John Coffey, Ph.D, Head of School, Professor of Early Modern History, University of Leicester.

Professor Coffey works on the history of Anglophone Protestant culture from the Reformation to the present. He is particularly interested in the English Revolution, Puritanism, Evangelicalism, persecution and toleration, slavery and abolition, and the reception of the history of the Bible. He is working on a 5-volume critical edition of Richard Baxter’s memoir, Reliquiae Baxterianae (to be published by Oxford University Press).

Select Publications

'Church and State, 1550-1750: The Emmergence of Dissent' in T & T Clark Companion to Nonconformity ed. R. Rope (T & T Clark, 2013).

Exodus and Liberation: Deliverance Politics from John Calvin to Martin Luther King Jr (Oxford, 2013).

'The Language of Liberty in Calvinist Political Thought' in Freedom and the Construction of Europe, eds Q. Skinner and M. van Gelderen (Cambridge, 2013).

Seeing Things Their Way: Intellectual History and the Return of Religion (Notre Dame, 2009) [co-editor].

The Cambridge Companion to Puritanism (Cambridge, 2008) [co-editor].

John Goodwin and the Puritan Revolution (Boydell, 2006).

Persecution and Toleration in Protestant England, 1558-1689 (Longman, 2000).

Politics, Religion and the British Revolutions: The Mind of Samuel Rutherford (Cambridge, 1997).