Dr Simon Lewis
Irish Research Council Postdoctoral Fellow
I completed my BA in History at the University of Leicester in 2011, and my MA in Church History at the University of Nottingham in 2012. In 2017, I completed my DPhil (PhD) at the University of Oxford. During the 2017/18 academic year, I was Jacobite Studies Trust Junior Research Fellow at the Institute of Historical Research (IHR) in London.
Religious history in Britain, Ireland and America during the ‘long’ eighteenth century. More specifically, I am interested in eighteenth-century evangelical movements, and the ways in which they were received by the established churches. I am also interested in the role played by the laity in eighteenth-century theological controversies.
- The Faithful Remnant of the True Church of England’: Susanna Hopton and the Politico-Theology of the Nonjuring Schism’, Journal of Theological Studies (forthcoming).
- Diversity of Passions and Humours’: Early Anti-Methodist Literature as a Disguise for Heterodoxy’, Literature & History, 26 (2017), pp. 3-23.
- Papal Emissary’? George Whitefield and Anti-Methodist Allegations of Popery, c.1738–c.1750’, Journal of Religious History, Literature and Culture, 1.2 (2015), pp. 16-34.
- The Mock-Preacher (1739): More Than Just an Anti-Methodist Play?’, Proceedings of the Wesley Historical Society, 59 (2014), pp. 178-85.