Geordan Hammond, Ph.D., Director of the Manchester Wesley Research Centre, Senior Lecturer in Church History and Wesley Studies at Nazarene Theological College
Dr Hammond is currently working on an essay on George Whitefield's relationship with John Wesley that was recently presented at the 'George Whitefield at 300' conference. The essay will be published in a volume of select papers from the conference titled: George Whitefield: Life, Context, and Legacy (Oxford University Press, 2016) that he is co-editing with Dr David Ceri Jones. 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 Member of the Royal Historical Society. He also serves on the committee of the Charles Wesley Society. Dr Hammond would welcome enquiries from postgraduate students in modern church history and historical theology and is particularly interested in supervising students in Wesley Studies, eighteenth-century Methodism, and the Church of England in the eighteenth century.
John Wesley in America: Restoring Primitive Christianity (Oxford University Press). Flyers with a 20-30% discount order form: UK version, US version. A 15 minute presentation summarizing the book can be found here, and a longer presentation here. Recent blogs and new stories relating to the book: OUPblog, The Way of Improvement Leads Home, PLNU Spirit, John Rylands Library Special Collections, NCN News, United Methodist News Service.
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).
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.
‘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.
‘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.