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In Memoriam

Donald M. Lewis

Professor, Church History
BA, DipEd (Bishop's University), MCS (Regent), DPhil (Oxford)

Don Lewis passed away on October 19, 2021 at the age of seventy-one. He is survived by his wife Lindi and their three children. Read our tribute to him here.  

Don Lewis was an alumnus of Regent College who went on to do doctoral work at Oxford University before coming back to Regent as a faculty member. He specialized in the history of evangelicalism in the Victorian era and has written and published extensively in this area. He wrote numerous articles and book reviews for both popular and academic periodicals, including Fides Et Historia and The American Historical Review. He is the author of  In Darkest London: The Manuscript Diary of Joseph Oppenheimer, City Missionary (Regent College Publishing, 2018), The Origins of Christian Zionism: Evangelical Support for a Jewish Homeland (Cambridge University Press, 2014), a book that details the nineteenth-century background to the rise of Christian Zionism, and A Short History of Christian Zionism (InterVarsity Press, 2021). Don Lewis  served as Regent’s Academic Dean and was most recently the Secretary of  Regent College’s Anglican Studies Program. He was a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society. 

Areas of expertise

  • Evangelicalism in Victorian England
  • Christian Philosemitism & Christian Zionism
  • Global Evangelicalism
  • History of Pastoral Ministry: The Lives and Wellness of Pastors

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