 1996 to 2008, and joined the University of Edinburgh in January 2009.
Professor Stanley has written or edited eight books and numerous articles, mostly in the field of the history of Christian missions. His most recent book is The Global Diffusion of Evangelicalism: The Age of Billy Graham and John Stott (Inter-Varsity Press, 2013). He is currently working on a world history of Christianity in the twentieth century for Princeton University Press.
Responsibilities & affiliations
Editor, Studies in World Christianity (Edinburgh University Press).
Joint series editor, Studies in the History of Christian Missions (Wm. B. Eerdmans).
Member of editorial board, Journal of Ecclesiastical History, Cambridge University Press.
Course manager and teacher of History of Christianity as a World Religion 1B (ECHS08004).
Course manager and sole teacher of Evangelism and Empire: Christianity in Africa 1800 to the present (ECHS10016)
Course manager and teacher of Concepts and Methods in the Study of World Christianity (WRCH).
Course manager and sole teacher of History of Christianity in Africa (WRCH11003)
Course manager and sole teacher of Critical Debates in Christian Mission (WRCH)
Teacher of Selected Themes in the Study of World Christianity (WRCH11014)
Open to PhD supervision enquiries?
The theology of the Scottish protestant foreign missionary movement
The vision of a Christian higher education for India
The changing face of mission studies since the Nineteenth Century
Review of Andreana C. Prichard, Sisters in Spirit: Christianity, Affect, and Community Building in East Africa, 1860-1970 and Jason Bruner, Living Salvation in the East African Revival in Uganda.
Protestant missionaries in Spain, 1869-1936. 'Shall the Papists prevail?'
Christianity in the Twentieth Century
History of the African experience with Christianity
Protestants abroad. How missionaries tried to change the world but changed America. By David A. Hollinger. Pp. xvi + 391 incl. 30 ills. Princeton–Oxford: Princeton University Press, 2017. £27.95. 978 0 691 15843 3