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

Brown, S J, Nockles, P & Pereiro, J. S. (eds), The Oxford Handbook of the Oxford Movement (Oxford, 2017)

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

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

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

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

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

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

'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. 

'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.

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