Richard P. Heitzenrater, Ph.D.

Emeritus William Kellon Quick Professor of Church History and Wesley Studies at Duke University Divinity School.

Dr Heitzenrater is well-known for his groundbreaking work in transcribing John Wesley’s Oxford Diaries. He co-edited Wesley’s Journals and Diaries for The Bicentennial Edition of the Works of John Wesley and has published several important studies.  In 2009, The Cambridge Companion to John Wesley was published in his honour. 

Select Recent Publications

Wesley and the People Called Methodists (Abindgon, 1995) 2nd edn (Abingdon, 2013).

The Works of John Wesley, Bicentennial Edition (editor vols 18, 21, 22, and 24) 

The Elusive Mr. Wesley 2 vols, 2nd edn (Abingdon, 2003).

The Poor and the People Called Methodists (editor) (Kingswood Books, 2002). 

Mirror and Memory: Reflections on Early Methodism (Kingswood Books, 1989). 

 Diary of an Oxford Methodist, Benjamin Ingham, 1733-1734 (Duke University Press, 1985).