Glen O’Brien

Rev Associate Professor Glen A. O’Brien, PhD.

Research Coordinator, Eva Burrows College

Glen O’Brien is a Minister of the Word in the Uniting Church in Australia, and an employee of the Salvation Army’s Australia Territory.  As Research Coordinator at Eva Burrows College he administers the University of Divinity’s Higher Degrees by Research offered through the College as well as lecturing in Christian History and Theology, specialising in Wesleyan studies. A graduate of Kingsley College (Bachelor Theology and Master of Arts in Biblical Studies), Asbury Theological Seminary (Master of Arts Theological Studies) and La Trobe University (PhD in history), Glen has engaged in postdoctoral research on John Wesley at Duke Divinity School (2011), Asbury Theological Seminary (2013) and Oxford Brookes University (2014). He was a Visiting Research Fellow at the Manchester Wesley Research Centre for six weeks in the summer of 2015, and was elected a Member of the Oxford Institute for Methodist Theological Studies in 2013 and 2018. He is a Member of the University of Divinity’s Centre for Research in Religion and Social Policy, an Honorary Fellow of the Manchester Wesley Research Centre and Editor of the ACWR’s peer reviewed journal The Journal of Wesleyan Thought (formerly Aldersgate Papers). He has published widely on Wesleyan and Methodist themes, including two volumes in the Ashgate Methodist Studies Series, many articles and book reviews in scholarly journals including The Journal of Ecclesiastical History, The Journal of Religious History, Methodist Review, Wesley and Methodist Studies, and the Wesleyan Theological Journal, as well as contributing numerous chapters to edited collections. The final revision stages of a monograph on John Wesley’s Political World have now been reached.