John H. Y. Briggs, M.A., F.R.Hist.Soc.

Senior Research Fellow in Church History, Professor Emeritus, University of Birmingham, and formerly Director of the Centre for Baptist History and Heritage at Regent’s Park College, University of Oxford.

He is also Research Professor in Baptist History at International Baptist Theological Seminary. John is a past chairman of the Baptist World Alliance's Baptist History and Heritage Commission (1990-95). He was editor of The Baptist Quarterly between 1985-2008.

Select Publications

'The Founding and Development of the World Baptist Alliance', in For the Sake of the Church: Essays in Honour of Paul S Fiddes, ed. Anthony Clarke (Regent’s Park College, 2014), 103-125.

'Preface' and ‘Richard Heath, 1831–1912: From Suburban Baptist to Radical Discipleship by Way of Anabaptism', (ed. with Anthony Cross) Freedom and the Powers (Baptist Historical Society, 2013), 63-82.

'Viewing Baptist History and Heritage', Baptist Quarterly 45/1 (January 2013), 49-55.

'Baptists and Ecumenical Engagement', Baptistic Theologies 5/1 (Spring 2013), 84-2012.

Pulpit and People: Studies in Eighteenth-Century English Baptist Life and Thought (2009).

Dictionary of European Baptist Life and Thought (Paternoster, 2009).

'Baptists and the Campaign to Abolish the Slave Trade', Baptist Quarterly 42/4 (October 2007).

The Sunday School Movement: Studies in the Growth and Decline of Sunday Schools (ed. with Stephen Orchard) (2007).

'British Baptists and the beginnings of the Baptist World Alliance', Baptist Quarterly 41/1 (January 2005).

Ecumenism and History: Studies in Honour of John H.Y. Briggs (ed.) Anthony Cross (2002).

The English Baptists of the Nineteenth Century (1994).

Freedom: A Baptist View (1978).

Victorian Nonconformity (1973) with Ian Sellers.