Alex Parrish, BA (Moody Bible Institute), MTS (Duke Divinity School)
PhD Thesis: “Winning America to Christ: The Woman’s Home Missionary Society of the Methodist Episcopal Church and Christian Citizenship, 1880—1940” (NTC).
Alex is a historian of American Christianity, particularly interested in the social movements of Christians in the early 20th century. His doctoral thesis at NTC examines the Woman’s Home Missionary Society of the Methodist Episcopal Church and its mission to create a Christian America. He is supervised by Geordan Hammond and Russell E. Richey, the latter of whom also directed his MTS thesis, “Desire Accomplished: A History of the Woman’s Home Missionary Society of the Methodist Episcopal Church in Alaska, 1881—1940”.
Alex studies Methodism and Wesleyanism from outside the traditions. Affiliated with the Baptist tradition in the United States, Alex enjoys learning, studying, and worshiping alongside his Wesleyan friends.
Alex’s wider scholarly interests include religion and culture in Alaska (his home state), race and religion, popular culture and religion, and sport history. He is a regular contributor to Sport in American History. In his spare time, he enjoys reading true crime and poetry, playing guitar, watching sports, and getting lost in whatever town he happens to be residing.
Alex is also the Postgraduate Assistant for the Manchester Wesley Research Centre. He can be reached via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.