Geordan Hammond, Ph.D., FRHistS, Director of the Manchester Wesley Research Centre; Senior Lecturer in Church History and Wesley Studies at Nazarene Theological College. 

Dr Hammond is co-editor of Wesley and Methodist Studies, an Honorary Research Fellow of The University of Manchester and Australasian Centre for Wesleyan Research, and a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society. He serves as Vice-President of Methodist-related Theological Schools in Europe, is on the editorial board of Methodist Review, and the committees of the Church of England Record Society, Wesley Historical Society, and Wesleyan Studies Group of the American Academy of Religion. He is a recipient of the Florence Ellen Bell Scholar Award for 2018-19.

Dr Hammond teaches and supervises in the areas of church history and Methodist/Wesleyan studies. He would welcome enquiries from prospective doctoral students in Methodist/Wesleyan studies and other areas of church history and historical theology.

Dr Hammond is currently working with Dr David Ceri Jones on the 'George Whitefield and Transatlantic Protestantism' project, which is aimed at producing a scholarly edition of Whitefield's correspondence. Related to this project he recently completed an essay on Whitefield's relationship with John Wesley, which was published in the volume he has co-edited with Dr Jones: George Whitefield: Life, Context, and Legacy (Oxford University Press, 2016).


‘The Correspondence of George Whitefield Project: A Report and Reflection on the Early Stages’, Wesleyan Theological Journal 54:1 (Spring 2019), 57-70.

Entries on John Wesley and George Whitefield for The Jonathan Edwards Encyclopedia (Eerdmans, Nov. 2017). 

George Whitefield: Life, Context, and Legacy (Oxford University Press, 2016), co-edited with David Ceri Jones. Flyers with a 30% discount order form/code: UK version, US version. The book has been reviewed in Sweeney's Booknotes and Reading Religion. It is available through some libraries via Oxford Scholarship Online

John Wesley in America: Restoring Primitive Christianity (Oxford University Press, 2014; 2016 in paperback). Flyers with a 30% discount order form/code for the paperback: UK versionUS version. A presentation relating to the book can be found here. Blogs and new stories relating to the book: OUPblog, The Way of Improvement Leads Home, PLNU Spirit, John Rylands Library Special Collections, United Methodist News Service. It is available through some libraries via Oxford Scholarship Online

Entry on The Radical Reformers for the Global Wesleyan Dictionary of Theology (Beacon Hill Press, 2013).

Geordan Hammond and Peter S. Forsaith, eds. Religion, Gender and Industry: Exploring Church and Methodism in a Local Setting (Pickwick Publications, 2011). Available via JSTOR Books.

Entries on Richard Allen, Jarena Lee, John Wesley, and George Whitefield for the Dictionary of Christian Spirituality (Zondervan, 2011).

‘John Wesley’s Relations with the Lutheran Pietist Clergy in Georgia’, in Christian T. Collins Winn et. al. eds., The Pietist Impulse in Christianity (Pickwick Publications, 2011).

‘The Wesleys’ Sacramental Theology and Practice in Georgia’, Proceedings of the Charles Wesley Society 13 (2009), 53-73. For a copy of the article, click here.

'John Wesley and "Imitating" Christ', Wesleyan Theological Journal 45:1 (Spring 2010), 197-212. For a copy of the article, click here.

'Versions of Primitive Christianity: John Wesley's Relations with the Moravians in Georgia, 1735-1737', Journal of Moravian History 6 (2009), 31-60.

'High Church Anglican Influences on John Wesley's Conception of Primitive Christianity, 1732-1735', Anglican and Episcopal History 78:2 (June 2009), 174-207.

'John Wesley's Mindset at the Commencement of His Georgia Sojourn: Suffering and the Introduction of Primitive Christianity to the Indians', Methodist History 47:1 (Oct. 2008), 16-25. For a copy of the article, click here.

'John Wesley in Georgia: Success or Failure?', Proceedings of the Wesley Historical Society 56:6 (Oct. 2008), 297-305. For a copy of the article, click here.

‘The Revival of Practical Christianity: The Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge, Samuel Wesley, and the Clerical Society Movement’ in Revival and Resurgence in Christian History, Studies in Church History 44 (Boydell Press, 2008),116-27.

Doctoral thesis

‘Restoring Primitive Christianity: John Wesley and Georgia, 1735-1737’, (University of Manchester, 2008). Awarded the 2009 Wesleyan Theological Society Outstanding Dissertation Award and the 2011 Jesse Lee Prize.

Research supervision

Current Supervision: Robert Brewis (co-supervisor), Richard E. Clark, Thomas Sie-Ngiu Lau (co-supervisor), Robert Pelfrey (co-supervisor), Crawford Stevener (co-supervisor) 

Past Supervision: Pierre BanzaDavid StarkKiyeong ChangHunter CummingsKlaus ArnoldMark K. OlsonKelly Diehl Yates, Andrew J. Pottenger

Email: ghammond@nazarene.ac.uk

Geordan Hammond's CV