The Oxford Centre for Methodism and Church History (OCMCH)

Promoting historic links between Oxford Brookes University and the Methodist Church through archives, artworks, publications and research.

Research – John Wesley, Practical Divinity and the Defence of Literature, by Emma Salgård Cunha

John Wesley (1703-1791), leader of British Methodism, was one of the most prolific literary figures of the eighteenth century, responsible for creating and disseminating a massive corpus of religious literature … Continue reading

October 1, 2017 · Leave a comment

Research – New book on Wesley and Children’s Education by Linda A. Ryan

Scholars have historically associated John Wesley’s educational endeavours with the boarding school he established at Kingswood, near Bristol, in 1746, primarily because of the importance he himself placed on it. … Continue reading

October 1, 2017 · Leave a comment

Research – Peter Forsaith on ‘Image, Identity, and John Wesley’

‘A man in the dark in a picture frame/ So mystic and soulful’ Ultravox, Vienna More than twenty-five years ago I complained about the state in which the historic pictures … Continue reading

September 21, 2017 · Leave a comment

Research – New book on Methodist hymnody published

Martin Clarke’s new book on Methodist hymnody has been published in the Routledge Methodist Studies series, edited from the Oxford Centre for Methodism and Church History. Hymnody is widely recognised … Continue reading

July 7, 2017 · Leave a comment

Resarch – ‘Religion, Loyalty and Sedition: The Hanoverian Succession of 1714’ published

The special issue of the Journal of Religious History, Literature and Culture for 2016 has been issued. The special issue is also available as a book entitled: Religion, Loyalty and … Continue reading

November 23, 2016 · 1 Comment

Research – Latest issue of Wesley and Methodist Studies

We’re pleased to announce that in addition to a range of book reviews, the following articles will appear in Wesley and Methodist Studies (vol. 9:1). Jeremy Black, John Wesley and History … Continue reading

November 21, 2016 · Leave a comment

Research – Ashgate Methodist Studies Series now part of Routledge

  The Ashgate Methodist Studies Series of monograph research studies is now part of Routledge, following a purchase of Ashgate by Routledge earlier this year. The series is edited by … Continue reading

June 22, 2016 · Leave a comment

Research – New issue published of the Journal of Religious History, Literature and Culture

The latest issue of the Journal of Religious History Literature and Culture, co-edited by Professor William Gibson, Director of the Oxford Centre for Methodism and Church History, has been published … Continue reading

June 8, 2016 · Leave a comment

Research – Wesley and Methodist Studies, latest issue published

The latest issue of Wesley and Methodist Studies has just been published (vol. 8 No 2, June 2016). The journal is published jointly by the Manchester Wesley Research Centre and the … Continue reading

June 6, 2016 · Leave a comment

Research – Study of Wesleyan Girls’ Education published

Dr Linda Ryan, a former PhD student in the Centre, has recently published an article in Wesley and Methodist Studies (vol 8, no. 2,  June 2016) entitled ‘Wesleyan Perspectives on the … Continue reading

June 4, 2016 · Leave a comment

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