Kenneth G. C. Newport, D.Phil. (Oxon)

Pro Vice-Chancellor (Research and Academic Development) and Professor of Christian Thought, Liverpool Hope University.

A priest in the Church of England, Dr Newport has published widely in a number of areas, and has a particular interest in early Methodism (especially the life, literature, theology, and legacy of Charles Wesley) and in millennialism. He is currently editing the letters of Charles Wesley. Professor Newport gave the 2007 MWRC Annual Lecture titled: 'Recovering Charles Wesley's Voice: Achievements, Opportunities and Obstacles.'

Select Recent Publications

Apocalypse and Millennium: Studies in Biblical Eisegesis (Cambridge, 2000). 

'Charles Wesley's Journal', Epworth Review 34 (2007), 17-28.

Charles Wesley: Life, Literature and Legacy  (edited with Ted Campbell) (Oxford, 2007).

‘Charles Wesley and the Interpretation of Faith’, Methodist History 42 (2003), 33-48.

'Charles Wesley Warts and All', Proceedings of the Wesley Historical Society 56 (2008), 165-88.

‘Charles Wesley’s Experience of Salvation: The Evidence of the Sermon Corpus’, Proceedings of the Charles Wesley Society 6 (1999-2000), 13-30.

The Branch Davidians: The History and Beliefs of an Apocalyptic Sect (Oxford, 2006)

The Manuscript Journal of Charles Wesley, 2 vols (edited with S T Kimbrough) (Kingswood Books, 2008).

The Sermons of Charles Wesley: A Critical edition with an Introduction and Notes (editor) (Oxford, 2001).