Peter Nockles, Ph.D.

Honorary Research Fellow, School of Arts, Languages & Cultures, University of Manchester; Retired Librarian, Rare Books & Maps, and Methodist Collections, Special Collections, The John Rylands Library, University of Manchester.

Dr Nockles was a Visiting Fellow at Oriel College, Oxford. His publications include the highly-acclaimed study The Oxford Movement in Context: Anglican High Churchmanship, 1760-1857 (1994), where he emphasizes a twofold claim: that the Oxford Movement is best understood in historical context, and that Tractarian spirituality had deep continuities with earlier revival movements in Church history. 

Select Publications

'Charles Wesley, Catholicism and Anti-Catholicism' in Charles Wesley: Life, Literature and Legacy, eds Ted Campbell and Kenneth G.C. Newport (Epworth Press, 2007), 141-160.

'Emissaries of Babylon' or 'Brothers in Christ'? Charles Wesley and Anti-Catholicism', Wesley and MethodistStudies 2 (2010), 3-23.

Oriel College: A History (major contributor) (Oxford, 2013).

'Reactions to Robert Southey's Life of Wesley', Journal of Ecclesiastical History 63:1 (January 2012), 61-80.

‘Reinventing the Reformation in the Nineteenth Century: A Cultural History’, Bulletin of the John Rylands Library 90 (editor) (2014).

'The Changing legacy and reception of John Foxe's book of Martyrs in the Long Eighteenth Century Varieties of Anglican, Protestant, and Catholic Response c. 1760-c. 1850', in Religion, Politics, and Dissent 1660-1832, essays in honour of James E. Bradley, ed. Robert D. Cornwall and William Gibson  (Ashgate, 2010), 219-250. 

The Oxford Movement: Europe & the Wider World (Cambridge, 2012).

The Oxford Movement in Context: Anglican High Churchmanship 1760-1857 (co-editor) (Oxford, 1994).

Research Supervision

Kelly Yates (co-supervisor)

Email: peter.nockles@manchester.ac.uk