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Bruce Hindmarsh

James M. Houston Professor, Spiritual Theology
BRE (Briercrest Bible College), MCS (Regent College), MA, DPhil (Oxford)

Bruce Hindmarsh took his DPhil degree at Oxford University in 1993. From 1995 to 1997, he was also a research fellow at Christ Church, Oxford. He has since published and spoken widely to international audiences on the history of early British evangelicalism. His articles have appeared in respected academic journals such as Church History and the Journal of Ecclesiastical History, and he is the author of two major books of his own: John Newton and the English Evangelical Tradition (Eerdmans, 2001) and The Evangelical Conversion Narrative (Oxford University Press, 2008). Bruce Hindmarsh has received numerous teaching awards, research grants, and fellowships. In recent years, he has been a Mayers Research Fellow at the Huntington Library and a holder of the Henry Luce III Theological Fellowship, and he is presently engaged in a research project on early evangelical spirituality. In January 2012, Bruce Hindmarsh was appointed as the incoming President of the American Society of Church History. The appointment finished on December 31, 2014, and included one year as President-Elect and another year as Past-President.

An active lay member of the Anglican Church, he is married to Carolyn Hindmarsh, and they have three children: Bethany, Matthew, and Sam. He enjoys running on the trails and beaches of Vancouver.

Areas of expertise

  • Early British Evangelicalism
  • Evangelical Spirituality
  • Autobiography & Conversion Narrative
  • Hymnody

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