Geordan Hammond

Geordan Hammond Geordan Hammond, Ph.D., Director of the Manchester Wesley Research Centre, Lecturer in Church History and Wesley Studies at Nazarene Theological College.

Dr Hammond is currently working on a number of publishing projects including the sermons of eighteenth-century evangelicals and editing a collection of essays from a recent conference on John and Mary Fletcher and the parish of Madeley. He is co-editor of Wesley and Methodist Studies. Dr Hammond would welcome enquiries from postgraduate students in modern church history and historical theology and is particularly interested in supervising students in Wesley Studies, eighteenth-century Methodism, and the Church of England in the eighteenth century.

Recent publications

‘John Wesley and “Imitating” Christ’, Wesleyan Theological Journal 45:1 (Spring 2010), 197-212.

‘Versions of Primitive Christianity: John Wesley’s Relations with the Moravians in Georgia, 1735-1737’, Journal of Moravian History 6 (2009), 31-60.

‘High Church Anglican Influences on John Wesley’s Conception of Primitive Christianity, 1732-1735’, Anglican and Episcopal History 78:2 (June 2009), 174-207.

John Wesley’s Mindset at the Commencement of His Georgia Sojourn: Suffering and the Introduction of Primitive Christianity to the Indians’, Methodist History 47:1 (Oct. 2008), 16-25.

‘John Wesley in Georgia: Success or Failure?’, Proceedings of the Wesley Historical Society 56:6 (Oct. 2008), 297-305.

‘The Revival of Practical Christianity: The Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge, Samuel Wesley, and the Clerical Society Movement’ in Revival and Resurgence in Christian History, Studies in Church History 44 (Boydell Press, 2008), 116-27.

Doctoral thesis

‘Restoring Primitive Christianity: John Wesley and Georgia, 1735-1737’, (University of Manchester, 2008).

Forthcoming publications

‘The Wesleys’ Sacramental Theology and Practice in Georgia’, Proceedings of the Charles Wesley Society (Autumn 2010).

‘John Wesley’s Relations with the Lutheran Pietist Clergy in Georgia’, in Christian T. Collins Winn, G. W. Carlson, and Christopher Gehrz, ed. The Pietist Impulse in Christianity (Wipf and Stock, forthcoming in 2011).

Entries on Richard Allen, Jarena Lee, John Wesley, and George Whitefield for the Dictionary of Christian Spirituality (Zondervan, forthcoming in July 2011).

Peter S. Forsaith and Geordan Hammond, eds. Religion, Gender and Industry: Exploring Church and Methodism in a Local Setting (Wipf and Stock, forthcoming in Autumn 2011).

Geordan Hammond’s CV

Thesis Preliminary Pages including Contents Page and Abstract

This thesis is available for purchase via ProQuest/UMI or by contacting the author.